Study: media prefers Rick Perry to Mitt Romney

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  • marvincooley BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ
    Oct. 18, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    This post is directed to all those post here who want the ex governor of Massachusetts for president. Deseret News is obviously bias toward the ex governor of Massachusetts they, like all of you, think he is going to get the nomination and you surly want to be on the winning side. For many reason mentioned by other post here the ex governor is unfit to serve, especially now.
    Electing a person because they look presidential is illogical and immoral when human lives are at stake. The Churches statement on Political Neutrality mentions the D&C Section 134 which I recommend your reread and study it out in your mind because the current government is in the business of taking away the free exercise of conscience, the right to control property and the protection of life all of which the ex governor of Massachusetts has ascribed to in many ways in the past and will do so in the future. Ron Paul is the only candidate to follow the teaching of the Church when it comes to adhering to D&C 134. Deseret News want the ex governor because he meets their agenda.

  • Kiyo Washougal, Washington
    Oct. 18, 2011 1:07 a.m.

    The most interesting duo here is Bachman-Romney. Perry is dead in the water. He relied too much on good looks and upper body strength. That won't cut it with the tea party folks. Romney must strike a bargain with her as he is too much of a gentleman to attack her directly. Both republican party candidates need to work together to defeat the lame stream media(not DN)and save the country from ruination.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    anything in your life positive? why burden yourself reading about people you can't stand? must be miserable.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    "Study: media prefers Rick Perry to Mitt Romney"

    And who is it that claims the media is liberal and leftist?

    Uh ... wasn't that the right-wing Republicans and the tea party? Oh ... yeah ... and Fox News.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 7:00 p.m.


    I'm a member of the LDS faith. I don't want Harry Reid to ever be the president and I want him to be voted out of his current office. What does that say about your theory?

  • New Yorker Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    mightymite: Pew did the study, not DN. I'd personally rather hear about it in any news market than not. What appalls me is that the bigotry of the evangelicals (not just against Mormons, but also Catholics, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, and others) gets so much traction without the blink of an eye by the liberal media. I guess most liberals aren't true believers in liberal ideals, but just opportunists just like the majority of folks out there. What a disappointment.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    DonO - RightO. Perry makes George W. look like he actually attended the university he graduated from.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 6:55 p.m.


    You are from Chicago? Then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

    BTW, you ran into Rahm Emanuel lately?

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    To join the chorus, of course the media prefer Perry...laregly because he's the proverbial "good copy." Every time Perry opens his mouth he makes outrageous and non-sensical comments. He also sounds like a yokel. The media had a field day with "W" and his swaggering, foot-in-mouth ways. They're just renewing old times with Perry.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 17, 2011 5:27 p.m.


    "We should be very scheptical of what the medias hidden agenda is."

    And DNews. And LDS.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    I seem to recall in the last election that McCain was the media darling, then when it came down to the general election they threw him under the bus and propped up an unknown guy. We should be very scheptical of what the medias hidden agenda is.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    Duh, and the vast majority prefer Christianity to mormonism. What was the point of this story other then the DNEWS to get the the faithful thier daily dose of Mitt and rile up the readers?

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    No Wanda, the majority/consistency in this forum is pro-Romney. This is a Mormon forum ... they want a Mormon leader for the country if they can.

  • Wanda Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    As I said before the majority/consistency in this forum is pro-Paul, against anyone else. Interesting, but frightening!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    I don't believe the media most of the time so, this topic is lame.

  • Fred T PHOENIX, AZ
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    Just remember the last election.
    The "media" raised John McCain from the dead and made him popular so that he won the GOP primary. This was calculated to bring a dead fish to face Obama.
    It worked. Even McCain realized it about 3-weeks away from the election.
    This is when he started backpedaling and making nice with Senate Dems so he would still remain important in the Senate when he lost.

    Don't let the "media" pick the candidate for you! The are mostly left leaning people and they don't have your best interest at heart.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    No mystery here. Media is about finding the best story. Perry, like another famous Texan, spouts off at times and just says some dumb things. Much more interesting than Mitt.

    In this race, Mitt is John Kerry. Perry is Howard Dean.

    Romeny will win because he "looks" Presidential. Then his wishy-washy stances and many similarities to Obama will cost him the election. Just as it did Kerry.

  • marvincooley BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ
    Oct. 17, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    Brother Romney should have quite after the winter Olympics success while he was ahead. We don't need another George Bush or Obama. We don't need more of the same. That is what we will get with Brother Romney. Einstein said Insanity Repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    We don't need more of the same. We need Ron Paul.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    the media picks Perry over Romney???????

    who do they think will come 4th and 5th now they have identified the 2nd and 3rd place finishers?

    Pres Obama has laid off 600k government workers so far and if Cain is elected he can do in the IRS with his short tax form which will cost another 1.2 million jobs. Soon the size of the government is going to be down to fighting weight.

    Cains plan can be fixed and the country can be fiscally responsible again, the other candidates are just planning to work ths system.

  • Scott1 Quiet Neighborhood, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 1:23 p.m.


    Stephen Colbert was recently talking about the Mormon Presidential Candidates. I loved his classic line where he said: "One of these guys could be the next president. The other one is Jon Huntsman."

