Skip to comments.Media Is Shocked That Our President Needs To “Back Up His Words with Proof”
Posted on 02/06/2013 10:53:40 AM PST by Starman417
This piggybacks onto my post yesterday perfectly. The lengths our MSM goes to to protect this President, unlike any other President, is just plain disgusting:
During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"
Lauer's concern seemed to follow administration talking points perfectly. On Sunday's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander reported: "This weekend, the White House tried to shut down the doubters. The President's former senior advisor [David Plouffe] even referred to those who still question where Mr. Obama was born. [Image of Plouffe Tweet] 'Attention, skeet birthers. Make our day let the photoshop conspiracies begin!'"
...I have no doubt he shot a shotgun once. I also have no doubt this is a contrived photo and one done for the sole purpose of shutting up gun advocates who were belittling him for his lack of gun prowess.
But I also have no doubt that we have strayed into dangerous territory when a member of our media is aghast that our President needs to back up what he says with proof. Are you freaking kidding me?
Of course our elected officials need to offer proof of what they say. The public should take them at their word for only the sole fact that he was elected to represent our government?
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This is incredibly spot on. The role of the media as the watchdog of concerned literate citizens has morphed into something unimagined and unimaginable by the Founders. They could understand the profit motive; and they could foresee the danger of voters tapping the public treasury; but they were unable to foresee the mating of media profit with the appeal to, and institutionalization of, demagoguery to the low-information voter.
Is this the same media that have BERATED President Bush with the phrase, “Bush lied, American’s died?”
I mean, in the infamous words of Secretary Clinton, “What difference does it make now?” Whether he lied or he didn’t?
President’s aren’t required to have PROOF of their statements, so never mind!
Liberal Democrat talking points readers never question elected Democrats. They know what they will answer to the questions they ask before they ask them (they get the memos, too.) But all Repubs need to explain what they do/believe, because the “reporters”, being liberal Dems, don’t understand why the Repub thinks the way he does, so it must spelled out for them. Even then, they don’t believe/understand/care. The whole exercise is to make the Repub look bad/stupid.
Well, Duh! Mister Media! Proven liars often have to prove what they say is true, once caught.
Matt. You leftist drones would believe THE FOREIGNERS birth certificate was real if it was printed in crayon on a piece of toilet paper. You won’t understand how much of a fool you are until the truth comes out about how obama and the democrat party committed a fraud in getting him elected as president. And it will come out.
Yeeeewwww! The thought of hussein mounting anything is pretty disgusting sounding.
Since everytime he opens his mouth a lie comes out ya gotta’ prove. Even then we can’t believe what we’re being shown. And I don’t. (Was that a black powder shotgun? Semi-auto of course.)
Assuming that photo wasn’t a photoshop, whatever Barry was doing, he wasn’t shooting skeet.
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