(WND.com) –Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and failed 2012 presidential candidate, went on a bit of a rant against the growing new media industry – interestingly enough, on a podcast – and seemingly pined for the days when traditional news ruled.
And a?perplexed talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh?weighed in on Romney’s remarks during his Monday show.
“Name one thing the Democrats did recently that benefited the country,” Limbaugh said, citing the many examples of how Romney was attacked during the 2012 presidential contest, by the Barack Obama campaign and with the assistance of the mainstream media. “And Mitt Romney wants to collaborate with these people?”
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Mitt Romney made some rather revealing remarks while appearing on a recent “Axe Files” podcast with Democratic strategist David Axelrod. Romney evidently longs for the “good ‘ol days” of the MSM – you know, the good ‘ol days when there were no alternatives to their daily talking points:
“There was a time when we all got the news with the same facts, if you will. We had three networks we watched for the evening news. Most of us got newspapers. Everybody in the middle class got a newspaper, so we got the same facts whether we agreed or not with them.” (emphasis mine)
?“[Now people] get their news on the Web … they tend to read those things which they agree with,” Romney said. “[They are] not seeing the other side, … not even getting the same facts … [relying on] commentators … who are hyperbolic in expressing their views on issues.”
So let’s boil this down…Governing was so much nicer for establishment politicians like Romney when the MSM controlled the narrative. It made things so much simpler when there were no media outlets calling them out on their abuse of the taxpayer’s dollars with big government programs…so much simpler when no one called them out on their pro-open borders, pro-amnesty stance…no one calling them out on the heavy influence of Wall St. and the U.S. Chamber at the expense of the middle class…
Yes I’m sure Mr. Romney thought things were better when news coverage was monolithic and the coverage of the “facts” was the same, even if those “facts” weren’t even true in the first place.
In the WND column Rush Limbaugh points out the absolute folly of GOP insiders who keep trying to make the MSM “like them”, when just as soon as the establishment candidate secures the nomination, the MSM wolves go from being friendly to being carnivorous. It happened to Romney…it happened to McCain before him…and Dole before him. And if an insider manages to derail Trump (or Carson), they will repeat the pattern. The notion that a GOP candidate needs to be “liked” by the MSM is utter foolishness.
But then, we know it’s not about representing the voters and working America – it’s all about retaining position. This notion that somehow we get a “choice” between the two parties is just an elaborate dog and pony show – and Romney is angry that thanks to alternative media, too many people are now aware of it.