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The Missing Media Label For Obama's Presidency
Investors.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 05/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT by jazusamo

Bias: President Obama repeatedly claims to know nothing about scandals, blames others for problems and has failed to achieve most of his stated goals. If he were a Republican, what do you think the press would call him?

When a reporter asked in a two-part question whether Obama had been "caught by surprise" by the mushrooming scandal at the VA, Obama ignored it.

It was a good question. The White House had earlier claimed that Obama only learned about attempts at VA hospitals to falsify records and hide chronic delays after reading about it in the newspaper, despite mounting evidence that he must have, or should have, known long before. Obama did, after all, promise repeatedly to fix the VA when he ran for president in 2008.

Yet neither the reporter nor anyone else in the room insisted that Obama answer it.

Now try to imagine how the mainstream press would have responded if Obama were a Republican. They'd almost certainly describe him as disengaged, maybe even incompetent. Or worse, an inveterate liar.

At the very least they wouldn't let him dodge such a pertinent question. Especially not after he'd made the same plea of ignorance about the ObamaCare website fiasco, IRS targeting, AP snooping, Fast and Furious and other scandals.

Normally, the press is eager to come up with an overarching narrative for a president to help explain the day-to-day news coming out of Washington.

President Reagan was an amiable dunce when he wasn't a warmonger. George W. Bush was by turns arrogant or a bumbling idiot. Nixon was a criminal. Carter was the malaise president. And so on.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemedia; failures; msm; obama; scandal

1 posted on 05/24/2014 9:43:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

2 posted on 05/24/2014 9:58:52 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: null and void

Rofl


3 posted on 05/24/2014 9:59:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jazusamo

“I’ll take “Failure” for $200, Alex”


4 posted on 05/24/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: jazusamo

Faux President


5 posted on 05/24/2014 10:02:34 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: jazusamo
He is not a failure. He is an incredible success in deconstructing the US, employing Cloward Piven strategies, and preparing the country for collapse and domination by its foreign enemies.
6 posted on 05/24/2014 10:03:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: jazusamo
That's because the media doesn’t want to offend anyone..

He's a Carpetbagger, Reconstrustionst, Political Appointee under Pres. Andrew Johnson.

7 posted on 05/24/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: jazusamo

OBONGO Is A COMPLETE SUCCESS!He is well on the way to Destroying The US Constitution(The Rule of Law),and The US Economy!!The Soviets(and their counterparts)only DREAMED of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 05/24/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Truth29; bandleader

The monumental failures are the leftist enemedia standing by and abetting his tyranny.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: SandRat

Amen.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 10:10:49 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: bandleader

He is,”THE ENEMY WITHIN”.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

“Now try to imagine how the mainstream press would have responded if Obama were a Republican.”

We are so far past this sort of silly 1980’s observation it isn’t funny.

What are we going to do about the lawless filth who are destroying Law and Order right before our eyes?


12 posted on 05/24/2014 10:14:46 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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13 posted on 05/24/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: TalBlack

watch american idol


14 posted on 05/24/2014 10:29:40 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: jazusamo

Its the walking pieces of sub-human garbage that cal themselves journalists that are the real problem. All of them.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: jazusamo

First and ONLY black president


16 posted on 05/24/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: jazusamo; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




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17 posted on 05/24/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: jazusamo

No birth certificate president.

Empty page president.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 10:35:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Absolutely, and much more.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: BulletBobCo

When Iran-Contra broke, the media said if Reagan knew about it, he was breaking the law, and if he didn’t, he was incompetent. Dear Leader gets a ‘pass’ on the issue of competence.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 10:53:46 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Spok

One of these days he will open the paper or watch CNN to find out that our country was invaded and we are at war.

He will say it is the republicans fault for not warning him?


21 posted on 05/24/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: jazusamo
the way the boy talks, you'd think it was pResident SHROOM not Choom, simply a mushroom kept in the dark and fed shat all the time...
22 posted on 05/24/2014 11:42:48 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jazusamo

President Reagan: Dunce
George W. Bush: Arrogant
Nixon: Criminal
Carter: Malaise
Obama: Subpar


23 posted on 05/24/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Obama: the Empty Suit


24 posted on 05/24/2014 1:36:59 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jazusamo
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25 posted on 05/24/2014 1:38:59 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: HotHunt

Great graphic, it depicts the phony perfectly.


26 posted on 05/24/2014 1:50:50 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: null and void

President TiVO

He only learns about it after he sees it on TV he recorded while golfing.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 4:17:22 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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