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The Four-Year Honeymoon Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?
The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/14/2012 | Fred Barnes

Posted on 01/06/2013 3:25:31 AM PST by Fzob

President Obama never disappoints. When the monthly unemployment rate fails to drop, forget it. What’s important is the number of jobs created. But when the rate actually does drop, forget the growth (or lack of it) in jobs. It’s the rate that matters. And don’t blame Obama for the persistence of slow economic growth and high joblessness. That’s the “new normal.” As for the millions of dropouts from the job market, that’s no big deal, hardly worth more than a passing mention.

Full credit is due Obama for his role in the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. He was cleverly “leading from behind.” But the killing of the American ambassador to Libya and three others in Benghazi—the president bears no responsibility for that. Perish the thought.

Meanwhile, in the months before his reelection in November, Obama doled out government favors to Democratic interest groups like unions, Hispanics, teachers, and single women. This may have looked like shameless exploitation of his high office, but it really was unusually skillful politicking by a master of the game.

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Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?
1 posted on 01/06/2013 3:25:38 AM PST by Fzob
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To: Fzob

“Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?”

The American so called “media” has been in love with all libs and dems for at least 60 years.This includes foreign “leaders” as well. I remember as a kid that the worst thing ever was hearing about the press in communist countries, controlling the message. We have come full circle, we are living the dream.Time to get ready for one- piece gray smocks and women in babooshkas


2 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:38 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Fzob

If Mugabi on the Potomac or his successors are no longer in power we will begin to see truthful accounts around the time the press decides they need a book deal to fund retirement.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 4:02:42 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Fzob

“Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?”

NO.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 4:07:26 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Fzob

Will pigs ever fly?


5 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:49 AM PST by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: Fzob

No because they are part of hid administration, that would mean asking tough questions of themselves.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 4:16:47 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Fzob

“Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero? “

Uh, no. The lsm is now his loyal subject. To admit any fault of the king would be to commit suicide or be charged with treason.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 4:25:01 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Fzob
Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?

The press is too racist to notice anything beyond Obama's skin color. They believe Obama deserves his Grammy (yes, he really has one of those) and his Noble Prize (we all noticed that, but they believe it was earned), and the offices he has been given so that he could be the "First Black" in those positions. We can't expect even an attempt at honesty from them, probably ever again.

8 posted on 01/06/2013 4:33:20 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fzob

They’ll give him tough coverage when the barbarians on the other end of his BlackBerry tire of him and decree that he get tough coverage.

Until then, it’s “Ministry of Truth” all the way.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 4:36:20 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Fzob; All

Problem is that Barnes and his fellows at The Weakly SubStandard and Fox News give Obama passes on many things...notably Obama Eligibility. Kinda hard to trash the Liberal Media for something when you are part and parcel to the Liberal Media


10 posted on 01/06/2013 4:42:41 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: Fzob
Does a bear Fly?
Does a pig eat grass?
Does a horse drive a truck?
Then the answer must be NO! ! ! ! ! !
11 posted on 01/06/2013 4:46:01 AM PST by DeaconRed (So the Birth Certificate is Back? I'll take anything at this point, , , , , ,)
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To: Fzob
They are accomplices in the destruction of America
12 posted on 01/06/2013 4:53:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart, Concord and Lexington America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: Fzob

And don’t forget that apparently homelessness has apparently disappeared. And the hurricane Sandy victims in NJ and NY, who were promised “everything in my power” . . . .


13 posted on 01/06/2013 4:57:02 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Fzob
As I've posted many times before on this site (I've said the same thing about Bill Clinton):

Zero could shotgun murder a group of praying nuns on the White House lawn at high noon on Christmas day in front of every TV camera in the US, high on tequila and cocaine, and you'd never hear about it.

Damn the American MSM to hell for foisting this man on us.

14 posted on 01/06/2013 5:26:36 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Fzob

“Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?”

Nah.

Superior human beings, who hate Christians, will always love other superior, Christian-hating human beings.
It’s only natural. /s/

IMHO


15 posted on 01/06/2013 5:30:48 AM PST by ripley
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To: Fzob
Wow, Fred. Glad you finally noticed. Now crawl back into your beltway cocoon, and wait for the next dinner party invitation. You’ll have to do a few days of extra pennance after this outburst.
16 posted on 01/06/2013 5:36:56 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Fzob

I think most of the media have received a large sum of money from the stimulus program,to protect THE ONE.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 5:38:42 AM PST by Ouch (No B-HO in 2012)
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To: Fzob
Will the press ever fall out of love with Zero?

Each and every media "pundit" (bar a few) have been issued their set of golden knee pads...daily wearing is a requirement to have access to our "king"

After his reign (Obama) is over, they all will be bronzed and put on display in their homes...sort of like religious relics of old...

When they are all old and gather together to retell old news stories they will gather around their Obama relics and spin tales of his greatness...

18 posted on 01/06/2013 5:43:10 AM PST by Popman
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To: Fzob

Once the Press has created its beloved totalitarian state it will not dare oppose it. That is due to the nature of totalitarian states.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 5:45:59 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Fzob
Of Moquetezuma it was said, "You could not look at him, you could not touch him, you could not turn your back on him. He was a god!"

