April 22, 2012

Nutty writer tries to make point -- makes bigger nut of self

We already wrote about Mediaite's Tommy Christopher earlier this week; it's a two-fer now because of this hilarious article. In it, Christopher makes a big deal out of a couple past Mitt Romney gaffes where he momentarily confused "Obama" with "Osama" (he immediately corrected himself), but in the very same article he does just this himself. And to make matters worse, he (or his editors) later edited this mistake without notification. But no matter -- we have the screen capture! But first, here's the original text as it appeared:

Buzzfeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski has dug up a rather inconvenient photo from Mitt Romney‘s last presidential campaign, in which he poses with a sign that says “Say No To Obama, Osama, and Chelsea’s Moma (no, Chelsea Clinton does not own a Museum Of Modern Art, that’s just how these people spell),” which the candidate laughed off as a “joke” in July of 2007. That, and the video we found of Romney “confusing” then-Sen. Barack Obama with Osama bin Laden, are embarrassing on a number of levels, not the least of which is the number that Obama and Chelsea’s mama did on Osama, a move Romney said he wouldn’t have made in 2007.

It’s been a campaign of ruff optics so far, and while the sight of Romney posing with a nasty sign like that probably pleases the conservative base he so wants to excite, it serves only to remind other voters that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were sitting front-row when Seal Team Six punched bin Laden’s ticket. Ditto this clip from 2007, in which Romney “confuses” Osama bin Laden with the now-fish-feeding terrorist:

Of course, Osama bin Laden IS the now-fish-feeding terrorist. But, as noted, "Osama bin Laden" in that last sentence was later edited to [correctly] read "Barack Obama." So, here's that screen cap I mentioned:

Two words, Christopher: Hoisted. Petard.

(Cross-posted at Newsbusters.)

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2012 10:59 AM | TrackBack

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