Well, most RNL readers already have learned the legacy media is little more than the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party (hence my term “Pravda West”). I’d go so far as to suggest the silence from our resident leftist commentators since the last debate suggests they actually realize this, as well. Well, one has to wonder, if it isn’t actually true, then why didn’t Crowley tell Obama that Romney was correct when the Chinese investments and Cayman bank accounts came up in the last debate?
One of the many tense moments in the second presidential debate turned on a new topic in the race: President Barack Obama’s pension account.
Here’s how it came up: Early in the face-off, Obama scoffed at Mitt Romney’s pledge to crack down on unfair trading practices by China, saying Romney is currently invested in companies “that are building surveillance equipment for China to spy on its own folks.”
Romney later explained that, yes, he understands that his blind trust has invested in foreign firms, including companies in China. Then he confronted Obama.
Romney: “Mr. President, have you looked at your pension? Have you looked at your pension?”
Obama: “You know, I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long. I don’t check it that often.”
Romney: “Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Caymans trust.”
Well, as it turns out, Romney was “mostly right.” “Mostly” means he may have been slightly off in the specific details, but he was correct about the POINT he was trying to make.
Crowley then had another chance to actually show she can perform as a neutral journalist when Obama defended himself against Romney with another lie, about Romney having a larger retirement account:
It’s extensively documented that Romney is, well, a rich guy. He earned untold millions —though famously circumspect about releasing tax returns — while leading private equity giant Bain Capital and has a substantial retirement plan.
His Individual Retirement Account could be worth in the neighborhood of $87 million, as documented in an extensive report from the Washington Post.
But as for a strictly public pension? Zip, zero.
Romney only served one term as governor of the Bay State and did not take a salary, so he is eligible for nothing.
So while Romney appears headed for a happier retirement financially, he’ll be footing his own bill — unless, of course, he wins next month. In that case, his nest egg will be even that much bigger than Obama’s.
Now, admittedly, this is a bit of a technicality, but then, deciding truth or lie based on technicalities of wording is exactly where Liberal/Progressives earn their living. If they were ever forced to live according the same rules they are always demanding their opponents be judged and live by, they couldn’t win an election for dog catcher…except in San Francisco.
The truth is reflected in the national polls that show only 8% of Americans believe they can trust the media. That, in itself, is proof the media is no longer concerned with journalism. If it were, you’d think that one of those supposedly “super-intellectual reporters” would have noticed that this rating places them in a dead heat with the public’s opinion of Congress 😉