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As he scurried off stage and ignored it.

They don't typically answer questions in situations like that (announcing the death of an ambassador).






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BugAC
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They're trying to make sure they ask the best possible question.


Read your post.

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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.


They are willfully trying to stage a question so Romney will have to contradict himself if he is not careful.

I can't believe that you are perfectly fine with the media picking a side and only reporting on that side.

The media is supposed to be OBJECTIVE. They should not have a motive other than getting the facts and then reporting them.






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"Is this an act of war?"


Of which he didn't reply.

He doesn't need to, I guess.






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LSURussian
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They don't typically answer questions in situations like that (announcing the death of an ambassador).

Really? How many ambassadors have died?

You're terrible.






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Jake88
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I didnt realize that competative journalists, who'd step over their own mother to get a question in were so generous amongt themselves that they'd share the "best" question.





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Why are you being such a hack on this?

The OP is suggesting the media is somehow nefariously coordinating attacks on Romney. Having known members of the media in Washington, I know this is absolute hogwash. This is another example of paraniod right wing <liberalmedia> trump card. When thing go bad, blame the media.

Were they "coordinating questions"? Yes. Is that rare? No. As in any profession, reporters talk. And they talk before press conferences so they can ask the best possible question if called upon. Are they trying to ask difficult questions? Absolutely. It's their job.

And I copied and pasted the text - didn't mean to selectively edit.






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They are willfully trying to stage a question so Romney will have to contradict himself if he is not careful.

Yes! That is what they do. But to suggest they don't do it to both sides is silly. "Is this an act of war?" aint exactly a softball question.






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and the media pisses me off to no end.

Oh, I think the MSM is absolutely terrible. Just for different reasons than you do.

I look at the media's coverage of
- the leadup to the iraq war
- the bailout of the banks
- their exclusion of 3rd party candidates from 2008 and 2012 election coverage
- their lack of coverage of the drone strikes in the middle east

And then I look at ownership concentration, especially among large corporations. And I go, yes, there is a bias. its a bias to the status quo, and to keep the demopublican ogolipoly in power. Its quite frightening.

two reporters discussing their question before a press conference is a fricking non event IMHO.






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CptBengal
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"Is this an act of war?" aint exactly a softball question.


and how dare they ask a non-softball question to Obama, right?

he deserves questions like..."What sound does a kitty make?" and "Does Bo like wet or dry food?"






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Jake88
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Are stategy style conference calls with the media originating from the obama White House, like we saw a few years ago, also routine for media?





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LSUgusto
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As HotAir points out, it's not only that they wanted a certain question asked...

The one question they wanted didn't pertain to events, or how a President Romney would handle them. It was going for a "gotcha" moment to skewer him with. That's what they were after.

That's not journalism. It's hackery. And we've been warning about it here for years. Those in denial at this point are complicit. They're also the same demented objectors of voter ID. Go figure.






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Not sure what you're referring to.





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Jake88
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And, again, how did obama answer that "hardball" question?





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As I mentioned earlier, presidents don't typically answer question in these types of situations.

Mitt didn't have to answer the question - he chose to. And he thought he was going to score big with it.






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BugAC
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Yes! That is what they do. But to suggest they don't do it to both sides is silly. "Is this an act of war?" aint exactly a softball question.


It's a legitimate and non-biased question.

Let me educate you.

1) A united states embassy is considered part of that nation's sovereignty.
2) The murder of a U.S. diplomat and 3 other Americans on American soil by a foreign country is......could be construed as an act of war.
3) Clarification of whether or not that is considered an act of war by the current administration is very important.

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involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;


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armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared, between two or more nations; or


LINK



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Why are you being such a hack on this?


I don't think I'm being a hack. But the real reason I'm so persistent:




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Jake88
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That's BS and you know it.

What situations does obama answer questions from the media. As i understand it he hasn't in some time.






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As i understand it he hasn't in some time.

This is true - he hasn't had many press conferences in the 2nd part of his term






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They're trying to make sure they ask the best possible question.
If someone peed on your leg, I bet you'd thank them for the shower.






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Zach
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The press often discusses questions beforehand b/c politicians typically haul arse after 1 or 2 questions.

So, when Obama is gonna haul ass, the media discusses how they will coordinate nailing him? Really?






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