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Category 5 Media Bias On Display In Wake Of Sandy
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/31/2012 | IBD Staff

Posted on 11/01/2012 2:45:03 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Bias: At an event for Hurricane Sandy victims, reporters pummel Mitt Romney to answer questions about FEMA. This is the same press corps that refuses to ask President Obama a single tough question about Benghazi.

Clearly worried about a Romney victory next week, the mainstream press apparently thinks it's found the "October surprise" — Romney's alleged vulnerability on FEMA because of an answer he'd given to a debate question more than a year ago.

Here's how a pool reporter described the scene in Ohio, where Romney organized a Sandy relief effort:

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fema; obama; romney

1 posted on 11/01/2012 2:45:13 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

The MSM is Obama’s unofficial public relations arm.

They’ve been that for years.

Bite me! You sir, don’t tell us anything we don’t already know.

Dog Bites Man. Film at 11.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 2:51:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Bookmarking.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:04:36 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: goldstategop; IBD editorial writer

Meanwhile, no one in the MSM cares about Benghazi, Zippy’s forged BC, Zippy’s socialist/communist connections, Zippy’s Social Security number, Zippy’s passport, Zippy’s strange unaccountable time when he ditches his SS protection and “escapes” from the WH, Zippy’s college grades, ......


4 posted on 11/01/2012 3:10:35 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

But these same propagandists ignore Benghazi.


Four Americans died in Benghazi ... 0bama went to Vegas.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 3:11:55 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I wish Romney had said something like: If you want to be productive, maybe you could help us load up some of these supplies for the victims of this devastating hurricane in which over 50 people died. Or if you’re the really the tough reporter you appear to be, maybe you could go down to New Jersey and ask President Obama some really tough questions about why he let four Americans, including the Ambassador, be murdered in Benghazi.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 3:13:09 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Obama signed the bill for sequestration which cuts FEMA funding by 10%.

Media decides to run with the story: "Romney is a threat to FEMA!!!!!!"

7 posted on 11/01/2012 3:15:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He was asked 14 times about FEMA? And the “press” is getting upset he won’t answer the question?

Uh....this is not the time to discuss FEMA and how well or not well they do their work. Yes, press...sometimes silence is the right response. Anything he says can and will be twisted, even though the answer may indeed be the right answer for our country going forward.

And while I do feel FEMA should not exist in its present form.(massive government charity arm)..it does and nothing is going to change that at this time.

Dependency on government managed charity needs to be broken. Is doing that in the middle of a major disaster the right thing to do? Of course not and it’s discussion isn’t appropriate right now either.

The role of FEMA, under Romney, will be redefined and reorganized. We all know this needs to happen, but it is a discussion for another time and place. Romney knows that and unlike 0bama, Romney is not going to use Executive Orders to create or uncreate anything without discussion with the people involved.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 3:28:00 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH
Romney is not going to use Executive Orders to create or uncreate anything without discussion

...under 0bama I have noticed a lot of people looking to him to basically 'make rulings,' because congress is playing games with every piece of legislation. To a degree, I think these questions from the press are an off shoot, of the elite left's high demand to basically be ruled over.

9 posted on 11/01/2012 3:35:59 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He could suggest FEMA first attend to cleaning up our media disaster.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 4:23:28 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Oops. There I go politicizing again.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Boy, do I hate these people!


11 posted on 11/01/2012 4:28:01 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ImNotLying

Actually, a stat I would like to see (this is off topic of course) would be how many traffic accidents, muggings, etc were prevented by everyone in that region being indoors for the storm. I’m curious if on balance the 50 dead is more or less than that.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 4:55:54 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard

Actually, a stat I would like to see (this is off topic of course) would be how many traffic accidents, muggings, etc were prevented by everyone in that region being indoors for the storm. I’m curious if on balance the 50 dead is more or less than that.

This post contains the essence of why I love FReepers.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:03:15 AM PDT by smartymarty
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To: IBD editorial writer
Romney sure is out of line suggesting FEMA isn't efficiently run. Why, let's review some of the left's praise of FEMA efficiency:

Oh wait...

14 posted on 11/01/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I remember New York media criticizing New Orleans because it built in an basin. Now we find out that parts of Manhatten was below sea level. And the good news is, we in Texas get to pay for that kind of forward thinking.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 7:23:33 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: EBH

November 1, 2012 10:51 am

Report: More Than A Dozen Obama-Funded Fisker Hybrids Catch Fire And Explode In NJ…

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16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:17:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: IBD editorial writer

Romney never said that. NYT made it up.

Morning Examiner: Obama’s allies already exploiting Hurricane Sandy (NYT creates bogus Romney quote)
Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2952267/posts


17 posted on 11/01/2012 8:27:06 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: IBD editorial writer

It’s sickening to see Obama preen around looking presidential and in charge. Romney is showing what a real leader looks like.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by cwbys4evr (number obsessed poll watcher)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Bottom line is those who love FEMA live in the blue states hit by Sandy. They were going to vote for obama anyway. The rest of the people out here don’t like paying for the blue states’ misfortunes.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 12:55:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: goldstategop
Re: “The MSM is Obama’s unofficial public relations arm.”

Disagree.

Barack Obama is the “political arm” of the MSM.

The MSM sets the political agenda and the terms of debate.

They are the most powerful, most passionate, and most determined Hard left political advocates in American history.

20 posted on 11/01/2012 1:50:00 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: IBD editorial writer

Great article. Thanks for posting it. Libs have no honor and no dignity.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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