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Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don’t Blame Obama ‘for Anything That’s Wrong in This Country
Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/11 | Brent Baker

Posted on 08/14/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT by Nachum

Asked how Iowans view President Barack Obama, Michael Gartner, the President of NBC News from 1988 to 1993, insisted on this weekend’s Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital: “I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,” except, that is, “the far-right of the Republican Party.”

For the Bloomberg TV show which first runs on Friday nights, Al Hunt interviewed Gartner, an Iowa native, at a game of the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs which Gartner co-owns.

From the end of the August 12 Bloomberg interview:

AL HUNT: What kind of shape is Barack Obama in for the 2012 campaign in Iowa?

MICHAEL GARTNER: I think he’s in pretty good shape. First of all, people out here have an attachment to him because he was out here. I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does, but I don’t think the moderates do and certainly the Democrats don’t. He generally shows up quite well in Seltzer’s Iowa poll.

That’s the Des Moines Register’s “Iowa Poll” and in the latest one Obama ticked up to a 48 to 47 percent approval over disapproval, so unless Gartner thinks 47 percent of Iowans are part of the “far-right,” a lot more than just them blame Obama for something.

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Why? Cuz I don't like it
1 posted on 08/14/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This guy epitomizes the myopia of the corrupt mainstream media. They see and report only that which fits their agenda. They marginalize any opposing point of view.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

http://news.yahoo.com/poll-shows-trouble-obama-iowa-150204665.html

here’s another Iowa poll on Obama


3 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:50 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum
The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest.

– (Edward L. Bernays, "The Engineering of Consent", 1947)
4 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Nachum
I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does

Last I checked Obama's disapproval rating was 54%. So according to Gartner, 54% of the electorate resides in the far-right corner of the GOP.

5 posted on 08/14/2011 10:02:10 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

In a twisted way, he is right.

Obama was not in charge when the downturn started. People do not blame him for the housing crisis or the bank meltdownn.

However, the reason people will not vote for him in 2012 is because he did nothing to FIX those problems! They are not getting better, despite Obama’s policies.

So, yes, Obama did not start this, but Obama is not going to end it either. Therefore, we need someone else.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 10:05:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Mr. Mojo

Don’t waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Nachum

When I see a definitive poll that shows the majority specifically blames Obama for the economy, I`ll believe he`s speaking BS. There still is a disturbingly high percentage of people who think Obama`s wonderful.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 10:06:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Nachum

“I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,” except, that is, “the far-right of the Republican Party.””

Indeed....those people who are FAR and away RIGHT about what is causing the problem.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 10:07:31 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum
Obammy is Lurve...


10 posted on 08/14/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum
...Obama ticked up to a 48 to 47 percent approval over disapproval...

It's easy to approve of Barry when you don't pay taxes anyway. We've got too many takers in this country and not enough givers.

11 posted on 08/14/2011 10:08:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You can not expect a marxo-muslim to drive a Christian capitalists car... after all the Capitalist Christian built it and knows its workings.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamarisk)
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To: greyfox

Don’t waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.


Exactly.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Starboard
. They see and report only that which fits their agenda. They marginalize any opposing point of view.

ideologues from both sides do it. People here do it. Palin supporters here have tunnel vision when it comes to her. They are just as short sighted, bone headed and out of touch with reality as this guy is.

14 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Nachum
“I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,” except, that is, “the far-right of the Republican Party.”

Really? Which people have a fondness for him? Media presidents? Mr. Gartner really ought to widen his circle of acquaintances.

Mr. 0bama is not responsible for filling the 2006 Congress with grotesque spendthrifts, to be sure. He is responsible for filling his administration with vicious ideologues, academic fools, and race and class warriors whose notion of politics is a place at the public trough for their favorite super-citizens. The latter may be fond of him; the rest of us think he's an idiot.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:17 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum
How Miserable? Index Says the Worst in 28 Years
17 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:23 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum
I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does

He's lying and he knows he's lying.

This is the attitude that allowed him to rise to the top at NBC. This is the reckless bald faced lying attitude that has taken one of the greatest news organizations and turned it into a joke.

18 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:31 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: Nachum

Sshhhh.

We like them to have this level of delusion. We should really be encouraging them anyway we can.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Nachum

A man the other day told me this, “I would never vote for Sarah Palin, but I would screw her”

I responded: “I did not vote for Obama, but he is definitely screwing us”


20 posted on 08/14/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT by mporter345
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To: oldbrowser

“I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,”

Fondness, I hate the SOB and his agenda...I used to think he would be ok to have a beer with but not now as I would not be responsible for my actions after a few mugs. He is not a nice person...he is a narcacist, a fraud, and has no moral compass.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 10:16:21 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: oldbrowser

http://articles.philly.com/1993-03-03/news/25951893_1_michael-gartner-nbc-news-nbc-staff-members

he’s the guy who had to resign in disgrace from NBC after the Dateline fiasco


22 posted on 08/14/2011 10:16:57 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum

Gee, I thought the Kenyan Bandit’s low poll numbers
were because Americans DO blame him for the poor job
he’s doing.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 10:19:30 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Nachum

ROFLOL! He must only travel in liberal circles because here even in the grocery store lines you can hear all about how bad everything is since that blankety blank Obama took office.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 10:21:25 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Hildy

“ideologues from both sides do it”

That goes without saying. My comment was directed at the MSM which casts itself as news organizations but are really propaganda outlets for leftist causes. Have you watched CNN or MSNBC lately? How much “reporting” did you see on Wisconsin or any number of other issues that have gone against the Obama administation lately? Conversely (or perversely) the smallest shred of “good news” is repeated endlessly. It’s really reached an absurd level.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 10:23:45 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

He is a ‘queen’ then- like the Queen of England - a ‘celebrity’ figurehead.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 10:23:45 AM PDT by citizencon
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To: Erik Latranyi
EVERYTHING that obama has done... has made things WORSE... BY EVERY MEASURE!!! He has run up our debt far beyond ALL presidents combined... by every measure he is a failure. He only won by 53% of those voting... he has lost major support amongst independents and guilt ridden white people and the youth. What does this mean? It means that this rat turd is a lying sos.

