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Why did Establishment media go after Cain, yet leave it to The Enquirer to go after John Edwards?
11/1/2001 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

Posted on 11/01/2011 9:31:49 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Some time back, reports broke about John Edward's supposed extra-marital doings, and the establishment media wouldn't touch it, leaving it to The Enquirer. But the establishment media, or at least a component of it, seems to have no problem doing what seems to be the opposite with Herman Cain.

Does the establishment (the political component of it?) want Romney to face Obama?

McCain, we were told over and over again, was the toughest guy for Obama to face, and the best choice for Republicans. The MSM, on-the-other-hand, talked incessantly about how they were (at the same time) concerned that Obama would have to face McCain. Now the MSM is giving the same song and dance about Romney.

With Romney, you may not get gigantic gov't like you get with Obama's policies, but you will get big gov't. Borrow-and-spend will continue either way. Romney leans left on social policies, while Obama is fully to the left. With Romney, you can see past videoes about him saying that RomneyCare could be a model for the nation (a state mandate mind you, yet a HC mandate nonetheless). And the list goes on and on.

RINOs want Romney, and DINOs would rather have him than Cain, Ron Paul or Bachmann as president...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: cain; chat; edwards; elections; establishment; establishmentmedia; hermancain; johnedwards; mediabias; msm; rivals; romney; romneytruthfile; rove

1 posted on 11/01/2011 9:31:52 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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BTW, the question in the thread title is a rhetorical question. The answer is self-evident.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 9:33:03 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Maybe because the main stream media is bat shit crazy whack radical left?


3 posted on 11/01/2011 9:35:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

On the Politico website on the front page the first 12 stories are on Cain. They’re having a meltdown.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 9:36:23 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“Why did Establishment media go after Cain, yet leave it to The Enquirer to go after John Edwards?”

The establishment (G.O.P. Rino elite, democrats and the msm) did not fear John Edwards. Herman Cain scares the HELL out of them.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 9:38:27 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Grunthor; avacado; AngelesCrestHighway

You mean the MSM, Politico, etc, isn’t going to report on Vera Baker? /sarc.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 9:43:18 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The media kept quiet on Edwards to help propel Obama. If he was out early, Hillary would have gained steam and gotten the nomination.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 9:45:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

If Hermain Cain is elected President, it will be the end of elites and the left as we know them.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 9:46:01 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: cotton1706

The back-room elite wanted Obama more than they wanted Hillary, that is true, and the same is true that they want to knock down Herman Cain. They don’t want Cain, Paul or Bachmann to get the nom.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 9:50:35 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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As we can see so far, the MSM first went after Bachmann, then Perry, now Cain, while largely ignoring Paul along the way.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 9:53:27 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney would be extremely easy for Obama to defeat. All he would need to do would be to create a series of vidoes showing Romney’s positions. For example, juxtapose Romney saying we needed to reduce greenhouse gasses (when he was governor) with Romney’s recent climate change skepticism.

Liberals won’t vote for him because he won’t pass cap-and-tax.

Conservatives won’t vote for him because he will.

Independents won’t vote for him because he flip-flops worse than Kerry.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 9:53:37 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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Because an extra-marital affair which produced a love child and was denied, is not as important as telling a woman she is same height as the wife. Come on....can’t you understand the seriousness of that “upto my chin” statement? /S


12 posted on 11/01/2011 9:54:15 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Perry is a good man but his one on one debates with Obama keeps me awake at nights.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Because an extra-marital affair which produced a love child and was denied, is not as important as telling a woman she is same height as the wife. Come on....can’t you understand the seriousness of that “upto my chin” statement? /S


13 posted on 11/01/2011 9:56:17 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Paul Volcker is the reason I could afford to retire!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why did Newsweek pass on reporting Clinton-Lewinsky, leaving Drudge to break the story?


14 posted on 11/01/2011 9:57:23 AM PDT by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why? because they have no shame, no morals
and no memory of what a journalist once was,
and they are biased.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 9:58:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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Silly question.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 10:00:37 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why did Establishment media go after Cain.
Answer:Anything to save Obama’s a$$.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 10:09:48 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: LALALAW

And they are scared to death of his true Christian faith——muslims are scared to death also, as is the NAACP communists and the judges promoting Sharia law.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 10:11:40 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

They already succeeded in making Paul appear to be a kook which progressed for a decade at least.... The hole Paul has to get out of is pretty entrenched and deep—they don’t worry about him much. They have been creating the “image” of Paul for decades and the perceptions are really hard to throw off. MSM is very powerful in creating perceptions....and since they lie and are communist/atheists they have a one world agenda and destroy those who dare get in the way. Paul isn’t a threat yet, Cain just might be.


19 posted on 11/01/2011 10:17:47 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

What’s a DINO? A communist?


20 posted on 11/01/2011 10:22:11 AM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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That’s a rhetorical questions, right?


21 posted on 11/01/2011 10:43:05 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

And squelched all stories on Larry Sinclair and that Man’s Country homo bath house in Chicago where Obummer and Rahm Emmanuel held membership.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 11:02:40 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

For the same reason they couldn’t report on any of Obama’s scandals or inadequacies, but ran like heck to stick a totally unsubstantiated story of McCain’s infidelity on the front of the NY Times.

Cain is dangerous. He’s a black man who is a Conservative, and must NOT be allowed to succeed as a role model. Powerful conservatives from traditional victim groups MUST be kept on the plantation by the liberal media, and it doesn’t matter how it is done.

This is the time they do it. When the candidate first starts to come to national attention - before, the story doesn’t get enough notice, and after, they’ve developed a media personality. Like Palin, the destruction starts the moment they start to come out - the MSM has to define them as stupid, immoral, etc BEFORE Americans really start to get who the candidate REALLY is.

It’s a classic MSM conservative hating attack.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 11:20:39 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

24 posted on 11/01/2011 12:35:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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