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Welcome back to foxnews.com live I'm Patti -- brown and it's time now for the bias bash when one of our Fox News contributors takes a look at how the mainstream media.
Has been covering some of the more important issues of the day or.
Not covering -- -- how others think -- -- now this case we'll talk to Ellen Ratner thank you so much for joining us as always she is the bureau chief of course but talk radio news service.
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-- Ellen Ratner thank -- was always for joining us -- thank you and you wanna talk today we talked about it with our panel earlier -- -- -- about how the mainstream media will describe some candidates as flip flopping in other candidates as.
Is holding well that's right Tony actually talked about that on the panel today.
But when Romney says things it's flip flopping when the president said things about gay marriage it's evolving.
And it is interesting because.
Governor Romney did say that he was not going to change the president's policy a man believed he said this on Don't Ask Don't Tell is the only military -- it's done.
But you know I had actually had a rather.
Heated discussion with -- in 2007 interview I did with him about gays in the military totally disagree.
But he also has evolved on this issue because it's -- he's been -- That it's not.
Is it's not hurting the military.
Other people would describe him mainstream media's flip flopping nothing -- I think all right and -- also you say that from the is described as moving to the middle as opposed to being bipartisan his people are saying he's trying to be bipartisan.
As it becomes a presidential candidate.
And maybe president.
And the mainstream media is describing him as moving to the -- And the immediate implication there is -- have -- little anywhere right it's more that he is pandering right to a group or another an exam on -- day instead of saying hey you know now I'm -- I have to look at it from a different lines and they both do.
Right I mean I guess the question is do they move back like with President Obama he had a position on gay marriage and they moved to a different position.
But he seemed to be sticking with that new positions so it isn't that a real evolution as opposed to maybe you describe a flip flop if somebody says one thing.
And then -- -- -- only -- -- and find out whether governor Romney's flip flopping memory or whether he's really you love me right is if he gets the White House and then I guess the proof will be in the -- exactly and we'll find out and sometimes it's surprising which -- candidates go after just like the Supreme Court becomes very much else -- you're absolutely right that's a good example they you think one thing and then once there and they make some decisions that -- Very different from what some of their supporters and critics works exactly right other Ghazi gay guy you're saying -- times has been burying the story even though it's been all -- the Sunday talk shows.
It was all over the Sunday talk shows and again Tony said was the one that pointed this out to me.
What what was going on what the presence and did not make it to page.
One of the New York Times.
You know this sort of paper of record -- it has not been at the top of the journalism.
And -- -- journalism.
Although again in made it to the Sunday shows as a discussion area.
So that's very interesting how come.
Not well and -- one of the things that critics say when Fox News covers the issue for example is that we are politicizing.
The issue is covering the issue politicizing it well I think not a particularly even today even though.
Senator Clinton -- a former senator Secretary Clinton.
Said that she takes responsibility that you know I was kind of looking through -- -- -- and -- and either so.
Why is that not there and why is the electronic media covering it.
But not the print media aren't all the questions on Rattner thanks as always again she's a bureau chief of talk radio news service and she is also.
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