Corporate Media Is Pushing False Equivalence Hard To Protect Romney
The facts are that Romney who is a former CEO of a financial company and among the richest people to run for President has refused to disclose more the two years of tax returns. What Romney has said about tax havens suggests that if his tax returns were disclosed it could lead to disclosure that are at least embarrassing if not illegal and criminal.
The corporate media is grudgingly covering this, but is also draw false equivalencies between attacks on Romney's refusal to disclose and the Swift Boat attacks on Kerry as well as the Birth Certificate attacks on President Obama. This is complete B.S. Romney's harms are largely self-inflicted given his specific refusal to do what every successful Presidential candidate has done for decades. There is no comparison between a rich man acting like he is somehow special and that the American people have no right to know about his efforts to hide his income and avoid taxes through various gimmicks and make believe attacks about Kerry's patriotism or President Obama's place of birth.
Yet, the media has been running various versions of the false equivalency fallacy under the guise of providing balanced coverage.