"In a press conference, it's not uncommon for reporters to get together before to make sure that their important question is asked. That's not the issue," however, with how the media prepared their attack on Mitt Romney at his September 12 press conference, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity.
"This wasn't the coordination of a question, this was the plotting of an ambush" when you consider that "six of the seven" questions focused on hitting Romney for the alleged impropriety of his statement on September 11 about the attacks by Islamist mobs on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the embassy in Cairo, Egypt. [video embedded below page break]
"By any objective measure the Obama/Clinton foreign policy in the Middle East is a monumental, incoherent disaster," Bozell noted, adding, "Now, the media could have covered that, but that doesn't follow the narrative we're talking about, so instead, they beat up Mitt Romney on the timing and the tone of his proper denunciation."
Instead, there was a mere "25 seconds devoted to an analysis of Middle East policy" among all the broadcast evening newscasts on September 12, the Media Research Center founder added.