Fox’s Brit Hume: Romney’s Bullying Was ‘Hazing,’ ‘Mean’

Fox News managing editor Brit Hume weighed in on the Washington Post’s story about Mitt Romney’s treatment of a student during his school days.

“I mean look, this was not a prank. This was hazing. And it was mean. There’s no doubt about it,” Hume said on Fox News Sunday. “And I don’t have any doubt about the basic truth of the story.”

He nevertheless criticized “the utter failure of the Post to connect it to anything else in Romney’s life or career.” He suggested the Post editors were expressing “editorial opinions” in the prominent treatment they gave to the story, questioning the paper’s “news judgment.”


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