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Building MSM Consensus Obama Blowing It?
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/03/2009 1:34:52 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

The graphic below David Gregory’s speaks of “despair over rescue efforts.” There’s evidence this morning that the hopelessness has reached the MSM–and that it is largely directed at the president himself. Earlier, I noted how Jim Cramer, appearing on Today, accused President Obama of promoting a “radical agenda” that is “the greatest wealth destruction I’ve seen by a president.”

Over on Good Morning America, venerable Wall Street hand Art Cashin, chatting with Chris Cuomo, similarly pointed a finger in the White House’s direction.

CHRIS CUOMO: You look at this situation, and you point a finger at the government. Their inability to get it right has let us down. Why?

ART CASHIN: I think the AIG problem yesterday was another example. We put in $30 billion on top of $150 billion, and yet nobody in the government, or even at the company, seems to have a real grasp of what the problem is . . . This seems to be addressing the problem in an ad hoc fashion without a comprehensive plan.

Ouch! But OK, Cashin is a Wall Street guy, as is Cramer. Perhaps it’s natural for them not to be big fans of Pres. Obama’s big-government designs. But then, David Gregory, who nowadays is in the moderating business and not normally given to stating strong personal opinions, expressed surprising skepticism about the Obama administration’s plans during a Morning Joe appearance . . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: artcashin; barackobama; bho2009; davidgregory; economy; msm; obamanomics; obamedia; porkulus
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1 posted on 03/03/2009 1:34:52 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Could MSM be concluding Obama’s blowing it? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/03/2009 1:35:37 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s the MSM who’s b***ing Obama. We’re just getting screwed by him.


3 posted on 03/03/2009 1:37:10 PM PST by RangerM (Gotz-ta git me sum of them internets!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Link not functioning.


4 posted on 03/03/2009 1:37:13 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Recue efforts.


5 posted on 03/03/2009 1:37:49 PM PST by Huck (Palin is perfect just where she is....in Alaska.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Here’s a working link to item: http://finkelblog.com/index.php/2009/03/03/building-msm-consensus-obamas-blowing-it/


6 posted on 03/03/2009 1:39:22 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: RangerM

“It’s the MSM who’s b***ing Obama. We’re just getting screwed by him.”

You are awesome my friend.


7 posted on 03/03/2009 1:39:42 PM PST by JHBowden (Keep the Change!)
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To: dinoparty

Sorry about that: http://finkelblog.com/index.php/2009/03/03/building-msm-consensus-obamas-blowing-it/


8 posted on 03/03/2009 1:39:52 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM is starting to feel the same insecurity in their jobs and futures and as the rest of us. Obama is such a huge disaster and people are scared. Obama’s plan to blame the economy on President Bush is not going to work. The sooner he gets that message the better for all of us.


9 posted on 03/03/2009 1:40:40 PM PST by KansasGirl (Barry is a complete disaster!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Me thinks the Rush gambit might not be providing the cover Obama and company are seeking. Of course, why would it have? I mean, what is Obama going to do blame his failures on the fact that Rush wanted him to fail? “I only failed because Rush wanted me to.”

Failure is failure and being POTUS is a performance business. If you fail, you end up as Jimmuh Carter no ifs, ands or buts.


10 posted on 03/03/2009 1:41:12 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I keep thinking that our only hope is that the MSM turns on Obama. When enough of them realize that he is picking and choosing who gets to ask him questions and when they have had enough of their portfolios tanking, maybe they’ll turn on him. I don’t think it’s unthinkable. Does anyone else think it could happen?


11 posted on 03/03/2009 1:41:17 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (One man's tingle is another man's chill...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What’s a “recue effort”?


12 posted on 03/03/2009 1:42:57 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (RINOs and conservatives who won't unite to fight for the Right - two sides of the same coin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
but the MEDIA love me
13 posted on 03/03/2009 1:43:27 PM PST by patriotmediaa
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Reality is intruding in their little world...

