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Networks Hit Cain Story 50 Times in Less Than 4 Days; Ignored Clinton Scandals
Media Research Center [videos] ^ | Nov. 3, 2011 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 11/05/2011 2:33:32 PM PDT by T.L.Sink

Over a period of just three and a half days, CBS, NBC and ABC have developed an insatiable hunger for the Cain sexual harassment story, devoting an incredible 50 stories to the allegations. In contrast, over a similar period these networks mostly ignored far more substantial and serious scandals relating to Bill Clinton. After Paula Jones held a press conference there was only one report of her allegations. Following Kathleen Willey's claims of being groped by Clinton, there were a mere three reports. For Juanita Broderick, who came forward in February 1999 to say Clinton RAPED her, only three stories followed. It should be pointed out that all these women offered their names. They were NOT anonymous.

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Aside from the fact that Politico used anonymous and unsubstantiated sources by alleged victims who won't come forward, the most outrageous thing is that the publicly documented felonies and serial sexual assaults of Bill Clinton were largely ignored and the victims trashed. But what's an occasional groping or rape among friends?
1 posted on 11/05/2011 2:33:37 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
The word "scandal" should be in quotes.
2 posted on 11/05/2011 2:34:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: T.L.Sink

Cain and Clarence Thomas in the cross-hairs.

Anti-Cain supporters/Pro(fill in Presidential candidates name here) will be attacking in 3....2.....


3 posted on 11/05/2011 2:36:39 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: sanjuanbob

I was wondering why no one ever brings up all the allegations about Obama’s encounters, the bathhouses, etc. On Fox, they won’t breathe a word and go back to Clinton. At least in BO’s case, there were names of the accusers, unlike all this “anonymous” baloney with Cain.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 2:42:35 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: sanjuanbob

sanjuanbob,

The key to remember is that this is no happenstance. The “reports” are carefully orchestrated.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 2:46:06 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks T.L.Sink.
After Paula Jones held a press conference there was only one report of her allegations. Following Kathleen Willey's claims of being groped by Clinton, there were a mere three reports. For Juanita Broderick, who came forward in February 1999 to say Clinton RAPED her, only three stories followed. It should be pointed out that all these women offered their names. They were NOT anonymous.

7 posted on 11/05/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: T.L.Sink

Never forget that the media who followed John Edwards knew all about his affair while his wife was dying of cancer and they said nothing.

Never forget that the Monica Lewinsky story was spiked by Michael Isikoff at Newsweek.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 3:01:40 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: T.L.Sink
Gay Ex-Staffer Makes Lurid Claims in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Jesse Jackson
9 posted on 11/05/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: T.L.Sink

Do you have a link?


10 posted on 11/05/2011 3:26:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: T.L.Sink

I sense a bit of desperation on the media’s part. Cain is on a roll now, and he needs to call these bloodsuckers out. The guy has a good head on his shoulders, and I’m waiting with anticipation to see the beating that he’s going to throw on the media.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 3:31:14 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: T.L.Sink

Note also: many of the details of Juanita Broaddrick’s injuries were corroborated by a friend who saw her afterwards (google “norma rogers kelsey’).


12 posted on 11/05/2011 3:36:41 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: T.L.Sink

You would think “freepers” and conservatives would vote for the MSM with their wallets.

Then again that would entail waaaay too much sacrifice.


13 posted on 11/05/2011 3:45:12 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: T.L.Sink

Yeah...So What...The MSM networks are not biased, just ask them, they will tell you.


14 posted on 11/05/2011 3:57:09 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Admin Moderator
http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx
15 posted on 11/05/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: T.L.Sink
MSM on the trail of Larry Sinclair? Donald Young? Man's Country? Gurnee?
....crickets....

Clinton? That is SO last century! How about the 21st century scandals?

16 posted on 11/05/2011 4:23:26 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: T.L.Sink

If the MSM keeps this up we are talking President Cain.


18 posted on 11/05/2011 4:27:53 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: T.L.Sink
A man who is a splendid role model for all children--

And all people!

A man who has overcome poverty, racial discrimination, the corporate world, and cancer and is unscathed, unembittered, happy, and still ascendant--

A man who has succeeded immensely in life and wants to enable everyone to succeed as he has--to show everyone how--

A man who embodies The American Dream!

And evil, hate-filled, bigotted, decadent degenerates want to destroy him.

Evil hates everything that is good. Evil wants to destroy everything that is not evil.

But WE SHALL OVERCOME! There are more of us than there are of them!

19 posted on 11/05/2011 4:29:28 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A backwoods southern lawyer is a safer trustee for your soul than a Washington politician.)
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To: T.L.Sink

Cain is being “Klined.” Recall how Phil Kline, former Kansas attorney general, went after Planned Parenthood, having uncovered evidence of PP’s aiding and abetting statutory rape of girls in Kansas. PP destroyed him, with the full cooperation of the Kansas media outlets.

Cain has discussed on national television Planned Parenthood’s racist roots, including its eugenics based plan to reduce the size of the Black community — referring to PP as “Planned Genocide.” PP, again with the cooperation of the far-left, anti-life mainstream media, will be relentless at working to destroy Cain for that.

