Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hell hath no fury like a media scorned

Didn't take long for Mr. Personality to piss off the British on his little "pretend I'm the President" world tour:
LONDON — Mitt Romney’s carefully choreographed trip to London caused a diplomatic stir when he called the British Olympic preparations “disconcerting” and questioned whether Londoners would turn out to support the Games.

“The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” Mr. Romney said in an interview with NBC on Tuesday.

That prompted a tart rejoinder from the British prime minister, David Cameron. “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” an allusion to Salt Lake City, which hosted Games that Mr. Romney oversaw.
More on the Mitt's gaffes at The Guardian. And the Brits aren't the only ones pissed off. Via Political Wire, the Mittster's U.S. media minders are not amused:
Romney’s press-corps faux pas: During his meeting with Miliband, according to the pool report, Romney answered questions from British reporters but did not take any questions from the American reporters, which isn’t protocol. In fact, it’s considered a bit of an insult to the U.S reporters who are following the presumptive GOP presidential nominee overseas.
My considered advice to Chuck and the rest of the campaign media corps is don't get mad, get even.

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Blogger merlallen said...

I don't know about you, but I'm enjoying the hell out this. I've been reading the British press and laughing my ass off all morning.

3:53:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Most fun news day in ages. Haven't laughed this hard in weeks.

4:04:00 PM  
Blogger merlallen said...

no kidding, I'm still cracking up and looking forward to Poland and Israel.

4:16:00 PM  

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