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Obama Expresses Dissatisfaction with Media Coverage
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

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.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/116531-2012-08-10-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-august-12-2012.htm


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: media; obama; satire; truth

1 posted on 08/11/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

“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.”


2 posted on 08/11/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: John Semmens

Hello John. You got me on the headline. After reading something else I then went back to this post and saw your byline.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 1:59:01 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jessduntno

Sorry, John, I had to put my too sense in.


4 posted on 08/11/2012 1:59:12 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: John Semmens

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


5 posted on 08/11/2012 1:59:33 PM PDT by buffyt (Ted Cruz for President! Allan West for President! Tim Scott for President! Herman Cain for Presi)
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To: John Semmens

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 .


6 posted on 08/11/2012 1:59:33 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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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 :)


7 posted on 08/11/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: manc

Not crazy about Romney but ANYONE IS BETTER THAN OBAMA!


8 posted on 08/11/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT by buffyt (Ted Cruz, Allen West, Rand Paul, Tim Scott, Herman Cain -- for President -- 2016)
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To: John Semmens
In Liberal land, up is down, black is white, and so on. Amazing.
9 posted on 08/11/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by nralife (www.fireholder.com)
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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.


10 posted on 08/11/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT by yarddog
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11 posted on 08/11/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: John Semmens

This isn’t really satire. I see RATS on TV complaining all the time about how hard the MSN is on poor barry.


12 posted on 08/11/2012 2:15:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: John Semmens

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.


13 posted on 08/11/2012 2:16:58 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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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.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 2:18:45 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: John Semmens
What? He thinks they don't fawn over him enough?
15 posted on 08/11/2012 2:18:53 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

LOL!


16 posted on 08/11/2012 2:21:37 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: All

The press release went on to say, “Earthlings, you have displeased me. Your punishment will be determined and imposed without mercy. Resistance is futile.”


17 posted on 08/11/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: manc
Maybe he;s laying the foundation to change his channels .

No, he wants to control them. And every other business.

18 posted on 08/11/2012 3:15:33 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: John Semmens
Obama Expresses Dissatisfaction with Media Coverage

The media butt kissers aren't bowing low enough for emperor Hussein ?

19 posted on 08/11/2012 3:16:52 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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20 posted on 08/11/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: jessduntno

First sign of the narcissistic meltdown to come when he realizes his Messiah-hood is over?


21 posted on 08/11/2012 6:02:21 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: austingirl

Got me, too. Guilty of posting too fast- but I do think it’s coming.


22 posted on 08/11/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT by austingirl
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