Barack Hollywood Obama: How The Media Sold the President As Populist, Not Elitist

The Associated Press argued “Romney may have unintentionally helped the Obama campaign. Mercedes, Bentleysand, in one case, a candy red 2013 Ferrari Spider crowded into a series of closed-door Romney fundraisers” in the “weekend playground” of the Wall Street elite. The New York Times also spotted “a line of gleaming Bentleys, Porsches and Mercedes-Benzes waiting to deposit guests paying up to $25,000 a head” who dined on “prosciutto-covered melon balls.” The Los Angeles Times noted a “line of Range Rovers, BMWs, Porsche roadsters and one gleaming cherry red Ferrari.” AP spoke with an investment banker who “chewed a cigar in his black Range Rover.” The AP also distributed a photo of leftist protesters “from, the Occupy Movement and the Long Island Progressive” with a banner that read “Mitt Romney Has a Koch Problem.” Obama admitted snorting coke, but he never suffered a Coke Problem. The New York Times also carried a photo of the protesters with the “Koch problem” banner and began its story: “A woman in a blue chiffon dress poked her head out of a black Range Rover here on Sunday afternoon and yelled to an aide to Mitt Romney. Is there a VIP entrance?
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