- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2012

“Do not despair. Do not give up. Fight back! The Obama agenda can only succeed if we let it.”

- (From a new Heritage Foundation petition calling for Americans to commit to “a principled, conservative agenda” and “reject big government liberalism.”)

THE EXPANDING CHRISTIE

“I’m a guy who tells the truth, all the time. And if the president of the United States did something good, I was going to say he did something good and give him credit for it. But it doesn’t take away for a minute the fact that I was the first governor in America to endorse Mitt Romney, that I traveled literally tens of thousands of miles for him, raised tens of millions of dollars for him and worked harder, I think, than any other surrogate in America other than Paul Ryan. He didn’t get enough votes.”


And so says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, explaining why Mr. Romney lost the election, to curious reporters on Wednesday. But some observers insist the Christie cachet remains, and could expand.

Chris Christie: New Jersey governor’s bromance with President Obama rankled Republicans but Americans love bipartisanship. Christie in 2016?” asks the New York Daily News.

THE APEX OF BIAS

Yes, the mainstream media misbehaved during the presidential election, and in “historical” proportions, says Media Research Center research director and Fox News contributor Rich Noyes. Let him count the ways.

“Here are five ways the media elite tipped the public relations scales in favor of the liberal President Obama and against the conservative challenger Mitt Romney,” Mr. Noyes says.

The biased gaffe patrol hammered Mr. Romney, unfairly jumping on inconsequential mistakes — or even invented controversies. The secretly recorded “47 percent” video was hyped “like a sensational sex scandal.”

The press also pounded Mr. Romney with partisan fact checking and second guessed debate moderators, while some of those moderators “repeatedly interrupted the Republican candidate and larded the discussion with a predominantly liberal agenda,” Mr. Noyes observes.

And in fourth place, he says, was “the Benghazi blackout” on news that could expose any administration’ shortcomings in the terrorists attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. And last but not least, the media was most interested in conveniently “burying the bad economy.”

Mr. Noyes adds, “These five trends took the media’s historical bias to new levels this year, and saved Obama’s presidency in the process.”

POSTELECTION, EGYPT

“The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood feels that the only foreign policy change Obama can bring is by ‘accepting the will of the Arab people.’”

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