So I generally check out Bloomberg in the morning for financial news and whatnot, but lately I have been reading a bunch of what I see as slanted political pieces. Currently, the Libyan attack and Romney's statement have been making the rounds. Check this article out:
Romney Criticized for Handling of Libya Protests, Death
"The attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya became a flashpoint in the American presidential race, as Republican nominee Mitt Romney drew criticism from Democrats and Republicans for chastising President Barack Obama and his administration on their response."
Now I read through the entire article and the "chastising" from Republicans was quoted twice.
1) Richard Armitage, the former deputy Secretary of State
"Romney “will find out that first reports from the battlefield are always incorrect,” said Richard Armitage, the former deputy Secretary of State under Republican President George W. Bush. “This should be his mantra, so he can speak in a deliberate manner, and not have to repent at his leisure later.”"
2) Peter King (R) New York
"Representative Peter King, a New York Republican who heads the Homeland Security Committee, questioned the timing of Romney’s statement, not its substance."
Now maybe Republicans criticized Romney, but this article picks piss poor examples of this. Armitage is irrelevant and King barely even criticized Romney. The article comes off as if both sides disapprove of what Romney said when in fact it is largely Obama and other Democrats saying things.
And furthermore, I really don't see how Romney did anything wrong.
1) He waiting until after 9/11
2) He comments on weak foreign policy, which is pretty true. Obama ran on this premise that he was going to rebuild bonds with the world.
Russia is confrontational to us
China has no respect
the ME is no more friendly to us
Israel has been hung out to dry
and now this
So Romney said something. And this is Obama's war. The USA worked to overthrow a legitimate government and now rebels and chaos cost American lives. So much for the "bloodless" coup.
Is it just me or is the media trying to spin this obvious calamity for the Obama administration as something Romney did?
I used to have a lot of respect for the Bloomberg website, but between the magazine, website and TV channel I have seen a blatant tilt. Pretty sad. I am currently restraining my condemnation to only political items, as the financial reporting seems to be fine, but there should be no place for bias on this type of new site. This isn't Fox News or CNN here, this is real news.