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Civic segment tonight gay marriage still impacting President Obama this week on the cover of Newsweek.
The president's picture with a -- or and the label the first -- -- president.
Is that a magazine his line and I -- now being a proponent.
Of gay marriage joining us from Miami -- reaction a purveyor Bernard Goldberg dot com mr.
On them so in all in these people have to sell magazines time last week had to -- for the mother would.
You know 32 year old son breastfeeding or whatever was having what I understand.
And now we have.
I guess Tina Brown the editor of Newsweek is canonize.
By bypassing the Vatican in and you say.
Well as I say as a business decision a desperate.
Is this decision I understand it.
You put Barack Obama on the cover give a multi colored halo.
And maybe he'll sell a few copies of the -- stand but as a journalistic decision it's downright embarrassing.
I -- liberals make fun of conservatives when we say.
The media is is trying to portray Barack Obama as a messiah.
And then they go and do precisely that mpeg I'm putting.
Barbara event in my putting a halo I mean it's an early hard -- this was portrayed.
What with the -- But -- but like I'll tell you this -- Newsweek decided to put Jesus on the cover he probably wouldn't get a halo because it might offend some of their liberal readers well.
Is -- telling Newsweek get when you say journalistically this is -- -- isn't Newsweek supposed to be a magazine of opinion I mean it's not really.
Like a daily newspaper chronicling events and it's at the end of the week and they're supposed to wrap it up and they do have a point of view.
So that their point of view is that the president did a saintly thing by bringing.
To the forefront.
I've always argued precisely that that they are not news magazines anymore.
They're journal tells a liberal opinion yet if we want to accept that if they want to ever admit that.
Try to get Tina brown and and and Stengel from time magazine try to get them to say no no we're not objective news news operations we are journals of that they won't admit it.
They won't admit -- so they have to be taken to task when they do something like this we had a previous discussion bill and I told you that.
That the media.
How would be tough on Barack Obama from time to time.
But when he faced a real Republican opponent the slobbering.
Would resume all over again and here.
Is the proof.
Mitt Romney was campaigning in Colorado last week.
And a reporter asked him -- social question we'll take.
Should marijuana be legalized for medical use their -- Patients are there issues of significance that you'd like to talk about this -- if they have a significant heart of the entire economy.
Did the -- growth of jobs that need to put people back to work the challenges of Iran we've got enormous issues that we face.
But you wanna talk go -- -- -- marijuana I oppose legalization of marijuana.
I oppose legalization of other kinds of drugs.
But I can't tell you but I have a plan to get this economy going.
All right now I thought that Mitt Romney he should not have challenged the reporter's question.
In Colorado you have a medical marijuana industry that's a problem it's it's -- -- just like in California it's it's.
Into a big problem.
Number one I don't think it was wise for -- Colorado to have -- John write the law I didn't think that was a good right number two.
Colorado was Colorado rocky mountain high boulder this and that it seemed to be to -- legitimate social question.
And Romney simply want to answer it he was condescending.
And I didn't think that was way to handle it in my wrong.
It when you're not wrong but I'll tell you where I disagree first of all in defense of the reporter.
She said in the lead in to that piece of sound she said that she was asking some questions that her viewers.
What -- wanted to ask I guess and yeah I I assume they emailed her something so so in that sense fine.
But Mitt Romney is absolutely correct -- he has a right to be frustrated.
For this reason.
This country is facing some very serious.
Problems and issues the national debt.
I am convinced that most Americans don't know how serious that problem really is but.
Is sexier than asking about the national debt and yes it's a local issue that's important but you know what.
The economic issues that Mitt Romney wanted to talk about affect every single I got that Colorado but -- American medical marijuana doesn't.
Romney does it has a chance to get that message out all day long through his -- through his direct buys on TV when you're a quarter and you go out.
You have to you because I -- the Denver market I know that city -- worked there two years.
You have to reflect sometimes.
Than the micro issue of -- of what's going on there.
And I was curious to see whether Mitt Romney supported the legalization marijuana does he know this is a con what would he do.
I wanted to do that and I think did the governor doesn't solve a disservice.
By coming across -- back question I'm not gonna buy in on that I think you should sit politely say.
Here's my take on it this really all I have to say on -- do you have any economic questions that's the way to handle it.
That's that's a subtle distinction I mean I think she had every right to ask the question that that she did -- he had every right to be.
Frustrated with with these local issues when really big things are happening in this country.
Very serious things that he wanted to talk about I mean I see both sides in this but I don't think he was -- Real quick New York Times retracted.
Corrected whatever he wants an article on me last week again with a it'd -- had to do with the gay marriage thing.
Where they say that I attack Chaz Bono was on dancing the stars was quite the opposite.
I stopped off for mr.
Bono the guy who wrote it was Brian Salter is a long history of attack in the Fox News Channel.
It's not a big deal to me I think that New York Times did did the right thing.
But this happens over and over and over again and I expect it's ever gonna stop the matter how many corrections to -- Yes that's a good point -- look -- he made a mistake ever reporter who's it every reporter out there has made a mistake at some point.
They corrected it you can you can make the case case clothes okay.
But this is -- kind of sloppy mistake.
A reporter makes when he doesn't like the person that he's writing about in this case you Bill O'Reilly -- that's not a mistake.
They have a hard to believe it's a kind of mistake a reporter makes when he doesn't like the network.
That you worked for so I'm I'm I'm pretty sure that if he liked you and if -- -- box.
This kind of careless mistake he wouldn't admit I think you're right Freddie.
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