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Are media buying into ‘phony scandal’ claim?
Fox News.com ^ | July 27, 2013

Posted on 07/27/2013 9:53:46 AM PDT by Kaslin

Conservative leaders allege the media are trying to ignore the once high-profile scandals overshadowing the Obama administration, as President Obama and his aides aggressively push the claim that these controversies are "phony."

The "phony scandal" line was the unofficial talking point of the week in Washington. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made it his fallback retort from the podium -- when asked about the president's new wave of speeches on the economy, Carney explained Obama was trying to refocus Washington away from "fake" controversies.

For three speeches in a row, Obama hammered this refrain: "With this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 5thcolumn; benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; msm; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; talkingheads; traitors

1 posted on 07/27/2013 9:53:46 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Only the TOTUS and his paid Liar are fake.


2 posted on 07/27/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

The idea for it probably originated from some pinko the media.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963

#20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

#21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm


4 posted on 07/27/2013 10:00:19 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think the media is “buying in” to the phony scandal narrative. I think that they’re just following orders that they’re now to refer to the scandals as phony. It’s top down.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Kaslin
Are media buying into ‘phony scandal’ claim?

Buying into it? The media are in on the act!

6 posted on 07/27/2013 10:00:42 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Kaslin
I'd sure like it if 'journalists' and 'reporters' would pick a subject and hammer it until something was done aboiut it ...

Fast and Furious, Benghazi ... etc.,

Instead of inventing a question to pose, and not answer.


It seems to me, THAT'S what 'news' is anymore ... ask a question and do nothing with it.

Should anthony weiner be mayor?

7 posted on 07/27/2013 10:01:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kaslin

My daughter, her husband and I went out to dinner with a liberal friend of theirs. He was upset about NSA surveilance and other scandals. I mentioned the use of the IRS to target political opponents.

He immediately said: They went after everyone, it was not just conservatives. I said no, that is not true, the scandal is reaching higher all the time.

He said, “that is not what I read”. My daughter was unconvinced either way, and I did not wish to spoil the dinner.

Incredible power of the MSM.


8 posted on 07/27/2013 10:02:46 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Kaslin

Related: Richmond Tea Party Director Larry Nordvig goes ballistic on Obama over this “phony” nonsense.

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/video-richmond-tea-party-director-larry-nordvig-on-the-record/


9 posted on 07/27/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kaslin

Why wait for the media. Congress needs to force the issue and start throwing people in jail for perjury if they lie, firing people that take the 5th and eventually they will get to the bottom of all the scandals. Not everybody on that side is willing to take one for the Obama team.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by dgbrown
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To: Kaslin

Why wait for the media. Congress needs to force the issue and start throwing people in jail for perjury if they lie, firing people that take the 5th and eventually they will get to the bottom of all the scandals. Not everybody on that side is willing to take one for the Obama team.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT by dgbrown
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To: Kaslin

Buying into? Hell, they’re selling it.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 10:07:00 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kaslin

Buying into? Who knows.

Propagating? Of course.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 10:08:39 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Kaslin

The Mother of dead SEAL Shawn Smith in Benghazi was told he died because of a video. She was also told by Hillary that she woud be given full information and they would keep in touch with her. She is insulted by Benghazi being called a phony scandal.

This President is guilty of deflection, distraction, and division at the least.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 10:09:41 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Kaslin
Buying into it? Who knows. Pushing it? You betcha they will.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

15 posted on 07/27/2013 10:15:17 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Kaslin
Other than 25 or so conservatives in the government, the Obama scandals are as dead as Marley's Ghost.
The media, with the exception of Fox has already moved on. For this weekend they will have to report on Weiner and Filnor. But next week they will get one they can really sink their teeth into. The Congressional Ethics Committee is investigating Michelle Bachmann. For the MSM at long last a real scandal they can keep on their front pages until at least January.
16 posted on 07/27/2013 10:18:05 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Kaslin

The way the game is played it’s a team effort.
Obama gives the media the ammunition and they fire the gun.

The media doesn’t really have to buy into Obama’s theatrics or manufactured crises.
Obama just has to give them some sort of a claim or an issue they can run with.

Something like the “War On Women”.

The issue doesn’t have to be real or even something the media will necessarily believe.
In fact, the media does’t care if an Obama accusation is true or not.
It just has to be something they can sell to the foolish and ill informed.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 10:22:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: Kaslin
Yes.

