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Mitt Romney’s retirement reveals media’s real view of Republicans

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is retiring, and no one is more upset than the very press that savaged him when he ran for president in 2012. 

They attacked his religion, his wife’s multiple sclerosis, and accused him of hating dogs and being a gay basher in high school. It didn’t matter what was true or how bigoted the comments were, all’s fair when the legacy media try to wreck a Republican. 

The man they now consider a vanilla, nice guy was destroyed for having “binders full of women” he wanted in his administration. The press still treats that as a “gaffe,” though the Washington Post admits it was actually more than 15 pounds of resumes of women he wanted to consider hiring.  

What a monster.  

A Newsweek cover described him as: “Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem.” New York Times columnist Charles Blow mocked Romney for wearing “magic underwear,” an anti-Mormon comment Blow ended up apologizing for. Sadly, he wasn’t the only bigot in the press that campaign. 

In other words, they did anything they could to destroy Romney for daring to run against their anointed one – President Barack Obama.  

Or when Posties at The Reliable Source cheered how First Lady Michelle Obama wore a “princely $6,800” jacket to a reception. Only Post Politics writer Suzi Parker asked in another piece, “Does Ann Romney wear her $990 designer shirt while driving one of her two Cadillacs?” 

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This is the same kind of ridiculous thinking that the press embraces on every issue. They celebrate the elite going to Davos to talk climate change and bury the fact that they use private jets to do it. They hate on rich conservatives (or just Republicans in Romney’s case) but love mega-billionaires like George Soros because he gives to their side. 

There are no double standards in the news media. There’s only one standard. Democrats are good, if they vote liberal, and Republicans are bad. Except when they bash Republicans.

It’s a strategy decades old. But seldom is it so blatantly obvious. It’s not Romney’s fault for wanting to exit on a high note. Only, the reason he got it was because newsies realized he would come out swinging against his own party.

I hope Mitt remembers the adage that, when you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

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Dan Gainor is a freelance opinion editor for Fox News Digital.

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