Saturday, February 24, 2007

News flash! Mitt Romney's ancestors were polygamous!

What prompted this article by the AP? It's not reporting on some new finding, or some revelation from another candidate, it's just some reporters digging up dirt that wasn't exactly hidden to begin with. I'm no fan of Romney (well, except that I wouldn't mind seeing the Republicans struggle to get a flip-flopping Massachusettsian of their own elected), but this just seems like a dirty campaign smear masquerading as an AP news article. Regardless, Romney's wife has an excellent comeback to the "Oh no, the creepy Mormons are all closet polygamists!" hullabaloo:

The biggest difference between her husband and the other candidates, Ann Romney said, is that "he's had only one wife."
McCain has been married twice; Giuliani three times.
Looks like mainstream Americans (and the party of "family values") aren't so opposed to multiple marriages after all.

1 Comments:

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 9:54:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I have a bit of knowledge regarding journalists being one who works with them on a regular basis, I did a bit of background checking on these two.

Jennifer actually works out of their Salt Lake City office -- obviously not happy by her LDS surroundings. If you look at her story history, she reports on polygamy all the time. If anyone wants to contact her and call her out on this shameful story, email her at jdobner@ap.org; or call her at (801) 322-3405.

Glen Johnson on the other hand reported from Boston, where they are looking for every possible way to smear their former governor.

The editors and publisher of the Associated Press should be ashamed.

-Cory

 

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