The "news" media simply take the DNC talking points and regurgitate them as news. They are the propaganda arm of King Zero.

18 posted on 07/27/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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19 posted on 07/27/2013 10:25:46 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: marktwain

You have LIB friends???????


20 posted on 07/27/2013 10:25:57 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Paladin2

And the Reagan Administration was infected with the “Sleaze Factor.” LOL! Maybe Ryan, Rubio, Boehner, Cantor. McConnell,McCain, Graham could resurrect the term here? Oh wait. Then we would have an opposition.


21 posted on 07/27/2013 10:29:35 AM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Kaslin
If the gop had any nads left they would bomb the airwaves with ads pinning all of the blame where it is deserved and demand those that scream and complain... to demand the release of ALL of the information and force all involved to testify under oath in every scandal. We could destroy the left if only we had strong moral leadership in the gop. There are no moral leaders in any positions of leadership within the gop. To see who is righteous in the gop... just look to who it is in the party leadership is attacking within the party.
22 posted on 07/27/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah most likely Media Matters


23 posted on 07/27/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Jay Carney = Baghdad Bob in modern America.
24 posted on 07/27/2013 11:19:25 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Kaslin

Meanwhile, you’ve got statist RINOs like Christie out there defending it.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 11:36:53 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: FreedomPoster

I watched and recorded it


26 posted on 07/27/2013 11:39:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Mortrey
My favorite: 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

I'm thinking they've got about 1.80 control of the two.

27 posted on 07/27/2013 11:47:56 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Mortrey

20 - check.

21 - check.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 11:48:42 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Kaslin

They’re not “buying” it, they’re selling it.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 11:52:01 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Here’s how it works.

Americans are basically stupid and lazy, BUT they think of themselves as intelligent and capable.

The propaganda ministry simply devises a two or three word catchphrase (like “phony scandal”) and shotguns it out via pressers, presidential remarks and comments by the usual prominent party figures. This magic phrase will immediately give the rank and file a nice, prepackaged retort with which they can successfully deflect any criticism of the guy they supported. Any and all arguments, no matter how well-reasoned and fact-based, can then be dismissed by uttering the catchphrase. No investigation of facts or construction of counter-arguments needs to take place.


30 posted on 07/27/2013 12:17:25 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Besides the ones who helped write the talking points?

Thanks Kaslin.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 2:08:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama told reporters the moon was made of frozen cat piss the The New York Times would believe him.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: Walrus
Here’s how it works.

The propaganda ministry simply devises a two or three word catchphrase (like “phony scandal”) and shotguns it out via pressers, presidential remarks and comments by the usual prominent party figures. This magic phrase will immediately give the rank and file a nice, prepackaged retort... Any and all arguments, no matter how well-reasoned and fact-based, can then be dismissed by uttering the catchphrase.

Nicely done.

Now, ALL "debate" from liberals and Dems will begin and end armed with the simplest Nuclear Talking Point ever devised: "BAH! PHONY SCANDAL!!" Best of all, it'll work today, tomorrow, by the water cooler, at the dinner table, on bumper stickers, T-shirts, placards, TV shows, and "editorials." It's another, "It's the Economy Stupid!" MSM soundbyte.

33 posted on 07/27/2013 5:42:34 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: LibLieSlayer
If the gop had any nads left they would bomb the airwaves with ads pinning all of the blame where it is deserved and demand those that scream and complain... to demand the release of ALL of the information and force all involved to testify under oath in every scandal.

What "scandals"?? Boehner already officially confirmed through the MSM, Carney, and 0'Gangsta that it winds up that ALL the scandals were "phoney!" All 99 of them.

Now put on your red, green and white ribbon along with Boehner and Cantor and McCain, and start marching for Immigration Reform, you racist homophobic, xenophobic Tea-Bagger.

/s

34 posted on 07/27/2013 5:54:18 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

:-)


35 posted on 07/27/2013 6:14:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin
Are media buying into ‘phony scandal’ claim?

The phrase "buying into" would imply that the media has some degree of independent thought, which of course they do not. The media simply does what the Dems tell them to do... and they are quite loyal and eager to please.

36 posted on 07/27/2013 6:20:36 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Kaslin

stupid question

the MSM always follow orders


37 posted on 07/27/2013 6:21:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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