Are the media being fair to Paul Ryan?
Closer look at reporting on Romney's VP pick
- Duration 10:50
- Date Aug 13, 2012
Closer look at reporting on Romney's VP pick
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Fox News viewers know the score when it comes a liberal media bias some reporters are nothing more than left wing ideologues masquerading as journalists and Mitt Romney's announcement of Paul Ryan as his VP nominee was no different.
Within hours of the announcement some people in the media -- trotting out the same old predictable arguments meant to make American scared of Paul Ryan.
Example number one Candy Crowley at CNN listen.
Not every Republican.
Has signed on to this kind I mean they -- they will publicly but there is some trepidation right that this might be look looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish that oh my gosh do we really wanna talk about these things is this what we wanna go when the economy's so -- -- gonna stayed on that.
-- -- death wish it doesn't sound like straight reporting to me.
I would like some sources -- actually that would that would tell me a little bit more that sounds like more Harry Reid someone called me up on the phone and I heard a death -- I have not heard.
The word death wish come -- many Republicans the only trepidation.
That I've heard from Republicans Eric his at their field fearful of Florida.
And how Democrats because they're willing to stoop so low and at no cost here just -- And run ads over and over about Paul Ryan pushing granny off the -- And they're fearful that Republicans.
We're gonna be able to make the case the Democrats have already cut grandma's Medicare they did that in -- -- you cannot before.
Obamacare and media protector of Medicare.
Staying on the reporting part of it okay that sounded like an opinion to me than Republicans.
Romney -- and Brian have a ticket death wish anybody.
He wants to find out a little disturbing.
Not really that.
Eye candy to me was -- herself look I do think there's probably some Republicans to its said to them and who lead up to it as they're calling around -- who -- you think wolf.
Be the possible nominee and if if they throughout the name.
That Paul Ryan and I -- I don't doubt that on background under the guise of and anonymity.
They've said -- would be terrible for us that there is probably somebody said that but no one with the guts to say it on the record and so she gives herself a little bit of -- -- there we think.
I mean c'mon -- anybody can find somebody to say something like -- -- source is that at this reporting and even Bryant not given the amount of the enthusiasm.
And the dollars that I -- poring over the weekend since this announcement.
Was made -- five million from 78000 small donors.
That tells me that those -- people that are motivated that we're excited we haven't seen a backlash and the -- so the Democrats can protest all they want I think -- sweat.
Democrats expect in the protests and there's no surprise comes from axle rod and Stephanie Cutter but.
Bob for for Candy Crowley good to kind of give a little but you know pushing the back.
Death wish really.
Look you mean I've said all along vice president's really don't matter much in the scheme of things that the league is down to Election Day is which one person verse and other.
In this case it's not Paul Ryan who's -- nice guy and and Smart.
But it is -- -- you don't wanna Tyrus policy but in the Paul Ryan that record.
Is what is becoming the Romney record now -- -- say about.
That you're actually -- about the about the Medicare yes is the cut in Obama like that I -- -- or or trauma how can all my calling -- -- -- if it is it is true -- if you look at the state of Florida without the state of Florida.
Romney cannot win and so if in fact this does perform.
What it could performance in that Florida which is a big loss votes for a change it will cost of Florida and -- -- again.
We're talking about CNN's Candy Crowley and I calling -- -- -- -- the sun has not enemies are -- right we're gonna get to the right exactly relive that we have to talk a little bit further into into the Rami and Orion plant.
Number -- example number two NBC journalists Andrea Mitchell opining on the female vote and Paul run.
-- -- Kimberly your -- -- at a soccer mom your thoughts.
-- let me face and then Nat into it you better get out a little bit more because the soccer moms that I was hanging out with over the weekend had a lot of enthusiasm about so I don't know -- you're hanging with.
But that managers and answers -- we were yes we have getting getting getting crashed episode -- about here's another example of mainstream media you know all pocket.
Climbing out by about what I'm how the female votes gonna go get -- there are a lot of -- you -- -- the policies a lot of ways to turn Ryan.
In his physicians into.
A threat to suburban women and so they're lot of constituencies that you get to afterward go after that Paul -- represented.
I disagree because I think on the women thing there I think they're -- -- they're wrong and it might it might not be an every place but.
He look at that Tea Party voted 2010.
A lot of women did.
Bit we're driving force behind the Tea Party.
And organizing and donated money and not enthusiastically voted for him I actually think that if you.
Are a mom who is this -- children in your planning for their college education and you have your parents or your husband's parents you're having to take care and -- planning for your own retirement.
Actually the best plan is Ryan's they have -- -- steep hill to climb but if they can effectively messages I think that actually more women.
