article today in yahoo.com and it made me giggle...
Romney Camp Breaks Precedent, Bars Press From Israel Fundraiser
JERUSALEM - In a precedent-breaking move, the Romney campaign said today it will bar reporters from attending a high-dollar fundraiser in Israel Monday morning.The claim that Romney broke a precedent was very suspicious - I intuitively knew this could not be true. Obama is known for being very secretive about his fundraising - and this does not include the fact that his team disabled all fraud protections in his credit card system of fundraising (both in 2008 and in 2012) - which in turn allowed untraceable contributions to his campaign. I did a quick google search, and in 5 seconds found this article:
Obama holds DC fundraiser for re-election campaign
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is raising about $1.5 million at a Washington fundraiser to benefit his re-election campaign.
Obama met with 25 supporters at the upscale Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Wednesday, a day after several fundraisers in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Tickets for the event started at $60,000 per person. The fundraiser was closed to reporters.
The Obama campaign says the proceeds will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama's re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Apparently, Romney was not breaking any precedence - given that Obama barred reporters from his fundraiser only 10 days ago. The claim against Romney is obviously false - and it takes 5 seconds for anyone interested in the truth to refute the accusation.
BTW, speaking of foreign fundraising - just a few weeks ago same Obama held multiple fundraisers in Switzerland, Sweden, France and China. Not a peep from the media.
I cannot avoid the conclusion that if a mainstream media outlet is making claims against a republican which seem to be implausible, you need to immediately check if they are true, because most likely than not you will find that the media is lying to you. Note too, that a media giant like yahoo and and ABC has multiple people hired specifically to check the correctness of the facts they publish, so it is beyond doubt to me that such "errors" have to be done on purpose. Like when the NBC editing Zimmerman's recording to make him sound like a racist, or ABC launching an obviously groundless accusation that the Colorado shooter was connected with the Tea Party.
In short, never trust the mainstream media, never! Always check their claims.