Networks Ignore Bogus Obama Attack Ad Blaming Romney For Cancer Death

ALEXANDRIA, VA - A vile new attack ad from Obama Super PAC Priorities USA that blames Mitt Romney for the death of a woman from cancer has been floating around virally for nearly a week. On Tuesday, CNN thoroughly eviscerated the ad as “not accurate” and, in Wolf Blitzer’s words, “full of falsehoods,” For two full days, ABC, CBS and NBC committed a combined ZERO seconds of coverage on their evening news broadcasts. ABC World News finally acknowledged the ad last night, but both NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News continue to ignore the story.

Instead the networks have shamelessly parroted Obama campaign talking points like the phony War on Women, and have even attacked Mitt Romney for an ad that [accurately] criticizes the president for weakening the work requirement to receive welfare. NBC Nightly News
reported last night on Obama’s visit to the US Olympic Team’s training facility and that Obama’s grandmother would be proud of him that there were no holes in his socks.

The Obama campaign originally washed its hands of the deceptive ad claiming no knowledge of its content. However, on Wednesday it was revealed that Joe Soptic – the Missouri steel worker who lost his job when Bain Capital closed his plant in 2001 – told the same story blaming Romney for his wife’s death from cancer during an Obama campaign conference call back in mid-May. The networks have not reported the Obama campaign’s lie.

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:

Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters might as well be located in a sewer. The content of this ad is almost impossible to believe. The only thing more impossible to believe is that the so-called “news” networks can go two full days pretending that it doesn’t exist. And even then, only ABC has mentioned it during their evening news broadcast. There’s still nothing from NBC Nightly News or CBS Evening News on this. The networks shouldn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming into reporting the news.

Never mind for a moment that the ad is a proven fraud and that the Obama campaign knew about this story and were caught lying about it. The Obama camp is so desperate that they’re actually blaming Mitt Romney for cancer now. This isn’t major news, but according to NBC the condition of Barack Obama’s socks is?!

We knew this would be one of the nastiest campaigns in our history. But this line of attack, that Mitt Romney was responsible for this woman’s death, goes so far beyond anything we’ve seen in modern American politics. The networks are complicit in the Obama campaign’s plot to assassinate Mitt Romney’s character. We saw this when they let Harry Reid’s baseless accusation that Romney hadn’t paid his taxes in a decade linger for days on end. There’s no other explanation.

That ABC, CBS, and NBC can pretend not to smell this kind of campaign sewage is nothing short of remarkable. They simply will not Tell the Truth about anything - no matter how despicable and dishonest it is – if it hurts Barack Obama and his chances of re-election. The broadcast networks are 100% for Obama and 100% against Romney, and they’re not even trying to hide it.


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