Skip to comments."The Free Press, Where?" or "Who really Won the debate?"
Posted on 10/01/2004 2:02:56 AM PDT by Johnnyboy2000
Many in the mainstream news media declared John Kerry the winner of last night's Presidential Debate before the candidiates had even walked off the floor, demonstrating once again that the American people cannot get a fair assessment from the people who purport to uphold the First Ammendment of our Constitution. MSNBC's coverage was perhaps the most biased of all the major Networks and cable news outlets.
Within ten seconds of the debate's conclusion Andrea Mitchell declared a decisive victory for Kerry. Then Ron Reagan gleefully mocked the President with the same intellectually-dishonest, mean-spirited tone that has come to define him. In fact, 4 of the 5 analysts on the network's panel declared that Kerry was the clear-cut winner of this debate, as if anyone who suggests otherwise should be committed to a mental institution. Americans deserve to have a press that accurately reflects the diversity of opinions in this country. It is ludicrous that MSNBC could not have one analyst who would take the position that Bush won this debate, considering that the man's policies are supported by more than half of the American public. The people who think Kerry clearly won are the people who agree with Kerry's policies. The people who think Bush clearly won are the people who agree Bush's policies.
Prior to the debate all of the talking heads on MSNBC were consistently saying that Kerry had to state a clear position on Iraq in order to win this debate. Two hours later the same people were declaring Kerry the clear winner despite the fact thathis position on Iraq only got more confusing. Nobody knows what John Kerry's position on Iraq is. His position on Iraq changed as the President attacked it's weakness. When pressed by Leher about what he would do differently if he were elected President, Kerry declared he would hold a summit. That's all? A summit. The Bush Administration will be attending two summits in the coming months and have attended numerous summits over the past three years, so Kerry can just drop out of the race now because his plan for Iraq has already been implemented.
Kerry says the invasion of a Iraq was a mistake but removing Hussein was good. John Kerry is the only person in the world who doesn't realize that the invasion of Iraq and the removal of Hussein are the same thing. Kerry must either state that Hussein should have been left in power, or that he should have been removed from power. There is no alternative third answer. Kerry's assertion that international sanctions and the "No Fly Zone" could have brought Hussein's regime down demonstrate an ignorance of 12 years worth of sanctions, inspections, and empty threats all of which were flagrantly disobeyed by Sadaam Hussein. Kerry's opinion also demonstrates an ignorance of the fact that many of America's so-called allies at the U.N. had been lobbying to lift the sanctions on Iraq, while they were also illegally selling Hussein weapons and other materials at the expense of the Iraqi people.
The media also fails to ask why Senator Kerry didn't speak up in March of 2002 as American soldiers crossed into Iraq. If he felt that Bush did not properly use the Congressional Resolution vote that was the time to make his argument. The entire world knew the invasion was inevitable in the day leading up to hostilities. Kerry had an oppurtunity to speak up then and prevent what he has caleed a collosal mistake. Why didn't he save America from this mistake he foresaw? Doesn't he have the conviction to stand up for what he believes. Kerry claims his vote was not a vote for war. If that is true then why did he not call for Bush's impeachment the day he invaded Iraq? It is afterall an impeachable offense for a President to take the country to war without Congressional approval. It seems like Kerry's support of this has risen and fallen with the polls. Kerry's position on Iraq was no more coherent last night than it has ever been.
President Bush on the other hand shot down every point Kerry made. He used Kerry's own statements in a way that mocked Kerry. Bush made Americans wonder how can Kerry create alliances to join us in what he has called blunder. Bush cited pro-war Kerry quote's that sounded like endorsements of President Bush. Bush cited Kerry anti-war Kerry quotes that sounded like excerpts from a Michael Moore propaganda film. Bush appeared as the man the American people have come to know. It was predictable that the media would attempt to do do a political hit on Bush following this debate in a last second effort to defeat him. After all the press despises George W. Bush and will do anything to bring him down. It is the resposibility of Americans to formulate their own opinions about the leadership of President Bush.
My hair is starting to hurt.
Where's the blog category?
You are suppose to label your own stuff as OPINIONS and/or VANIITES.
Articles without links are pulled.
This article doesn't have a valid link, nor is it labeled a vanity.
Don't feed the trolls by responding to them, please.
Better yet, why don't these trolls just do like the rest of us do, respond to other threads instead of pushing valid news stories off the sidebar with this stuff.
Somethin' smells in denmark!!!
Whether or not the MSM's judgment was prewritten, the truth is that Frenchy showed up better in the debate. W came across as plaintive and unconfident. Where was the Bush that treated Algore with gentle disdain? For those whe know the arguments and positions and who already understand how the known W will handle the war and who know Fn's inability to hold a consistent position and who know that his instincts and beliefs are all wrong, w "won" the debate because we know he is the better mn. To those determining their support based on the debate and who haven't heretofore been paying attention, and there are a couple of those out there, Kerry came across as confident and sure of his knowledge and his answers. W came across as weak and plaintive. Fortunately the facts are much more visible now than they were a few years ago.
Kerry quotes from debate. All were made in about a thre minute period.
Leher: Are Americans dying for a mistake in Iraq?
Kerry: No. I did vote to give authority because, I thought Saddam Hussein was a threat, and I accepted that intelligence.....(quoting from former intelligence czar)"invading Iraq....would make as much sense as invading Mexico after Pearl Harbor."
Kerry: Osama bin Laden uses Iraq as a tool to create terrorists.
Not to mention
from the Boss, himself.
French Kerry lost the debates. The MSM is winning the post debate debate. People better step up for Bush.
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