Diane Sawyer, Who Gushed Over Football and Singing With Obama, Grills Romney on Tax Returns
ABC, the same network that provided softball interviews with Barack
Obama on such subjects as singing and Abraham Lincoln, featured an
aggressive, hard-hitting segment with Mitt and Ann Romney, recycling the
President's talking points. On Monday's World News, Diane Sawyer parroted, "President Obama threw down a kind of gauntlet to you over the weekend. And he said, release 12 years of your tax returns." [MP3 audio here.]
After the Republican presidential candidate refused, Sawyer pushed, "Release 12 years. If you have nothing to hide, why not release 12 years as your father [Governor George Romney] did?"
Sawyer brought up Romney's Mormon faith, prompting, "Would you sit down sometime and really talk the two of you about something that holds a lot of curiosity for people?"