Skip to comments.New York Times’ Obama cheerleading harms the nation
Posted on 11/10/2013 8:57:19 AM PST by Puzzleman
Poor Barack Obama. Ending his fifth year as the worlds most powerful man, he is running out of scapegoats and fairy tales. Blaming George W. Bush has lost its punch, and the ObamaCare debacle is shredding the myths he is competent and honest.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
What worse is brain-dead newspapers around the country follow the New York Times as if Abe was still in charge... fools following fools off a cliff.
The coverage in the New York Times is reflective of the 30% of the non minority population that is so ideologically committed to the “progressive” agenda that that will follow Obama virtually anywhere.
the Lamestream Media (a term invented in the hallowed sanctum of Freerepublic.com) will reintroduce political gravity to presidential coverage when the next "republican" is installed as chief executive
Millions of Americans have lost their healthcare plan. Obama’s liars say it’s only 5% of the people.
IMAGINE if the group insurance hadn’t been delayed for a year???? I would imagine there would just about be a revolution.
The repubs were STUPID for letting them delay part of it for after the mid-term elections.
Only 30%? FRiend, it’s more like 53%.
But you are correct, they will follow Odinga into the vestibule of Hell, and blame George W. Bush for the heat.
As watchdogs became lapdogs ...
yes! Finally. No one has focused on how the media is complicit in all of this. But they very much are.
The real problem I see is not the dying MSM (which gets a lot of notice on FR but not so much in the real world) but the progressive control of all major internet portals.
That’s where the future is.
It’s not just the NYT - it’s 90% of the media who’ve been in lockstep with Obama from the beginning. Too bad the media don’t believe - or act on - their own “watchdog” slogan when a Dem is prez. They are worse than prostitutes.
Some Republicans wont take yes for an answer. Fresh off his landslide re-election, where he got a third of Democrats and a majority of women and Latinos, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting the traitor treatment.
Rather than hail him for winning in a blue state, angry GOPers are accusing him of getting ready to switch parties and gasp of being fat. Gov. Kris Krispie, one reader calls him.
The attacks on the likely 2016 candidate must bring a smile to Dems. After all, tarnishing Christie now mostly helps two people: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
He got the Women and Latino vote, but we're crazy to think he's a Democrat, when Democrats are the only ones who can get those to demographics to vote for them.
My experience (via my kids aged 26-32 and their friends) is that they are completely disconnected from newspapers and probably 80% disconnected from television news. If it’s breaking news, they’re watching Twitter.
If it’s not on the net or smartphone, they don’t see it. They do watch sports on television.
My grandkids see a newspaper (WSJ) at our house and ask me what it is.
All the folks on FR who say to ignore social media are the same ones who didn’t worry about progressives taking control of our public schools.
You mean like having to read 1000 words into an article, before you spot the main points that would have clarified everything at the beginning, if it had only appeared there?
I think the figure is closer to 20-22%....
I am 31 and I am down to one paper at home because I was sick of seeing political talking points in print and not news. I refused to pay for that any more.
A really good example of this would be local coverage of the Obamacare rollout. Chances are if your local paper is associated with one of the big paper companies, like McClatchy, they did a story that will sound like the one from my paper.
My local paper just happened to send a reporter to a local "community group" that you aren't told is being paid to sign people up for ACA. Then the article covers two people who work, but don't get coverage. After being helped they have coverage and it is either cheap or free, and everybody lives happily ever after, the end.
When FReepers posted articles from their papers I noticed that they all sounded exactly the same. These articles have faded since the rollout has been so bad, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a replay of this as soon as the website stops making news. The Administration knows they needed to deflect attention from the loss of individual policies with a counter narrative.
Whoa - now that one will leave a mark. BTT
They didn't do it...Obama did.
The term ‘ObamaCare’ was invented here too...
I think it’s mostly seniors who still watch TV news. I get my local news from my local liberal paper (web version), and supplement that with FR, National Review Online, MSNBC (my default web page), Drudge, Newsbusters, and Breitbart. In five minutes I can expose myself to ten times the stories I’d see by watching TV news for an hour, then I can go back and focus on what interests me.
It seems that Obama counted on the news media to do the work of selling the plan. My local media were nothing but cheerleaders the first couple of weeks, before all the problems started to get noticed. Even now, the problems are soft-pedaled and always offset with “good news.” Six weeks into the law, I still have not received one word from the government about what to do, or from any of my liberal congress people. “Oh, well, check the website.” WHICH website? There’s the federal one and the state ones and all the medical insurance companies are running ads for THEIR websites. And what about the millions of people - mostly seniors - who still aren’t on-line?
When Bush II was president, the media were just drooling for scandals. Even before he was elected, remember the absurd RATS “scandal” with the so-called subliminal messages? Then the accusations of “adding mercury to the water system” because he ordered a review of a costly last-minute Clinton executive order? The whole overblown Wilson/Plame fiasco? The Thanksgiving turkey scandal? The hunting accident “scandal”? The fired U.S. attorneys scandal? And, of course, “Bush lied, people died.” They never let up.