The CBS Double Standard for Obama and Romney

In an August 31 piece on CBS News, the headline reads "Romney in New Orleans asks where the water came from." The short piece lists a few details of the GOP candidate's visit to the flood-ravaged Lafitte section in Jefferson Parish, LA, before presenting his inquiry about whether the flood waters were from rainfall volume, storm surges, or salt water. "Did the water come from the sky, or the rivers, or the ocean?" reads the quote, attributed to a journalist pool source. Editorializing, the piece states "The comment brought to mind another observation about the natural wonders that Romney made during the primaries, when he returned home to Michigan and remarked, 'I love this state. The trees are the right height.'" It concludes with support for Harry Reid's assertion that Paul Ryan's budget plan includes cuts to federal funding for disaster relief. Ryan's notion of the overextended federal budget necessarily transferring more of that expense to states is beyond...(Read Full Post)