By summer, the following “absolute truths” will no longer be operative:

1. Global Warming.
2. Obama knows what he is doing.
3. Iraq is a quagmire.
4. Taxes are too low.
5. The country needs stimulus through deficit spending.


14 posted on 03/03/2009 1:43:37 PM PST by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Temporary. The MSM will stay in this dysfunctional situation like an abused spouse. Every now and then they’ll get something approaching a moment of clarity then go back to making excuses for the abuse, and more particularly, the abuser.


15 posted on 03/03/2009 1:44:39 PM PST by Snake65 (Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: KansasGirl

As the Vietnam war directly affected more and more people (dead sons and acquaintences), it lost popularity at a grass roots level. People respond to how things impact them directly. It is why opposition to Iraq never took hold. The body count simply did not affect a large enough number of people.

As this economy affects more and more people, the backlash will be stronger and stronger. Eventually it will hit critical mass. Then it gets interesting.


16 posted on 03/03/2009 1:45:20 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: FlipWilson
Me thinks the Rush gambit might not be providing the cover Obama and company are seeking

The Rush gambit is turning out to be brilliant on Rush's part.

When you say "fail" what's the first word that comes to your mind? Mine is "Obama"

17 posted on 03/03/2009 1:46:26 PM PST by NeoCaveman (hey who ordered the trillion dollar crap sandwich? FUBO. Ugly and incendiary entertainer fan.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When Olbermann turns on him, you’ll know the game is up.

That’ll be the time to resign and get out of town.


18 posted on 03/03/2009 1:46:33 PM PST by Deo volente (Freedom went out not with a bang, but with a "stimulus".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Could MSM be concluding Obama’s blowing it? Ping to Today show list.

The MSM is MORE despiseable than Obummer. They can all go to Hell.

19 posted on 03/03/2009 1:47:30 PM PST by parisa
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To: Snake65

One good thing about it though, most of the MSM are going to be out of a job soon.


20 posted on 03/03/2009 1:47:40 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Snake65
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21 posted on 03/03/2009 1:49:13 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (buckle in for 4 more years of detached, grandstanding flourish left untethered by an incurious media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Don’t get too excited, folks. When the chips are down, it will all be Bush’s fault and Hussein will be doing a heroic, Herculean job of working for the good of the people in the face of overwhelming odds.


22 posted on 03/03/2009 1:49:46 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
I keep thinking that our only hope is that the MSM turns on Obama.

I agree absolutely! I would think there's some hope of it; surely these people have some money in something, and they might not be deep thinkers (cue Captain Obvious graphic!), they do have a certain sense of self-preservation. If it comes down to him or them (as seems inevitable), it won't seem so cool to be cheer-leading the first black president. (I hope!)

23 posted on 03/03/2009 1:50:03 PM PST by maryz
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I think the Rush invitation at CPAC is the best thing that could have ever happened. The MSM, and millions of viewers were able to see Rush at his finest. Even the spin about “angry and harmful” from some in the MSM could not hide the fact that what Rush said probably touched a lot of people - conservatives love Americans and want everyone to succeed. I think a lot of people might have been surprised to hear that we really are the party of “yes”, not the party of “no” as the administration has tried to portray us.


24 posted on 03/03/2009 1:51:37 PM PST by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: Deo volente
When Olbermann turns on him, you’ll know the game is up.

"Mr. President, sir. You have committed economic treason, sir. Have you no shame, sir? Resign, sir."

Now, that would be epic!

25 posted on 03/03/2009 1:53:06 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The MSM is in as dire straits as the auto industry and financial markets are today. Newspapers have closed or are close to closing. There are layoffs all-round. And there’s no magic formula for remedying the situation. Yet what newspaper has been targeted for stimulus spending?

That said, the market speaks volumes. There is no confidence shown in Obama’s handling of the economy. This is evidenced by the free-fall since his election. Obama can continue to put the blame on Bush, on Rush, or on Goldilocks for that matter. But this is now his market and what has transpired since January 20th is on his watch. The MSM knows the public knows this.

