Romney's Trip Ends With A Spat With The Press Corps

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    NBC’s Garrett Haake reports that at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, a Romney press secretary told reporters that the GOP candidate would likely not answer questions from the press. That meant on the six-day trip, he would have taken precisely three questions from the traveling press corps. When the pool and traveling reporters were told to return to their busses, Haake adds, a mass of reporters instead headed over to the motorcade area, where Romney was observing another monument. It was there the press started shouting questions. An example: “Gov. Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps on your trip?” Another: “Gov. Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?” And: “What about your gaffes?” Another Romney press aide fired back, “Show some respect,” adding: “Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.” That press aide later apologized to some of the reporters, but the damage was done. You’ll recall, this trip got off to a bad start during a joint avail with British Labor leader Ed Miliband when Romney refused to take questions from his own press corps, even as he answered questions from the British press.

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    Romney is just a huge embarassment to us. How can the right wing defend his behavior and the behavior of those that work with him??
     
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    If the press is not given access they will speculate or simply make stuff up, they should know this by now. No politician can treat the press as the enemy for long and prosper.
     
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    The "Right" will give reasons such as" it was a holy site" or Romney wanted to focus on policy, it will be a bunch of BS reasons, watch and learn, or they will change the subject or they will just insault you:)
     
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    So the media trying to create controversy and it's eaten up without question.

    And we wonder what's wrong with this nation
     
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    He said he didn't want any press there.....the press didn't care and pushed their way in. I'm glad Romney's press aide said what he did. Romney's not over there to make it a photo op like Obama does.
     
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    Greta Van Susteren: Press Is 'Modified Petting Zoo' On Romney Overseas Trip
     
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    They forgot to ask Romney "Just how much do you suck?"


    I saw it. It was like the press was protesting the event.

    Despicable.
     
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