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NYT and WaPo circle the wagons
The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2010 | Jim Treacher

Posted on 08/19/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT by La Lydia

Obama’s in trouble. Whether it’s the economy or the oil spill or the Ground Zero Caring Sharing Togetherness Mosque or whatever else that’s gone wrong for him, his approval ratings are drooping like a 49-year-old man’s pecs. More and more Americans are wondering why they voted for this guy. More and more Americans are getting fed up with the way things are going. More and more Americans are flipping their calendars to November 2010 and 2012 and marking the dates. You’ll never guess whose fault that is!

New York Times:

In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick

Americans need only stand in line at the grocery checkout counter to glimpse the conspiracy theories percolating about President Obama. “Birthplace Cover-Up,” screams the current issue of the racy tabloid Globe. “Obama’s Secret Life Exposed!”

The article claims, without proof, that Mr. Obama uses a phony Social Security number as “part of an elaborate scheme to conceal that he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen…”

Have any other U.S. presidents ever appeared in tabloids? Did the New York Times do stories about it when those presidents’ approval ratings fell? The NYT then cites a poll saying that 18 percent of Americans think Obama’s a Muslim. Which is ridiculous, because we all know he spent 20 years in a church where he didn’t hear a single thing the preacher said.

Personally, I don’t think Obama has any real religious beliefs at all, because that would entail believing in a power higher than himself. But some people think he does, and apparently that explains why his popularity is fading. Although if that’s the case, it doesn’t explain how he got elected in the first place. But these are questions for people who aren’t as smart as the staff of the New York Times.

Here’s the lede of WaPo’s take on the “You Are Too Dumb to Appreciate Obama” story:

The number of Americans who believe — wrongly — that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population.

The key there is the “wrongly.” Gotta set it apart with em dashes, even! You can almost taste the indignation. I’m surprised they didn’t use bold, italics, and all caps as well. “WRONGLY!!”

I don’t blame the news industry for trying to protect their considerable emotional investment in Obama. I understand their pain, their frustration with the common folk and their rustic notions.

The question is… how is it supposed to sell newspapers? P.S. Matt Welch: “Wait, the Economy Is Lousy and Obama Is Unpopular? How Could That Ever Be?”

P.P.S. Chuck Todd: “The big irony of this story: President Obama is more religious than Reagan or H.W. Bush ever was; in fact, he gets Bible verses sent to his blackberry EVERY DAY.” Excellent point. I’ll bet those two didn’t even HAVE Blackberries!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: excuses; excusesexcuses; gzmosque; imamofthedeficit; obama
Gottcha. Fits right in with Margaret Carlson's article yesterday that said American's are just too dumb to understand how wonderful Obama is: "... he is so supremely confident in his intellect that he forgets, on his way to the correct decision, to slow down and pick up not-so-gifted stragglers."
1 posted on 08/19/2010 5:34:24 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

MSM: “America Too Stupid To Believe Our Lies”


2 posted on 08/19/2010 5:40:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: La Lydia

We at FR scoff at headlines that appear on scandal sheets like “The Globe” and “The Enquirer”. The big exception I find to this are those waiting in line to buy groceries (often with their Obama card). “Typical” Obama voters buy this stuff lock stock and barrel. They are also much more likely to read these publications than they are the New York Times.


3 posted on 08/19/2010 5:41:05 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: La Lydia

As effing idiotic as this spin is to some of us, there are so many fools out there who will buy this bs hook, line and sinker. The dems prey upon the ignorant and the downright evil.


4 posted on 08/19/2010 5:41:18 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: La Lydia

“... his approval ratings are drooping like,

(insert appropriate terms here)

Nanzi Pelosi’s tits.
Bill Clinton’s pecker.
Algore’s carbon credits.
Hillery Clinton’s hips.
Michele’s boob belt.


5 posted on 08/19/2010 5:45:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: La Lydia

President Barack Obama prays daily, a White House official said Thursday,


Ok, but what direction is he facing??? And how many times does he pray each day????

Inquiring minds want to know.


6 posted on 08/19/2010 5:46:04 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: OrangeHoof

Nailed it! No more callers please, we have a winner.


7 posted on 08/19/2010 5:47:44 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: La Lydia

Proofs in the puddin’... words mean nothing ... action i.e. jobs, economy ... you can circle the wagons all you want...will not do ONE BIT OF GOOD...he is worthless...


8 posted on 08/19/2010 5:49:51 PM 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: La Lydia

“You Are Too Dumb to Appreciate Obama”

Perhaps. But at least we are not so dumb to pay good money for NYT and WaPo fish wrap.

Enjoy your columns while you can NYT and WaPo Lib writers. Umployment may not be there to support you but the endangered species act might.


9 posted on 08/19/2010 5:49:57 PM PDT by rod1
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To: La Lydia
The Europeans love him!

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10 posted on 08/19/2010 5:54:49 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: pnut22
You'll get a lot more objective reporting and truth about nobama in the National Enquirer than you will in those cheap rags the post and nyt.
11 posted on 08/19/2010 5:59:24 PM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: La Lydia

Someone needs to tell ol Maggie to wipe the spit off her chin.


