One day after Donald Trump accused CNN of covering the birther issue in order to boost its ratings, Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu accused the network of a fixation with the birther issue.Oh, I don't know. Maybe it's news because for a short while Donald Trump was the most famous GOP presidential candidate in the race? And maybe it's news because whiter-than-white Mitt Romney continues to embrace Donald Trump, refuses to criticize Donald Trump, after Trump continues to spout racist birther accusations against an African-American President? (And it's particularly interesting that Romney is refusing to distance himself from racists when he's a bishop in a faith with a long tradition of racism.)
"Why is CNN so fixated on this?" Sununu, the former New Hampshire Governor, asked CNN's Soledad O'Brien. "It's CNN that wants to bring this up. I don't want to bring it up. Mitt Romney has made it clear that he believes President Obama was born in the U.S. You had Donald Trump on last night, and now you are asking the question this morning. It's CNN's fixation."
Sununu also asserted that CNN supported President Obama: "The fact is, this country has a jobs problem, and supporters of the president, like CNN, keep wanting to talk about other issues."
It's really pretty disgusting that Mitt Romney is now helping to coordinate a counter-attack on CNN - and that's clearly what this is, a coordinated counter-attack - in order to permit Romney's surrogates to continue launching racist attacks on the President.