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From Gingrich to Romney to Tebow -- Why is the media so out of touch with America?
Fox News ^ | 1/20/2012 | Liz Peek

Posted on 01/20/2012 7:58:55 PM PST by Ron C.

Newt Gingrich instantly brought the crowd to its feet last night at the last debate before Saturday's all important primary in South Carolina. What was the multitude cheering? Not his stance on tax policy, or on abortion, but rather his acid assault on the “elite media.”

Gingrich expressed outrage that moderator John King of CNN would lead off the evening by asking about potentially damaging charges made by the Speaker’s second wife in an interview with ABC News's "Nightline."

The audience howled its approval as Gingrich tore into the “destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media…” As ever, the former Speaker was brilliant, evading the problematic topic of his personal indiscretions and simultaneously punching a white-hot button launching an assault on what Sarah Palin describes as the “lamestream media.”

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The media sucks. They hate conservatives, but they absolutely despise Christians.
1 posted on 01/20/2012 7:58:59 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
What are employees of the MSM out of touch?

The aged ones are 60s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and the younger ones are their ideological issue.

2 posted on 01/20/2012 8:07:41 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Ron C.
JOHN KING SPCL, THE JOHN KING SPECIAL
3 posted on 01/20/2012 8:08:07 PM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: Ron C.

Because they live in a liberal echo chamber


4 posted on 01/20/2012 8:09:09 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: FrankR

LOL - perfect!


5 posted on 01/20/2012 8:23:23 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

I wonder how King feels now that he’s been “Newtered”?

Also wondering if the term “Newtricide” could be applied to the act of publicly outing the total lack of intelligence or scruples of liberal reporters at conservative press conferences or events?


6 posted on 01/20/2012 8:27:59 PM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: Ron C.

They’re truly lemmings. Watch, without fail . . someone starts a talking point and then here comes the onslaught

They can’t think for themselves. They follow liberalism either because they feel guilty or suffer from low self esteem and “caring” and “tolerance” et al is an attempt to cover their deficiencies.

And note how seldom they practice what they preach.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 8:32:58 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: Ron C.

Because they believe they have the Allspark and are special.


8 posted on 01/20/2012 8:42:28 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“Cognitive dissonance” is the term which best applies.

They eschew violence yet embrace abortion.

They promote equality yet craft rules to circumvent equal treatment.

They are deeply conflicted but cannot crack the lacquered pearl they hide within their gut.


9 posted on 01/20/2012 8:45:04 PM PST by One Name
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To: Ron C.

Most of the media are out of touch with the American people because they are anti-American.

And as you indicated, they are anti-Christian.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 9:27:12 PM PST by zot
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To: Ron C.

As all communists do.


11 posted on 01/20/2012 10:00:37 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ron C.


Rebellion is brewing!!

We should rebuild the grassroots conservative movement. From the Reagan Revolution of 1980 through the Contract with America in 1994, it was this movement from outside Washington that carried us to the first center-right majority governing coalition in more than 60 years.

The problem has not been with conservatism or with our voters.

The problem has been with Republican leaders who forgot who elected them and what values their supporters expected to see implemented in Washington.

— Newt Gingrich, 11-13-2006

Please visit the Fundraiser thread.
It's on the Breaking News Sidebar



12 posted on 01/20/2012 10:31:07 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: Ron C.

Why is the media so out of touch with America? ( you ask) ... Because they’re rich! Oh, the irony!


13 posted on 01/20/2012 10:43:55 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: FrankR
"The John King Special"

TOP NOTCH FRANKR... TOP NOTCH!

14 posted on 01/20/2012 10:57:57 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
“The aged one are 60s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and the younger ones are their ideological issue.”

Totally agree with you. Being out of touch has nothing to do with the leftist media's reasons for marching to the tune of their boss, oboma, and ignoring We The People. The leftist media will lie and die for their messiah.

Better they fall on their swords, rather than deal with We The People, once we get a hold of them.

15 posted on 01/20/2012 11:01:26 PM PST by itssme
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To: Ron C.
ALL LIBERALS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH AMERICA.
16 posted on 01/21/2012 12:46:04 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Ron C.
In other words, shame on Romney for his decency, for having been happily married to Ann for decades and for earning a living. More important, shame on him for imagining that a great many Americans might aspire to do the same

While this begins with Gingrich and ends with Tebow, 75% is devoted to pushing Mitt Romney....in my humble opinion.

All I can say about Romney is that his problem is the "groomed public persona" compared to the "backroom" reality.

The backroom Romney is vicious...witness the Iowa attacks on the other candidates. Also, his sitting on the board of a company fined over 100 million for medicare fraud says a lot about his ruthlessness.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2834443/posts

17 posted on 01/21/2012 1:44:36 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Ron C.
Sarah may have used the term Lamestream Media but it was coined here, I believe...

Mike

18 posted on 01/21/2012 3:41:10 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: dr_lew; All
13 posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:43:55 AM by dr_lew: “Why is the media so out of touch with America? ( you ask) ... Because they’re rich! Oh, the irony!”

I'm not going to defend the left-wing bias of much of the media. However, a look at what reporters are paid would indicate pretty clearly that very few in the media are anywhere close to rich.

Surveys have consistently shown that graduates with journalism degrees earn close to the bottom of the pay scale compared to their colleagues with degrees in other fields.

These posts debating in news circles whether a journalism degree is useless aren't exactly on-topic, but they'll give a good idea of what aspiring reporters face, economically speaking:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/04/27/20-most-useless-degrees.html

http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-journalism-degrees-are-probably-just-as-useless-as-you-expected/

http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/journalism-degree-is-not-useless_b4940

This item from the third article in that list is a good summary of the issues: “In April, journalism topped the Daily Beast’s list of 20 Most Useless Degrees. Journalism doesn’t pay well and your student loans may very well be greater than your first salary as a reporter. But who goes into journalism thinking they will make a six figure salary? Being a reporter is tough, no doubt about it.”