  • marvincooley BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ
    Oct. 17, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    You would think Deseret news would be different from the mainstream media; however it is the same. There is an article in the Atlantic Wire about the Pew study that Jamshid Ghazi Askar should have read before he spouted off. It shows how the mainstream media has blacked out Ron Paul. Mr. Askar has done the same. Yellow journalism at its best.
    The ex governor of Massachusetts is the same as the governor of Texas, bought and paid for pettifoggers. Ron Paul is the real deal. He is totally against killing little babies. He is against killing our young people in wars we have no business being in. How can you have a war against and idea? His plan will truly reduce the federal budget and restore our job creating economy that has been going down hill for twenty years.
    I would have posted the URL for the article in the Atlantic Wire but Deseret News does not allow URL postings.
    Vote RON PAUL

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    "Why won't Americans accept Romney? Its gotta be the Mormon thing."

    Or it could be the 'insurance mandate, bank bailout, pro-choice, pro-life, gun control vs. pro 2nd amendment, "Corporations are people", governor views vs. Presidential candidate views, 47th in job creation, made my money laying off workers and shipping jobs overseas' thing.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    Perry is a flip-flopper, from formerly a Democrat campaigning for Al Gore, to now a Republican...he will offend with knee-jerk observations and is limited in experience to Texas culture and economy.

    Cain is supported by multi-billionaire brothers Koch, so don't get too excited if he raises some money, but he is not the man, not his own man...check his AFP ties and who actually came up with the 999 plan he calls his own...

    Romney is the man, the liberal media will twist and spin every direction to defeat him, though he is America's best what does that tell you about the media? Romney is the best choice, period.

    Ron Paul is a great advisor and advocate, but too radical, his views should be looked at, adapted, but not adopted. Reality is your not going to pull American military out of every other country...

    Santorum and Bachman, either would make a great VP

    Huntsman is too sympathetic to China, would hurt America by going too easy on them, showing him not the champion of America that Romney is.

    Why won't Americans accept Romney? Its gotta be the Mormon thing.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    To DeltaFoxtrot | 12:09 p.m. Oct. 17, 2011

    Still, if you have a brain in your head you know the nomination can only go to Romney... as he's the only candidate who has a chance of winning over moderate voters.

    Actually, the only candidate who has a chance of winning over moderate voters is Jon Huntsman. Romney has pandered too much to the far right.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    The media we have is no longer a neutral entity, they are biased for many reasons and they want to influence the public to vote their way.

    The only thing Ron Paul will do for us is cut the bottom out of the bag we have found ourselves in and let us drop out the bottom. They are no longer investigative news people, but opinion forming people, having nothing to do with news.

  • utesovertide Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    Anti Bush-Obama,

    I think the reason more people won't back Ron Paul is two fold. One, because too many conspiracy theorists openly back him. Come on man, the Kennedy vs Federal Reserve theory has been debunked for quite some time.

    Number two, the guy can't put together a concise argument. I never know what the guy's point is going to be, it gets so muddled with extraneous and tangential information.

    He claims he can get rid of the multi-million word tax code, but it would take him ten million words to tell us how he would do it.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    The lamestream media are doing all they can to disenfranchise and/or shift attention from one Republican candidate to another for the next few months. They would OBVIOUSLY like the Republican candidate to be someone that wouldn't be able to beat Obama(although I can't imagine who fills that bill).

    I thought there for a couple of months they were finished with their Obama cheerleading gig. I was wrong.

    As soon as Romney is nominated - watch them "not suggest" by "suggesting" that his mormon background should NEVER be a problem!

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    I think the Republicans are trying to get more pledges from Mitt Romney but I don't see him doing this in secrecy. Romney is too much of his own man to get those who are used to wielding power behind him until they have no other choice. I don't believe the media prefers Perry but the comedians are having a ball with Cain.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    Of course the media prefers Perry. Media lives off of sensationalism... and loud mouth, gun toting, bible thumping Perry is certainly a sensation.

    Still, if you have a brain in your head you know the nomination can only go to Romney... as he's the only candidate who has a chance of winning over moderate voters. When it comes down to election time all good GOP voters are going to fall in line and vote Republican. It doesn't matter if Mikey Mouse is on the ticket, they'll vote the party line. Same goes for the Democrats... you know they're all going to vote B.H.O.

    So the only chance of winning is to impress the moderates. These are people who could care less about the social issues. They don't want to hear about God, Guns and Gay Marriage. Their concern? "It's the economy, stupid." They'll vote for the man with a plan to fix the economy, everything else can come later.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    My first comment was denied so I'll try again. I merely suggested that if the Deseret News is worried about insufficient coverage of Mitt Romney, I could help them. Just Google "Mitt Romney+ Deseret News" and there are plenty of positive stories about Romney. That's not name-calling, that's not obscene or vulgar, and I didn't inappropriately address any other reader by name. It's just the way things are.

    Ron Paul is the only one with a legitimate complaint about media bias. Your article didn't even mention him in a story about media bias, when the report showed he received less coverage than all the other candidates. Denying comments that point this out is only feeding the fire.

  • Jazz Bass Man Wellsville, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    The liberal media prefers Perry over the others? Probably because he is another Rino sellout who wants to give illegals amnesty and every other entitlement that they shouldn't get in this country. Just one more reason NOT to vote for Perry.

  • Scott1 Quiet Neighborhood, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:42 a.m.

    I think the media and comedians have beat Perry up pretty good over his poor debate performances. Overall, my impression is that they have been equally fair to Perry and Romney.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    I prefer freedom and prosperity to Romney, Perry, or Obama. Who is going to reduce our spending? Who is going to create jobs?Who is going to quit selling out to the bankers and being their puppet? Ron Paul.

    Every other candidate in this race cares nothing for you and will sell you out and think nothing of it. The last man who tried to End the Fed was John F. Kennedy and they had him assasinated.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    of course they do. they know he has less of a chance beating yomama.