Who -- -- that without worry that the birth control is going to be to get way did you worry that the not -- money in their pocket to pay for the things that need to pay for.
As far as the media bias goes at this one this is different than Crowley -- Crowley said I talked to some people who said that she didn't reveal a source what she said -- But Andrea Mitchell bills herself as an anchor she built herself not as a pundit -- not as an opinion person but as someone who's supposed to be a straight news journalist she's not.
She's a propagandist and to come out and say this is bad for women blanket statement that's not news Andrea that's flat out propaganda did you change your name I -- like Travis and -- it.
Wish you didn't -- the thing you're here five million dollars in -- Ryan's case over the weekend -- money.
We reached five million dollars -- -- generally for our that was over twenty years ago so it's not at all when you get -- -- infusion of money coming in OK so is it surprising and Andrea Mitchell would say.
The women -- wall go to Paul Ryan I know most competitive these -- -- -- example number 360 minutes and this is about what they did not show you last night Bob Schieffer.
As Paul Ryan about Medicare.
Great answer from the congressman he hit the ball out of the park but guess what CBS -- left it on the cutting room floor and didn't put it on the show even though they did put it.
Online where nobody watches take a look.
The nature of this country has been giving people more freedom more choices that's how we make regular Kelsey you're gonna have to do a little selling I'll I don't know that's -- explain Florida our point is we need to preserve their benefits because government promised them that -- organized retirements around.
In order to make sure we can do that you much -- for those of us were younger.
We think these reforms are good reforms there have bipartisan organ they started from the Clinton commission in the late nineties and then -- that when that one didn't make Garrett made to the website.
And also that his mom lives in Florida and she's a senior citizen -- an issue he wouldn't do anything to hurt her.
I don't know why the media continues to do this to themselves they wonder why people think there is a bias in the media it's because it's the little things it's -- things that that the ending that was interest in enough to put on there and then -- excuses.
Well we put it on line as to your point number -- everybody watches.
Not everybody lots of people watch sixty minutes nobody's going online to find out what didn't make it in the story.
They're never gonna talk about that.
I'm really surprised after what CBS did.
With President Bush they have a pretty bad track record I don't know if the same selected editor went over than to NBC and has been selective editing this time around but.
Again this is this is par for the course with networks like CBS we saw with NBC.
They're not as Dana said doing themselves any kind of of good deed -- interview and let the people decide -- when he actually.
He said that -- -- -- they would have done their research today would've found out the one called my father died.
He also was on government assistance so he's not gonna you got the system of that -- helping them.
And that are helping his mother currently today without a problem remains -- says flat out avocation -- -- shape shifting the message the contents as soon.
The world view in the political view that they have which is really misleading and deceptive and he can't call -- journalism if that's what you're doing.
-- this informing the American people they have a right to know the choose to make an informed decision and not be have the wool pulled over there had like they had before I'm -- But I didn't say that -- she version mass -- journalists it that is separate that's not -- I said -- took the intro in the beginning in your adding it to -- for my.
Clearly he's the best he wears an edited the piece was as it and I -- but -- -- -- I'm pretty sure.
Bob Schieffer didn't see the edit room to cut that he's got -- telling how many hours of record time was cut out of that peace they probably -- -- half an hour so -- better.
You get that piece they edited that out so what's up what's gonna sell what because happen to be the most.
Part of the best answer of the hole fifteen minutes and 23 seconds that -- And that was the one that.
But what I talk about the plan there's I don't I don't dispute whether -- the parts that you -- we're not completed their air group but there.
The fact is that -- first of all people are not sitting out there wondering who's edited what.
Who watch sixty minutes and that's -- they saw.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Why and then to the people really talked about in this block where announced as moderator is of -- other sport there's three presidential debates and one vice pres -- debate coming up.
And those were announced today and Candy Crowley and we'll do one of them and -- -- for the other north.
Where -- go there was also an anchor prime time maker on MSNBC can't remember her nation a short hair who.
Who had a problem with -- Mitt Romney -- But announcing Paul -- stick on on the ship on the USS.
I was -- and she said well that's a backdrop he shouldn't be isn't going to be the one of those have military experience can we pull up this full screen -- President Obama using military -- a background right.
Okay there are three different occasions of President Obama do it.
I'm just that Pate Bob and so look into this whole folder here like this but it's a magic seem to take this please eat I'm looking upbeat but it's what.
-- And you know.
It's as good emailing you say hello Romney and Ryan have spent time in the government Joseph Biden has collected a government area called on at least Sam -- paid to have that records sealed OK maybe there's something -- -- he is out now yeah.
She's had made calls it Dick total so those are the blogs that they didn't go in here yeah well that you apparently got another version of -- -- --