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Media Matters' Eric Boehlert bemoans media focus on politician gaffes

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Focusing on politician gaffes is really wrong, you guys. Eric Boehlert of Media Matters -- the left-wing media website that spent 2012 pointing out every Mitt Romney misstep - says so.

In an article about the media's focus on Hillary Clinton's gaffes last week, Boehlert bemoans the coverage.

"Let's also stipulate that last week confirmed almost everything that's wrong with the often unfair way the press covers Hillary Clinton: The coverage is built around theater criticism, it can be trivial, catty, devoid of substance and infatuated with gotchas," Boehlert said.

Really? That’s just how the media treats Clinton?

And I guess that means Boehlert himself would never focus on a political figure's gaffes, right?

Except for that time Boehlert wrote an article for the Huffington Post about Romney's "47 percent" gaffe.

And except for that time Boehlert wrote about Romney's "flip-flops" as gaffes.

And except for that time Boehlert wrote about Romney comparing his sons' campaign volunteerism to the military.

And except for that time Boehlert wrote about where Romney's gaffes came from.

And except for that other time Boehlert blamed Fox News for Romney's gaffes.

And except for that time Boehlert rounded up a list of Gov. Chris Christie gaffes.

And except for that time Boehlert did a round up of Ted Nugent's comments.

And except for that time Boehlert wrote about Alaskan bloggers reporting all of former Gov. Sarah Palin's gaffes.

Nope. No hypocrisy there.

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