opacity —10:57 pm - 03/21/2012
Eva Longoria: GOP on the 'Wrong Side of Every Issue'
During the March 19 edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports, actress Eva Longoria fielded softball questions about her new role in President Obama’s re-election campaign. During the interview, Mitchell had no problem with reminding MSNBC viewers about the so-called Republican War on Women, chiding, "But the women's issues, women's health issues have become front and center force of what has happened on the Republican side."
Longoria was also given a chance to attack Republicans, sneering that Mitt Romney is "probably the one on the wrong side of every issue pertaining to Latinos, education, the economy, health care access....He's calling the anti-immigration law from Arizona a model law for the rest of this- the country."Rather than ask questions about President Obama’s views on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, or immigration, Mitchell reflected on President Obama’s plan to win over the Hispanic vote by informing viewers that President Obama has appointed seven Latino co-chairs. Mitchell also took the opportunity to remind viewers that Longoria had been profiled on NBC Nightly News.
It's hard to believe that, had Mitchell been interviewing a celebrity co-chair of a Republican's presidential campaign, she would opt to avoid any tough questions.