DEBATE: Is the Media Trying to Divert Attention From Real Issues by Focusing on Romney’s Overseas "Gaffes"?
Governor Mitt Romney is back on U.S. soil after returning from a campaign trip overseas where the media hit him hard for comments in London and Israel.
Now, Gov. Romney is calling the attacks a “distraction” all in the effort to divert focus off of America’s job situation. “I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate or whichever estate who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran. They’ll instead try to find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country.”
Alan Colmes and Tucker Carlson weighed in on America’s Newsroom.
While Carlson thinks the media overplayed this because they clearly don’t like Mitt Romney, Colmes said, “First of all, you always blame the media when you don’t get what you want.”
Separately, they both responded to Mitt Romney’s comments about culture’s impact on the accomplishments in Israel and Palestine.
Carlson said, “Romney’s problem was telling an obvious truth that no informed person would disagree with … which is culture affects outcomes. In the case of Israel and the Palestinians, Israeli culture is more conducive to economic success than Palestinian culture.”
He asked, “Who could argue with that? ... I’d love to hear them [the Obama administration] say that it’s not true because they can’t.”
Colmes responded, “He was clearly talking about the Palestinian culture … For him to even compare them is ridiculous … If he’s going to be a leader in the world stage and possibly have to deal with Mideast peace, you can’t make those kind of statements and be taken seriously.”
Watch the full debate here: