Skip to comments.Editorial: The Media Are In The Bag For Obama
Posted on 07/12/2011 5:20:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
Media Bias: How much does it take for the Obama administration to spin the press? Not much, if the latest round of stories about debt negotiations are any indication.
The debt talks handed President Obama a timely opportunity to position himself as a centrist for the 2012 elections and win back independents who've been abandoning him.
Of course, the idea that Obama is a moderate is ludicrous to anyone who's even casually followed this presidency. The biggest expansion in federal spending since World War II, ObamaCare, regulators run amok and now the push for massive tax hikes. No wonder more than half the public including one in five Democrats think Obama's more liberal than they are.
But to the mainstream press, Obama merely has to call himself a centrist for reporters to believe it, parroting the White House storyline that the president is courageously taking on his own party, while asking only that Republicans compromise on tax hikes
As the Washington Post's Dan Balz, put it, Obama has "tried to set himself apart from Republicans and many Democrats as the leader most determined to solve a big problem with a big solution and as the politician most willing to make real compromises to get there."
Seriously? The truth is Obama's been AWOL on the debt debate. He ignored his own debt commission last December, issued a bogus budget this February, gave a speech without details in April, and had to be dragged into debt talks kicking and screaming. Even now, Obama has yet to produce anything like a concrete plan.
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Isn’t it time to drag out the Captain Obvious graphic again?
IBD is great
They’re just taking a script out of the clinton playbook - it’s all so predictable. Government shutdown, close down the national parks, evil republicans - yawn.
And that’s the reason they are pushing Romney. They know Romney can not beat Obama. People on the fence won’t vote for the GOP version of Obama, they’ll just vote Obama again.
Tell me something that I don’t already know...
I believe Romney would defeat Obama in a 2-way.
(I’m NOT a Romney supporter - AT ALL)
I also believe that a Romney R nomination would produce a Tea Party challenger, split the 60% anti-Obama vote, and likely provide the Dems with a Clintonian plurality win.
I suspect the Dems will go heavy for Romney in open primary states as a reverse Op Chaos.
There is a word for too much doo-doo (or liberals) in a bag...blivit...as in “ten pounds of s...er...liberals in a five pound bag.
the relationship between the media and 0bama is p0rn like
knee-pads and safety goggles required
Hey great. Thanks to both of you.
No $#!t.. I love IBD, but come on guys; this isn’t exactly “news”.
The media are in the tank for all liberals but I think they really are going to greater lengths to support Obama and hide his crimes.
Even Clinton didn’t get a complete free pass like Obama is.
The one thing I will say is seeing stuff like that in print is always a plus.
We know it, but many people still don’t.
So I was a bit over the top there.
Well, I certainly don’t think it’s foregone that Romney would lose, but the press would turn on him the day after he is nominated and I (among many Tea Party supporters) will never, ever vote for him.
But, I think your points are certainly well reasoned and valid.
We have seen this at lest twice before. Wait! We see this every four years.
First thing in my mind: No sh*t Sherlock! What gave you the first clue?
Pope remains catholic.
Bears crap in woods.
Lamestream media covers for liberal politicans.
Amazing... really? So obvious, but not????
A complete description of 0bama in 6 words.
That’s right. Good call...
To paraphrase/plagiarize?/ Casablanca/s Captain Louis Renault, “I am shocked - SHOCKED - to hear that there is bias in the MSM!”
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