In a STUNNING Display of Journalistic Evenhandedness, PBS’s NewsHour MENTIONS Romney MENTIONING Obama’s Redistribution Speech

…and then promptly airs Jay Carney blowing it off:

News Wrap: Romney Insists Americans Would Fare Better Under His Presidency

KWAME HOLMAN: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney moved today to get past criticism that he’s written off half the country. Romney’s been taking fire for saying last May that nearly half of Americans don’t pay income taxes and don’t care about tax cuts, so he can’t expect their support.

Today, in Atlanta, he insisted average Americans would do far better under him than under President Obama.

MITT ROMNEY (R): The question in this campaign is not who cares about the poor and middle class. I do. He does. The question is, who can help the poor and middle class. I can. He can’t. He’s proven it in four years.


KWAME HOLMAN: Romney also cited a 1998 speech in which Mr. Obama said he believes in redistribution of wealth to make sure everybody’s got a shot.

But White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the criticism.

JAY CARNEY, White House: All of us who follow politics and policy, whether we’re on this side or your side of the podium, have seen circumstances like this, where a campaign is having a very bad day or a very bad week.

And in circumstances like that, there are efforts made — sometimes desperate efforts made — to change the subject.

(Video at the link.) (And then on to other news of the day.)

I guess they hadn’t heard from Andrea Mitchell by air time whether it was authentic enough to actually play aloud for viewers, so this had to suffice.

Oh, on any number of fronts, I’d imagine.

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