Skip to comments.Under the Hammer: will the mainstream media finally vet Obama?
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 dont know much about the man. We knew what Bushs 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 Bushs 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 dont 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 dont remember.
Wouldnt it be nice just to know?
It would be interesting to know how he got from Occidental to Columbia University. He says that he wasnt 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 McCains staff thought he spent too much time with this lobbyist, but they couldnt come up with any evidence of an affair. The New York Times ran the story on the front page anyway.
But it doesnt 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 Obamas 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, its 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 didnt light any fires when he was at Columbia. According to the news reports, its 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 didnt 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 didnt spend much time at the law school and didnt publish any papers.
We dont even know what religion Obama is, other than he says that he is a Christian. But he wasnt 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 Wrights church, he didnt 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 didnt contribute to the church, and yet he claims that he was an active member of the church. Couldnt 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.
Obamas 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 dont 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 wasnt 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 doesnt reflect badly on President Obama if his parents married and immediately split up. Today most likely they wouldnt bother to get married at all, but the 1960s was a different era.
Why doesnt 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 doesnt come from the presidents own fictionalized account of his life?
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
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!
They won’t investigate because liberalism is a religion. The media are the faithful. The faithful accept the religion on faith.
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.
I wouldn’t count on it. It will be left to future historians to unmask America;s first affirmative action President - and, -hopefully - LAST.
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.
I am confident that they will be able to generate fake but accurate stories about all Republican candidates.
Yes as soon as HELL freezes over. . . . .
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.
Self-proclaimed “journalists” won’t tell the truth, but historians will. It’s going to be ugly.
No, next question.
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.
Don't expect them to show any integrity and you won't be disappointed.
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.
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.
I'd bet that the books and stories are already written!
Transparent government is a must in a free country. Take a look at a speech John Kennedy gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961. It is shocking. I believe Kennedy was warning Americans of this shadow government and I also believe this is why he was assassinated. Take a gander. Apologize in advance for the length of post, but y'all should check this out.
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence—on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Good read, but seems to discount that to vet Obama now would be to expose themselves. They would be suffering an even deeper credibility problem (hard to imagine) than “The Won” is. Like ALL Leftists, they will circle the wagons and try to weather it out - high rate of success for 50 years or more, so no reason to change tactics now.
If it helps Hillary they will. They will completely discredit Barry if that’s what it takes to make Clinton look like a moderate.
“’journalists’ wont tell the truth, but historians will. Its going to be ugly.”
I disagree. Historians are committed to Revisionist History. They’re teaching that democrats were responsible for all civil rights actions, that Thanksgiving was thanking the Indians (not God), that the KKK were evil Republicans (they were democrats), etc. Obama will come out spelling like a rose — an American Christian genius — none of which he is.
“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?”
Mr. Hammer needs to pull his head out and realize that
they do know. They know and they know what it means to
them. They know he’s a ruthless lowlife jug-eared lying
scumbag. They know he’s a two-bit fraud. They know because
he is one of them. The mainstream media is nothing but a
bunch of Obamas, run by a bunch of Obamas and owned by a
bunch of Obamas.
The media created Obama, in their own immage
without it he wouldn’t exist.
Obama is the true face of the MS media, he is exactly what
they made him too be.
The article title somehow assumes the mainstream media is not one in the same as the DNC’s public relations department.
Bush bought his grades. OK, I just made that up, but that’s about as much as we’ll ever get from the MSM when it comes to “vetting”.
“I disagree. Historians are committed to Revisionist History.”
No kidding look what they did with that lying, womanizing
meth addicted John F. Kennedy.
In answer to “Why doesn’t some journalist investigate”?
Perhaps they value their career and life. And, there is no record. It has already been cleansed.
8 Obummer operatives already went to Indonesia years ago, bribed the Indo officials and removed/destroyed all archived records of him there at the Direktorat Jenderal Imigrasi di Jakarta
Frankly, what evidence do you have that he was born in Hawaii? That photoshopped “thing” he touted is obviousy faked. And “African” listed as his dad’s race? REALLY? In 1961 the word NEGRO would have been used. “African” doesn’t tell you what color a person is. Person could be a white south african. And let’s not forget his PUBLISHER had that he was born in “Kenya.” Yeah, she just happened to pull that particular country out of her rear end when she got it wrong.
1) They are Fellow Travelers and will use any means necessary to hide any Socialist, Liberal, Communist or, like the current POTUS, Marxist ties and ideologies they can.
2) It's easier to get paid being a tool for the propaganda machine than actually doing classical journalism.
3)They like being able to create news and not be bored with reporting the news or investigative journalism, unless of course, it will destroy the reputation of any conservative or Repukelican.
4) They don't vet because they won't get invites to the swanky cocktail party that may be their chance to quit being reporters and become government employees or hired by some lobbying firm.
Hopefully when O’Bastard loses all cred with the sheeple, over the next three years, the MSM will go down with him.
Agreed. The media cannot afford to look into Obama’s past now. If they did it would be admission that they led us astray for the last 7 years.
I think Obamacare will kill Hillary in 2016. The media’s meme that it’s time for a woman won’t fly with the memory of Hillarycare.
It is indeed as simple as that!
I hope the truth about Obama’s past will come out in my lifetime, but don’t have much hope. However, I am certain that future historians will uncover the truth and find out what most of us already know...Obama was a total fraud.
The media won’t question his bona fides for fear of being called racists.
Those who won’t vote for him are called racists, anyone who opposes his policies is a racist.
Yet, those who vote for him are the real racists, those who blindly support his policies are the real racists. And those who refuse to verify his bona fides are the true racists.
I tell anyone who questions why I question Obastard, that he is my peer, not my superior.
I question him because we are the same age, not because he’s black. That has nothing to do with anything.
If he’s so smart as they say....prove it. I see no evidence to justify such a claim.
If he’s such a great legal scholar, prove it...again I see no evidence to justify such a claim. If he cares so much about...(insert any downtrodden) I see no evidence that he cares about anything but himself and his ideology.
Even if they do, it don’t matter. The damage has already been done and they cant unring a bell.
Obongo’s entire life has been a CIA psyop. His mother and grandparents were definitely Agency.
They will worship Obama even more
That last line is very telling about why McQueeg lost to this shiftless loafer. Nobody knew what he stood for, either. Nothing good, as we’ve learned in the fullness of time.
Dum spiro spero.
Dum spiro spero.