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Obama to Graduates: Donít Believe the Media
CNSNews ^

Posted on 05/14/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama to Graduates: Don’t Believe the Media By CNSNews.com Staff May 14, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave the commencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible."

In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe the media is "too liberal" while only 13 percent believe it is "too conservative." Thirty-six percent said they believed the media was "just about right."

“And while opportunities for women have grown exponentially over the last 30 years, as young people, in many ways you have it even tougher than we did,” Obama said.

“This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper,” he said. “Politics seems nastier. Congress more gridlocked than ever. Some folks in the financial world have not exactly been model corporate citizens.

“No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore,” Obama said. “Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediawingofthednc; occubots; occutardation; occutards; occuturds; partisanmediashills
Oh, okay........
1 posted on 05/14/2012 5:08:20 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL!!


2 posted on 05/14/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Then he sat on the sofa with “The View” hags.
3 posted on 05/14/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Heh. Without the media he is merely a deflated balloon.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Have to agree with him on this.

Pray for America


5 posted on 05/14/2012 5:20:13 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t look at that man behind the curtain. I am the great and powerful Barack!


6 posted on 05/14/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

Bwahahahahah! Pot calling kettle black, hadji calling pigmy a little cheater.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Sub-Driver

He meant Fox News, of course. He regards NBC, ABS, CBS, CNN, etc. as his Department of Communications and Public Relations.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 5:53:03 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy, he sure knows how to lay an emotional appeal on an idiot...even an idiot with a college degree.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: citizencon

You meant “Ministry of Truth”, right? < /sarc >


10 posted on 05/14/2012 6:08:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You mean the same media that helped you get elected and has protected you for the past 4 years? That media?


11 posted on 05/14/2012 6:51:26 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Psalm 144

“Without the media he is merely a deflated balloon.”

Yup. Reminds me of my nephew’s classmate who makes a couple of gaffes and the parent’s interject “Oh, what he really meant was..”


12 posted on 05/14/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT by max americana
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“Thirty-six percent said they believed the media was “just about right.”

Did they interview the mental asylum patients?


13 posted on 05/14/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Sub-Driver

You don’t have to be a weatherman to see which way the wind is blowing.
These college kids will be the ones to regret allowing rampant corporatism loose on this nation. Sorry ‘bout your luck, kids.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 7:16:59 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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