Family of alleged Romney victim angry over exploitation of story

Ed Morrissey

The family of the eight-years-deceased alleged victim of a cruel prank by a teenaged Mitt Romney reacted angrily to the Washington Post story yesterday — but not for the reasons one might imagine.  Calling the Washington Post story “factually inaccurate,” the sisters of the late John Lauber lashed out at the Post for using him to “further a political agenda” (via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit):

The older sister of Mitt Romney’s former high school classmate said she has no knowledge of any bullying incident involving her brother and the GOP presidential candidate.

Christine Lauber of South Bend, Ind., had not seen the Washington Post’s story that described an incident when Mitt Romney bullied her brother, but said she was aware of the story. The incident centered around Romney allegedly holding the scissors to help cut the hair of John Lauber, who was presumed to be gay and who had long hair.

Neither of his sisters had heard of the incident from their brother, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.  That’s not their main complaint, though…

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RelatedMSNBC Host Loses It When Reporter Won’t Play Along With ‘Get Mitt’ Meme

…{W}hat you’re doing here is a typical media trick: You hype up a story, and then you justify the second-day coverage of the story by saying, “Oh, well, people are talking about it. Here’s how Romney responded to it” . . .

You are bringing up a meta story here, which is, “What is the Romney response to this other non-story?”

Watch the video as Hall tells Carney “you are actually irritating me right now” and eventually cuts off his mike…

Stacy McCain has the video, about a dozen related links, and a discourse on the left’s juvenile concept of “fairness”

…After Carney’s kicked off due to his refusal to play the left’s Reindeer Games, a Democratic strategist opines it’s a “red herring” that we must talk about the GDP and jobs, and argues that George Bush won in 2004 by talking about “gay marriage, gay marriage all day long.”

Thus, he argues, turnabout is fair play.

Can we talk, just for a minute, about the media’s conception of “fairness”? Because I think this is what you might call a “teachable moment.”…

Also, While Romney Bully Hit Piece Falls Apart, Obama Audio Shows Obama Drank, Smoked Dope and Bullied 

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