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Large Media Outlets Hit New Lows

In the last few weeks the non-FOX media have embarrassed themselves trying to cheerlead for President Obama rather than chase the truth for their viewers.

The non-fox media has hit new lows in the last two weeks. It started after the terrorist attack in Libya and the attack on our Egyptian embassy. (1)The media attacked Romney for criticizing the apology issued by our Egyptian embassy. As it turned out the Obama administration continued to issue apologies for days to come proving Romney was right in his criticism. While following the minor story of Romney’s remarks they continued to ignore the major issue of the Obama administration’s serious failure that allowed terrorists to kill four Americans including our ambassador. But it gets worse.

Even as even President Obama’s own administration was admitting to Congress that the attack in Libya was a coordinated terrorist attack and not caused by some video, Obama was appearing on the Letterman show continuing to blame this attack on some video. Rather than cover the major story of the President continuing to lie about the attack, they covered a video found by the Obama campaign that really has little actual real information. The funniest coverage of this came from Wolf Blitzer on CNN who asked, why should Obama do the job of the President when he can get more votes campaigning on Letterman? (2) Meanwhile we continue to wait for answers to serious questions. We have four dead people including an ambassador and two seals from a terrorist attack, we had at least 48 hours warning, and yet still no security personnel assigned to the ambassador left in Libya on 9-11. Does anyone really think if this was George Bush the media would not be hounding him for answers? In addition I am sure they would be making issues of the lies being used to avoid discussing the real issue.

The next big story we had was the report on Fast & Furious, the Obama administrations program to sell guns to Mexican Drug Gangs that resulted in one of those guns being used to kill a border patrol agent. I remember the day the report came out looking at websites for ABC, CBS, etc., all had headlines like Attorney General Exonerated. Again does anyone believe that the media would accept a report from someone working for the Attorney General in the Bush administration saying that his AG knew nothing and about the operation was proof he was not involved. I think they would have a little more curiosity, do you really believe someone below the top dog would have authorized an operation involving let guns cross our border to Mexican Drug gangs? Whatever anyone believes the report may not prove Holder’s guilt but it does not prove him innocent either. This is not the CIA, he should know about any operation exporting guns across the border, if he didn’t he lacks control of his organization and should resign.

Then we had reports on Thursday about great economic news. What was this great news? The reports were based on a census report from 2011 showing a small increase in the number of people moving, up from record lows. The real economic news on that day was first time unemployment claims slightly higher than expected at 382,000 and Bank of America announcing 16,000 layoffs. Not exactly great news as reported by all the major networks based off the AP story. These reports came a week after the Federal Reserve announced QE3 due to concerns about the US labor market indicating serious economic concerns going forward.

The last major one was the report by the rest of the media after President Obama’s embarrassing interview on Univision. (3) They reported the news President Obama was asked tough questions. This is very revealing that they were all shocked he was asked tough questions. Of course they would never do such a thing. I am sure when Romney is President they will remember it is their job to ask tough questions and they will find they still know how to ask tough questions of the President of the United States rather than campaign for him.

The good news is with their cheerleading for President Obama an increasing number of people are recognizing the lack of integrity in much of the traditional media. Mainstream media trust among independents has dropped from 50% down to 31%. (4) Although I hope they will at least feel compelled to call President Obama to task on his continued lying about the video being the cause of the terrorist attack on the embassy in Libya. In addition they need to press him for answers about the security, or why they did not pull out given what we know now about the warning they had.

1)      http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-09-19.html

2)      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/09/19/wolf-blitzer-excuses-obamas-netanyahu-snub-letterman-appearance

3)      http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/09/21/univision-does-job-american-msm-won%E2%80%99t-do-asks-tough-questions/

4)      http://www.ijreview.com/2012/09/16905-in-the-tank-american-peoplepro-democrat/

