Judy Miller on WaPo's Romney Smear: 'Where Are the Comparable Pieces About Obama?'

May 13th, 2012 1:14 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Judy Miller had some harsh words for the Washington Post Saturday.

Appearing on Fox News Watch, the former New York Times reporter said of the Post's recent smear of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, "Where are the comparable pieces about Barack Obama’s missing background?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JON SCOTT, HOST: So where is the 5,000-word report on the President's cocaine experimentation, for instance, when he was a teenager?

JUDY MILLER, WRITER AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well that's exactly right. I mean, if we're going to start looking at 50-year-old pranks or things that Mitt Romney may be embarrassed about now, you have to ask where are the comparable pieces about Barack Obama’s missing background? Where is the law school period in New York? Where are the string of girlfriends that he now doesn't want to talk about? And is that fair game?

You know what? I don't care what Mitt Romney or Barack Obama did when they were fifteen or seventeen or in law school. I really don't care. I want to know where they stand now on the issues, and I think that's what we should be concentrating on. And frankly, I'm just puzzled by the Washington Post's play to this story.

Where the candidates stand on the issues? When was the last election America's advocacy media cared about that?

For decades, their goal has been to excoriate politicians they disagreed with while pumping up those they supported.

Why should anyone think that's going to change this election cycle?