Mitt Romney’s Disdain of New Media
The GOP presidential front-runner, speaking to reporters and editors at the Newspaper Association of America conference on Wednesday, described what he called “striking” changes in the journalism industry since his last White House bid in 2008.
“Then, I looked to Drudge or Fox or CNN online to see what stories were developing,” he said. “Now it’s Twitter, and instantaneous reaction. In 2008, the coverage was about what I said in my speech. These days, it’s about what brand of jeans I am wearing and what I ate for lunch.”
Great. So our frontrunner has more trust in the liberal maintstream media than he does in common Americans taking to social media to try to dispel the carefully crafted lying narratives that have been used to brainwash our fellow citizens. That’s impressive.
I don’t care that Mitt Romney doesn’t understand social media. That’s fine. But to mock an online resource that has changed the balance of power back towards conservatism away from the stranglehold of the left is just plain stupid. And it doesn’t bode well for this campaign or his presidency.
But I guess we could always shake that Etch-a-Sketch too.
— el SOOPer (@SooperMexican) April 5, 2012