A candidate complains about campaign coverage when that candidate is losing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said this morning on This Week. By Christie’s own logic then, the Romney campaign doesn’t seem to be too optimistic. During his appearance on Fox News Sunday, which also aired today, Paul Ryan said media bias goes without saying.
Responding to a question about Romney’s conservative critics, Christie told George Stephanopoulos, “I’m not going to sit here and complain about coverage of the campaign because, as a candidate, if you do that, you’re losing.”
Earlier today, Chris Wallace asked Ryan, “Do you think the mainstream media is carrying water for Barack Obama?”
“I think it kind of goes without saying that there’s definitely media bias,” Ryan replied, with a laugh. As a conservative, Ryan said he’s used to media bias, that the campaign expected it. Not naming names, Ryan said he’s “long believed and felt that there is an inherent media bias. And I think anybody with objectivity would believe that that’s the case.”
Asked whether he believes the media wants Obama to win, Ryan evaded the question, only noting that they prefer a “left of center” president, which obviously contradicts Romney’s conservative platform.
Take a look below — Christie remark, followed by Ryan’s media critique:
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