Media effort to define GOP VP pick
Panel assesses coverage of Rep. Ryan
- Duration 4:44
- Date Aug 17, 2012
Panel assesses coverage of Rep. Ryan
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Well it's been a week now since the addition of congressman Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket is giving the mainstream media a new target.
He's been to about half a dozen states in the past week so how are the media doing covering Ryan on the campaign trail.
Joining us now couple of members of Kirsten Powers is a columnist for the Daily Beast both are Fox News contributors so in looking back over the week -- and how would you say the media have treated this guy.
Well I think it's been mixed on the one hand it -- gotten a lot of attention for having injections campaign with this energy and then this new and -- new person on the other hand there's been some pretty clear bias for example in the sixty minutes interview where they conveniently left out some information about Medicare.
And then had delayed a release that so I I it I think that.
They have their.
Rightly looking out his plans.
But I don't know that there necessarily being portrayed it in a completely fair life Judy I think this is definitely the high.
He moved -- K -- for mr.
Ryan I've been struck by the use of the word.
Repeatedly -- -- bold choice.
I Yung Choi is somebody who adds energy of the ticket just a couple of commentators are beginning to pay eight point out that.
Ryan is a choice that -- -- to the base and we're now in the general election.
But this is definitely be getting to know you say is getting you know that you skin animals and make your -- Sox -- engine.
Flip burgers when your dad died yet this is spending nights and some would say that -- and it shows.
You know Mitt Romney in the Republicans in general are ready to have.
An argument about big issues that that the future of the country.
In terms those budgets and things like Medicare other entitlement programs.
But that that's what they want to talk about.
Is -- I think that's the positive spin actually I don't I don't disagree that conservatives want to have that argument might be given liberals wanna have that argument.
But I don't -- Romney campaign wants to have the argument they they did this in my opinion because they probably thought they were losing and they need to do something very bold and risky because.
He Paul Ryan's plans com with a lot of baggage and by the way.
Romney had not and he's now strange to see the that his plan is not different then -- Ryan's -- the -- actually really true so.
They I don't know how much they're having that conversation that they claim that they want to -- so why then is that is the president I -- just this morning the president is releasing this.
This thing about Mitt Romney's taxes why is he campaigning on issues like that.
If this is -- let an election about big.
Think -- because the president doesn't want.
The debate to be about the economy that's pretty obvious if we can talk about.
Mitt Romney's taxes or we could talk about Paul Ryan's four count on four different budget plans.
Which you can pick and choose from if you could talk about the fact that 62%.
Of the cuts that he proposed in his budget would affect poor people.
That's the debate that they Democrats want to have and I think we're gonna happen and is that why we haven't.
Had a presidential news conference in what -- I think weeks eight weeks and counting and does anybody say that present -- mister president.
Why are you appearing on entertainment today and why are you talking to about music when you're not talking in the White House -- you're clearly a -- regular viewer of the program.
That's Entertainment Tonight.
-- People Magazine he's talking to People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight and and nothing.
I'm dealing with the white house press corps to outline of the white house press corps actually just complain about it and because he doesn't want to have to take a hard questions he wants to go where he knows.
And he's gonna get soft policy doesn't have a great story to sell unemployment.
Is not as low as they needed to be it's it's it's too high and I think that.
-- -- Do running a good campaign in that sense there there that instead of making a referendum on a -- -- trying to make of the about a choice between Obama and Romney and saying look at this Romney -- and the radical Paul Ryan -- to show us and Canada are depressed playing along -- -- -- the press you know biting -- I think she's right there's a little bit of a honeymoon going on but they certainly you know 321 will be by any moment now.
Yeah very -- cries when you look.
-- voting record it is really very very conservative and I think the Democrats are gonna have a field day right.
Thanks very much here's empowers Judith Miller join us for more FOX News Watch tomorrow.
2:30 PM eastern time we'll have more on the big stories of the week and how they were covered.