Surprise! CBS distorts Ann Romney's interview

CBS distorts what Ann Romney said about Mitt Romney’s “mental well-being.”

Ann Althouse

The headline at CBS is:

Ann Romney: If elected, “mental well-being” Mitt’s biggest challenge

She was asked what her “biggest worry is if her husband does in fact become President.” I got the quote from the video here at 6:14, where you can see that the inquiry is about Ann Romney’s feelings. She answers:

“I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being. I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what’s missing right now in the economy – you know, the pieces that are missing to get this jump-started…. So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”

She was asked about her worry, not what his biggest challenge would be. She didn’t say he was mentally challenged. She expressed confidence in his ability to do everything, and then characterized herself as caring for his emotions, which is the traditional wifely role. To present that as some sort of secret revelation of emotional problems is just wrong.

CAJ note: We read about this interview and said to our WordBoss, “You wait and see. The media will turn this into ‘Mitt Romney Mentally Unstable Says Wife.’ This will turn into a media assault that says Romney is not up to the job. This could cost him the election.” We are old enough to remember poor old Senator Edmund Muskie, after all.

This is why the media is untrustworthy: Ann Romney’s wifely concern for her husband’s well-being


the murdered US Ambassador “bump in the road”-Libya-radical Islam-1st and 2nd Amendments-Shariah in America-Executive Orders-Fast and Furious-Economy-Iran-enemies list-killer and spy drones-entitlements-scandals from the current administration.

Any one of those should have stopped this Presidency at a 20% approval rating…if the media were actually working rather than swooning over the Celebrity-in-Chief.

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