‘Reporter’ Overheard at Romney Event: There’s a ‘40% chance that he says something stupid’; Update: Was a BuzzFeed Jerk

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mitt Romney holds an event to help with storm relief and this is the crap he gets.

At least one reporter has low expectations for Mitt Romney’s performance at a storm relief collection event in Ohio today, as a live stream ahead of the event revealed.

“Reporters overheard on [P]olitico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is “a 40% chance that he says something stupid,” The Huffington Post’s Jon Ward tweeted.

This isn’t the first time that media figures have been overheard showing contempt for Romney. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning,” Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief David Chalian was overheard saying, in the context of the Republican National Convention taking place as a tropical storm brewed. The remark cost him his job.

These are not reporters. They’re DNC operatives with keyboards.

Update: We were going to surmise it was some clown from BuzzFeed earlier. Turns out our hunch was correct.



7 Responses to “‘Reporter’ Overheard at Romney Event: There’s a ‘40% chance that he says something stupid’; Update: Was a BuzzFeed Jerk”

  1. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 12:56 pm

    I kinda doubt that they’d be happy if the dear leader was treated this way by the media.

  2. Thomas on 30/30/12 at 1:03 pm

    They really didn’t need to say anything. Having a dozen photographers lined up along the donation table and people looking to donate being kept from donating for close to an hour says enough about what the “Relief” effort is for.

    Also, Red Cross has said, “don’t send canned food we can’t use them” but I guess it’s a better photo op than people handing him fists full of cash.

  3. patt on 30/30/12 at 4:41 pm

    the candidate doesnt decide where the media place themselves-and where would You have had them stand-if they were there to get pictures? duh!
    and of course they need canned goods, hello. you just stuff out and see what will stick. im personnally so sick of that

  4. Justthinkin on 30/30/12 at 10:18 pm

    Heck. Why didn’t he take a sur bet and say the Oblamer will 100% make a stupid comment? Amateur

  5. Roger on 31/31/12 at 8:55 am

    There are a lot of charities other than the Red Cross that can use canned food and would appreciate the contributions. Liberals have a real problem with thinking…

  6. Thomas on 31/31/12 at 9:16 am

    That is correct and apparently Romney has found them in swing states. Normally when people are helping with disaster relief, they focus on what’s best for the areas that are hardest hit.

    People need to drain water from their homes, not scrounge for food.