MSM caught on mic coordinating questions for Romney

- September 12th, 2012

I can tell you as a political reporter this sort of thing happens all the time, in the United States, and here in Canada. Most often it happens when reporters are told that they will get a limit of two questions. When that happens people will try to make sure that the big story of the day their editorial desk wants is covered off.

What happened here with Romney though is a pile on. These reporters decided there would be only one question and they would ask it again and again. That is wrong, it is collusion between competing outlets to drive a story line. Cooperation when needed is fine, cooperation to drive a story line is needs to be called out.

 

The Right Scoop caught the video and provided the transcript below

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama….

CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible*

CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

CBS REPORTER: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say ‘but this morning your answer is continuing to sound…’ – *becomes unintelligble*

CBS REPORTER: You can’t say that..

**Later**

CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

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  1. Jen says:

    Sounds like the Parliamentary Press gallery, CBC, CTV, G/M, T/S. They purposely ask questions which should be directed at either libs and ndp. But being afraid of them (ndp/ibs) the media find it much easier to confront the CPC on things which should be asked years of the libs like the $40million. Now it is Lib mps who still owe loans to the EC, Valariote’s campaingn’s robocall fine as well as the NDP accused of taking illegal donation from the union and of course Pat Martin’s legal battle.

    Did the media hop on them to resign like they have joined the opposition to have Bev Oda resign as well a few others in the CPC. Apparently not nor will they ever dare make that mistake.

    So yeah the canadian are very much the same as the americans reporters heard on video.

    In the end. NDP has been taking illegal donations from the unions since 2006 and not one pricking useless reporter went on their case back then and every day since then.

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