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The Most Biased Question, Ever

Posted on | September 26, 2012 | 21 Comments

Jim Acosta of CNN got an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney yesterday in order that he could ask Mitt this ridiculous question:

“African-Americans have a tremendous sense of pride that there is the first African-American president in the White House. If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their president also?”

Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters says Acosta “should be ashamed of himself,” but what shocks me is that, instead of punching Acosta in the face, Romney politely answered the question:

“I want to be the president of all the people of America. I want to help all the people of America. You don’t get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the kind of work and commitment that we’ve put forward without the passion to help all of America. And the people who really need the help right now are the people in the middle class, people who have fallen into poverty. I know how to get them help. The president doesn’t.”

Show of hands: How many of our readers would like to see Mitt Romney punch out a network reporter on live TV? 

Yeah — it’s unanimous. Do it, Mitt.



  • jwallin

    What he should do (and is more in keeping with his past performance) would be to ask the reporter if he’s okay or if he’s feeling sick or ill at ease and then tell him that he’ll pray for him and the redemption of his sins(treason).

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  • Lemuel Vargas

    It was a race baiting question. Good thing Mitt was able to skirt on that one.

  • DarthLevin

    Romney actually said, “You don’t get into a *race* like this with myself and my family…”??!?


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Actually Mitt was looking for an opportunity to counter the false meme that he is not going to worry about 47% of Americans. So regardless of Acosta’s motives and intent in asking that question, Mitt Romney looked at it as an opportunity.

    But here is the issue that Mitt Romney should go after Barack Obama on: Jeff Goldstein, ever the diplomat, offers his quiet advice: If Romney said during the debates that he’d not give another fucking dime to countries whose officials put hits out on American citizens — and challenged Obama to do the same — the stumbling pablum dribbler would shit his multiculti boxer briefs.

  • ErikEssig

    I was hoping he responded by saving “that’s a clown question man”, probably hard for Mitt to pull that off though.

  • ErikEssig

    Can I put my hand down now?

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Why did Obama lie about Benghazi? Maybe Mitt can toss that question back at a reporter or two?

  • Sheila Firmin

    if I sold tickets to watch my financial worries would be over real fast.

  • Patrick Budowski

    Damn trick questions… yes I would like to see it, and yes I believe that the American people would rally around Mitt if he punched a reporter… just saying…

  • Quartermaster

    Pay-per-view! That’s the ticket!

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  • Ben Franklin

    This is why I could not be a politician. I would have answered that the question presumed all blacks to be racists and I didn’t hold such a low opinion of them as the reporter.

    Let’s face it, Obama has been a curse for everyone but particularly for blacks. If you look at the stats they have fared worse under this president than any in living memory.

  • rosalie

    And what the hell did O do for the black people, I wonder? Nada!

  • Adjoran

    If Mitt punched one of the leftist hacks, he’d be charged with “bullying.”

    Better he should bring Gingrich into his debate prep. Newt has a finely tuned ear for the opportunity to lambast media bias when it can be made obvious to the audience. That would help in the first debate – at least one time, get on the panel or moderator for their bias, either in the current questions or in a recent report. The way this campaign has gone, it should be easy enough to spot an early opportunity to set the media back on their heels.

  • Wombat_socho

    Less than that, arguably. You could make a good case for Obama having hurt blacks worse than anyone since Woodrow Wilson’s purge of the Tuskegee Machine.

  • Adobe_Walls

    This Herman Cain’s fault.

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  • rosalie

    Okay, I just found out today what he did for them. No wonder they love him. He bought them a phone.

  • Jim Whyte

    “If CNN were to somehow beat BET in the ratings, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their network also?”

    Tu quoque sometimes is precisely what’s needed.