CNN Plays Up Tiny 'Dogs Against Romney' Protest

CNN gave a measly eleven seconds of coverage to the 2011 March for Life, attended by an estimated 100,000 people, but they saw fit to give more time on Wednesday to a "Dogs Against Romney" protest of about a dozen participants.

Correspondent Jeanie Moos admitted that the tiny protest "was a treat we in the media couldn't resist." She was on the scene Tuesday to interview "doggie protesters" ripping GOP candidate Mitt Romney for an incident that occurred 19 years ago, and even touted an Obama campaign tweet sniping at Romney for the very same reason.

The tongue-in-cheek gathering outside Manhattan's Westminister Dog Show protested Romney's decision to put his family's dog in a kennel on top of the car for a lengthy road trip in 1983.

CNN anchor Christine Romans tabbed the protest as a "four-legged backlash" against Romney. Moos teed up one protester by noting that Romney made the dog ride on top of the car for 12 hours. Another protester cracked that he might have forced one of his children to ride on top of the car.

"This is a dog that will not vote for Romney," one participant told Moos. "How do you know?" was her question in response.
 

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014