Skip to comments.Obama Critiques Media Bias
Posted on 04/09/2012 11:24:23 AM PDT by John Semmens
President Obama told journalists that their effort to give both sides of a story conveys unwarranted credibility to his opponents.
Reporters may think its fair or balanced to juxtapose contending views on controversial issues, the President lectured. This creates an impression that there might be merit on both sides. But must wrong be given a platform to contend with right? Must sin be given a voice to counterbalance virtue?
The president urged media representatives to not shy away from your duty to report the truth nor dilute it with a dollop of lies just to attain an appearance of unbiased treatment. Truth should be allowed to stand on its own.
The fact of the matter is, if they were alive today both Roosevelt and Reagan would be supporting my reelection, Obama contended. I am the perfect blend of FDRs compassion for the forgotten man and Reagans optimism for the future. This is what journalists should be writing in their coverage of the campaign.
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It sure sounds real ..
You can always depend on O to tell it like Alinsky taught him to.
Which part is satire?
Satire is getting harder to distinguish in the looney times we exist in.
If the press didn’t have his back, he’d be polling at -40.
I had to look to see if this was real or not...
you got me
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