Media Outlets Contest Big Expenses Billed by Romney Campaign

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    Those who signed the letter included a number of notable media personalities: Cathleen Decker, Campaign 2012 Editor at the Los Angeles Times; Jerry Seib, Washington Bureau Chief at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires; Richard Stevenson, Political Editor at New York Times; Paul Singer, Politics Editor at USA Today; David Millikin, Director for North America at Agence France-Presse; Kevin Merida, National Editor at the Washington Post; Beth Fouhy, Senior Editor, Politics and National News at Yahoo; McKay Coppins, political editor at BuzzFeed, and Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief at Financial Times.

    Big Expense of Covering Romney Campaign Questioned by Billed Media Outlets

    One campaign aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bills were not artificially inflated, but rather the product of a generally mismanaged campaign. The aide said the advance team — which was tasked with arranging meals and accommodations for the press — failed to communicate with other elements of the campaign and consistently spent more money than necessary.

    News Outlets Battle Romney Campaign Over Expenses

    Romney is trying to bill them for $800.00 meals. Hilarious is they say it was the "Romney staff" who actually ate the meals.

    Just one example of the overbilling. Now we know what a "fiscal conservative" looks like.

    Like I said, we dodged a bullet.
     
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    Yes, we dodged a very scary bullet.
     
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    This, from the party of Solyndra.

    Irony is a gross understatement. :lol:
     
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    You mean Bush's Solyndra. A lot of right wing investors got hosed. That's what they got from listening to Bush. Just one of the many fiascoes started under Bush and the Republicans.
     
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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

    whatever :lmao:
     
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    "Stuck on stupid"

    Man, that deserves bumper sticker...
     
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    YEA these same media types donated their time and money to who they called a "God"!

    1) "MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign,
    according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission.
    Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes.
    Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties."
    Journalists give campaign cash - politics | NBC News

    2) Well, our job is to bash the president, that's what we do." --
    Editor of NewsWeek, Evan Thomas responding to a question on whether the media's unfair to Bush on the TV talk show Inside Washington,
    February 2, 2007.Newsweek's Evan Thomas: 'Our Job Is To Bash the President' | NewsBusters.org

    But then when it comes to Obama???

    I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."
    Evan Thomas on Hardball, June 5, 2009.
    Newsweek
     
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    You didn't list Fox. Ironically, the only ones I heard call him a God were from Fox.
     
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    The taxpayers got hosed, and it was all Obama's Solyndra, moron.
     

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