Media coverage of Romney's primary wins
Were five victories covered enough?
- Duration 3:42
- Date Apr 27, 2012
Were five victories covered enough?
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Public and Mitt Romney rolls to victory in five states this week griping wiping out any doubt he will be the GOP nominee nominee for president.
It's a major development in the 2012 campaign.
But you might not have known it if you were tuned in the next morning to some of the major broadcast networks.
NBC glossed over the story with a couple of brief mentions on ABC there was very little.
Really only one network CBS had extensive coverage of -- want Romney's winds.
-- let's talk about it with part of -- news watch panel Judith -- Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter.
Kirsten Powers is a columnist for the Daily Beast both are Fox News contributors.
-- -- you don't seem to think that this is an event that deserved a lot of coverage why.
Well I think we already know -- the nominee's going to be and I honestly I just don't think there's really that much news in any more my I think it's not getting -- that much because a it's boring there's no attention whatsoever it's going to be Romney.
Mac and I -- -- there's really not much more to say about it than that well Judy the media loves a horse race so when the horse races over does that mean that the coverage ends.
I have to agree with -- on this the coverage hasn't ended it's just shifted I mean.
This story is being very well covered on cable news.
And I think when for example Mitt Romney gave the speech that got everyone's attention because it wasn't economic speech and it was on message.
Everybody pay attention and even the networks covered.
The shift in contents and tone.
Romney so I think we're actually getting quite a bit of coverage and I -- You know its -- a pretty much a foregone conclusion that Mitt Romney's going to be the nominee for some time.
And you know if that's just not -- but can.
And compare that -- in with the coverage -- President Obama I mean there are some media outlets -- pointed out.
And that -- university tour he's been on of late doesn't contain a whole lot of you know substantive materially basically making campaign speeches.
And yet he gets all kinds of coverage is that is that fair if if Mitt Romney is is did delivering substantive speeches.
Like one of the benefits of being being comment president is that you get covered pretty much whatever you -- and so whether he was just going I'm giving the speeches for.
You know substantive reasons are for political reasons it doesn't really matter you tend to get covered you how the bullet -- -- but it's the power of incumbency.
That comes with being president.
And I -- I think you know in that he is campaigning is also news I mean this is a campaign.
Of Obama vs.
Romney so I think it's -- tornado watch to see how the president is positioning himself but why not.
Judy spend more time covering some of these substantive issues like the room the Romney campaign speech where he's trying to lay out he is.
Vision for the future verses the president's.
And yet what we get is a lot of coverage of things like the Colorado student who spilled yogurt -- present.
Haven't -- -- -- actually a recent pew survey showed that only 12%.
Of the coverage was actually that kind of this is what fluff stuff but that there has been an enormous amount of attention -- fun.
Romney and the candidates as people and also on their views so I think the impression that we're getting is not accurate and also.
-- Obama may not be as happy as we might think he would like to be with -- coverage because the pew survey also showed.
It more than half of the stories about him.
Were -- well we have seven months of coverage to go before the election last -- general rule we'll have you there watching along with the thanks very much Judy Miller -- power thanks.