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Under the Hammer: will the mainstream media finally vet Obama?
Rhino Times ^ | 11/21/13 | John Hammer

Posted on 12/01/2013 4:19:40 AM PST by Libloather

Maybe with the complete and utter failure of Obamacare – an initiative that the mainstream media swallowed hook, line and sinker – the mainstream media will finally vet Obama.

We don’t know much about the man. We knew what Bush’s grade point average was at Yale, and that his grade point average was actually higher than that of Secretary of State John Kerry, who ran against Bush in 2004. We know all about Bush’s record in the Texas Air National Guard, including records that are supposed to be confidential, such as how often he made it to roll call.

We have no idea how well Obama did at Occidental College. We don’t even know if he played basketball there. The coach says he did. Some players who have been interviewed have said that he may have played but they don’t remember.

Wouldn’t it be nice just to know?

It would be interesting to know how he got from Occidental to Columbia University. He says that he wasn’t much of a student at Occidental, so how did he manage to get in one of the top universities in the country?

The New York Times spent three months investigating whether or not Sen. John McCain had an affair with a lobbyist. The final report was that McCain’s staff thought he spent too much time with this lobbyist, but they couldn’t come up with any evidence of an affair. The New York Times ran the story on the front page anyway.

But it doesn’t appear that any of the mainstream media that have the resources to devote to really digging into a rumor to find out if it is a story or not has ever delved into Obama’s background. Most of what we know about Obama comes from his books about himself, and even Obama admits that he made up characters and situations. In other words, it’s not really an autobiography as much as it is a novel about himself.

Why is there no curiosity by the mainstream media about this man who has been president for more than four years and still has more than three left in the White House?

How did Obama get in Harvard Law School? He certainly didn’t light any fires when he was at Columbia. According to the news reports, it’s hard to find anyone who even remembers him at Columbia. Most of the people who get into Harvard Law School did more during their college careers than just attend classes and make decent grades. What did Obama do that caused his application to go into the accepted pile rather than the pile of straight-A students who didn’t get in?

If he has such a great legal mind, where are the publications where he proves that he does? He was a law professor who didn’t spend much time at the law school and didn’t publish any papers.

We don’t even know what religion Obama is, other than he says that he is a Christian. But he wasn’t raised a Christian and he has completely rejected the pastor and the teachings of the only Christian church he ever attended for any length of time. We do know that while he claimed to be an active member of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church, he didn’t contribute to the church in any meaningful way. He and his wife were making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and then millions of dollars a year, yet his church contributions were miniscule.

He completely rejects the religion preached by Wright, he didn’t contribute to the church, and yet he claims that he was an active member of the church. Couldn’t somebody do a little research and find out if Obama is telling the truth about being an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Obama’s mother was an atheist and his father and his stepfather were both Muslims. It is a huge deviation from his upbringing if Obama really is a Christian, but we don’t even know that about him, other than what Obama says.

Why is it wrong to ask questions about the president of the United States? We know these things about past presidents, and even about people who ran for president, but if you ask any questions about Obama then it means you are a “birther,” which means you are some kind of nut. Why did he refuse to release his birth certificate for so long? It is not a document that most people consider confidential.

Even the story of his parents’ relationship is most often inaccurately reported in the press. Most reports state that after they were married for two years his father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., left the family and went to Harvard. What is not reported is that his mother had already left his father and was attending school in Washington State. His mother only moved back to Hawaii, where Obama was born, after his father left for Harvard. How could his father leave his mother by leaving Hawaii when she wasn’t even in Hawaii? It may be that the two never lived together. If they did, it was for a very short time.

Marriages break up all the time. It certainly doesn’t reflect badly on President Obama if his parents married and immediately split up. Today most likely they wouldn’t bother to get married at all, but the 1960s was a different era.

Why doesn’t some journalist do what journalists do and find the documentation that would give the American people some information on the background of their president that doesn’t come from the president’s own fictionalized account of his life?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hammer; mainstream; media; obama
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Always a good read.
1 posted on 12/01/2013 4:19:40 AM PST by Libloather
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bttt


2 posted on 12/01/2013 4:21:12 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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3 posted on 12/01/2013 4:21:15 AM PST by Diogenesis
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We know nothing because they want us to know nothing! How did this ever happen? the media! If it were a conservative we would know his bathroom habits. The skunk media is one of America’s worst enemies


4 posted on 12/01/2013 4:24:36 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Libloather

Answer: NO


5 posted on 12/01/2013 4:24:39 AM PST by twister881
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To: Libloather

To even make the pretense of ‘vetting’ Obama now would mean that the MSM would have to admit failure to do due diligence at the least, outright lying and collusion at the worst.

