Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion

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    Mitt Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion

    A Denver reporter granted a one-on-one interview with Mitt Romney Thursday said she was instructed not to ask him any questions about abortion or Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) controversial comments about victims of "legitimate rape."

    Shaun Boyd, a reporter for Denver CBS affiliate KCNC, was one of four local reporters to speak with Romney, according to the newscast. She said on air that the Romney campaign had set pre-conditions before allowing her to interview the candidate.

    "You know, I had about five minutes with him, and we got through a fair amount of material, actually, in that five minutes," Boyd said on-air. "The one stipulation to the interview was that I not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin -– he’s the Missouri Republican who created a firestorm after saying women’s bodies shut down in a legitimate rape to prevent pregnancy. I did ask him about health care, the female vote, and energy."
     
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    They're afraid of losing the small percentage of women he retains.
     
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    Yup. They'll have to talk about it eventually. And it's going to take more than Ryan saying, "Rape is rape is rape" repeatedly.
     
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    Even after being asked, point blank, about the "forcible rape" language HE put in HIS bill.
     
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    You're suck a troll! Any reporter still asking him about it, is a partisan hack that doesn't deserve a response. Romney and Ryan denounced what he said and Akin himself right away and nothing more needs to be said.

    Liberal reporters now what to use it as a distraction! Good for Romney for wanting to talk about what is important - THE ECONOMY!!!!

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    Atkins said he misspoke, apologized and THEY are still going on about this

    He would have to be a Robert Byrd and be a member of the KKK for liberals to FORGIVE anyone
     
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    Any reporter who dares ask Mittens about front page news involving a politician from his own party and his own running mate, is a partisan hack?

    :lol:

    Speaking of partisan hacks, you and the rest of the USMB wingnut brigade take the cake. You cry about the so-called liberal media supposedly giving Obama a pass on the tough questions and cheer when Romney demands that the same reporters not ask him the tough questions.

    And a neg to you as well, dumb ass.
     
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    Direct questions are "gotcha" questions to nutters.
     
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    The reporter should have asked him anyway. The shot of Romney pulling off his mic and storming off camera would have been priceless.
     
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    Ryan is doing the same thing. They both say "we want to have this debate" but then run from questions.

    A while ago, saw footage of Ryan .... VERY funny when the woman who was introducing him said '... the congressman will answer questions to the media after ...' and he interrupted her, saying that no, he would not talking to media.

    Why do they think they can ask us to vote for them when they continue to lie and hide everything?

    And of course, both are refusing to say that they actually agree with Akin in spite of the FACT that Ryan partnered with Akin. Ryan has yet to address that and is obviously scared to.

    Another funny bit was Ryan saying that he has experience in foreign policy because he has voted to send our military into (illegal and unnecessary) war. Next he'll be telling us he can see some foreign country from his kitchen window.

    OTOH, Mittens has foreign policy experience because he dodged the draft and hid out in the lap of luxury in France.

    What cowards. I hope the media hounds them on these unanswered questions (including they're hiding of their tax returns) but so far, they have both stonewalled on everything.

    All the more reason to insist they come clean.
     

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