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President Obama Laments Rush Limbaugh And Fox News’ Influence On Public Debate
Mediaite ^ | 1/27/13 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:44:38 PM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

The president also conceded that “[t]he same dynamic happens on the Democratic side,” but in his mind, “the difference is just that the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word.”

He claimed that “leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done,” as opposed to the opposing party which he views as obstructionist.

“[T]hat’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity,” Obama said. “And so the default position for reporting is to say, ‘A plague on both their houses.’ On almost every issue, it’s, ‘Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree’—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debate; fox; limbaugh; propaganda; rush; rushlimbaugh; statemedia
The Kenyan finally discovers what its like to live in a free country. That's a shame.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:44:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?” -Obama

Well, gee Mr Big Ears, look in the mirror and go read your Communist Manifesto again whiel you and Reggie Love do your “yoga”.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:47:45 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Libloather

His spoiled brat issues come to light with these statements.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 12:48:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Libloather


4 posted on 01/27/2013 12:48:55 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Who will rid me of this troublesome priest?


5 posted on 01/27/2013 12:49:21 PM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: Darksheare

Why do I need to agree to a piece of kenyan trash liar who is intent on destroying the country? FUBO


6 posted on 01/27/2013 12:49:51 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Libloather

He claimed that “leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party

Coming from the my way or the highway group, this is rich


7 posted on 01/27/2013 12:50:35 PM PST by woodenickel
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To: Libloather
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8 posted on 01/27/2013 12:50:44 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Libloather
President Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans again that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling . . . Jan 14, 2013
9 posted on 01/27/2013 12:50:44 PM PST by saywhatagain
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To: Libloather

how dare more than one viewpoint exist in this country!

/sarc


10 posted on 01/27/2013 12:51:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: max americana

Exactly.
I seem to recall the left smugly saying ‘Dissent is Patriotic’ when Dubya was President.
We throw it back at them, and KenyaBoy can’t undersand it.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 12:52:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: woodenickel

-— Coming from the my way or the highway group, this is rich -—

No kidding. I just can’t tell if he’s crazy or a Big Lie guy.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 12:53:01 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Libloather
His spoiled brat issues come to light with these statements.

Yup! This ass hat never grew up. He lived with Muslims and communists so that his mind is so warped that there is no conservative value but just playing kids games. Remember "I won". What the hell was that if not a pure child like remark.

13 posted on 01/27/2013 12:53:46 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Libloather

Yes, it’s only the rat leftists like Obama who should have freedom of speech.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 12:55:01 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Libloather
leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done

THEY are the extremist elements in his party. Almost no one was more extreme when Obama was a US Senator. Same with Reid and Pelosi.

15 posted on 01/27/2013 12:55:02 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Libloather

What a thinskinned TOOL. He’s got 98% of the TV, print and internet media slobbering over him like he’s the 2nd coming. But that’s not enough. He always sees fit to take a swipe at Rush..and the increasingly irrelevant Fox News. Chicken..Chicken....Chicken. AS IF.

Go back to the view and keep believeing you’re that legend they think you are, Miserable Commie poseur.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:04 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Libloather
Hillary Clinton on disagreeing with the administration,
17 posted on 01/27/2013 12:59:02 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Logical me

obama is a sore winner. The more the Repub’s kowtow to this behavior, the more they will get.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 1:00:12 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Libloather

I lament Obama’s influence on public debate. He is the most negative, divisive, sarcastic President we have had. Obama makes Richard Nixon look warm and engaging.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 1:00:19 PM PST by Miguel Alberto
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To: bmwcyle

does he know that he just made them stronger?


20 posted on 01/27/2013 1:00:53 PM PST by wewereright
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To: Libloather

Oh lookie, Limbaugh’s ratings are about to take another spike.

Rush thanks you.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 1:01:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: wewereright
does he know that he just made them stronger?

Nope. Proof positive the boy's a real dumbass.

22 posted on 01/27/2013 1:03:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Chode

Hilarious toon!


23 posted on 01/27/2013 1:03:39 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Libloather
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24 posted on 01/27/2013 1:04:29 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather

He’s whining about the moderates at FOX? LOL!


25 posted on 01/27/2013 1:07:52 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Libloather
I've heard over the years -- since the end of the "Fairness Doctrine" -- each and every talk show host dare Washington to try it -- whatever it is.

Some virtually beg Congressional haters to subpoena them to testify before committees.

Tens of millions of Americans will stand foursquare behind each and every modern day Patriot.

Go ahead Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et al., make our day.

Let's get it over with.

26 posted on 01/27/2013 1:09:57 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: Libloather
Ah yes. It's a real shame that alternative opinions to the socialist blather of liberals be able to receive a hearing.

