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Old 10-26-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Media's Presidential Bias and Decline

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No, what I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side -- or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for the presidential ticket of Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Joe Biden, D-Del.

If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as president of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography.

That isn't Sen. Obama's fault: His job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media's fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.

Why, for example to quote the lawyer for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., haven't we seen an interview with Sen. Obama's grad school drug dealer -- when we know all about Mrs. McCain's addiction? Are Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko that hard to interview? All those phony voter registrations that hard to scrutinize? And why are Sen. Biden's endless gaffes almost always covered up, or rationalized, by the traditional media?
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The absolute nadir (though I hate to commit to that, as we still have two weeks before the election) came with Joe the Plumber.

Middle America, even when they didn't agree with Joe, looked on in horror as the press took apart the private life of an average person who had the temerity to ask a tough question of a presidential candidate. So much for the standing up for the little man. So much for speaking truth to power. So much for comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, and all of those other catchphrases we journalists used to believe we lived by.
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So why weren't those legions of hungry reporters set loose on the Obama campaign? Who are the real villains in this story of mainstream media betrayal?

The editors. The men and women you don't see; the people who not only decide what goes in the paper, but what doesn't; the managers who give the reporters their assignments and lay out the editorial pages. They are the real culprits.
I have never seen anything like the media bias in this election. As I've said before, they are fully invested in his election.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: On Top
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Cool, all we need now is to get Fox on board!
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I have to agree with the above. It's almost scary that people are glued to the tv listening to this stuff and it's as bad as talk radio. I personally think they are being paid off.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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OK, I'll take the following out of the poster's "last gasp" threads:
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The absolute nadir (though I hate to commit to that, as we still have two weeks before the election) came with Joe the Plumber.

Middle America, even when they didn't agree with Joe, looked on in horror as the press took apart the private life of an average person who had the temerity to ask a tough question of a presidential candidate. So much for the standing up for the little man. So much for speaking truth to power. So much for comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, and all of those other catchphrases we journalists used to believe we lived by.






WELLLLLLL, the repubs always say about the Patriot Act and it's ability to spy on anyone,

"If you haven't anything to hide you shouldn't worry about it."


How does it feel in real life????
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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an average person who had the temerity to ask a tough question of a presidential candidate. So much for the standing up for the little man. So much for speaking truth to power. So much for comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, and all of those other catchphrases we journalists used to believe we lived by.
It's funny that whoever you're quoting brings this up. Number one, Fox News, by making Joe the Plumber a newsworthy name, invited the absolutely natural scrutiny of Joe Wurlitzer or whatever his name is.

Number two, Fox News took the "share the wealth" quote out of its proper context within Obama's patient, developed reply.

Joe the Plumber was not "speaking truth to power" (an expression stolen, naturally, from the left). The propaganda clip tries to give you that impression. But it has nothing to do with reality.

Number three, the person you're quoting expects you to be stupid and not look up the quote in its context. And you cant blame him or her, because I dont think any of you have done so.

That manipulative speaker has got your number. Very sad.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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WELLLLLLL, the repubs always say about the Patriot Act and it's ability to spy on anyone,

"If you haven't anything to hide you shouldn't worry about it."


How does it feel in real life????
Yeah! Speaking of crybabies! How does it feel?!
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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The problem with the media is that they are not liberal enough.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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I have to agree with the above. It's almost scary that people are glued to the tv listening to this stuff and it's as bad as talk radio. I personally think they are being paid off.
Well of course they are, you don't think that the multimillions of dollars raised by the Obama campaign is only going to Biden's wardrobe!

I even heard that Sarah Palin is a plant!! She's not really the uninformed, rattle brained, incoherent, self serving nitwit she's portraying on the campaign trail!! She's being paid with Prada, Gucci, Vera Wang, Moreschi, Versace, etc. I tell ya that woman will do anything for a label!!

You keep on a keeping on, Sarah, darling. You go girl!! Wooohoooo!!!

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