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Lyle Ruble September 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM
@Bryant Divelbiss...I can't believe your trying to make this dead bird fly. Who pays attention to mainstream media any more. There is so many better sources, many of them are foreign sources. Give it up and get more relevant.
Bryant Divelbiss September 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM
The point is the lack of coverage of Obama continuing to lie about the cause of the attack in Libya, and his failure to be answer for his incompetence that led to 4deaths. The Obama campaign put the video out to distract from serious issues. It is ok to cover the video,but not instead of pressing the real news. In my last blog I pointed out the video is no big deal, but that is besides the point.
Bryant Divelbiss September 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM
The media does not need to paid, they do what they do because they are liberal. They will continue to lose viewers as they lose trust. at least the right wing sources like Talk radio are upfront and admit they are giving biased information.
Steve ® September 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Low informed democrat voters don't source outwards and watch the MSM. And when you are fed the bias they shell out, you continue to vote for a failure.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 25, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Lyle, a lot of idiots, especially liberals still depend on mainstream media and in turn take it to be fact. Be it a rare occasion, you really exposed your ignorance on this one.
Lyle Ruble September 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
@Nuitari...What am I being ignorant about? I don't agree that all liberals are tied into MSM. That would be like me saying that all conservatives are tied into FOX, Limbaugh, Beck, etc. Only the intellectually weak buy into the MSM, whether right or left.
Bernard Forand September 25, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Little bit of research into history. Found a similar political movement that emulates our present day republicans. Smaller governments and deregulation. Fragrance of criminals minds, they would appreciate less laws and social enforcement of those laws. Breeding corruption. Anarchist originated with France’s political theorist. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon [1809-65] Authored the book “What is Property” that property was theft. Gained acceptance in the USA with Prince Peter Kropotkin’s [1842-1921] book of 1896 {Anarchism; Its Philosophy and Ideal} Emulating similar symptoms of our right wing fanatics with assassinations and civil destruction of social infrastructures. Association with terrorist harmed their progress with the Chicago’s Haymaker Square tragedy and the various assassinations of the President of France, Prime Minister of Spain, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, King Umberto I of Italy and President William McKinley. Tainting the anarchism with the chaos of anarchy.
Bernard Forand September 25, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Bernie Replies; John Rawls once commented; Paraphrasing here; I prefer converse with intellects. On their worst days they are superior than a pigs on their best day. I prefer the logic of Socrates, on his worst day than fools on their best day. As for the pigs and fools, I leave that up to the pigs and fools, to resolve. They are more knowledgeable in that area of expertise. “As we travel down the road. Some will fall into the gutter. Some to the left others to the right. At which point they will begin to throw rocks at those traveling on the road.” [Eisenhower] Gutter tripe seldom recognized as relevance. Produce no substance and incapable to comprehend their flawed facts. Seek council in the realms of the intellectuals. Just keep moving on nothing there, move on. So much reality that is superior to those that beckon you to their gutters. A couple of good books to read that I found enjoyable; one, Bulls and Bears and the Ballot Box by Bob Dietrick another What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel. Have many more, if your interested Enjoy the comfort of education versus the gutters tripe’s, wallowing in their existence. Observe what they proclaim as leadership status. Pretty much says it all; Mitt flip flopping on a multitude of issues. How much will it take to get him to dance to the Cronyism’s serene melodies? http://youtu.be/EQwrB1vu74c
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Hoffa wonders if Bryant is familiar with the new cable/satellite network 'The Blaze?' Hoffa recently started receiving this channel as a part of his Dish Network subscription. It would appear to be a network centered around Glenn Beck. Beck, Andrew Wilkow, the Sirius/XM punidt, and The 'Real News,' a newscast/discussion show featuring the gorgeous SE Cupp, rounds out the prime time lineup. Bryant should definitely check this out, as Hoffa thinks he would thoroughly enjoy it!
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 05:36 PM
@Taoist - Hoffa would rather go to dinner with SE Cupp on his arm than Rachel Maddow! Ever notice how conservative women tend to be way hotter than liberal women? Liberals have: Pelosi, McCaskill, Maddow, Clinton, Barr, Behar, Taylor, Moore, Fluke, etc. Conservatives have: Coulter, Cupp, Palin, Kleefisch, Crowley, Kelly, Ingraham, Malkin, Love, Katharine Ham, Huddy, Wiehl, Guilfoyle, Tantaros, Perino, etc. Enough said!
Dirk Gutzmiller September 25, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Fox is not real news, it is entertainment.
