Who’s Lacking Candor, Romney or the AP?

We wrote here about Glen Johnson, the reporter for the Associated Press who has been assigned to cover Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Johnson makes no secret of the fact that the detests Romney, and his articles on the candidate have been a succession of hit pieces. His most recent, this morning, is titled Analysis: Romney and Candor. Johnson’s thesis is that Romney has a “candor gap,” which is a nice way of calling him a liar.
But Johnson’s evidence is remarkably thin:

When confronted with questions that might conflict with his message of the day or political record, the Republican candidate has shown a tendency to bob and weave or simply dismiss history. He has done so all year, providing an easy target for his opponents.
This past week, Romney did it again over questions about whether he was planning to air negative ads


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