Skip to comments.President worried that media just isnít liberal enough
Posted on 01/27/2013 6:25:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps the second term of the Obama presidency will wind up being an era of bipartisan unity after all. One hopeful sign comes with a recent interview done by The New Republic with the President, in which he identifies an area where the POTUS and his Republican opponents clearly seem to agree. The media is just too darned biased.
One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates, he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then youll see more of them doing it.
But its not just Fox or Rush who are to blame. Nearly as culpable are those who ostensibly provide both sides of the debate, because well, you know:
The president also faulted nonpartisan media outlets for their adherence to he said, she said journalism, which places equal blame on Democrats and Republicans when, according to the president, Republicans should bear more blame.
[T]hats one of the biggest problems weve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity, Obama told Foer and Hughes. And so the default position for reporting is to say, A plague on both their houses. On almost every issue, its, Well, Democrats and Republicans cant agreeas opposed to looking at why is it that they cant agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?
See? Thats the problem with the media! You cant just go around reporting on the views of both parties, or even blaming one party more than the other....
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This is BS.
They want all media to be like Völkischer Beobachter.
It’s like one of those old western movies, where the sheriff is corrupt, the judge is corrupt, and the leading businessmen are all in cahoots with the sheriff and the judge. And we’re waiting for Gary Cooper to come in and clean up the mess so that truth and justice can prevail. Except it ain’t gonna happen.
Perhaps Chris Matthews could start lactating.
I guess the media whores just don’t “go down” on Bath-House Barry well enough...a la L.Sinclair.
I hear Barry likes ‘em white and older—maybe why he’s surrounded himself with old, white guys.
The president can project and whine all he wants, but Republicans in office know ONE THING for certain:
If they support gun grabbing they will get a well-funded PRIMARY OPPONENT that will crush them next year. So the president and the media can try all they wish, but no - they don’t win this round, at least on the level that Feinkenstein is trying.
If only Chris Matthews and Candy Crowley could be cloned a couple of hundred times....
Don’t give Democrat Hank Johnson reason to think America could tip over and capsize.
I think to myself “could Obama really be that stupid”?
No, he is not smart but he knows that is a lie. To really believe that he would have to not even have walking around sense.
Rush has got to be thinking, “man, you just can’t by advertisement better than this.- Thank you Evolving One.”
No one, absolutely no one, should work with the Democrats on ANYTHING except a letter of apology to the American people for all of the policies that have brought us to this point. No compromise on anything of any kind until that letter is drafted and signed by every Democrat in Congress AND Obama. No letter of apology, no deals on anything. Let the economy and everything else collapse and we’ll start over somehow. We CAN do it and we do NOT need government help.
Obama (paraphrase): People would agree with me if there was nobody around to disagree with me.
Oh the clones are out there. Over 90% of the lamestream media admit to voting democrat in presidential elections.
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