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A Hard Look at the President
New York Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | By ARTHUR S. BRISBANE

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

... Eight years ago, The Times offered comparably scant campaign coverage of the incumbent, George W. Bush, even as it blanketed readers with articles about Senator John Kerry and others competing for the Democratic nomination.

Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama?

Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic Journey.” The Times also published a lengthy portrait of him in its Times Topics section on NYTimes.com, yet there’s nothing of the kind about George W. Bush or his father.

Readers deserve to know: Who is the real Barack Obama? And The Times needs to show that it can address the question in a hard-nosed, unbiased way.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; journalism; mediabias; obama; president
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To: GlockThe Vote
Wow! Up to 52 comments now, but neither of mine.

ML/NJ

51 posted on 04/22/2012 3:52:38 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: GlockThe Vote
Wow! Up to 52 comments now, but neither of mine.

ML/NJ

52 posted on 04/22/2012 3:52:38 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

To get through the censors I have to hold back a bit.

as far as my statement that he is the. Run of the mill hack politician, you need to understand that to the average obamabot that is even. Worse than our calling him the devil or a communist etc.

When we call him a communist, even if it’s 100 percent true, they immediately dismiss it as crazy talk. But when you call him a typical corrupt politician it’s far more damaging mentally to him since not only deep down do they know it’s true, but it takes him off his ivory perch and into the slime with all the rest. Remember, to these idiots Obama is “the one”.


53 posted on 04/22/2012 4:23:23 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“But when you call him a typical corrupt politician it’s far more damaging”

I think you’re right. When he’s called a communist, socialist, etc., most people don’t get it considering the education they’ve received over the past 30 or so years. Everyone understands “corrupt politician” on some level. That’s probably the best approach to bring him down. If only the MSM would be honest...

Recently, Rush was listing incident after incident that went on seemingly forever. Each incident considered separately is pretty bad. But when they’re put out there in a long stream you have to pay attention.


54 posted on 04/22/2012 4:32:03 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: GlockThe Vote
When we call him a communist, even if it’s 100 percent true, they immediately dismiss it as crazy talk.

I understand, but I disagree. I'm a rip out the wires kinda guy. Think Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate.

ML/NJ

55 posted on 04/22/2012 4:36:52 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

I go by the reaction of my leftist Facebook friends reactions to things I post. When I call him a commie they freak. When I say he is no different than any other failed corrupt pol they get despondent.


56 posted on 04/22/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ml/nj

Look at my tagline.


57 posted on 04/22/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ml/nj
And now a third post you'll only see here:
Hey NY Times Schmucks!

Are you afraid of an honest discussion about our President's background?

Me versus the best you've got, No profanity, No censorship. Your guys get five times as many words as I do, so long as I get at least 100 words you print.

And I'll do it for free, for my country. It would be great theater, and a brief blessing to your shareholders.

You know how to contact me.

ML/NJ
58 posted on 04/22/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: GlockThe Vote
I go by the reaction of my leftist Facebook friends reactions to things I post.

My leftist friends rarely see anything I post is my guess.

A week ago I spent the better part of a week with one of them. We were betting on horses, drinking bourbon, and smoking cigars down in Kentucky.

But I took the opportunity one night to pull up the birth certificate from the Whitehouse's own website in front of him. I made sure he knew it was from the Whitehouse website. I blew the thing up 6x. I made sure he understood how to repeat what I doing. Then I navigated to the signatures and showed him the different pixel sizes. He isn't sufficiently stupid that he didn't recognize that something was wrong, so he was basically speechless.

You've got to hit these people between the eyes with a 2x4, or they're not going to notice.

ML/NJ

59 posted on 04/22/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

What I do that makes them explode is show the bush policies that Obama has doubled down on and they melt down.

sad to say, but Obama took everything we hated about GWB and tripled it.


60 posted on 04/22/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ml/nj

I actually spend more time posting on leftist boards since it’s more fun getting leftists to melt down than being in a ME. TOO situation.


61 posted on 04/22/2012 5:15:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Who is the real Barack Obama? And The Times needs to show that it can address the question in a hard-nosed, unbiased way.”

I won’t try to hold my breath.


62 posted on 04/24/2012 12:07:33 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: ml/nj; doug from upland

Way iver 150 comments....COuldn’t read them faster then they were coming in.

Would like to have seen the variation of the Nancy P certification of elegibility,

I think if we concentrate on how things were manipulated to allow his candidacy....Fraud

OTOH have recently completed a circle of dots that could be developed into a story:
BO
Michelle Robinson Obama
Jesse Robinson Jackson ( ancenstor same area. Michelle spent enough time in home to be call Sis by the JJ kids)
Noah Robinson (his half bro not his biological dad. Doing life for murder member of:)
el-rukn (Chicago gang specializing in drugs and murder)
whose community corresponded to the area BO “organized”.


63 posted on 04/24/2012 10:12:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: ml/nj

They cut the comment off at 210. Guess they’d heard enough. Even some of the libs were giving it to them.


64 posted on 04/24/2012 10:20:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama
I just discovered that my comment at #39 which I posted to the NYT before I posted it here at April 22, 2012 1:12:52 PM now appears on the Times site. They say it was posted at April 24, 2012 at 12:01 p.m. (My other comment copied to #10 on this thread is apparently still deemed unsuitable.)

ML/NJ

65 posted on 04/25/2012 5:49:46 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
Was on another page and they had over 900 comments. When I went to see if I could find any freeper comments they were coming in so fast I couldn't keep up. Loved the ones by the Libs putting down B...Had intended on submitting one but by then they had closed to all comments.

Sure sounds like they hit a nerve.

There are so many areas that a good researcher could touch on beside the BC. NYT is just lazy and negligent besides being bias. The Chicago Crime thread has almost 700 posts. Most of them links to articles. So many angles that could have/should have been covered related to BO and CHI friends and family.

Just doing a story of who lives in his hood and their connections to unsavory people would be of "interest"

66 posted on 04/25/2012 6:28:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Oldeconomybuyer.


67 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2876243/posts


68 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Paladin2

That’s an awesome photo. Cheney knew what this man is.


69 posted on 04/25/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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