12 posted on 08/19/2010 6:02:49 PM PDT by healy61
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To: La Lydia
You know, for a group that is so quick to skewer "fat cats" and "oligarchs," the Left sure seems susceptible to their own version of hero worship, don't they? I mean, if you tell them that Barack Obama craps just like everyone else, they'd tell you "Yes, but it comes out in Baggies." And they'd fall over each other fighting for a whiff of it.

It's pathetic how they substitute fallible -- VERY fallible -- human beings for their gods. And not one of them has proven even remotely worthy, unless you measure their worth by the blood they've spilled.

13 posted on 08/19/2010 6:05:25 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: healy61
Someone needs to tell ol Maggie to wipe the spit off her chin.

That's not spit ...

14 posted on 08/19/2010 6:07:13 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: OrangeHoof

Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Alva Edison, Henry Ford, Alexandria Graham Bell and a few dozen other American inventors and innovators have been more important to these United States than most of the presidents combined. Ordinary politicians ride achievers’ coat tails. Occasionally there comes a Truman, an Eisenhower or a Reagan.


15 posted on 08/19/2010 6:09:30 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: La Lydia

Yes, lets define Obama.No misconceptions either.

About 80% of Americans are UNIFIED against this mosque.

DEHUMANIZING TRADITIONAL AMERICA, THE OBAMA GOAL

That makes no difference to the national socialist elite in power, they want to cow America with their Utopia. The former needless genocidal 9/11 sacrifice of 3800 innocent lives is trumped by “ minority rights.” This is just the beginning if Obama and his national socialist junta is allowed to stay in power. People in general should make no mistake about it.

The dehumanization of the 9/11 victims is the goal Obama has.Once this is accomplished, the sky is the limit for this sort of thing.He means to define who is humanand who is not. And then we are to watch silently as Obama’s plan to isolate and disempower middle America socially , politically and economically accelerates. Dehumanization of sectors of society is a major fascist technique. So far he has dehumanized many, including the Fort Hood shooting victims, as the sanctity of Muslims is preserved in our military over the necessity for American justice and the future protection of our military personell.

On a parallel matter, Obama is redistricting America as we speak, using the 2010 census. The defining parameters will be to cloister racial and ethnic minorites into their own Congressional constituncies. Subsequently the plan is to pit that block of racial and ethnic minority voters against the rest of America. The “ minority rights” aspect of this mosque argument will then be applied to budgeting. Special federal programs to provide “historical justice “ for the so called ‘exploited” will be put in place. Using fannie / freddie for affirmative action lending nearly destroyed our nation and the world economy, and now Obama wants to remake Fannie /Freddie? You can imagine the image in which he will remake these bogus institutions, even Barney Frank is bailing.

There is a very large comprehensive plan, and the mosque right now is the icon on a much larger political battle front. America is kept ignorant of this larger battle. The Obama Utopia is a cultural mosaic, not a melting pot, and he is quietly going about this redefinition of America which will now be rammed down our throats , using his executive powers, the Supreme Court, and a cowed Congress.

Obama will not unite America, he intends to divide it and conquer it, and will use force to do so if he thinks it necessary.Thats why he manifests a burgeoning Secret Service personal security plan which now freezes our municipalities as he travels about our nation.Its a message, part of his campaign to cow America into submission.

This mosque must not be built, if it is, it will likely be destroyed. As Rush Limbaugh says, can one imagine building a Shinto Temple adjacent to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, 10 years after it happened there?

You can see the reasoning here about the overall Obama approach which he has very carefully revealed to America in fits and starts, so few will connect the dots. This is his so called transparency:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


16 posted on 08/19/2010 6:15:56 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: La Lydia

And now the T Shirts with the picture of Bush and the words “Miss me yet” selling like hot cakes and Bush at 6 points above Obama! He won’t even dare ask if we want to go back anymore.


17 posted on 08/19/2010 6:21:04 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: La Lydia
The Washington Post and the New York Times have ALWAYS believed that the American public is stupid .

Nothing new here. These organizations have always believed in an elite (people like themselves) that should run the country. I grew up with liberals who are cut from the same cloth. These are people who couldn't unclog a drain, tune an engine, bake a cake or paint a wall, but they are certain that they know how to run the country and the world for that matter. Most of those who graduated from Journalism school could not have made it in Science or Engineering but they know how to solve the countries energy problems and are certain they are in the right insofar as AGW is concerned.

These people aren't just stupid, they are dangerous.

You want names? I'll give you names: Thomas Friedman, Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, David Broder, Kathleen Parker, and too many other idiots, etc.
18 posted on 08/19/2010 6:26:47 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: tet68

Bill Clinton’s pecker


That’s pretty rare wouldn’t you say?


19 posted on 08/19/2010 6:32:27 PM PDT by chasio649 (amused)
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To: chasio649

Stick a fork in it, it’s done.


20 posted on 08/19/2010 6:51:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

LOL


21 posted on 08/19/2010 6:58:20 PM PDT by chasio649 (amused)
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To: OrangeHoof

Why do they send Bible verses to his blackberry,he cant read them,he doesnt know how to use it


22 posted on 08/20/2010 4:43:15 AM PDT by ballplayer
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