The German mainstream media has always acted as Obama’s lawyers, carefully sanitizing and grooming the message to the public to ensure it delivers the right effect.
But I guess there’s no way of spinning what went down yesterday, and so the major dailies have declared victory for Romney.
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Before the debate, the German public for the most part had been fooled into thinking that Obama had done a great job so far, and that his re-election should be a shoe-in.
But they also knew that Romney is within striking distance and were told by the media that with Americans you just don’t know what stupid things can happen. And plus they are told there’s a lot of racism in primitive America. If Obama loses, then it’ll probably be because of angry, male, gun-toting racists turning out at the polls.
I haven’t seen the debate yet, but have just scanned a few German headlines:
Der Spiegel’s headline: Romney scores points in duel against Obama
DIE WELT: First Round goes to Romney
Other leftwing dailies like the TAZ and DIE ZEIT have nothing so far, which leads us to believe they haven’t been able to bring themselves to write about it, or they still haven’t figured out how to spin the event.
It’ll be interesting what they’ll blame his poor performance on. My guess is that they they’ll blame…yes, you know who.
GOOD ANALYSIS HERE: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1876484884001/ …no place to hide.