Skip to comments.Will the press ever turn on Obama…
Posted on 07/30/2013 1:15:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
the way much of it has now turned on Weiner? Thats the question asked by a commenter at this post about The New Yorkers new cover mocking Weiner.
My answer, in a nutshell, is no.
After all, there is no real cost to turning on Weiner. The election is not a national event. No one seemed to like Weiner all that much to begin with; perhaps the only people getting thrills up the leg about him might have been a few of his sext partners. Weiners misbehavior was sexual and simple to conceptualize, and most especially it was not political in nature (except for the over-arching issue of lying). Those who supported Weiner earlier and excused his personal failingsoncecould rest easy in knowing that had shown them to be personally magnanimous. They had given him another chance, he blew it, and now by turning on him theyre showing they have morals and standards. Win/win.
And besides, his offenses had nothing to do with politics or policy. Abandoning Weiner now threatens no particular political or theoretical belief system of his previous supporters, and helps them look righteous and even-handed. And it doesnt hurt that his activities lend themselves quite easily to mockery; the double-entendres just keep coming (oops!).
Nor is there any racial angle with Weiner; hes Jewish, and therefore not of a protected group.
Obama is very different. For him, the press has compromised every ideal it professes to have. His sins are not personal, they are political abuses of power, and the abuses of power are for the most part in furtherance of the agenda of the left. For supporters and press to turn on him now would mean a re-organization of their much more basic belief system and perhaps even their politics. Even worse than that, it could mean saying the right was right about Obama all the time. That would be most threatening of all.
No, the only way the liberal press would ever really turn on Obama would be for not being leftist enoughfor joining the conservative enemy, as it were. And although there were moments of that with Obamas policies on Guantanamo, drones, and NSA spying (all of which involved him appearing, in the eyes of liberals and the left, to be too much like Bush in fighting Islamic terrorismeven though Obama refused to call it that), the Obama-dike of the MSM held.
Its hard to imagine anything else that could ever threaten it.
Is that a rhetorical question.
Because if they haven’t yet, I don’t know when they would.
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If they turn on OBAMA things will have to get real bad...Next up Hillary
Is the earth flat?
Once you admit it, the press has no further use of you. They admire liars. They gushed over how GOOD Clinton was at it.
I don't see Ubama ever admitting anything, either.
That’s like asking will Obama ever turn on Obama?
With 80-90% of the MSM left wingers?
People don't often turn on their progeny. For starters, it makes them look bad.
The MSM understands perfectly who controls the checkbook. The self-acclaimed elite wannabee MSM cannot afford to do their job with honesty, integrity, or ethics .... they sold out a long time ago ... and they are treated just like the slaves that they have become.
“Will the press ever turn on Obama ”
Sure, Obama turns the press on, doesn’t he?
It's nearly impossible for Marxists, secular humanists, and postmodernists to give up their world views because they are based on the results of the choice to not think, which means they are based on emotionalism and concrete bound mentality, which means that they do not have to be compatible with reality and can avoid thinking in principles of cause and effect.
To paraphrase and old saying: “Is the Pope Muslim?”
For them to turn on Obama would be like taking a whole lotta cyanide capsules. They are the bigger part of the monster and can’t turn on him without some serious self-flagellation. I don’t see it happening because of how invested they have become.
1. Weiner's initial lies in Congress WERE political. Weiner at first arrogantly accused the press of making up the story and tried to bully them into backing off. Then he claimed that his phone had been hacked, and only backed off of that when others demanded that the FBI investigate the hacking of a sitting Congressman's phone. Anyone who supported Weiner during this also supported his blaming of others, including bullying the press.
2. We need to redefine "the press" to include British and other foreign news outlets, too. Let's get the UK Telegraph, and even the Guardian to write what American outlets refuse to write. I recall press conferences from the past when a question or two was always reserved for a foreign journalist. Let's try to get the British press to write the pieces that Americans refuse to write.
How do you turn on your paymaster?
You’ve seen what this Marxist does to his “enemies”.....
” the Obama-dike”
Okay, I’ll bite. Who is it?
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