Main stream media scared of Obama???

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Obama is lucky journalists don’t want to make him look bad because every time he needs a villain, the government picks one.

    Once “Wall Street” was about “greed.” Now it’s about power. Obama’s latest power grab has him appearing to throw his friends at Goldman Sachs to the wolves – anything to salvage the mid-term elections.
    In fact, as soon as Obama wanted to target Wall Street, Goldman Sachs got investigated. It was almost magical. About as magical as the timing of the Hutaree arrests just as Obama and the left were complaining about scary right wingers.
    Maybe the timing of the Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud case against Goldman Sachs was legitimate. Maybe the arrest of nine Hutaree members for seditious conspiracy and a host of other crimes was also properly timed.
    If that’s the case, then we need to start calling Obama the four-leaf-clover president because every time he needs a villain, the government picks one. This is the natural extension of the left always comparing Obama to Ronald Reagan, once called the "Teflon" president because critics complained no complaints ever stuck.
    In Obama’s case, it really is better to be lucky than good. Right now he is pretty darn lucky. At least it appears that way. It also helps when the media refuse to delve into what’s really going on – and there’s a lot going on.

    For the eight years of the Bush administration, every hint of closed-door meetings or secret government action led to screaming headlines. The media and the left went apoplectic about Cheney meeting with oil companies to craft an energy policy. Every action of the War on Terror resulted in an investigation. The media had one thought – to get President Bush. So they let every tinfoil-hat conspiracy theory flourish.
    Remember when we were supposedly in Iraq to steal oil? We’ve certainly been there long enough to drain that nation dry. Only one problem – we didn’t do it. Or maybe it was the oil company conspiracy to lower gas prices and fix the election. CNN’s Jack Cafferty was just one of many media voices to say “if you were a real cynic, you could also wonder if the oil companies might not be pulling the price of gas down to help the Republicans get re-elected in the midterm elections a couple of months away.” That conspiracy was also proven bogus when gas prices didn’t plummet until after the 2008 elections.
    But the mere fact that the media were taking that lunacy seriously shows just how any coincidence inspires journalistic interest under the right circumstances. So, in the midst of liberal claims about the danger of Tea Parties, the FBI locks up members of some group almost no one has ever noticed.
    On deck, we had Obama’s major push for financial reform and a convenient government attack against Goldman Sachs. So convenient that several people have raised the issue and its political implications. Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), asked the SEC for any sort of information about how it might have cooperated with the Obama administration. Both conservatives and Wall Streeters have connected the dots enough to wonder whether these are political charges.
    And that’s where the investigations begin and end. Journalists want no part of digging into the administration’s ties to anything – ACORN, SEIU and now Goldman Sachs.
    It’s not just that they love their president in that schoolgirl crush way (and they do). It’s also that they fear him. They worry Obama won’t do them harm, he’ll do even worse – deny access.
    Look at this administration’s pathetic history of dealing with the press. Reporters from papers that endorsed McCain got kicked off the campaign plane. Media opposition like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Matt Drudge got targeted by the White House. Even friendlies like CNBC’s Jim Cramer ended up targets for verbal assault.
    Big name celebrities can survive that kind of Cold War. Ordinary reporters can’t. They know how the White House works when it wants a story killed. It bullies the media like CBS into dropping comments from a story about the sexuality of a potential Supreme Court nominee or forces everyone out of the park in front of the White House so it can conceal a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell protest.
    Every one of those events should lead to an investigation. The traditional media don’t even get anywhere close. They hardly acknowledge the cozy relationship Obama and Hill Democrats have enjoyed with Goldman Sachs before this – including $1 million in contributions to the president’s campaign.
    If this had been a Republican administration, every single penny would be plastered on the front page day after day. The Washington Post, New York Times and others would skewer any politician with ties to the now-toxic Goldman Sachs.
    Instead, we’ll be lucky if they mention that embattled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein has personally visited the Obama White House on three separate occasions – as recently as March 26. No, they’d never mention that.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Poll: Americans Rank Fox Number One TV News Network, CNN Second, MSNBC a Distant Third…
    Lean Forward!
    (Poll Position) — When asked what is the best TV news network, Americans responded along partisan lines, with 62% of Republicans picking Fox News, while 72% of Democrats chose CNN and MSNBC.

