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President worried that media just isnít liberal enough
Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw

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 you’ll see more of them doing it.”

But it’s 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]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve 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, it’s, ‘Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree’—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

See? That’s the problem with the media! You can’t just go around reporting on the views of both parties, or even blaming one party more than the other....

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TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: msm; obama; presstitutes; talkradio
It's like a fiction novel. A farce.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 6:25:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is BS.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 6:31:22 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They want all media to be like Völkischer Beobachter.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 6:31:32 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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4 posted on 01/27/2013 6:31:35 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 6:32:18 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps Chris Matthews could start lactating.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 6:37:58 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 6:41:54 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 6:49:53 PM PST by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only Chris Matthews and Candy Crowley could be cloned a couple of hundred times....


9 posted on 01/27/2013 6:54:53 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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Don’t give Democrat Hank Johnson reason to think America could tip over and capsize.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 7:12:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush has got to be thinking, “man, you just can’t by advertisement better than this.- Thank you Evolving One.”


12 posted on 01/27/2013 7:31:13 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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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.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 8:02:44 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama (paraphrase): People would agree with me if there was nobody around to disagree with me.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 8:58:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Oh the clones are out there. Over 90% of the lamestream media admit to voting democrat in presidential elections.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 8:59:52 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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