News Roundup for 4/23/12

Can't play it this round, Mittens

-Headline of the Day-
"So much for the vast left-wing conspiracy."

Last week Mitt Romney told Breitbart TV that there was going to be a "vast left-wing conspiracy" in the media to wreck his chances of being elected. At least, we think that's what Mittens said -- but it's a Breitbart site, it's video... So who knows? Could be horseshit, because most of what comes out of there is. The best that can be said is that Team Romney hasn't denied it.

Anyway, it turns out that if a conspiracy exists then -- in the word of Steven Benen -- "the conspirators are wildly incompetent."

Pew came out with a study today showing the media "has consistently given more positive coverage to likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney compared to President Barack Obama."

Adam Serwer explains, "During the early weeks of 2012, Romney's media coverage was slightly negative -- between January 2 and February 26, 33 percent of the stories about the ex-Massachusetts governor were positive and 37 percent were negative, according to Pew's analysis. But Romney has received mostly positive coverage since then (47 percent positive to 24 percent negative). By contrast, according to the report, President Barack Obama 'did not have a single week in 2012 when positive coverage exceeded negative coverage.'"

Sorry Mittens, but you can't play the victim card this hand. Any failures to connect with voters are your own damned fault. (Maddow Blog)

-NRA to the rescue-

The NRA protects the rights of all Americans*.

*By "all Americans," we mean corporations who sell guns. The rest of you commies are on your own. (McClatchy)

-Bonus HotD-
"Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-The Taliban) Gets No Respect From Afghanistan."

Dana's banned from the whole damned country. I think because he's dumb or something. (Wonkette)

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