Media pearl-clutch at Romney’s birth certificate joke, swoon over Obama’s

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As Twitchy reported, Mitt Romney made a joke this morning in Michigan. He said, “No one needs to see my birth certificate. They know this was the place where we were born and raised.” Apparently, that is an inexcusable no-no. It’s only okay if The One makes jokes. Or, you know, falsely calls someone a felon or accuses him of killing a woman. Move along!

“Real journalists” immediately began clutching their pearls.

@JanCBS: At Romney event, 2 reactions to his birth certificate joke: reporters gasped & crowd of thousands laughed and cheered.” MEDIA BIAS

— * GnOsiS * (@AndreaCristiano) August 24, 2012

Media gasped. Gasped. Where, oh where, are their fainting couches? They’ll need to lie down after all this mad spinning.

Yeah, we know what the media will do w/ it. MT @DylanByers It doesn't really matter what Romney's intentions were w/ birth certificate quote

— Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) August 24, 2012

Obama camp calls Romney a felon and tax cheat? Media yawns. Romney cracks a birth certificate joke? Major freakout. What bias?

— Basil King (@basilsblog) August 24, 2012

This absurd pearl-clutching and frenzy even has #Birther trending now.

The Cycle of the Birther, in 17 Minutes: http://t.co/KJ3DZQy1

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) August 24, 2012

This BuzzFeed senior political “reporter” helped start that off by referring to Romney as Orly Taitz. No bias here, move along. We are just surprised there is no follow-up to BuzzFeed’s “conservative media is stoking a ‘race war’ and Romney is giving nod to it” claims.

ORLY?! RT @DonLemonCNN: Romney advisor says he was merely referring to his upbringing here, not Qs raised about president’s birthplace.

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 24, 2012

President Obama rapidly weighed in to basically call Mitt Romney a birther.

Mitt Romney this morning: "No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place I was born."

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 24, 2012

Our take: Gov. Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 24, 2012

Now's the time to say you stand with President Obama in this election—and against false, divisive attacks: http://t.co/BxEIzCOj

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 24, 2012

Romney's results MT @streitfeldcnn Romney rallier: "Well he's from MI.There's no q about where he's from. You hear a lot of qs about Obama"

— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) August 24, 2012

Obama camp: "Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter”

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 24, 2012

Gee, look how many are following their master’s lead?

.@MitchellReports on @MittRomney going full birther: "Did he REALLY just say that?"

— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) August 24, 2012

In Michigan w/ Ann @mittromney says no one ever asked to see my birth certificate they know this is the place where we were born and raised

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 24, 2012

@jrpsaki on show calls @MittRomney birther comments "gutter politics" says American people will recognize it as such #mitchellreports

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 24, 2012

Ding! "dog whistle" via Andrea Mitchell. Calling it at 1:08 p.m.

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 24, 2012

SERIOUSLY? RT @DanIsett: The Hill just did an e-alert about the birth certificate joke. #eyeroll

— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) August 24, 2012

MT @HotlineJosh: "No one needs to see my birth certificate. They know this was the place where we were born and raised" — Romney/Come on!

— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) August 24, 2012

Please, tell me how your tweets about Obama eating a dog make Romney's joke better.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 24, 2012

FACT CHECK: I'm sure at some point in his life someone asked to see Mitt Romney's birth certificate. FOUR PINOCCHIOS

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 24, 2012

@jonathanalter Will media's reaction to birther joke versus their silence on FRC shooting build or erode confidence in journalism? #tcot

— Twain (@MaxTwain) August 24, 2012

Mitt goes #birther: Watch Romney channel his inner @realDonaldTrump http://t.co/RG40b7X7

— Salon.com (@Salon) August 24, 2012

Oh my RT @michaelscherer: Take a look at #futuremittjokes feed.

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 24, 2012

“Real reporters,” remember. Giggling over lefty attacks.

On @MitchellReports OFA spox Jen Psaki calls Romney's birth certificate statement "gutterball politics"

— Ali Weinberg (@AliABCNews) August 24, 2012

Seems like only yesterday that the Romney campaign asked Obama to raise the tone and denounce blog comments.

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) August 24, 2012

Romney at Michigan rally: “No ones ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know where I was born and raised.”

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 24, 2012

Obama campaign spox @Lis_Smith tweets "@MittRomney goes full birther" with link to video of his remark

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 24, 2012

Romney: “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place where we were born and raised!”

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 24, 2012

Yes, that just happened.

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 24, 2012

Picking my jaw up off the ground now.

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 24, 2012

Only the tip of the iceberg; Twitter was full of “real reporters” frantically tweeting, all breathless and gasping. While picking jaws up off the floor, over a joke. Why could this be?

When Obama gaffes it's a story. When Romney gaffes it's news.

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) August 24, 2012

Mitt makes a birth certificate joke about his Michigan heritage. #FauxOutrage!!!!

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 24, 2012

Romney birth certificate comment now has the Dem media complex in a lather. Biden's " Dey's gonna putch y'all back in chaynes", not so much

— Han Yolo (@MCHblazer) August 24, 2012

Yes. Anything at all to cover for or carry water for President Obama. He’s floundering? Gin up some outrageous outrage. Oh, look … a shiny!

But, wait, what’s this?

Such a racist joke. http://t.co/jzvlRi7n

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 24, 2012

That’s right. Journalists said Squee! when President Obama made a birth certificate joke at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  This year, when he joked about eating a dog (racist dog whistle!), CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux was ready to throw her panties on stage, for cripes sake.

Further, the Obama campaign solicited birth certificate jokes.

Via @BenHowe Obama campaign solicited birther jokes ==> http://t.co/xrJlyjU0

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 24, 2012

And cash in off of joke mugs.

The official Obama birth certificate joke mug is $22.50. "Might as well laugh at it" ==> http://t.co/VgxdT3K5 via @BenHowe

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 24, 2012

RedState has more.

So basically everyone, including Obama, is pretty upset about this incredible affront on Obama’s birth in spite of Romney’s continued and consistent position that he is in fact a citizen born in the United States.

But really, Romney was just following the Obama Campaign’s own instructions as seen on their website store where you can purchase a coffee mug with Obama’s birth certificate printed on the side. Their description makes clear that birther jokes aren’t only ok, they wantpeople telling them.

Huh. Sort of like how the media tells us that Obamacare is totally racist. But it’s okay when Obama calls it that and fundraises off of it.

Some people actually seem to think the Romney birther joke will make a difference politically. Ya'll need to step away from the Twitter.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 24, 2012

Yes. Plus, members of the media need to step out of their absurd sycophantic bubble.

And, you know, put down the water.

Update: Well, looky here.

Today's a good day to buy one of our Made in the USA mugs—with the President's birth certificate on the back: http://t.co/44GelhfN

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 24, 2012

Update: MSNBC sinks even lower than their usual rock bottom and calls Romney joke the “most despicable bigotry we can imagine.”

most racist joke of all time RT @charliespiering: MSNBC: Romney joke the ‘most despicable bigotry we can imagine’ http://t.co/wndydJZb

— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) August 24, 2012

Disgraceful.

In between MSNBC's hyperventilating over Romney's Birth Certificate joke, maybe they can ask @toure who did 9/11.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 24, 2012

Zing!

Update: DNC, Team Obama going all-in on calling Romney a birther.

Romney embraced the birther movement today—so now's the time to say you stand with the President against false attacks: http://t.co/lFVGZJnP

— Melanie Roussell (@MelanieOMB) August 24, 2012

Get the President's back in the face of Mitt Romney's divisive birther comment today: http://t.co/Hk2vUAHM

— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) August 24, 2012

 

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