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April 3, 2012

Today's Example of Stunning Media Bias And Dishonest Reporting ... 'Ann Romney Connected to Sex Trafficking'

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media, Political News and commentaries

Today's best example of stunning media anti-GOP bias, blatant misreporting, and journalistic dishonesty are media headlines and stories proclaiming Ann Romney is connected to "sex trafficking."

All of them are based on this story from Reuters:

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This is from Business Insider:

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This is from The Examiner:

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And we haven't even gotten to the loony liberal blogs that are running with the story.

As Poor Richard explains, the ridiculous headline and story is based upon the fact that Ann Romney has a blind trust (meaning she has no idea what they're investing in) with Goldman Sachs ... and Goldman Sachs itself (not their investors) ... 'previously' owned a stake in The Village Voice (which an NYT columnist accused of running ads for a former underaged prostitute).

  • Goldman Sachs recently sold a 16% share of Village Voice Media, a company that owned a website called Backpage.com. Backpage is a classifieds website with an "adult" second that has been linked to sex trafficking. Goldman Sachs said that it was "uncomfortable with the direction of the company" and sold their share.
  • Ann Romney was invested in a blind trust through Goldman Sachs.
  • Ann Romney's share in the Goldman fund was valued between $15,001 and $50,000 but the fund itself was a $2.78 billion dollar venture for Goldman Sachs.
So, despite the fact that Ann Romney has absolutely nothing to do with Village Voice Media, and hardly anything to do with Goldman Sachs, this didn't stop Reuters from connecting them in a headline.

One would think that even liberal Democrats, and leftist journalists and blogs, should be able to understand that Ann Romney had absolutely nothing to do with The Village Voice or 'sex trafficking'. But when did facts and the truth matter to liberal progressives, anyway! For Obama and his minions on the left, simply throwing sh*t out and expecting gullible, naive, people to believe it has become their standard fare.

Other coverage: Ace - Our Unbiased Media: Headlines Proclaim Ann Romney Connection To "Sex-Trafficking"

Posted by Hyscience at April 3, 2012 1:33 PM



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