Romney speaks in Poland; lapdog media focus on aide chewing out press!/NathanWurtzel/status/230265189344358400

GOP candidate Mitt Romney delivered a rousing speech about freedom at the University of Warsaw today.

.@MittRomney's full remarks from Warsaw, Poland: "Freedom and Friendship" (@TeamRomney)

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) July 31, 2012

So what’s the sniveling press focusing on? Romney aide Rick Gorka who chewed out reporters hours before the speech.

Romney spokesman at shouted questions to his boss about Palestinians at tomb of unknown warrior – kiss my ass this is a holy site

— Mark Mardell (@BBCMarkMardell) July 31, 2012

(AP) Asked why Romney has taken just three questions from US reporters during this trip, press aide Rick Gorka said, "Shove it."

— Bob Reid (@rhreid) July 31, 2012

Boo. Hoo.

@mattklewis dear lord, how will the "press" recover from such language? I hear it is all rainbows and lolly pops in newsrooms.

— Dean Clark (@earldean71) July 31, 2012

This can't possibly be the first time the Romney press pool has been told to kiss someone's ass. I mean, they kiss Obama's everyday.

— Todd Gunter (@toddgunter) July 31, 2012

Maybe Romney aides wouldn’t have to dress down the lapdog media if they gave up their quest for an Olympic medal in Synchronized Narrative Weaving, at least while visiting a memorial to Poland’s war dead.

The narrative is set. From CNN report, transcript of questions from traveling press for Romney in Poland this morning:

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2012

CNN: 'Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2012

NYT: 'Governor Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2012

Washington Post: 'What about your gaffes?'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2012

NYT: 'Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2012

@ByronYork also, politico: "string of gaffes" with the additional "aide meltdown"

— Greg Dolan (@Dolski28) July 31, 2012

The narrative is set, indeed.

And now for a threat from delicate flower Rick Klein of ABC.

of course, substance of Romney speech might break through better is spox hadn't told press to "shove it" and "kiss my ass" a little earlier

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) July 31, 2012

That’s a nice speech you gave, Romney. Be a shame if something happened to it.

Romney’s speech won’t get the coverage it deserves because his spokesman said “Kiss my ass”? So, what exactly does it take to get fair coverage from the oh-so-objective media? Back rub? Foot massage? Cookies from President Obama?

As Romney speaks, ABC and CBS corresps are doing hits for the AM shows, focusing on the cand's gaffes and tensions w/ press

— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) July 31, 2012

Liberal foot soldiers quickly picked up their marching orders and got to work. Romney is unpresidential and gaffetastic, natch.

Early, serious attempt at George W's gaffe record RT @masaraht: @nomfup ah, the aides…

— Gustavo Baratta (@gusbaratta) July 31, 2012

Corpse-man? Obama didn’t say that. Somebody else made that happen.

To avoid another round to gaffes Romney aide tells reporters: "Kiss my ass, this is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect"

— James Love (@jamie_love) July 31, 2012

Very presidential don't you think?–> RT @TPM: Romney aide curses at press in Poland, tells reporters to "kiss my ass":

— Pihoqahiaq (@pihoqahiaq) July 31, 2012

Just when Romney thought he finished his PR disaster trip on a high note his aide tells media "kiss my ass". Please get some PR help. Or not

— LauraBabcock (@LauraBabcock) July 31, 2012

Let the phony, manufactured outrage begin! RT @Semishark: "Kiss my ass"? REALLY?

— Kevin Eder (@keder) July 31, 2012

Exactly. Faux outrage about another media-manufactured gaffe.

Will anyone on the Left call out the press for whining about access just steps away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw? Will anyone on the Left take Rick Klein to task for suggesting campaign aides need to make kissy-faces at reporters to buy fair coverage from the press?

We won’t hold our breath.

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