All-in-all, it’s a bad situation for everyone, and no one is coming forth with a solution. One of the few speaking sense on the Republican side (well, the conservative side anyway) is Rush Limbaugh. And he’s being trashed by the GOP as well as the Obama wingnuts. It’s a heck of a situation fer sure...


26 posted on 03/03/2009 1:53:11 PM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: KansasGirl
Obama’s plan to blame the economy on President Bush is not going to work.

One of Rush's points in his speech to CPAC went something like this:

0bama won the nomination in August and did not say word one against the original TARP bill as a Senator or Presidential Nominee.

And when McCain suspended his campaign to sign on to the TARP and thereby blew whatever chance he had to win the election, 0bama became the de facto head of the economy and its subsequent downturn, crisis and catastrophe.

This is 0bama's mess and no one else's.

0bama owns this economy lock, stock and barrel.

27 posted on 03/03/2009 1:54:00 PM PST by N. Theknow (No self discipline. No self government.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Is there a cheap way to mass print that on like 3x5 stickers? I would carry them with me and paste them up all over the place.


28 posted on 03/03/2009 1:54:21 PM PST by Boiling Pots (The Gov't trying to fix the economy is like the Three Stooges trying to fix your plumbing)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WRONG! This is big media’s way of smoothing things over for president Urkle. They’ll ask some “tough”, softball questions and be satisfied with his reps answers. Problem solved!

Meanwhile, Hillary is overseas giving the Palestinians $ 900 million and nobody gives a rat’s a$$.


29 posted on 03/03/2009 1:54:44 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: RobRoy
It is why opposition to Iraq never took hold.

I am a strong supporter of OIF, and defend GWB's Iraq policies fiercely whenever I hear anyone spouting moonbat talking points about it. Unfortunately, the White House didn't show the same amount of zeal in its defense. IMO, the treasonous 'Rat/DBM propaganda that was spread about Iraq eventually became accepted as fact by a majority of voters and was the biggest reason for the 2006 and 2008 electoral debacles.

The inability of the Bush Admin to adequately make the case for the Iraq war will no doubt be remembered by honest historians (if any exist) as one of its biggest failures.

30 posted on 03/03/2009 1:56:09 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL. I would reinstate my cable coverage just to see that!


31 posted on 03/03/2009 1:56:22 PM PST by Deo volente (Freedom went out not with a bang, but with a "stimulus".)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Journalists like Gregory make a lot of money. Their 401K’s and other investments are evaporating, too. They may be waking up to the horror that holding your 401K statement close and whispering over it that it's all Bush's fault doesn't add one penny to the account. If Obama succeeds in wrecking the economy, those guys go down the crapper with the rest of us.
32 posted on 03/03/2009 1:56:28 PM PST by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
When enough of them realize that he is picking and choosing who gets to ask him questions and when they have had enough of their portfolios tanking, maybe they’ll turn on him.

Wives 51 through 100 of the 0bama Press Harem seem to be becoming a bit "frustrated" already.

33 posted on 03/03/2009 1:56:42 PM PST by N. Theknow (No self discipline. No self government.)
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To: KansasGirl

I have pointed this out, and Rush commented on it today also. The politicians who are backing Obama, and the MSM must be starting to be aware that their own jobs or fortunes, and the fortunes and jobs of their families and friends might be at risk also. They can no longer stand back and disassociate themselves from the consequences of their decisions. Their decisions have the possibility to literally impoverish them and I am really praying that this starts to bring some sense to what they are doing.


34 posted on 03/03/2009 1:57:09 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now theres the change.DJ 14000 under Bush and under 7000 with the marxist bambi.Hows that for change?Bunch of dumb screws.


35 posted on 03/03/2009 1:57:48 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

>>Could MSM be concluding Obama’s blowing it? Ping to Today show list.<<

While I think his policies are fundamentally flawed and that even there he is blowing it... I’d be surprised if liberals feel that way.


