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Romney Blasts Obama For Shunning Boston Newspaper

May 23, 2011 by  

Romney blasts Obama for shunning Boston newspaperFormer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has accused President Barack Obama of violating “the spirit of the 1st Amendment.”

In an interview with WBZ Radio, Romney criticized the President for banning one of Boston’s major newspapers, the Boston Herald, from covering Obama’s recent visit to the Hub. He said that the White House unfairly held a grudge against the publication because of some of its negative coverage of the President.

According to the Boston Herald, administration officials objected to the newspaper’s front-page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed about job creation in America. In an email to the Herald, the White House Press Office said that pool reporters are selected based on whether they cover news “fairly.”

Romney, a likely contender for the 2012 Presidential nomination, said that Obama is thin-skinned and took out his frustration on a reputable publication, ignoring the ideals of the 1st Amendment.

“I think it’s embarrassing for the White House to have taken a retribution-type of act against a leading journal like the Boston Herald,” Romney told WBZ.

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  • sean murrey

    Nothing new for that prick.

    • Danny Buckles

      Thin skinned is hardly the words I would Choose. He thinks he is royalty and the pesants has no right to question or to critisize his disgusting actions and childish decisions. As the very near future unfolds the TRUTH that GOD has ordained would be revealed out of darkness into the light. All of the players in his evil conspiracys against our Constitution will be left holding the bag. Many will be imprisoned while he enjoys presidential amnisty. So let the idiots enjoy their free fall ride into the hands of an angry AMERICA. While Obama laughs at their stupidity and calamity. This will happen.

    • http://comcast the fisherman

      just suck it up buddy

  • http://n/a Anna M

    Amazing how he is ALLOWED to be so selective in everything he says and does. Wonder if WE have the same options…..just asking!

    • bob wire

      of course you do, ~ it’s a personal option and for you to do or not.

    • Raymond Babcock

      yes you do the diffrence being no one will listen to you while the media hangs on ever word he utters $5.00 for a gallon gas should say it all when george bush was presdent gas was $1.68 a gallon the media was all but ready to lynch him if this is not proof enough that the media is bisas nothing will

      • http://?? Joe H.

        today I bought 50.00 of gas at 3.68 a gallon!!! What’s a couple of dollars a gallon among friends??? THIS IS JUST A TEMPORARY BACK STEP, FOLKS!!!! FIVE A GALLON IS STILL ON ITS WAY!!!!!

  • bob wire

    And we should spent time discussing sour grapes?

    “In an email to the Herald, the White House Press Office said that pool reporters are selected based on whether they cover news “fairly.”

    Again, there a price to pay for the freedom “to speak” ~ and seating is limited.

    Mitt needs to do something! ~ I know ! run for President and put his mark on the office like all others before.

    • eddie47d

      Boston has 2 newspapers The Herald and the Globe . The Herald is considered a tabloid and not always reputable. The Democrats had two fund raising events and both newspapers were allowed at one of the events.The other one a select pool of reporters were invited and the Herald had access to all the same news.Albeit none of their reporters were there at the second event. Romney has to play nice to both newspapers to get elected and is just playing politics. I guess he has to dig up some issue to make it look like he is tough on Obama. We shouldn’t bite into everything and make it look like a major scandal because it isn’t.

      • bob wire

        I see, makes sense ! Appearances

  • Lita Biejo

    Obama will do anything and it does not surprise me at all. I did not and will not vote for this scum that most stupid americans did. It is a shame what most Americans have become.

    • Raymond Babcock

      voting for this clown was all about some thing for nothing he paid of like no one ever

  • Disgusted

    “reporting fairly” according to whom? They should not have the right to deny any newspaper, broadcast station, magazine or any reporting entity from covering any event and reporting as they see it. Isn’t this guaranteed by the constitution? How far does this president have to go before “we the people” wake up? Unbelievable.

  • Jim


    • lynn

      Here here!!!

  • Bus

    Nice job Romney and I hope the Herald continues with its fair reporting and that other papers start doing the same so they will be useful for something other than picking up dog dodo off the sidewalks.

  • James

    What the President did has nothing to do with the First Amendment. It says “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” It is a restriction against federal law, not what a federal official might do.
    What is missed here, is the fact that no president has the power to order some newspaper to cease reporting. The offended newspaper should have simply ignored the president and reported the event as they had intended. If we don’t stand up for our rights by exercising them, we are doomed.

  • Mike Kelly

    Obama is so thin skined, he only wants to hear praise, not truth! I cannot believe what has happened to our Country since this muslim was elected.Unless he is stopped by Congress, Israel will be obliterated by the entire islamic community. I truly believe he is controlled by the arabs!The worst part is the 2012 election will probably be won by him!

  • American Citizen

    Obama can’t stand any kind of criticism. I hope the American people wake up to what is actually happening in this country. We can’t stand another four years of Obama style politics. He is keeping one promise he made during the campaign, “I will fundamentally change this country.” What did people think he meant by that? Those were scary words.