It is up to the American people whether they are allowed to succeed at that. When will Americans stop taking MSM propaganda seriously?


20 posted on 11/05/2011 4:36:35 PM PDT by ofwaihhbtn (Science is not defined as that which affirms atheistic materialism)
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21 posted on 11/05/2011 4:46:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: T.L.Sink

Can’t we just understand that the media understands and are trying to make up for their previous poor reporting in these earlier cases. It is only coincidence that this happens to be a Republican Presidential Candidate [African-American] don’t you know. I’m sure that the next Democrat scandal will be somewhat well covered (as soon as it cannot be ignored!)

Do I need a /sarc tag?


22 posted on 11/05/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Right - Newsweek was involved in a typical liberal MSM coverup and it’s only thanks to Drudge that we even know about it now. And regarding the slimy shyster Edwards it was only because a “tabloid” broke the story and not the “lamestream” press.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 5:29:30 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: Libloather

And don’t forget about the bastard Jesse fathered. Excuse me, I mean “love child.” We can’t use the real word when a euphemism sounds nicer.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 5:34:43 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: Admin Moderator

I got the article from Brent Bozell’s site: http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011


25 posted on 11/05/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: SES1066

It all goes back to the points Bernie Goldberg made in his book “Bias.” Among other things, the liberal media are so insulated and isolated from reality - only reading and talking among themselves - that they have no wider national frame of reference and have actually come to believe they are the real “mainstream” in American thought.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 5:56:48 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: factoryrat

I think this may backfire because it’s too obvious a partisan hit piece using anonymous sources and unsubstantiated gossip. This seems to be the case because Cain has held his standing in all the polls.


27 posted on 11/05/2011 6:03:06 PM PDT by T.L.Sink
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To: T.L.Sink
I think this may backfire because it’s too obvious a partisan hit piece using anonymous sources and unsubstantiated gossip. This seems to be the case because Cain has held his standing in all the polls.
Probably.

Republicans (who are primary voters) are the ones least impressed with the unsourced attack on Cain. In the general election you need independents, too - but then, November 6, 2012 is a year away. That is time enough to make these charges old news indeed, absent any real beef. And even if there turns out to be something, time enough to place it in context of how little came of so much more substance in the case of Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 11/05/2011 6:59:43 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: T.L.Sink

What story? All they have is headlines and vague allegations and it gets more than 10,000 hits on Google News search.


29 posted on 11/05/2011 7:28:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: T.L.Sink

In early 1992, I had to get info on the Clinton scandals fro shortwave broadcasts, much like citizens in Iron Curtain countries. The internet was not yet available.


30 posted on 11/05/2011 8:37:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: T.L.Sink

In early 1992, I had to get info on the Clinton scandals fro shortwave broadcasts, much like citizens in Iron Curtain countries. The internet was not yet available.


31 posted on 11/05/2011 8:42:19 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I for one do not watch TV news -even Fox. I get my news from the internet and radio. Why conservatives haven’t figured out a way to produce TV news is beyond me.


32 posted on 11/05/2011 10:30:01 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

I agree. The liberal MSM news monopoly is gone. With Fox, the Internet, talk radio, and a million other news sources they are not only losing ratings but have ended up often making fools of themselves because of their their blatant biases. By the way, the Independents are leaving Obama apart from the scurrilous attacks on Cain. They clearly see he’s in over his head and has ruined the economy and the Obama spin machine isn’t feeding or employing families across the nation.


33 posted on 11/06/2011 6:42:20 AM PST by T.L.Sink
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To: Cowgirl
I for one do not watch TV news -even Fox. I get my news from the internet and radio. Why conservatives haven’t figured out a way to produce TV news is beyond me.
My analysis is that "objective" journalism is, in and of itself, anti conservative. You will say, "The truth should be conservative, because conservatives ask for no more." And you are right - but people who claim to be objective are not even trying to actually be objective. And I can prove it.

First, it is obvious that journalists make their living by attracting attention, and they need to make money from their membership in an expensive wire service such as the Associated Press (or any other). This requires them to hype the value of the reports coming over the wire. Knowing that they can't afford not to claim that newswire journalism is objective, we can ignore the claims of objectivity as being self-interested. But it's worse than that.

The only way to even attempt to be objective is to start your analysis with an evaluation of what motives you have which might cloud your judgement on a given issue. You have to admit what having your own ox being gored would look like in the given case. But when you claim objectivity for yourself, that is precisely the opposite of declaring your own interest - it is claiming that you are above having an interest in any subject you might discuss. If you are claiming objectivity you are not even trying to be objective.

So you see, wire service journalism is not objective, but its business model demands that it claim to be objective - and that it denigrate anyone with a different perspective who attempts journalism.
But what perspective is "conservative," exactly? And why is the perspective of wire service journalism "liberal?" Journalism is essentially criticism and second guessing of the people who make the country work.
"It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena From Theodore Roosevelt's 1910 speech at the Sorbonne
Socialism is simply the idea that the government should second guess the people who make the country work, and that politicians should control all economic activity "for the children." Journalism's influence is maximized by socialism, and "liberal" politicians have a natural propaganda wind at their back due to the self interest of journalism.

Journalism and Objectivity


34 posted on 11/06/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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