***UPDATE: A source tells me that Coppins was the pool reporter assigned to report and distribute the news about Romney to the entire press corps today.
The source of this is Jon Ward, a political reporter for the Huffington Post, and he deserves a lot of credit for telling the truth about what he overheard:
The so-called "reporter" in question was apparently -- and to no one's surprise -- one of Ben Smith's head BenSmithers, McKay Coppins:
You can hear the comment below at the 0:38 mark as Coppins commiserates with someone else over what they think Romney "should" say -- how arrogant:
This is yet one more example of just how childish and unprofessional these partisans disguised as "objective" reporters are -- and it gives you a hint of what Romney's been up against throughout this entire campaign. Not just from the likes of BuzzFeed, and they're bad enough, but from a media atmosphere so stacked against Romney and in favor of Obama that anyone pretending to be an "objective" journalist can feel comfortable popping off like this.
It's also a look at how comfortable these elitist jerks are behaving this way amongst themselves when they think no one is listening. I have no issues with reporters joking around, but it's no coincidence that you never ever hear this kind of thing coming from the "objective" media about President Obama.
But it wouldn't be fair to single Coppins out. Accidentally, he just proved once again who 99% of these people are, and why they must be defeated. Coppins isn't the problem. If he was, he wouldn't have felt that his childish wishful thinking would be amusing to his peers.
This is reminiscent of what we heard from David Chalian, the former Yahoo News political director fired for saying Mitt and Ann Romney are "happy to have a party when black people are drowning."
Chalian landed on his feet, though. Politico quickly scooped him up.
It's all one big, corrupt, incestuous journOlist family, isn't it?
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UPDATE: This post was corrected. Coppins had no association with the White House Press Association covering Romney today.