ABC's World News on Sunday hyped Barack Obama's attack ads against Mitt Romney's past work for Bain Capital. Anchor David Muir even played a clip of one of the President's ads.
Washington editor Rick
Klein trumpeted, "Democrats are definitely breaking through by calling
into question what Romney wants to be his biggest strength."
Muir hyped, "If you live in those battlegrounds, you can't escape this." Muir highlighted "the concerted effort by Team Obama to talk about Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital in each of those battlegrounds."
Of course, this narrative has gotten a boost from the media, particularly the Washington Post. The newspaper has repeatedly gone after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, most recently accusing him of outsourcing while at Bain. John Nolte of Breitbart com explained out the paper has been forced to backpedal:
After being caught for the third time in as many months coordinating with the Obama campaign to attack Mitt Romney, the Washington Post finally -- in the most cowardly and slippery manner imaginable -- came clean today regarding the provably false charge that the presumptive GOP nominee outsourced American jobs during his tenure at Bain Capital:
The actual [Washington Post article in question] article, in fact, does not say that transfers of U.S. jobs took place while Romney ran the private equity firm of Bain Capital. …
The Obama campaign moved quickly to define what the article said, claiming that this transfer of jobs took place while Romney ran Bain. That’s not what the original article said.
This is how dishonest media cowards who wake up in the morning with David Axelrod nuzzling their ear correct maliciously-timed, journalistic hit jobs that can no longer withstand scrutiny.
Over the next four months, Americans will likely hear more Democratic talking points about Obama's attack ads:
A transcript of the July 1 segment, which aired at 6:11pm EDT, follows:
DAVID MUIR: And now to the race for president here at home. It's 'Your Voice, Your Vote' and last night here, we told you about the latest Gallup polling showing President Obama and Mitt Romney in a very tight race with the President opening up his biggest lead since April, and take a closer look tonight at the newest numbers from the battleground states. As you can see there, in Florida, the President holding a lead there, in Ohio as well, and in Pennsylvania, too. I want to bring in ABC senior Washington editor Rick Klein tonight, and Rick, you and I were talking about the concerted effort by Team Obama to talk about Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital in each of those battlegrounds. Listen to this.
OBAMA CAMPAIGN AD: Thousands of workers lost jobs, benefits and pensions. But for every company he drove into the ground, Romney averaged a $92 million profit.
MUIR: If you live in those battlegrounds, you can't escape this. Is it working, Rick?
RICK KLIEN: That's right. We don't hear about this story so much nationally, but voters in those battleground states are being bombarded with messages like this one about Mitt Romney's time at Bain. There's a parallel campaign playing out in these eight or nine swing states and there Democrats are definitely breaking through by calling into question what Romney wants to be his biggest strength.
MUIR: On the other hand Rick, there is a lot of attention on a phone call made by the President from Air Force One. I wanted to take a look at a couple of quotes from that phone call. He was talking to donors and in fact, he told them that he needs to raise money, in fact, "I just hope you guys haven't become disillusioned. I'll be the first sitting president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign." Is he worried about Mitt Romney's money-making muscle?
KLIEN: It's not just him. Democrats across the country, this is their number one campaign concern. Mitt Romney is on track to match or exceed the powerful Obama fund-raising operation. That would be a big development.
MUIR: He's got a real challenge on his hands. Rick Klein tonight in Washington. Rick, our thanks to you.