Ron Fournier’s Waterworks

by Mike on January 15, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics

It is no secret that I consider Fred Thompson to be head and shoulders above the rest of the Republican field. It is also no secret that although Mitt Romney is my distant second choice, I have serious reservations about the timing of political conversions (which are not as numerous as liberals claim, but are too numerous for my taste). That said, this column by AP reporter liberal hack Ron Fournier is so over the top that I’m actually experiencing Schadenfreude.

The column, printed on webpage designed to look like a hard news site, is actually a whiny liberal’s temper tantrum in reaction to Mitt Romney’s thumpin’ of John McCain tonight in Michigan. Those who follow the news regularly know that liberals have a soft spot for McCain. My hope is that enough Republican voters who might not follow the news regularly figure this out before casting a vote. The fact that Romney’s defeat of McCain is giving Fournier such a rough time should give potential voters pause.

Come to think of it, so should the fact that Fournier took a time out from his hissy fit to complement Romney for his Massachusetts health care plan. I guess if it was good enough for Ted Kennedy, it was good enough for Ron Fournier.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan January 16, 2008 at 5:26 pm

No liberal anywhere should have the audacity for one, supporting Bill Clinton, or two supporting John F’in Kerry, and DARE to accuse anyone on the Right of lacking authenticity. I don’t know whether this Fournier guy voted for those two, but his argument reeks of petty partisan whining.


Frank January 28, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Well, this liberal (who has lots of GOP friends) considers Ron Fournier to be a total GOP tool. Whenever we see his or Nedra Pickler’s name, we know a right-wing smear is coming… That said, I agree with you that his obvious bias towards McCain was completely distasteful and unbecoming of someone purporting to be a journalist.

I much prefer someone like Brian Lamb of C-SPAN. To me, that’s what unbiased, non-partisan journalsim is supposed to look like. I have never seen him tip his hand in favor of one viewpoint or another and a lot of my conservative friends say the same thing. Isn’t it nice to know there’s some things we can agree on? :)

By the way, having lived in Massachusetts for many years, I can easily summarize Romney’s health care plan: “Health Care is now required by law. Go buy some.”

No wonder Big Pharma loves him! ;)


Sal January 29, 2008 at 11:05 am

Yet another thing that we can agree on — I’m a Romney supporter, also from MA, and I agree that the health care plan is crap. However, keep in mind that it is not just Romney’s health care plan; it was endorsed heavily by the legislature, and praised by Ted Kennedy.


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