Mitt Romney's complaint (bolstered, of course, by Fox News) that President Barack Obama has reached a new low in negative campaigning, doesn't quite fit the facts about the negativity of the Obama or Romney campaigns and ignores the history of negative campaigns, as I show in this video.
The clips I ue of Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, and Fox News contributor Doug Schoen come from a longer segment on Fox News' August 16, 2012, broadcast of "America's Newsroom" (which I have not found available online)
The clips I use of CNN anchor John Berman come from a longer segment of CNN's August 17, 2012, broadcast of "Early Start with John Berman & Zoraida Sambolin" available online at http://bit.ly/SwEOhd
The image I use of the May 2012 Gallup poll results comparing the likability of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama comes from the webpage at http://bit.ly/PWUwRP
The image I use of Maggie Haberman and Redid J Epstein's May 29, 2012, Politico article titled "Mitt Romney won't dump Trump" comes from the webpage at http://politi.co/Rpbyt5
The image I use of Judd Legum's July 24, 2012, Talking Points Memo article titled "Romney Adviser Says Obama Doesn't 'Fully Appreciate' Our 'Anglo-Saxon Heritage'" comes from the webpage at http://bit.ly/PN1g2X
The image I use of Mitt Romney's August 13, 2012, YouTube video titled "Long History" comes from the YouTube player page at http://bit.ly/OGob0u