Maybe what Obama needs is a "Commission to Examine and Neuter Sensibility from Our Republic" to make the voices he doesn't like "shut up."

It's so much easier to be a dictator when you don't have to deal with critics, after all.

27 posted on 01/27/2013 1:10:28 PM PST by MWS
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To: Libloather

You got 51% of the vote, you pretentious jagoff.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 1:11:45 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I just can’t tell if he’s crazy or a Big Lie guy

I grew up just out side of Chicago where Obama politically emerged from
and I can tell you unequivocally, anything eminating from Chicago operates via the BIG LIE premise.

29 posted on 01/27/2013 1:12:40 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Libloather

I have had my differences with Rush from time to time on minor points, but can say without reservation that the bamster isn’t fit to lick dog feces from Rush’s shoes.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 1:13:46 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: VanDeKoik

It should make for an interesting opening monologue from Rush on Monday.


31 posted on 01/27/2013 1:14:36 PM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: andyk
yup, a picture is worth...
32 posted on 01/27/2013 1:14:58 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

Ah, ‘personalize and demonize’ or however Alinsky states it. Obama’s at it again. I suspect that Rush is an enemy he’ll wish he’d never engaged. I bet El Rushbo’s chortling even now as he plans next week’s show.


33 posted on 01/27/2013 1:18:02 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Libloather

What a jackass.


34 posted on 01/27/2013 1:18:25 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Libloather
ElRushbo makes more sense in 5 min of monologue than the White Clown makes in four years. The “voice” of the WH Clown is not allowed in my home - off goes the switch.
35 posted on 01/27/2013 1:26:28 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Libloather

The Obama Doctrine -

Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you. Push. Complain about you.


36 posted on 01/27/2013 1:26:40 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Libloather

If he is so centrist, why no votes for his budgets?


37 posted on 01/27/2013 1:39:10 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“You got 51% of the vote...”

...by buying votes from the Takers and the Sluts with our tax money. Nothing to be bragging about.


38 posted on 01/27/2013 1:41:20 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather
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39 posted on 01/27/2013 1:51:47 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Libloather

Rush’s reaction will be: “Spell that L-I-M-B-A-U-G-H”.


40 posted on 01/27/2013 1:53:46 PM 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: Libloather

I wish they would stop calling him “President”. I think “dictator” fits better.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:31 PM PST by kneehurts
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To: Libloather

Dear Bleater is really saying:

Why the f*&^ can’t this country be more like North Korea? Or Africa?


42 posted on 01/27/2013 2:20:37 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Libloather

I wonder if Dear Leader is really under the delusion that Faux News is not in the tank for the Rats. Suspect it’s just a ruse.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 2:42:15 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Huskrrrr

Fox News Breaking: “Barack Obama may not be the most incredible person ever to walk the face of the earth. Hear both sides at 9:00”

Barack: “Wahhhhhhhh . . .”


44 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:50 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Libloather
Libs negotiate thusly:

Whats mine is mine, whats yours is negotiable.

And, unfortunately for us, the RINO's agree.

45 posted on 01/27/2013 4:44:51 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Libloather

Even if he had all the media sewed up like he does with abccbsnbcpbscnnmsnbc and the newspapers, he still would have to blow out a lot of people’s brains to get total silence. The Marxists have a road they travel to mass murder every time.

The dems are running scared of the NRA, too. They are actually now outright denouncing the constitution of the US. Ultimately, the globalists know this is what stops them in the US.

The CEO of GE let slip a few weeks ago that the Chi-coms have a superior ruling system to us. He said they are effecient and can get things done. Now NBC has a special on ending the constituiton. Genernals Dempsey and Petraeous both denounced free speech around the fake video show and Petraeous has denounced the second amendment.

The elitists really are going to move against the constitution during the coming phase of globalization. The DOD and DHS has named people who are for the constituiton, domestic terrorists.

We have seen the radicals and heard their treason before...I have never seen them in such power before. I was never really afraid of them before.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 8:50:49 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SueRae

Here’s the problem....more than fifty percent of the public is watching Fox News. When they do the ratings....the regular news channels (MSNBC, ABC, CNN, CBS, etc)....are stuck with low ratings, and thus low commericial advertising dollars. Everyone will still use them...but they pull out the ratings and comment that most people are watching Fox. So Fox is hurting all of them in the profit category.

Fox knows this. They’ve lined up the evening news and the only one that can compete against them....is the Comedy Channel, and History Channel’s Amish Mafia.

So they are complaining about this to the President, and hinting that this whole mess is going to trigger some downsizing in the news media if things don’t change.


47 posted on 01/28/2013 3:27:32 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Makes sense..but have you EVER heard a public official name a particular station or radio personality by name? Time after time? He is SUCH a little man.


48 posted on 01/28/2013 3:38:50 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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