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Turns Out Last Week's Sun Valley Media Retreat Was One Big Obama Trash-Talking Session
The Business Insider ^ | 7-13-2010 | Joe Pompeo

Posted on 07/13/2010 7:08:42 AM PDT by blam

Turns Out Last Week's Sun Valley Media Retreat Was One Big Obama Trash-Talking Session

Joe Pompeo
Jul. 13, 2010, 9:28 AM

Not much of the chatter being exchanged among moguls at last week's annual big-media gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho made its way into the press.

But it turns out that much of what the moguls talked about, while they boozed and golfed and white water rafted and stuffed their faces during the all-expeneses-paid retreat, was President Obama and his attitude toward the business community, according to The Daily Beast's Peter Lauria, who spent the week collecting on- and off-the-record dish from the people who "collectively control hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars, of the country’s gross domestic product"

"The most generous comment about the current state of the economy," Lauria writes, "came from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who serves as an adviser to the president on science and technology, and even then the best he could muster was that, 'Everybody is in a sort of funk.'”

Here are some other remarks Lauria was able to get:

"When asked if he thought the administration was anti-business, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes smiled silently for a few seconds, then said, 'I think it’s time for a glass of wine.'” “I do think the administration will blame business for things too quickly,” said a brave Peter Chernin, the former News Corp. chief operating officer and heavy Democratic donor. “I don’t think they are anti-business, it’s more nuanced than that, but they appear that way because they jump too quickly on the bandwagon.”
“To start to have negative relationships with the banks hurts our economy because we depend on them.” —Former Yahoo and Warner Bros. CEO Terry Semel.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; msm; msm4obama; msmcoupdetat; msmtraitors; obama; politics

1 posted on 07/13/2010 7:08:45 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

These are people who played a major role in putting this bum in office. Why should I give consideration to their business acumen when their political acumen is so harmful to America?


2 posted on 07/13/2010 7:13:56 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: blam

Barak Obama is Hugo Chavez without military experience.


3 posted on 07/13/2010 7:14:16 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: blam
Turns Out Last Week's Sun Valley Media Retreat Was One Big Obama Trash-Talking Session

“Trash” talk?

Boy I hope these guys don’t really get tough on Obama. The poor boy might get a complex or something. [/S]

4 posted on 07/13/2010 7:17:35 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: blam
what the moguls talked about, while they boozed and golfed and white water rafted and stuffed their faces during the all-expeneses-paid retreat

LOL. I take it Joe does not think much of these people.

5 posted on 07/13/2010 7:19:30 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: blam

The opening sentence tells you all you need to know. The MSM ignored the meeting because far too many participants told the TRUTH about Hussein’s agenda to destroy the US economy. And hacks like this writer only covered the event to trash those who exposed Hussein.


6 posted on 07/13/2010 7:26:50 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: bcsco

Not only did these guys install Obama in office, they cointinue to prop him up. If the corrupt MSM treated Obama half the way they treated Bush, Obama would not be able to leave the security net of the White House.

The corrupt MSM let Obama, Pelosi, and Reid pass ObamaCare AGAINST the clear wishes and interest of the vast majority of the American people.

Obama is bad for their business? You’re breakin’ my heart.


7 posted on 07/13/2010 7:29:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Obadiah
Obama is bad for their business? You’re breakin’ my heart.

Exactly. They're bad for their business as well. They're the ones who backed him. Now they're whining? Tough.

8 posted on 07/13/2010 7:31:59 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: blam
.... Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who serves as an adviser to the president on science and technology...

After Obama won, Schmidt was a member of President Obama's transition advisory board. He proposed that the easiest way to solve all of the United States' problems at once, at least in domestic policy, is by a stimulus program that rewards renewable energy and, over time, attempts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. He has since become a new member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology PCAST.

How can somebody be so smart and yet so stupid at the same time?

9 posted on 07/13/2010 7:32:06 AM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: blam
Community Organizing at its best.

The kenyan has summoned his forces, including the MSM, the NBPP, the NAACP, and his biggest weapon of all...michelle.

The "GET OUT THE BLACK VOTE" movement has changed to the "SCARE THE WHITE VOTE INTO STAYING HOME ON ELECTION DAY".

Michelle Mah-bell has been dispatched to fire-up the chia pets in the NAACP about the long-dead and totally unproven premise of racism in the TEA party ranks.

Meanwhile, Breitbart is still offering the $100 grand to anyone who can prove their allegations.

No doubt many ACORN "leftovers" are in full gear, combing the graveyards and sanctuary cities to drum up new voters.

The NBBP and zulu shabazz are beating their chests and donning their favorite G.I. Joe costumes and fruity berets. In a show of bravado, they threaten to kill the oh, so dangerous "cracker babies". Well, Japan thought bombing Pearl Harbor should assure them victory too...but they awakened a sleeping giant. For a repeat performance of that, just start killing our babies.

