Skip to comments.Obama Expresses Dissatisfaction with Media Coverage
Posted on 08/11/2012 1:53:51 PM PDT by John Semmens
President Barack Obama expressed his profound displeasure with the media's coverage of the election campaign.
I'm sure they think they're being even-handed when they juxtapose the message we're trying to get out with the false assertions of the opposition, Obama complained. Unfortunately, this gives an undeserved platform from which the enemies of truth can spread their lies.
The President said he had hoped that our friends in the media wouldn't succumb to pressures to appear balanced. When we hand them the truth they shouldn't feel they have to dilute it by inserting the disagreeable counterpoint of a disproved theory. For example, we don't see the viewpoint of the 'flat-earthers' included in every report on astronomy. Why must clearly erroneous opinions on healthcare, taxes, or spending be sandwiched into every piece on the election?
If the media continue to feel compelled to include these erroneous opinions why can't they clearly label them as such? he asked. I mean, expecting the average voter to sort out the difference between what's true and what's not is may be assigning him a task he isn't capable of handling.
Reforming the way the media reports on Administration policies is on the President's agenda for a second term. It's clear that we need to do more than the Federal Election Commission has been doing to police what rhetoric is allowed in public, Obama said. We need to add scrutiny of statements that may be made in between election seasons. I think the federal government needs to take a stronger stance on behalf of the truth on a 24/7 basis.
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If the media continue to feel compelled to include these erroneous opinions why can’t they clearly label them as such? he asked. I mean, expecting the average voter to sort out the difference between what’s true and what’s not is may be assigning him a task he isn’t capable of handling.
“Hear that America? You are TOO STOOPIT to unnerstand me.”
Hello John. You got me on the headline. After reading something else I then went back to this post and saw your byline.
Sorry, John, I had to put my too sense in.
Obama Expresses Dissatisfaction with Media Coverage?
Well may I be the FIRST to express dissatisfaction with OBAMA!
Thank you for letting me vent here!
TED CRUZ for PRESIDENT
HUH, he has CNN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, and other channels.
Then he has Hollywood making programs and miovies to push his agenda.
He has the NY Times, LA Times, Boston globe, hell the list is endless and that includes basically all local newspaper and channels.
What he doens;t have ot FOX which is not conservative but more of a middle of the road with some establishment talking heads and cowards on social issues like Hannity.
Maybe he;s laying the foundation to change his channels .
Enemies of the truth..........
My BP was on its way up and then I had to check.
You had me going John, you had me going :)
Not crazy about Romney but ANYONE IS BETTER THAN OBAMA!
First of all, I don’t believe for a second that Obama really believes that.
Second, if he really does he is crazier than a bed bug.
This isn’t really satire. I see RATS on TV complaining all the time about how hard the MSN is on poor barry.
I cannot phantom what the Food Stamp President is whining about. If you watch any MSM news broadcast for 10 minutes, you get the feeling that they are part of his re-election campaign. I think what he may have been referring to was CNN rating several of his campaign ads as “misleading”, not the standard “pants on fire” that they use on the opposition. The MSM is so biased that their broadcasts should be labelled as Pimps and Prostitutes Propaganda for the Food Stamp President’s re-election rather than news.
I just realized you got me.
I didn’t see the satire label.
Just goes to show how I can believe just about anything Obama would do or say.
The press release went on to say, “Earthlings, you have displeased me. Your punishment will be determined and imposed without mercy. Resistance is futile.”
No, he wants to control them. And every other business.
The media butt kissers aren't bowing low enough for emperor Hussein ?
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