Skip to comments.Why Does the Press Cover for Obama?
Posted on 10/09/2008 10:48:27 AM PDT by Plutarch
I would have thought the answer self-evident, but Roger Simon adds some nuance. Among other instances, he refers to Obama's apparent membership in the socialist New Party:
And now we learn of yet another strange obfuscation or omission. In 1996, Obama was apparently a member of the Chicago New Party, a now defunct socialist political party of some stripe or other.
Theres nothing wrong with being a socialist. I called myself one for the better part of twenty years. Millions of people have and many still do. But there is something very wrong with hiding who you are or who you were from the electorateespecially if you want to be President of the United States. Yet that seems to be a habit of Mr. Obamas, with the collusion of the press. To my knowledge, no one in the mainstream media has begun to inquire into the details of Obamas curiously unreported years at Columbia and Harvard, although much could be relatively easily ascertained. Obama himself has not been remotely forthcoming about them.
My guess is that we'll learn quite a bit more about Obama once the election is safely over.
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On the other hand, it is easy to find MSM articles in the last 24 hours that mention Palin and the Alaskan Independence Party .
This difference in media treatment between the two tickets is almost spooky.
It's outright propaganda in every sense of the word. I've never seen anything like it. We all knew they were clearly biased when they kissed Clinton's ass for eight years, but this is ridiculous!!
The MSM has been curiously uncurious about the idea of doing any investigative reporting on Barack Obama.
For some silly reason, it triggers an extremely random thought from a poem by Shel Silverstein:
“Who’s keeping score with the scorekeeper’s wife while the scorekeeper’s out keeping score.”
I have no idea how it ties in with the topic at hand, but it made me laugh a little.
Your 100% correct it is propaganda and it is nothing short of a non-violent coup attempt. I’m old and have never seen anything like it, but I will say I have no intention of living peacefully in a Communist country.
It may be “spooky” to you, but it is business as usual with anyone who has watched this process since Nixon’s Checkers speech. The MSM is liberal, elitist, condescending and totally enamored with all things socialist and “progressive” Any “news” that is contrary or would put a bad or questionable light on “their guy” is squashed and snuffed. If it still makes it “out” then spin it as a non consequential story of some “right wing nutcase”. If it still lingers, then decry it as a “last gasp effort” or “grasping at straws” of a “failed campaign of smears”............
The Press consider themselves intellectuals. ‘Intellectual’ club membership requires belief that 1. Socialism is a wonderful idea that has never been put into practice in the right way, 2. Europeans are more sophisticated than Americans, and therefore emulating them is a sign of sophistication, 3. Selfishness, prejudice, and ignorance among American whites is the root cause of all the social problems in US society, 4. Religion is truly the ‘opiate of the masses’, and is destructive, 5. The opinions of Ivy league liberals are the most erudite, progressive, and correct opinions one can encounter....... The list goes on and on.
If liberals will not deal honestly with the leftist Obama, is there any reason to respect them?
you forgot to include if story will not die, to use race card to kill it
The reporters are helping Obama because almost all of them are liberal. A 1992 survey of journalists said that 80% of them voted for Clinton, and 15% of them voted for Bush.
Obama's election will complete the cultural revolution of the late '60's - of which these yo-yo's are all graduate students.
It's in their nature.
What lines bird cages?
What do you use to wrap dead fish?
What do you use to housebreak puppies?
What do you use to put under the litter box?
What do you use to line the box for new puppies and/or kittens?
Who cleans up 0bama's mess(es)?
They want a story, excitement, to stir the pot...
Obama most likely isn’t a US citizen. Born in Indonesia. Where’s that investigation and story?
That will work only for a minority candidate. But you’re right, it is the trump card for all criticisms, “You’re a racist!”..................
History Repeating itself
i have seen race card used more this election than any other i can remember
But then again “the one” can only win this as a race thingy
OJ is playing the “race card”. Sharpton is playing the “race card”. Pretty soon, the public will get so tired of the “race card” that it won’t work anymore..........
I have been tired of it for years, and I believe main street America is tired also. But the dims are so stupid they will continue to play the card and will lose in the process.
I take exception to that comment. Socialists are at best niave, but always effectivley tyrants. They are evil. Socialism kills.
The last line of his article is "In politics what goes around comes around".
One of the prime reasons I no longer read Powerline and haven't in months. Not that I disagree with their premise about the media being fully in Obama-lama Ding Dong's tank.
Everytime they ignore these dubious associations they inspire American rage which they translate into racism.
Whether or not he is elected, they will milk it for all it’s worth.
If he’s elected, they will really be able to wring non-stories out of any meaningless transaction that they want to spin as racism.
He is the greatest cash cow to ever come on the scene for MSM.
They are creating the news, just like the villain in “Tomorrow Never Dies”.
Obama’s Inaguration Day parties will be more like the Freakers’ Ball.
Um, Obama’s not going to win.
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