These thugs - just like the Japanese at Pearl - caught America asleep at the wheel in 2008. It will not happen again. They think many stayed home in fear, but most stayed home because of our lack of choices...John McCain.

They should not confuse lack of interest, with fear.

ourbabies


10 posted on 07/13/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: blam

Buyers’ remorse.


11 posted on 07/13/2010 7:33:14 AM PDT by Oratam
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said a brave Peter Chernin, the former News Corp. chief operating officer and heavy Democratic donor.

so where does this clown work now? Obviously not for Fox...

12 posted on 07/13/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: blam

A bunch of elitist big shots playing dumb with eyes glazed over. Stupid asses thought they were in for good times with the commie traitor. And now?


13 posted on 07/13/2010 7:37:10 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, where Mr. Milquetoast lives with his "Persecution Complex")
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To: blam

This article is pure rubbish. These are the same morons that put Bambi in office and this writer is just making stuff up with this little ditty:

“So bad is the administration’s current relationship with corporate America that even the typically Democratic-leaning media moguls are suggesting that the independent electorate is unsettled enough to tilt the upcoming November elections in favor of the Republicans. In fact, that was the hope of one cynical mogul looking to jumpstart his business.”

When pigs fly...rotflol!


14 posted on 07/13/2010 7:47:29 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: blam

What is needed to calm fears that he is a socialist is for Obama to announce that he is fullfledged believer in free-market capitalism while holding copies of books by Milton Friedman, Hayek, Bastiat, Rand, and a few others. He should then state that capitalism is responsible for America being as wealthy as it is, and that socialism only leads to disaster. He should then back that up with action by announcing huge spending cuts and tax cuts for businesses. Don’t hold your breath.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 7:48:47 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: blam
“I don’t think they are anti-business, it’s more nuanced than that, but they appear that way because they jump too quickly on the bandwagon.”

You can drop the diplomatic niceties, dude. The Obama Regime is one of the most anti-business administrations in American history. That is a fact that has been proven time and time again since Zero and his minions took power. There is a deep-seated hatred of business amongst this bunch, and they take no pains to hide it.


16 posted on 07/13/2010 7:49:04 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: blam
Lauria's actual article is a lot more interesting and informative than this commentary about it.

The underlying sense of the article is that these guys think Obama and team have no clue about what to do: that they react emotionally, and with short-term motives; that they have no idea about what a business-based economy is all about; and that the Obama team is vindictive and dangerous to them.

It doesn't necessarily bode well for the Republicans -- after all, there's also good money to be made by stepping in to help the Democrats "fix" things -- but it does mean that Obama is not safe from challenges on the Democrat side of the aisle: another Hillary Clinton run (for example) might well gain their support.

17 posted on 07/13/2010 7:51:13 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: ILS21R
How can somebody be so smart and yet so stupid at the same time?

It takes a really smart guy to make a really big mistake.

18 posted on 07/13/2010 7:53:56 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: blam

The idiots in the media should be the first ones up against the wall when the revolution comes.


19 posted on 07/13/2010 7:54:31 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: blam

Starting a business is the triumph of hope over history, as 96% of all new businesses fail within five years. Businesspeople are generally optimists. To have bowed before the Obama Golden Calf must be doubly disappointing now.


20 posted on 07/13/2010 8:03:35 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: blam

What would one expect from the commie in the WH...and illegal alien on top of that.


21 posted on 07/13/2010 8:22:00 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: wmileo

I agree. Everytime I read an article about something Chavez has done, I cringe, thinking that it looks like something FUBO would do.


22 posted on 07/13/2010 8:29:42 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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"The most generous comment about the current state of the economy," Lauria writes, "came from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who serves as an adviser to the president on science and technology, and even then the best he could muster was that, 'Everybody is in a sort of funk.'”

Now, wait a minute! Didn't the Nobel Prize winning Economist, Paul Krugman, just tell us that Obama didn't have anything to do with businesses choosing not to expand or spend money? He can't figure out why they're not taking risks, and hiring folks, in this economy. /s

23 posted on 07/13/2010 3:52:21 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: bcsco

These are people who played a major role in putting this bum in office. Why should I give consideration to their business acumen when their political acumen is so harmful to America?


10-4


24 posted on 07/13/2010 3:53:57 PM PDT by chasio649 (amused)
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To: ILS21R

“How can somebody be so smart and yet so stupid at the same time? “

You took the words right off my keyboard. How stupid can these people be.


25 posted on 07/13/2010 4:07:38 PM PDT by vis a vis
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To: blam
The Elite Turn Against Obama
26 posted on 07/14/2010 2:55:59 PM PDT by blam
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