The NBC and CBS morning shows on Thursday completely skipped any mention
of a nasty attack on Ann Romney by Democratic National Committee
adviser (and frequent White House visitor ) Hilary Rosen. Today and CBS This Morning both ignored Rosen's insult that Mrs. Romney "has actually never worked a day in her life."
Rosen's remarks were made on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper. Today did highlight news coming out of that CNN show, but it wasn't the Rosen story.
It was Cooper's riveting "attack of the giggles" that Natalie Morales marveled over: "The CNN host just couldn't keep it together" and suffered a case of the "sillies." This, apparently, was the more important news emanating from Anderson Cooper 360.
Only ABC's Good Morning America actually covered the story. Anchor George Stephanopoulos explained "all that talk about a war on women in this presidential race is getting personal with a Democratic strategist taking off on Mitt Romney's wife."
However, the ABC graphic oddly put the focus on Ann Romney and not the
Democratic operative: "Ann Romney Controversy: Defends Being a Full Time
While ABC should be given credit for covering the story, correspondent John Berman made sure to highlight, "All of this comes as Romney tries to close a big gender gap. Our latest poll gives the President a 19-point advantage with women."
A transcript of the April 12 segment can be found below:
-- Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.