  • DC/Tex

    Oh don’t you know he is special. Th absolute worst leader the US has ever had and we have had some very bad ones, and surrounds himself with the most corrupt, greedy, and evil the Chicago mob has to offer.


  • newspooner

    Both Boston newspapers are Establishment rags. The Globe is even worse than the Herald. Romney also is an Establishment rag. He favors forcing free Americans to purchase something (health insurance) that they might not wish to purchase. That is slavery. Obama is even worse than Romney.

  • Gregg Weber

    All the Boston Herald has to do is put this head line for their story of Obama: “Story not OK’ed by Obama”. Next line: “Don’t know about the Globe”.

  • Richard

    I do hope the American People remember all that has ocurred during the Obama Term in office…It is not any one item it is an item of many we have all seen in just a matter over 2 years…The Fundamental Transformation as promised is almost compleat….God Help Us All if re-elected to another 4 years.

  • Jeff in OH

    People are so sick about hearing obama this obama that. If I had a news channel or paper his name, along with his wife Muchhell, would be stricken from it anyway. So, the Boston times should consider this a blessing. Maybe more people will buy there paper….

    • http://?? Joe H.

      anybody heard anything about their limo bottoming out and getting stuck??? I haven’t heard the whole story, but I wonder if “junkinthetrunk” Michelle was sitting on that side???

  • George B Vieto

    What a so called genius he is. A person learns from being criticized not getting his ring kissed 24/7. Our POTUS is nothing but a wimp.

  • misguided

    Stop bickering. Other Presidents has barred people from working in this country and they have to go and live in another country. So all of you need to get over it. Ask Dan Rather.

  • ggsully

    Really misguided, Bush had Dan Rather kicked out of the country? Dan Rather made his bed and he had to lie in it. He took obviously fake documents and tried as hard as possible to push this onto the people as truth and fact. Even against his own employer, who then canned him. He got all he deserved because he let his hate and politics drive his journalism. Where have all the real journalists gone?

  • Ron

    I think the Boston newspaper for about the next year should have a daily headline that says.


    Leave the rest of the page blank.

  • nax777

    Sorry to keep harping on this but many continue to miss a few points, Recap;
    The US reached a zero population growth in the mid 80’s our leaders increased their yearly appetite for immigration. The legal yearly immigration rate went from 100,000 to 1,000,000. From the years 2000 to 2010 our leader’s yearly appetite for legal immigration grew to 3,000,000. At present levels the US population will swell another 130 million to 442 million by 2040! This is a very conservative estimate. US immigration rate is the sole reason for overpopulation in the US today and tomorrow!

    It is irrational to think that any nation can save more than a hand full of people from overpopulated poorer nation. Especially when most refuse to change their life style and blame the Jones’s for their plight.
    It is irrational to call mom a Nazi A. hole for giving people a ride back home to keep her home from overpopulation. It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work best. It is irrational to think that nations can tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

    No one is going to stand in their way the template to convince people that a rational person is a very sick or stupid SOB must be removed first. And only you can remove yours. The misuse of Negative Theory must be taught to future generations.

    People will not take in grandma, or their disabled neighbor long enough to break the social network of chains that separate us. It does not have to come to that, yet! The working class can be forced to plan for their life without a single payer plan. We must meet with our follow citizens, listen and share ideas.

    A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it.

    We can destroy their power by replacing them with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens should they grow a greedy bone and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to, and

    P.S. Have you heard of “you cut”

  • chuckb

    one thing is for sure, when barrys term is up, they should total up his entertainment bill, his vacation expense and his daily travel on air force one. it will astound everyone. we could have settled the nations financial problems with the money this jackass has blown traveling all over the world and the us.

  • azwayne

    What a total waste of time, talking about liberal media . propaganda machines, what of value has been gleaned from white house propaganda machines? I would support anyone who doesn’t waste their space quoting the propaganda.

  • James

    A recent news article stated that President Obama’s S.S. number: 042-68-4425 was actually issued to a French immigrant in Connecticut, in the 1930s. A private investigator, in Ohio, checked that number against phone numbers and street addresses, and found that for the past 25 years that S.S. number was being used by Barack Obama.

  • Charles

    How many people are still that stupid to re-elect Obama for President?

  • Charles

    What makes me mad,we are supose to be a educated country. The people
    are so damn dumb,it makes people in Africa look like rocket scientist
    We are starting to fall back in every phase of life that made us so great, that I don`t see us ever being the country we once were. I never thought I would ever see a black man or any one else bring
    this country to its knees. It proves to me that black people are
    not only tougher than the white`s,but they are one hell of a lot smarter. White people should be ashamed.

  • Charles

    Maybe the Bible has it wrong and the Blacks are Gods chosen people
    and not the Jews.


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