    In a national Poll Position telephone survey, Fox News came out on top. Among all the 1,180 surveyed, 36% said Fox News was best, with 28% saying CNN and 17% MSNBC.

    Among independents, 36% chose Fox News, 31% CNN, 9% MSNBC, and 24% were undecided.

    Republicans: 62% Fox News, 13% CNN, 6% MSNBC, 19% undecided.

    Democrats: 10% Fox News, 41% CNN, 31% MSNBC, 18% undecided.

    Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,180 adults nationwide was conducted September 18, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
    Note: The poll was conducted by longtime CNN executive, Eason Jordan, so there’s no conservative bias.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    MSNBC Getting Crushed, Nearing Third Place In Cable News Ratings…

    The Lean Forward crew now perilously close to falling behind perennial cable news doormat CNN.
    (NY Times) — How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann? Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks.

    The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN, long relegated to third place in the prime-time cable news competition, is edging its way back up, while MSNBC is moving in the other direction.

    For the month, CNN averaged 257,000 viewers in prime time in the category that counts most to the networks — viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 — because that is where the advertising money goes for news programming. MSNBC was just barely ahead with 269,000 viewers. (Neither approached the leader, Fox News, with 526,000).

    Both CNN and MSNBC had one especially strong night because of the Republican presidential debates. With those excluded, however, CNN beat MSNBC, 219,000 to 207,000. A year ago, when Mr. Olbermann still occupied the 8 p.m. hour, MSNBC edged CNN by 83,000 viewers, with 256,000 viewers for MSNBC to 173,000 for CNN.

    The change in the September ratings was most noticeable at 8 p.m., where CNN has moved its best-known host, Anderson Cooper. The network’s performance during that hour has improved by 38 percent over last year, growing to 215,000 viewers from 156,000.

    On MSNBC, meanwhile, Lawrence O’Donnell has lost 100,000 viewers from the numbers Mr. Olbermann posted last September, with 185,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group, a drop of 35 percent. (Bill O’Reilly on Fox, as always, dwarfs his competitors with about three times as many viewers, 611,000.)

    More ominously, the falloff for Mr. O’Donnell seems to be affecting MSNBC’s biggest name, Rachel Maddow. Her audience dropped 15 percent this year, to 245,000 from 289,000. She still beats Piers Morgan on CNN in the 9 p.m. hour, but his show has improved 18 percent over Larry King’s ratings last year, with 193,000 viewers to Mr. King’s 164,000.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Tingles: If Obama Loses In ’12 “Neocons And Tea Partiers Will Erect Statues To Dick Cheney, Punish Gays And Start More Wars”…

    This is crazy even by Tingles’ nutty standards.
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Should President Obama run for reelection as a passionate progressive daring to be called radical by his enemies? Should he shoot the moon like FDR did back in 1936 or should he head closer to the center, stake out common ground with independents warning against the radicalism of the Right? Should he play it shrewd like Clinton did in ’96?

    Well, think of the stakes. If he gets it right, he and the Democrats get four more years to get the economy finally back on track with full employment again the norm, the country heading forward to greener pastures, bluer skies, continuing the long, good march toward a cleaner environment, a protected climate, a more human, more tolerant, fully-employed society.

    If he blows this election, the Tea Partiers and the neocons come roaring back emptying out the Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute, erecting statues to Dick Cheney, celebrating the death penalty, elevating torture, ending environmental protection as we know it, breaking unions, punishing gays, starting more wars, and enacting one more giant tax cut for the rich – or worse
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And there folks are the democrat's talking points for the next month.
  6. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Repeated over and over by TOS "The 9/11 Truther" with a touch of "the race card" for added flavor.:happy-very:
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