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Media Will Quickly Revert to Defending Obama, Attacking Republicans Over Scandals
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Posted on 05/18/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT by chessplayer

The liberal media are not really "up in arms" with the Obama administration, but are simply having a "lover's quarrel" over the AP scandal in particular, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told CNBC host Larry Kudlow on his May 16 The Kudlow Report program.

What's more, it won't be that long until "[t]he Bill Clinton syndrome is going to be upon us, where it's time to move on, we've covered it [the media will say] and they're going to turn the fire right on Republicans as being obstructionists. Mark my word," the Media Research Center founder predicted.

"They would report what they had to report that someone else might investigate. But the zeal of going after Watergate with Woodward and Bernstein, that hasn't been there in" neither the AP, IRS, nor Benghazi scandals, the MRC president noted.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leftistagenda; liberalmedia; mainstreammedia; obama
The IRS, AP snooping, and Benghazi stories are already backfiring on the GOP. We already knew the media would write off Benghazi, but now more and more in the media are beginning to say the IRS had every right to do what they did and that obama had every right to snoop on the media. obama will come out of all this without a scratch.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 9:15:29 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Thus the bar gets lowered again.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 9:18:01 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: chessplayer

This an historic president...for the media that is. A black, socialist president-emperor is something they’ve been wishing and praying for (well, at least wishing for) ever since FDR was in office. McGovern got stomped (which shows you how socialist the rest of the country has become in forty years),Clinton was an opportunist, and now they have a real, socialist hero. They’re not giving up on him just because of a few messy scandals. And after all, it is Republicans and conservatives who are the victims in the Obama scandals. Well, a few dead Obama supporters in Benghazi, but I’m sure the media feels they don’t mind sacrificing their lives for Fearless Leader.(snicker)


3 posted on 05/18/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: chessplayer

Well the best defense the GOP has is to say....okay....then when there is a Republican president again and he does this stuff, no howls please. Furthermore we have a Republican House, we’ll just see what laws, rules, etc. we can stretch. What? You don’t like that? Too f’n bad.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT by sheana
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To: chessplayer

Of this I have no doubt.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 9:29:08 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Jack Hammer

The day of the hearing, MSNBC had some coverage,,,all in support of what the IRS was doing, of course. CNN ignored it completely, day and night.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 9:31:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They can’t keep the lid on forever.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 9:35:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: driftless2

They’re not giving up on him just because of a few messy scandals.


He could disembowel a 2 year old child on the WH lawn and start cooking it and the media would ignore it or approve it.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Jack Hammer

Hate to admit it, but the hearings are a waste of time and taxpayer money.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
The Press has changed the game in America's politics as well aa the direction of our country by its overwhelming bias.

They Will not deviate from this path unless and until something directly affects them.

As referenced by the fact that it took the media spying story to begin to get some of them to report anything about Obama.

They have to be addressed or we will lose.

11 posted on 05/18/2013 9:41:52 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: chessplayer

The MSM is made up of communists Democrats and are a huge part of destroying America. Ignorant asses failed to realize that what they are destroying is themselves also.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 9:43:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: chessplayer
Every politician and pundit needs to respond to this: THIS IS NOT ABOUT OBAMA. What this IS about is a government that is too big to manage while it rapidly dives deeper into each of our lives.
13 posted on 05/18/2013 9:47:35 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: chessplayer; don-o

Chessplayer, it seems as though all your comments are about how hopeless everything is, we are doomed, etc. So you think Rs in Congress should do nothing about this? Just go take naps in their offices? What better suggestions do you have?


14 posted on 05/18/2013 9:49:10 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: chessplayer

The media are part of Obama’s personality cult. Throw them out, and they are lost, confused and afraid. They don’t like it on the outside. Of course they are going to rally around idol.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: R0CK3T

The Press has changed the game in America’s politics as well aa the direction of our country by its overwhelming bias.

They Will not deviate from this path unless and until something directly affects them.

As referenced by the fact that it took the media spying story to begin to get some of them to report anything about Obama.


They won’t deviate even if it affects them. More and more in the media are saying obama has every right to snoop on them.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 10:04:21 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: little jeremiah

So you think Rs in Congress should do nothing about this?


There is nothing they can do about it except stamp their feet and scream. obama knows it, the media knows it, and deep down inside I think the R’s know it, also.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 10:08:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Olog-hai

“They can’t keep the lid on forever.”

Yeah they can.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: R0CK3T
The R's have no choice but to stay on it. But Bozell is right, the media will ignore the scandals, be bored with them, or turn their guns on the Republicans. Ken Starr and Linda Tripp were the bad guys, not Clinton. It's the Twilight Zone.

Whatever the media highlights, repeats, and covers wall to wall becomes the template for the idiot brigades of Americans. Then there are the communist zealots who actually believe everything they are told.

Mixed in with the media brainwashing and conditioning is just enough weather, sports, local news, fashion advice, and celebrity gossip to make their political stuff seem normal to the lofo’s.

I don't watch them, not even Fox, but everyone I know does, and we are vastly outnumbered.

19 posted on 05/18/2013 10:18:48 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: chessplayer
Yes and no. The media will want to get back to their lap dog role, but there will be three problems.

(1)The Big Zero doesn't forgive. He prefers to punish.

(2) The press may be a little more skeptical and a little less cheerleader. They may actual try to present both an administration position and another perspective, which will infuriate the Administration.

(3) The MSM reporters are all about getting their names and stories as either the story on the front page above the fold or the teaser to the nightly electronic news show. That means scandals improve careers. If enough bad stuff is disclosed the will write about scandals rather than the cheer-leading they would prefer to write about.

20 posted on 05/18/2013 10:20:05 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: chessplayer

The media isn’t going to “write off” treason which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: chessplayer

Of course. It’s the job of the Ministry of Propaganda.

They’ll tut-tut for a bit about the not-nice way BO treated his friends, then go back to kissing his fat butt.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 10:55:27 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: chessplayer

So you are an utter defeatist and think that the commies are so powerful there is not a single shred or iota of a possibility that anyone can ever stop them.

Sounds as though you read too many comic books where the bad guys are super powerful evil geniuses.

Your attitude sucks big time and is the very reason for our (up until NOW) defeat.

You did not answer my question about what should they do. I spose you have no idea. Your defeatism and hopelessness is sickening.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: chessplayer

So this obviously means that the msm is just another enemy of the people. Defeating the msm is a daunting task even though it appears that its influence is waning. Polls on the public awareness of the Gosnell trial seem to indicate that the public still gets most of their info from the statist propagandists.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 11:20:40 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: chessplayer

That’s what many communists thought for years too. Until the real warriors won and the Wall fell down.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 11:34:00 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Jack Hammer

Just did a check on CNN and MSNBC. CNN is still in full blackout mode of the IRS hearing, and MSNBC is now in full DEFENSE mode of what the IRS has been doing, INCLUDING demanding what books people have read and what the content of their prayers are.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 11:36:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Luke21

All they can do is try. They can’t succeed permanently.


27 posted on 05/18/2013 12:17:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer; All
Patience FREEpers....
28 posted on 05/18/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Also of note is the fewer and fewer people get their news from the MSM.


29 posted on 05/18/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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