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S&P Downgrade Is Media's Fault Not The Tea Party's ^ | August 09, 2011 | 09:22 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/09/2011 7:32:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun

Obama advisers, Democrat senators, and terminally stupid ideologues that for days have blamed Standard and Poor's downgrade of America's debt on the Tea Party are sadly mistaken.

Next to the President of the United States and his Party, those really responsible are members of the media.

Since the junior senator from Illinois first threw his hat into the presidential ring in February 2007, America's press have refused to hold his feet to the fire concerning any important issue facing the nation.

This debt ceiling debate and resulting downgrade were just the most recent examples.

When Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) offered his 2012 budget proposal in April, news outlet after news outlet lined up to demagogue him mimicking talking points from the White House and the Democrat leadership.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; big; media
Nevermind that the President's only officially proposed budget - which would have increased the debt by almost $10 trillion and certainly resulted in a rating downgrade - actually lost 97-0 in the Senate not even getting one vote from members of his own Party; the media still continued to lambaste and excoriate Ryan and anyone that had the nerve to support a bill that passed the House 235-189 the month before.

Then with Cut, Cap & Balance:

Media opposition to CCB continued even after it passed the House 234-190 which certainly made it easier for Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to prevent the bill from ever getting voted on in the Senate, a strategy the press applauded.

1 posted on 08/09/2011 7:32:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Noel Sheppard nails the MSM for its blind loyalty to Obamah!

2 posted on 08/09/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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the media sure fanned the flames, but the blame lies in congress. in fact in all the congresses since the Johnson administration who felt that it was OK for the government to keep borrowing after borrowing until we have borrowed our way into this mess.

and it’s the fault of those who elect, and support those people who think that the ability to borrow more and more is sound financial policy.

i’m looking at the man behind the curtain, not where the talking heads are pointing...

3 posted on 08/09/2011 7:38:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: TexasCajun

Great article. Every American needs to read it.

4 posted on 08/09/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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You are correct, of course, the guys at Newsbusters focus on the profound Big Media bias and it's effect on public opinion.

If you only get your news from the networks, you'd think the T.E.A. Party activists are indeed real terrorist & racist.

5 posted on 08/09/2011 7:52:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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The Republicans passed not one, but two bipartisan pieces of legislation in the House and the only legislation put forward by the Obamah Administration didn't even get a single vote from their very own House members.

But the Republicans are portrayed as obstructionist, keeping Obamah from realizing his greatness.

The MSM drives me nuts!

6 posted on 08/09/2011 7:58:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Everyone here at FR knew from the giddy up that “O” was NOT the McCoy … or even a reasonable facsimile!

Panicky, bullied, ethically wobbly journalists and other MSM personnel who are the supposed watchdogs of our political process were (remain) afraid of their own shadow when assessing “O’s” fitness for the Presidency!! It’s the same whenever these people assess the credentials of ANY minority whose suitability OUGHT to be conscientiously evaluated, like everyone ELSE!!!

This is emotional blackmail and American voters deserve a more responsible and honorable ‘watchdog’. As it is, there is NOTHING to keep candidates honest.

7 posted on 08/09/2011 8:29:33 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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