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Hot Mic: Reporters Collaborate on Questions for Romney Press Conference

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RUSH:  Okay, Mike, grab me audio sound bite 35.  We finally have the audio of reporters collaborating with each other on asking Romney questions this morning via The Right Scoop blog, The Right Scoop.  It was this morning in Jacksonville, and we have an unidentified female CBS reporter and a male reporter overheard talking about the questions that they should ask Romney.  It's about 25 seconds, and here's what it is.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question.  I would even say - I would just say, do you regret your question?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: I mean, your statement. Not even the tone...

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: ...because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say, "But this morning your aides were continuing to send..."

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER:...who he calls on, we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

RUSH:  Do you stand by your statement or do you regret?  So here you have two reporters coordinating their questions for Romney, all oriented about, do you stand by your statement, do you regret it. No, I think we got it covered if we do this.  No, I think if we do it the other way we'll have it covered.  Listen to this, now that you've heard it, listen to this bite again.  It's a female CBS reporter, a male reporter, I don't know the affiliation, open mic.  They don't know, I think, that this is being recorded.  I don't think they'd care anyway.  But they don't apparently know about the questions they should ask Romney after his statement on the action in the Middle East today. 

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question.  I would even say - I would just say, do you regret your question?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: I mean, your statement. Not even the tone...

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: ...because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say, "But this morning your aides were continuing to send..."

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER:...who he calls on, we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

RUSH:  Yeah.  So they're coordinating.  They are collaborating with each other, making sure that they're all covered on --

(interruption)

Is that a FedEx for me?  Good.  I've been waiting for that, too.  You know, folks, after I told everybody I'm being inundated with more than I can keep up with, 150 people telling me essentially I don't know what to do today.  I figured that they'd hear that and maybe cut back. No, no, no.  The next break, 50 additional people.  "Hey, look, I just wrote this.  Why don't you report this?  I just posted this at my blog."  It's all over the place out there.  This has everybody fired up.  This has everybody fired up.  And Obama is nowhere to be found on this.  He makes one little statement, doesn't take any questions.  A reporter asked Obama, "Is this an act of war?"  And it is.  They attack your embassy and kill your ambassador, that is an act of war.  There's no question Obama's not gonna look at it that way. He turned his back and walked away. 

Romney's the only guy that took any questions, and the reporters were collaborating on what kinds of questions to ask Romney to trip him up.  Highly illustrative of the corruption that exists in the mainstream media today.  Thanks to The Right Scoop for cluing us in on that, making it available.

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RUSH: I want you to listen to this again. This is the media coordinating their questioning of Mitt Romney today. But it's more important than just coordinating the question. If you listen carefully, they are putting together the narrative of how they're going to report on Romney based on what they ask him, not on what he says.

They're establishing the narrative: Romney jumped the gun; Romney shouldn't speak.

Listen to this one more time...

(replaying of sound bite)

RUSH: See? So the point is: "Let's not ask him about the substance. Let's not ask him what we don't understand about what he's saying. Let's not ask him to clarify. Let's change the narrative. Let's make this: 'What the hell are you doing speaking? Do you think you jumped the gun? Who do you think you are? Do you regret saying any of this?'" That's what they're doing here: Establishing the template. And they were coordinating it with each other. That's the media. That's two reporters coordinating their questions of Romney during a statement today.

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RUSH: That's exactly what trial lawyers do with hostile witnesses: Establish a narrative. That's just what those media people were doing with Romney. He was hostile, and they were trying to deal with him in their way by coordinating the questions. There's no record of Obama attending an intelligence briefing meeting in the previous week, folks. 

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