LLS

27 posted on 08/14/2011 10:29:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Nachum

That’s funny. I had a liberal apologize to me for falling for Obama’s lies and now sounding like a conservative. I mean, he is wanting Bachman for President. If Obama can completely change this guy from hard core social justice liberal to conservative, Obama is in big, big trouble.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 10:33:49 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Starboard

Yep, that there racism accounts for his 39% approval in Gallup. Actually it does. The 39% is made up of racists who can’t see just how destructive this Anti-American President is.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 10:34:41 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Nachum
This type of in-your-face stupidity is starting to frighten me. The folks at the top of the media ecosystem may be rigid ideologues, but they're not all simply retarded.

Why do they look into the cameras every day and tell obvious lies?

In the Soviet Union, they were simply ordered to so so...it was the de facto core of their employment. Ditto modern China. And the publics have little recourse.

In contemporary America, news customers can easily see the bobbing head on the screen is spouting bu!!sh't. The advertisers and media beancounters can easily see the numbers of viewers/readers falling, making the enterprises less profitable/valuable.

In the case of the NY Times, the controlling family is led by a dim bulb who hates the country, and is rich enough to not care if it all falls apart. As for the Washington Post, its biggest shareholder has been lining his pockets with tax breaks and regulatory ease for decades...he personifies crony capitalism...of course that's Warren Buffett. And Michael Bloomberg needs no explanation.

But what about all the other outlets? Do their owners LIKE losing money? Or do they have a regulatory gun pointed at them?

30 posted on 08/14/2011 10:35:18 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Nachum

Hey Gartner, all commies love obama.


31 posted on 08/14/2011 10:40:54 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: Nachum

Well Obama is not totally responsible for all that is wrong with this country, but Obama and those who put him in power are just about totally responsible for all the ills of this country.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 10:42:57 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Nachum
“I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,”

Inadvertently correct, but to no avail: like in your car swerving to avoid a head-on crash and slamming at full speed into a bridge abutment.

We don't blame him for anything, but rather, everything.

Cheers!

34 posted on 08/14/2011 10:47:14 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Nachum
Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don’t Blame Obama ‘for Anything That’s Wrong in This Country

Thank you for graciously agreeing to share your wisdom with us, Ms. Kael.

Cheers!

35 posted on 08/14/2011 10:49:54 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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"Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don’t Blame Obama for Anything That’s Wrong in This Country"

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

36 posted on 08/14/2011 10:51:03 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NativeNewYorker
But what about all the other outlets? Do their owners LIKE losing money? Or do they have a regulatory gun pointed at them?

Their women have gone all Lysistrata on them about politics.

Which is odd, you know, when you consider how many are queer anyway.

Cheers!

37 posted on 08/14/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, everybody loves obama. That’s why he’s got a rousing 39% approval rating.


38 posted on 08/14/2011 10:53:43 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Nachum
This is obviously warming up the spin machine for his Midwest "Potemkin rallies."

Cheers!

39 posted on 08/14/2011 10:54:45 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Jonty30

Re: We like them to have this level of delusion. We should really be encouraging them anyway we can!!

Exactly!!!


40 posted on 08/14/2011 11:02:27 AM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Nachum

Liberal Progressivism = a degenerate mental disorder....


41 posted on 08/14/2011 11:10:36 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
Keep whispering in the emperors ear that “all is well”
42 posted on 08/14/2011 11:18:16 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Nachum

He meant to say that nobody he knows blames Obama.


43 posted on 08/14/2011 11:22:38 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Nachum

Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don’t Blame Obama ‘for Anything That’s Wrong in This Country

Translation: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


44 posted on 08/14/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: unkus

The White House Insider: The Obama Plan, part one

“The president actually considered quitting. He really did. But now he’s going on the attack. He wants to give a big F-You to White America - that’s actually one of his primary motivations. You think the race card has been played up before? Just wait. 2012 is gonna be the most brutal political cycle we have ever witnessed. Ever.”

http://newsflavor.com/politics/white-house-insider-the-obama-plan-part-one/#ixzz1V1lk6Zei

*********************************************************

This is the result when an egomaniacal narcissist fails - he tries to punish and destroy everything around him. He WILL attempt to instigate a race war, of that I am now certain.

The MSM is in deep, deep denial about Obama. No good for America will come from this situation. It’s too bad he didn’t quit, in my opinion.


45 posted on 08/14/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Nachum

Yes, but many of us “non-people”, otherwise know as voters, think he is responsible for most problems in this country.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 11:27:44 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Starboard

He’s just a picture of stupidity.


47 posted on 08/14/2011 11:27:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kempster

Do me a favor and watch a Nascar race on ESPN. The players do not blame Ernie Ervan.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 11:31:41 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Nachum
These people must come from another planet.

Obama is down to 39% approval rating and this dipwad doesn't think anyone holds it against Obama.

Is he really that stupid?

49 posted on 08/14/2011 11:33:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SatinDoll

This is the result when an egomaniacal narcissist fails - he tries to punish and destroy everything around him.


There are many similarities between Hitler and 0bama.


50 posted on 08/14/2011 11:47:35 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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