I've not touched on any of this since it seemed to me to be so petty, but it is worth noting: The mainstream press colluded to make it appear that Mitt Romney's recent overseas journey was a gaffe-prone bungle. In fact, it was nothing of the sort.
Politico's Evan Thomas Chides Press Over Claims of Romney GaffesActually it does matter. But only to the extent that this incident - one of many - reveals the lengths to which the mainstream media will go to prevent a Mitt Romney election in November.
By Brad Wilmouth, NewsBusters
On Friday's Inside Washington on PBS, regular panel member Evan Thomas dismissed media claims that Mitt Romney's recent trip abroad suffered from gaffes as the Politico correspondent asserted that the GOP presidential candidate spoke the truth about the Olympics in London and the social problems of the Palestinians.
He concluded that "This is a convective thing that the press gets all excited about, but I don't think voters give a damn.
Thomas's rebuke of the media came after conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Romney "did extremely well in Israel," in spite of media reports otherwise, and recounted to viewers that it was the primarily the Palestinian Authority's Saeb Erekat who complained about the GOP candidate's visit, noting the Palestinian official's history of making false accusations against Israelis, such as the Jenin massacre. [link]
It's shameful. It's disgraceful. And it's wrong.
And it will continue.