Bren September 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Knowing that its target audience is far more influenced by superficialities such as physical attractiveness, it is a carefully crafted strategy that places carefully crafted female personae in the high media profile positions in the Tea/GOP. So you have fallen for it, Mr. Hoffa. And it's not even a fiendishly clever marketing ploy, just the 'ol "if she's hot they'll be so busy salivating over themselves that they won't listen to one word in ten to anyone on the screen/stage, etc." Personally, I don't find small-mindedness attractive. At all.
Bren September 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Thank you. Even a comparative quantitative and qualitative analysis of the source data provided on two comparative-genre networks/programming, Fox and MSNBC reveals far more sourced information, and that from reputable, nonpartisan sources, on MSNBC. Fox provides few sources and those that are provided are either from partisan organizations (i.e. Heritage Foundation) or misrepresented from objective sources (e.g. incomplete). MSNBC will also provide data that is at times incomplete to make a point. Most of us use this source data as research genesis; it should not be taken at face value/accepted as presented. Unfortunately many don't--the false assumption that Hannity et al are anything other than entertainers (assumed because they are ostensibly talking about politics and social issues) leads to conclusions that the information that they are receiving is factual. That's a problem. Votes count.
doug toader September 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Looking at that lesbo Tammy Baldwin is she the guy or chick in that relationship? I know Maddow is the man in her relationship for sure! That is stuff I thought about when looking at those 2 because I can't concentrate on what they are saying. I would like to work out with either of them though. Maddow needs to stop wearing her dads glasses too.
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM
@Bren - In case you couldn't tell, Hoffa was being emphatic in countering Taoist, Patch's resident stoner apparently!
mau September 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I did not know there was a worst to least worst in network reading (not news). I can't even tolerate the PBS Newshour or Washington Week blathering anymore. No news is better than having to listen to the tripe until after the election.
Brian Carlson September 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM
DT is that a woman or a man in your profile picture? Or a womanly man? A manly woman? Cant make it out..... Personally I find your homophobia sad and out of place.
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM
@Bren - You've got to be kidding - MSNBC is a joke! Half the time they reference sources such as Mother Jones, Moveon.org, ThinkProgress, The Nation, Salon, The Huffington Post, etc, and Hoffa has even seen the occasional cite to the Daily Kos! In reality, the Fox News prime-time pundit shows tend to present both sides of the argument way more often then the MSNBC prime-time pundit shows do. Care to try again?
Lyle Ruble September 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM
@JRH...I can't believe you're even concerned about these tel-tubbies physical attractiveness. For someone who claims to be such a smart consumer, isn't this antithetical to making decisions based on packaging and not content? I deep forgetting your tender age.
doug toader September 25, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Grandpa get some "just for men" and dye your beard. Lol.....
Ima Hippee September 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Oh golly - Bernard found his keyboard again!
Bob McBride September 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Bren, you'd look less ridiculous if you just came out and admitted you prefer MSNBC because they tell you want you want to hear. They both suck as news sources.
Ima Hippee September 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Tao - "I'm talking about full on, brain-destroying, schizophrenia-inducing, non-stop bong hits." Is that what happened to you?
Ima Hippee September 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Bren - I just choked on my purple cush when I read..."MSNBC reveals far more sourced information, and that from reputable, nonpartisan sources, on MSNBC." You are so lost. Credibility? Less than the current replacement NFL referees.
James R Hoffa September 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
@Lyle - Of course Hoffa isn't - again Hoffa was merely being emphatic in response to Taoist's Cheech and Chong philosophy.
Dirk Gutzmiller September 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM
doug toader looks like Fabio, the Italian fashion model, on high dose estrogen treatments.
The Anti-Alinsky September 25, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Steve, why would Romney deny it. IT'S THE TRUTH!!!
Dirk Gutzmiller September 26, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Fox goes beyond merely being a news outlet with a rightwing ideology, it actively organizes anti-government events, with organizing rallies, speaking tours, protests, etc. Only a Hoffa type would take the case to call Fox News fair and believable.
Brian Carlson September 26, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Sorry mam....I thought you were a male. I had a friend named Doug when I was young way back in the twenties. But nowadays you young folk switch around a lot.
Michael McClusky September 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Those news outlets are absolutely ridiculous! How can a thinking person agree with his candidate 100% of the time? How many people do you meet in life where you agree with him/her 100% of the time? Those talking heads are told what to say for crying out loud. Use the brain that God gave you- don't even consider watching those idiots!

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