Ann Romney: 'I'm Happy To Blame The Media'

Fox News Sunday today aired the first interview with the Romneys since Election Day.

In it, Ann Romney claimed it wasn't just her husband's campaign that failed to properly characterize him to the public. "I'm happy to blame the media," she said (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ANN ROMNEY: The thing that was frustrating to me is that people didn't really get to know Mitt for who he was.

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Well, I want to pick up on that because there were reports that you and your oldest son, Tagg, were frustrated with the Romney campaign, that they didn't quote let Mitt be Mitt. That they didn't let him show his more open, compassionate side. True?

ROMNEY: Well, of course. It was, partly, it’s true, but it was not just the campaign's fault. I believe it was the media's fault as well - is that he was not giving, being given a fair shake, that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was.

WALLACE: Alright, what about the media?

ROMNEY: [Laughs] I’m happy to blame the media. [Laughter]

WALLACE: Do you think the media was in the tank for Barack Obama?

ROMNEY: [Laughs] I think that it’s, any time you’re running for office, you always think that you’re being portrayed unfairly. And, you know, we of course on our side believe that there’s more bias in favor of the other side. I think that, you know, that’s a pretty universal, universally felt opinion.

Universally felt - except by the Left and their media minions, of course.

(HT Weekly Standard)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
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