The salary levels cited by Daily Beast are actually **WAY** higher than I've seen; their idea of “median pay” includes not only the small newspapers in rural areas where most reporters get their start, but also large urban areas, and also includes entry-level behind-the-scenes positions in television stations where the pay scales are on a whole different order of magnitude.

Here's the practical reality: I just hired a new staff member last week with many years of experience, including senior management positions at some mid-sized East Coast newspapers before they downsized; he quit knowing what was coming soon. I have a freelancer working for me who left another East Coast newspaper under similar circumstances. The new person will be lucky if he ever earns $20,000 per year working for me. The freelancer is primarily doing public relations work for a large Southern company and only part-time work for me because he knows he will never be able to get a full-time job in journalism capable of supporting his growing family, and he doesn't want to have his wife work outside the home. I'd like to pay both of them more, but it won't happen barring something totally unexpected on the business end of my operations.

I probably ought to add that while all businesses are having problems today, the low salaries aren't because we're losing readers. My operation is hiring staff, has the highest readership of any of my competitors, and is seeing regular increases in both circulation and ad revenue. That's almost unheard of in today's environment, and it got me profiled as one of six successful news entrepreneurs in Editor and Publisher Magazine: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Features/Article/Six-Newspaper-Entrepreneurs-and-Their-Road-to-Success . The business reality, however, is I simply cannot afford to pay more, and I personally work hundred-hour weeks on a regular basis because I won't ask things of my people that I won't do myself.

By the way, both of the two men I mentioned happen to be strong evangelicals and political conservatives. That certainly didn't help their careers, and I've personally run into all kinds of anti-Christian and anti-conservative bias in the media, but please remember that not all of us in the media are God-hating anti-American pseudo-Commies.

19 posted on 01/21/2012 4:09:03 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Ron C.
This line in the article says everything about the mainstream media's attitude:

Andrew Sharp, a contributor to SBNation.com, wrote before last week’s playoff game “instead of an icon to hard work and humility or a football player that's fun to watch play football, for a week at least, he's the walking, kneeling reminder of just how completely f**king insane America can be sometimes.”

What really drives Sharp nuts is that 43% of Americans trace Tim Tebow’s success to divine intervention –“the insane fans who think he's Jesus Christ in a flak jacket.”

20 posted on 01/21/2012 5:19:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Ron C.

They absolutely despise Christians because they love a Marxist doctrine and culture of evil and American Christians symbolize a doctrine and culture of good to them. They want inequality before the law and they want the power to determine what we beleive, say and do in life. Ultimately, they want to compete with God to decide if we live or die. They want to corrupt children and they want to dissolve the family.

To win socialism’s injustice and enslavement, they need to debase and oppress Chrsitian Americans. We have the notion of constitutional justice and it’s way of life in our instincts. They want Marxist social justice which is no justice at all in the US.


21 posted on 01/21/2012 5:35:58 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: MichaelP; Ron C.
"Sarah may have used the term Lamestream Media but it was coined here, I believe..."

"Lame" = crippled, weak, ineffectual

Lame/weak/ineffectual could not have made a radical anti-American like Barack Obama the American President.

Lame/weak/ineffectual could not have made such an all-American patriot like Sara Palin hated, ridiculed or distrusted by so many Americans.

Lame/weak/ineffectual could not have kept Obama's approval rating even in the low 40s with the damage he has so clearly done to this country in the last 3 years.

Lame/weak/ineffectual could not have so radically redefined what is acceptable (politically, morally and culturally) to such a large portion of the American people.

No. The liberal MSM in America is a media a Hitler or Stalin would be proud of.

"Lamestream media" is itself too lame/weak/ineffectual a term to describe such a powerful, pervasive & destructive enemy of the America we love.

22 posted on 01/21/2012 5:43:32 AM PST by drpix
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To: MichaelP

I was wondering about that myself. I heard her use lamestreet media on Sean Hannity radio show earlier this week.


23 posted on 01/21/2012 6:12:44 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Ron C.

They do it because we’ve allowed them to do it! Since the advent of the TEA Party, that trend is reversing! Politicians are finally showing some spine. Rats and liberals, get used to it. Your arrogant days are over. It’s takes alot to tick a Conservative off, but once you do, you had better run and hide because we take no prisoners.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 6:21:47 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (99 weeks = associates degree)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“The aged ones are 60s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and the younger ones are their ideological issue.”

I will say it again MSM serves only itself and its master in the White Hut! (and I will keep on saying it)


25 posted on 01/21/2012 6:29:13 AM PST by mongo141
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To: FrankR

LOL- good one!


26 posted on 01/21/2012 6:59:50 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: mongo141; itssme
Why is the media so out of touch with America?

How about because they act as "Obama's Morality Police"?

Only one google hit for "Obama's Morality Police" and that was someone discussing the possibility that Obama's "Morality Police" would object to four-letter words.. I guess that person has not heard of Obama lovers dailycuss, mediasmatters, huff'n&puffpost. . . and tons of others.

So a much better definition for "Obama's Morality Police" is a name for the MSM -- whom I still think of as Obama's servile, complaisant, undistinguished media (SCUM).

27 posted on 01/21/2012 12:05:04 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Ron C.

The media are NOT “out of touch” with America.

They understand America very well, better that a lot of us here do - which is why they are working so hard to change her.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 1:02:45 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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