Skip to comments.Shocking! MSM Ignores Leading Democrat Instructing Other Democrats On How To Spin Media
Posted on 03/30/2011 7:14:04 PM PDT by Starman417
Remember JournoList? That email list consisting of various liberal MSM members who conspired to get a certain message across to readers and/or viewers? That list is now supposedly defunct but you have to wonder, especially when news of Chuck Schumer's remarks during a conference call are all but ignored by the MSM. He was overheard briefing fellow Democrat lawmakers how to belittle and denigrate conservatives.
Jennifer Steinhauer from the Times was one of the few to write a few syllables on it:
After thanking his colleagues Barbara Boxer of California, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John A. Boehner of Ohio, the speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. I always use the word extreme, Mr. Schumer said. That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.
And use it they did:
We are urging Mr. Boehner to abandon the extreme right wing, said Ms. Boxer
...Mr. Carper continued with the theme, referring to some House Republicans right-wing extremist friends. Mr. Cardin decried Mr. Boehners giving into extremes of his party. Mr. Blumenthal closed by speaking of the relatively small extreme group of ideologues who are an anchor dragging down the budget negotiation process.
Somehow, someway, this isn't news to our unbiased MSM:
Tuesdays nightly newscasts on NBC, ABC and CBS all skipped the story. On Wednesday, Good Morning America, Today and Early Show did the same.
But they found other more important news to cover:
...ABC program did cover breast-feeding dolls and whether its too much too soon.
CBSs Early Show featured a former girlfriend of the late JFK Jr. She informed viewers that kissing him was magical.
NBCs Today covered a conversation between two babbling babies.
Amazing how this happens eh? News of Boehner uttering something like that would be blasted from one end of the media spectrum to another but not so much when its uttered from someone, and some party, they root for.
I mean he is basically TELLING the other members what to say...don't answer the question, just spin it somehow with "tea party" and "extreme" in the same sentence.
I have a feeling that when Marco Rubio wrote:
...demagoguery is the last refuge of the spineless politician willing to do anything to win the next election.
He was picturing Chuck Schumer.
But why were these marching orders given to Schumer anyways? Andrew Stiles has some thoughts:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
It’s apparent that the latest group speak meme involves attacking the Tea Party.
So the caucus instructed him to use the word extreme. I wish the caucus would tell the lot of them to take a leap off the nearest bridge. Wishful thinking. To extreme.
It doesn’t make sense to me ... Politicians can get re-elected no matter what - they can lie, cheat, steal - whatever. But it’s not the same for members of the MSM - they sell trust. When that’s gone, there’s no product - no newspaper worth buying, no TV news show worth watching.
Chuckie Schumer started the banking crisis - he should be charged with treason.
The MSM is composed mostly of Democrats, and they will do anything to help their fellow Democrat. It’s a given.
The MSM is the Propaganda Arm of the Soros-owned DNC.
The most disturbing thing is that the Dim focus groups have determined that it's effective, which doesn't say much for the brightness of we, the sheeple.
That's exactly what they're doing to us.
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