They won’t, frankly. They will ask polite questions, and they will take the Administration’s answers like good little children. There now, all better!


6 posted on 12/01/2013 4:26:40 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

They won’t investigate because liberalism is a religion. The media are the faithful. The faithful accept the religion on faith.


7 posted on 12/01/2013 4:29:01 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Libloather

The gimmick here...is that most university systems would have viewed dismal grades (anything less than a “C”) and required you to redo the class at their university as you arrive. So it’s impossible to explain how youthful Obama arrives and just does two years of college at Columbia...never redoing any classes. The odds of this? Zero, unless you had a fake transcript. I suspect in the end....between a fake transcript and a status as some Indonesian resident in the US...the youthful Obama got open doors. Thanks to the comical routine of the news media....we will never know the story.

In a way, you have to ask this question. After eight years of almost no investigative journalism...can any of the networks or major newspapers slip back into investigative journalism in 2016? My humble guess is no....and they may have forgotten this entire part of their trade.


8 posted on 12/01/2013 4:29:54 AM PST by pepsionice
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I wouldn’t count on it. It will be left to future historians to unmask America;s first affirmative action President - and, -hopefully - LAST.


9 posted on 12/01/2013 4:35:37 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: pepsionice

I have to disagree. The newspapers and networks do aggressive investigative journalism just fine. The thing is - they only do it against their enemies, Republicans and conservatives.


10 posted on 12/01/2013 4:41:46 AM PST by Bob
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To: pepsionice
can any of the networks or major newspapers slip back into investigative journalism in 2016?

I am confident that they will be able to generate fake but accurate stories about all Republican candidates.

11 posted on 12/01/2013 4:44:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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"Will the Mainstream Media report accurately on ZERO?"

Yes as soon as HELL freezes over. . . . .

12 posted on 12/01/2013 4:57:37 AM PST by DeaconRed (Jack Daniels if you please, bring me to my knees. Until ZERO is GONE! ! ! !)
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To: Libloather

The MSM will never properly “vet” him, but they will put out negatives in an effort to disassociate themselves to restore some credibility for the ‘14 elections. Obama and O’democare are doing a number on the rat electorate. It is up to us to see that they don’t succeed in restoring credibility. They own it.


13 posted on 12/01/2013 4:58:28 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (call it ODemocratcare)
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To: Libloather

Self-proclaimed “journalists” won’t tell the truth, but historians will. It’s going to be ugly.


14 posted on 12/01/2013 5:09:23 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Libloather

No, next question.


15 posted on 12/01/2013 5:13:38 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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16 posted on 12/01/2013 5:16:40 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Libloather
You are kidding, aren't you?

To promote Hillary in the presidential campaign they are going to have to COMPLETE the hagiography of St. O’Bumbles.

He has to be the right person bred at the right time to the sainted mummy, and anointed as savior of the country. Think Nero without his grisly end.

It will only be fitting, according to the shills, to anoint a woman of substance (no matter that her tenure was a disaster) to finish bringing forth the new faith in holy entitlements and a level playing field like China circa 1950.

Holy hot mess this is.

17 posted on 12/01/2013 5:19:46 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: ClearCase_guy
From Candy Crowley lying "assist" to Obama at the debate to their criminal lack of interest in Obama's past the msm has demonstrated a traitorous intent to us the American people.

Don't expect them to show any integrity and you won't be disappointed.

18 posted on 12/01/2013 5:20:09 AM PST by Pietro
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To: pepsionice
Remember that after O was elected, his PR guru, Anita "Mao" Dunn, said THEY and THEY alone decided what to let the media know about Obama.

He was well-coached---said all the right things---even said he wanted to be "another Reagan" (sound of maniacal laughter)

Bill and then-primary candidate Hillary had pics of Obama wearing Muslim dress---but Teddy Kennedy warned them not to use them. Teddy and Caroline Kennedy went on to enthusiastically endorse Obama.

O's late night visit to Hillary resulted in her dropping out----probably negotiated the SoS job.......if she dropped out, she got the job.

19 posted on 12/01/2013 5:35:35 AM PST by Liz
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To: Libloather
It is not a document that most people consider confidential.

I do not want my BC in the public domain, but then again, I'm not the President of the United States, with all the attendant protections that that position offers. I agree with every other single point the author makes. It is obscene that the media hasn't delved into any single aspect of this President.

Perhaps the "judo" way of forcing them on this is to keep proclaiming "We love the President. We want to know everything about him, and especially about his early years, since he's such a positive role model for disadvantaged youth. How did he get into Columbia? How did he get into Harvard? At what point did he realize he was a Christian? Who helped him come to that realization?"

Inquiring minds want to know.

20 posted on 12/01/2013 5:36:47 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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