Did the press truncate Hilary Rosen's statement?
Ellen Ratner says controversial remarks out of context
- Duration 7:20
- Date Apr 17, 2012
Ellen Ratner says controversial remarks out of context
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With the me Hilary Rosen situation because I know you have taken the position that we didn't really get all her comments.
It in context but I read read her entire statement about mrs.
Romney not being the working.
I still see at the same play well I doubt OK I met at beat the bush he's the what she actually -- -- was.
What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying well you know my wife tells me.
That would what women really care about our economic issues when I was to my wife that's what I'm hearing yes watch.
His wife is actually never work today in her life just as Hillary wrote an -- she's never.
Really dealt with kind of the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids -- -- we send them to school and what.
Why do we worry about their future and that -- I what she should have said is that.
Mom being a mom is is a very.
Extensive job however.
Romney has not had to work in terms of finding bred to put on the table.
That would have been a little different kind of statement then the statement she made however no when he put he and the rest of her statement but she can't she and I words you're saying she would have softened it a little bit if she would have said yeah -- know as a result of how they ever did on how -- the press did not.
At all but -- -- changed in that the the part that you added what changed.
For what -- -- -- affiliation is really yes but that was really talking about women.
Many of whom.
Work and our moms and me don't I Harry Potter fans right -- and don't often have husbands and they are totally and fully responsible and I want to say.
-- look I'm sixty years old.
I was never a mom until I'd have to Sudanese boy.
I -- -- I always say I new respect for adolescent hormones American culture and parenthood and it is a tough.
Anything even if they don't Romney worked.
Let's -- and she was out and and Hilary Rosen could not have made those comments she still have five kids.
But she's still also had probably some of the luxuries or resource is that a lot of us didn't happen but why pick on her.
-- mullah 'cause there is little city -- -- -- let's say it was not the easiest yet Wright was not.
A Smart move on Hilary -- on the other hand we if you look at the press and the press did not include her remarks in context.
And that's my complaint.
And if any has your bias -- would be that they didn't.
What would we -- taken from I don't know yet no one amend any less.
You know complaints about her.
Much but I certainly think.
That at least the American public would have had the context let me ask you about Hillary Clinton not on the fires -- schedule however.
Pictures but not a lot of uproar by the media -- I heard a lot of people say yesterday.
She's entitled to go out and have a little fun.
How do you feel I feel she's entitled to go out and have a little fun.
She was dancing with the culture frankly knowing.
Secretary Clinton the way I do and an -- since 1992.
I will tell you that.
I'm glad she can -- up her heels a little she's very tightly wrapped woman but she isn't secretary get a secretary of state and you know diplomatic well okay we'll let you know about it what if I love how -- have -- effect that Madeleine Albright gave to have people -- -- the senator from.
Was it North Carolina strong they're -- half gallon.
You know I love Strom she -- a T shirt -- secretaries of state.
Often have to do African dances -- package through let me -- you kind of have to do you have to be part of the culture I don't have a problem.
Did the media handle it ultimately handle it properly yet now we're -- left layup let's move on to campaign donations -- so -- -- times actually did an amazing job.
Looking at accessed -- to.
The White House from late they put together the wave records which are what's called the records as you enter the White House.
With the records.
Who was donors and they discovered that if you gave over I don't know fifty or 60000 dollars and for -- was a huge amount of money.
Today you got seventy.
75% of those people actually got into the White House so we're talking access we're talking -- now a lot of this access is for a Christmas party.
Our Chanukah party.
You know those kinds thinks I -- down.
And -- say.
And and knowing Hamdan who declared I -- covering the White House since 93 really.
A lot of that was there was even a lot more -- In the early Clinton days Obama's kind of calmed down.
However sleepovers yes and well my brother easily conventions -- you think it -- But but what I think the that the press has not done.
Is there have been promises to Romney donors.
And it the first is a special con -- it's happening I think it's in July in California.
-- Romney's gonna come speak -- probably get your picture taken with him and all that kind of thing and then.
The special access at the conventions now let's put it this when both.
Republicans and Democrats.
Do give special access at the conventions if you give directly to the party to whatever lowland and is.
And -- the Democrats have you know if you give 35000.
For four years if you're special don't you get.
Special access -- center.
And and both parties do that.
There advanced for the congressional campaign -- the Republicans and the Democrats and the senate and all that stuff.
So that definitely happens.
The good but the issue is the press did not.
Although the the New York Times did an amazing story they really did not go after Romney.
And and what people are getting in terms of access they are they getting anything different as a result of contributing to the Republican.
Paul how I mean and that's part of what -- -- parties do this kind of stuff now.
Is they're gonna probably be a two day con -- the Democrats probably not because they've got the guy in office.
-- also have this Beverly Hills -- Well -- but I don't think I'm doing a special 212.
Day conference the way the Republicans -- but the Republicans have to catch up to Obama.
So obviously they got a stoke the fires look at this is.
You know and it's it's really -- both sides we call it legalized bribery I just think the pressure to have also talked about.
What was -- being made available to the Republicans.
So how is there a little hashing -- appropriately.
So we have these GSA hearings going on today yeah new pictures Yankee tells you.
You videos -- their office space a single day.
I did see that personal let me remind people what we see you of course we will FOX News Watch.
But I don't yes I yes this Saturday and now at thirty -- -- that's right don't listen thank you John.