If you haven't heard about an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser discussing America's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" with a British reporter yet, you will.
On Tuesday, Britain's Telegraph published the following:
As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America's enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London.
In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
Notice how none of the advisers including the one quoted were named.
Not surprisingly, this has already gotten the attention of many Obama supporters here at home.
Salon's Joan Walsh wrote Wednesday morning, "In an [sic] stupidly racist gaffe, a Romney advisor tells a British paper his boss better appreciates our former overlord."
Walsh, Salon's editor at large, shouldn't call anyone stupid if she thinks "an" goes before "stupidly."
It seems a metaphysical certitude this will be featured all day long on CNN, MSNBC, and the broadcast evening news programs.
Of course, Romney's people are denying the entire story, but that's not going to prevent the President's media from advancing it.
According to the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, this is how the Obama team works:
On its face, the story isn’t credible. The Romney campaign doesn’t make a practice of talking to foreign press. I’ve never heard Mitt Romney, his policy adviser, his foreign policy adviser or any foreign policy briefer or staffer use the term “Anglo-Saxon heritage.” [...]
And how did the Telegraph quote magically get to so many reporters? The Obama team sent it to them. Nothing wrong with that, if the press would be honest about the origin of the story.
From there, the tweets start flying around Twitter, and Obama's minions are off to their keyboards to spread another bogus story about their candidate's opponent:
It is so blatant that sometimes the reporters forget to hide their trail. Every once in a while a journalist neglects to delete the part of the e-mail string from the Democratic National Committee prompting him or her to ask certain questions before they route it over to the Romney camp. Yeah, major “oops.”
Repeating an unsourced quote at the behest of one campaign without verification, and with zero evidence that anyone in the campaign said it, isn’t journalism. It’s political propaganda. And reputable news outlets should stop it.
Yes they should. But they're not going to.
A President they love is in a lot of trouble with voters because of the state of the economy.
As a result, the media believe it's their duty to distract the public's attention away from their financial woes by continually reporting bogus stories about the man standing in the way of Obama's reelection.
And these shills are willing to do anything for their messiah.