I had to explain to students what this meant. Wonder if anyone gets what this means? If so, post it. Looks like we're getting close to the same thing being forced on us by the subverted media.

20 posted on 01/06/2013 6:13:09 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Fzob
Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?

Is this a trick question?

21 posted on 01/06/2013 6:18:41 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Fzob

No they are like minded hate and blame America first.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 6:40:15 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Fzob
"Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?"

Absolutely not! He is their creation and their hope for a socialized society with no soul where they can share elite status with career politicians and entertainment celebrities.

They have devoted themselves to hiding his past so he can tear away at America's values and strength. They aren't about to turn on him now.

23 posted on 01/06/2013 6:54:55 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Fzob

Only if:
1. He does something so egregious that even radical liberals are mortified. And their tolerance is so high he’d have to bomb Mecca on a dare or mandate they be muzzled before liberal media-ites scream.
2. They bash Obama as his successor is nominated, in order to paint the new guy as great.
3. A new liberal guy takes over, and they have to admit the truth about Obama to keep their jobs.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 7:00:05 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Fzob

Thanks for posting Barnes feeble attempt at satire.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 7:03:41 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: Fzob

re: “Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?”

Did Pravda ever give the Stalin tough coverage?


26 posted on 01/06/2013 7:05:29 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Fzob
Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?

Is the Kennedy compound dry?

27 posted on 01/06/2013 7:07:21 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

re: “Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?”

Did Pravda ever give Stalin tough coverage?

Had to fix the typo, sorry for the re-post.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Fzob

Four year honeymoon?

Heck, the press are the ones extending the honeymoon, and they want it to last forever.

They did the same with the Clintons, one of the most corrupt administrations in the history of the world, and that honeymoon is still ongoing.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 7:22:09 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Hardastarboard

The previous press covered up FDR’s infirmities and extramarital affairs in the 1930s and 40s then did the same for Kennedy in the 1960s.

Most of America’s “press” hate freedom.They want to dictate everything from what movie you should watch to what you believe,eat,wear,work,live,and vote.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 7:22:30 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Fzob
I would like to see a documentary on the One Stream Media's political coverage over the last few decades since Nixon and its effect upon public opinion, but especially focusing this last decade.

How often did they tell us how bad the economy was during GWB's terms, when we actually had very low unemployment and a booming economy, and what was the effect upon public perception?

It would be interesting to see the agenda that would be revealed through such a study, as well as how we, the dumbed down people, would react to seeing how we have been and are being played.

It will be done eventually. It's an excellent case study on how the mighty fall or can be made to.

31 posted on 01/06/2013 7:26:26 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Artie
FORWARD!

To 1962 USSR/Pravda. No...US MSN is worse than Pravda...they've done this on purpose with will.

It took 6 years for Barnes to write this?

I did like the part about “some” in the press being embarrassed at what they have willingly done. I imagine quite a few are embarrassed...but if they start to expose Obama now? They have to answer for why they covered for him the last 6 years. I keep thinking SOMEBODY will go for it—make their career as a REAL journalist—thought it might be Jake Tapper. Wrong again.

I still have a bit of hope for the Benghazi-gate story. Bush would have already been impeached and in prison if this had happened 5 years ago. Obama? Nothing to see here...move along.

32 posted on 01/06/2013 7:31:39 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: Fzob

The press will never stop giving their man a free pass. They got him elected through their lies, and now want him to increase his power.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 7:36:30 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Hardastarboard
Zero could shotgun murder a group of praying nuns on the White House lawn at high noon on Christmas day in front of every TV camera in the US, high on tequila and cocaine, and you'd never hear about it.

The illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper could eat a live negro fetus on the set of "The View', and the media would praise him for performing a post-partum abortion.

34 posted on 01/06/2013 7:39:05 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Fzob

But the MSM is going out of business. Newsweek published its final print edition a few weeks ago, and staff cuts at leading news organizations like the New York Times have become ordinary events.

Important changes have been taking place in America — for example, the enactment of right-to-work laws in an increasing number of Midwestern states; the record number of food-stamp recipients, etc. — but the media hardly covers them.

Detroit — the poster city for bad liberal behavior — is on the verge of death, yet how often have Fred Barnes and his colleagues visited that scene of hell and documented the homelessness, poverty, crime, and other horrors which is the reality of big-city America these days? About as often as the journalists at Pravda reported on the horrors of the Gulag, or the starvation in the Ukraine in the 1930s.

But even the Soviet Communists couldn’t stop reality, and finally they were overthrown, and so will Obama and his minions be.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 9:24:04 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: GBA

To produce such a documentary would be to reveal the shadow government that is running America, if done honestly. And who would do the documentary, the media.? No lectures about “new media” please.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:50 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Who? Good question. Perhaps no one wants such a thing to be made? Maybe making similar documentaries is one of the reasons Breitbart is no longer among the living.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 11:07:55 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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