36 posted on 03/03/2009 1:58:38 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: patriotmediaa

MANDINGO! lmao


37 posted on 03/03/2009 1:59:38 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: bassmaner

>> IMO, the treasonous ‘Rat/DBM propaganda that was spread about Iraq eventually became accepted as fact by a majority of voters...<<

Yes, but it needed lots of bodybags to get actual traction. They never came, thank God.

I’m with you on this though.

A guy working for a contractor moving equipment from Iraq to Afghanistan explained our presence in Iraq very well. He said that when you play tic-tac-toe and get the first move, you always start in the center square for obvious reasons.

Iraq is the center square.


38 posted on 03/03/2009 1:59:49 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: Free America52
I think the Rush invitation at CPAC is the best thing that could have ever happened. The MSM, and millions of viewers were able to see Rush at his finest.

And the concepts in that speech are exactly what led to two Reagan landslides.

And actually had carry over to the Bush landslide against Dukakis.

39 posted on 03/03/2009 2:00:16 PM PST by N. Theknow (No self discipline. No self government.)
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To: RobRoy
As this economy affects more and more people, the backlash will be stronger and stronger. Eventually it will hit critical mass.

Critical mass may be closer than we all think.

40 posted on 03/03/2009 2:03:10 PM PST by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

here they find out that some one is actually trying to redistribute their wealth instead of just talking about it . Now, they are scared. since Obama got 70% of Wall street money I think they should sweat it out as well.


41 posted on 03/03/2009 2:03:10 PM PST by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bttt


42 posted on 03/03/2009 2:09:05 PM PST by proud American in Canada ("We can, and we will prevail.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“CHRIS CUOMO: You look at this situation, and you point a finger at the government. Their inability to get it right has let us down. Why?”

The local Chicago media is now using this generalized term “the government”. They used to say “the Bush Administration”...as in Bush’s War, Bush’s economy, etc. When I start hearing the MSM refer to Obama’s economy, then I’ll know the worm is starting to turn....


43 posted on 03/03/2009 2:10:13 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Boiling Pots
I don't remember where I got that...this is the only sticker I see

Link

44 posted on 03/03/2009 2:14:16 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (buckle in for 4 more years of detached, grandstanding flourish left untethered by an incurious media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What I can not understand is how Gallup can have Obama with a 62% approval rate and a 26% disapproval rate while Rasmussen says that 60% approve but 39% disapprove. This has been the trend for weeks.


45 posted on 03/03/2009 2:14:20 PM PST by georgiarat (You can get so well educated in America that your thoughts become detached from common sense. PN)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ol’ David’s got a face that’s just made for a left hook to smash into.....


46 posted on 03/03/2009 2:18:11 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again---and J. Edgar, too)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I see it as the media also has investments and are watching their retirment fund evaporate too. They are not immune to what is happening and now that newsrooms and TV are also cutting back some may be beginning to see the light. Obama better hope they cover him because if they turn on him now and start pointing out how unemployment and market drops follow Obama’s rise his “Bush’s fault” excuse will fall on deaf ears.


47 posted on 03/03/2009 2:19:58 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Huck

recue efforts are the attempts to rewrite history, from his removing name on earmarks, to signing last years business bill with billions in it...

recue... like a do-over

t


48 posted on 03/03/2009 2:21:18 PM PST by teeman8r
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To: gondramB

If they are looking at their 401k statements they just might.

Rush pretty much laid it out today. Are they so committed to Obama’s vision of a socialit Utopia that they will overlook their own economic crisis being caused by his policies? The market has reached a point even they must be starting to feel it now. You add this to the loss of jobs in their market and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they were starting to panic. I guess we’ll find out how committed they are to their principles vs their own survival by their coverage of Obama in coming weeks.


49 posted on 03/03/2009 2:21:20 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

No, we can’t let the MSM act as if they were just bystanders.

Obama’s election was THEIR FAULT!

Every statement must refer to the MSM who are responsible for the disaster that is Obama. They put him there. He’s their ball and chain.

Never let them wiggle away from Obama. They will try as things get worse.


50 posted on 03/03/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by eCSMaster
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