Fox News revealed on Wednesday what they believe could be a conspiracy between the “liberal-leaning press” and the “left-wing blog Politico” to make Republican presidential candidates appear weak.
“Is the mainstream media trying to spin the election?” Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr.
“There was a story in the left-wing blog Politico yesterday that basically said Republican candidates were too small,” Johnson complained. “Then I watched some of the less-successful news channels last night and they talk about a cancer on all the Republicans — the Republican political candidates, a cancer that they have, that the Republican Party has a Romney problem.
And so what’s going on is that the Republican candidates, including frontrunner Gov. Romney, are not only running against each other, but they are running against the mainstream media, and they are also running against the president of the United States,” he explained. “So, it’s a very difficult scenario for Republican candidates in this climate, when the mainstream media is all over them in such a big, big way.”
Johnson continued: “In terms of scrutiny, there has to be fairness. And so, if you’re a commentator and an analyst — and I’m a commentator and an analyst — say you’re a commentator and an analyst. If you’re an activist, say you’re an activist, but to pretend you’re a news person, to pretend that you’re giving a fair and balanced view of things, when in fact you have no credentials to do that and you’re only history is to engage in activism, is to engage in politics, is to engage in propaganda, then that’s an unfair portrayal of the news to the American people.”
“Because when Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Mitt Romney had a bad night after a win,” Carlson added, “we might expect that from the head of the [Democratic National Committee], but maybe not from the media.”