Some conservatives think that the elite media are finally turning on Barack Obama and his administration.The argument goes like this: The trio of scandals that have burst forth in the last couple of weeks—the events before, during, and after the deadly attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi; the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups; and especially the Department of Justice’s secret subpoenas of Associated Press phone records and targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen as a potential co-conspirator in a leak investigation—will mark an inflection point. From here on out, journalists will apply far more scrutiny
I know the RINOs are counting on the press turning against Obama. I know they´re spineless, but are they stupid too?
When I think of all the men and women who, throughout America´s history, fought and died to keep our freedoms, I become ill thinking how their sacrifices have come to naught thanks to the Left and the RINOs.
They want this story to vanish Don´t worry, they´ll make sure it does. —though journalists owe allegiance to the truth. Except at the Weekly Standard where Lincoln chalice sipping trumps the truth every time.
They understand the IRS - and democrats (as a whole, with few exceptions) are very comfortable with cheating. Through projection they think we would do the same to them. Getting rid of the IRS will 1) give us a flat tax and will put many lo-fos skin in the game and 2) destroy Obamacare. Obama will skate with his cronies, but the American people will win.
The Elite Media will NEVER turn against Obama, no matter how crooked or incompetent the man is. (Note e-mails circulating now showing the new Cook County Illinois prison, created by Obama and better than most deluxe hotels and also comments on the fact that bridges are collapsing and the list of bad ones is horrendous, yet the BILLIONS in the stimulus is only 5% spent.) They have a view of themselves as Lone Rangers fighting for justice, and admitting the truth about our President might shake that. Thank you, Brian Williams, "most trusted man in America." I´d love to know who was polled for THAT one.
Ordinarily, I would agree with Wehner, but in this case, there is a glimmer of hope that he is wrong, by virtue of the more recent examples of liberal rags like the NYT´s article today. More and more liberals are sitting up and noticing that Ozymandius´ legs are crumbling.
Not that I´m ecstatic at the molasses speed at which they are coming out of their somnolence, but at least they are moving.
That said, if Obama were to convince a substantial number of liberals that he´s been wrong and he apologizes and that he´s a "blank slate" with them still writing on him, he may turn the lesser heads around to believing his faux repentance.
Like #8, I am hopeful without being Pollyanna-ish. Keep praying. We didn´t get this far without divine intervention and there is no reason to believe God´s not in the business of revealing the lies to the point that people will actually care about them.
The problem we faced a while back with this Administration is that the Left media didn´t believe what we on the Right kept telling them. Now they do.
Take over the schools and indoctrinate early and all through education and the ´news´. Khruschev said that it was a short distance between socialism and communism and that these 2 areas were the best way to get America there. His work is now paying off in a big way here in the US. I agree that the left , with the help of the stupid Rinos are helping to destroy the America the freedoms that were won with so many lives. It´s a sad statement this Memorial Day .
Yes, the press will always carry a torch for him, but the people will want a divorce in 2014 when Obamacare kicks into their paycheck or their working hours are reduced from their employer. This is when the Tea Party should have a resurgence. Obamacare is a train wreck coming down the track. The way I look at it, the current scandals are a mere warm up act. I´m optimistic that his second term will be a total bust and rife with problems. If the GOP were smart and I sometimes wonder, they need to have a well defined strategy...a game plan with a goal to everything they do for the next 3.5 years. Timing is everything. Be patient folks, the blue dress is on the train.
While waiting for divine intervention, it might not be a bad idea to introspect a bit if it´s true that we reap what we sow. And talk about a house divided - I definitely agree about RINOS in the sense of truly wishy-washy Republicans (former Sen. Lugar pops into mind as a star Rino). But attacking every Republican who comes down the pike who isn´t as hellfire and damnation as oneself is going to get us exactly where we are. Perpetually losing.
The MSM/Press having been exposed for their Decades of 100% biased covering for D Gov./Political corruption (exposed scandals) 100% of the time is now pretending to correct its own exposed corruption by peaking out from under its covers. Soon the MSM/Press will be safely back under their covers of corruption.
The media love Obama because they agree with everything he believes. They cheer his efforts to transform us into a second-rate Cuba and they do not care what he does to accomplish that. Make no mistake, they love what he has done with the IRS. Obama will promise to only target Fox journalists and conservatives in the future and this will all soon be history.
Everybody gets everything wrong (sorry, for blanket argument). Media doesn´t like tyranny or dictators - they are very afraid of those! I remember when I was back in USSR, of course all the media "hated" West, especially, America. In one book about sporting events, I think it was Olympic games, the author wrote in between sporting comments that Coca-Cola tasted like "sweaty athlete´s foot". Of course, it was disgusting, because the readers were thinking "who puts the foot deliberately in the mouth"? But this was written to score points with the editors, who were commie/fascist honchos. I assure you, that after commie party was finished, 70-80% of the journalists "suddenly" became common sense people. Of course, "tingling leg" matthews will suck on sweaty athlete´s foot, but most of these guys are normal. Just they have to earn a living, and they don´t want to work in construction business.
The media will always cover for Obama. He´s black, and the media are socialists. CBS thinks the administration should be more transparent, code for quit covering up. That the administration should review its policy, code for quit lying. When will CBS be transparent? Publish all the democrat donors, family and employment relationships, party affiliations, at the beginning of their broadcast, or just say Democrat Evening News.
The dems´ zombie press isn´t interested in content of character, much less faithful leadership in an American President. Instead they apparently project their own character flaws & failures onto 0bama and then simply give him a pass.
Plus, the lefty/lib/statist, ´journalist´s´ shallow #1 criteria of simply assessing the color of everyone´s skin surface does give even demonstrably corrupt pols added points with today´s obviously equally corrupted lsm.
Such baseless & bigoted news deliverer´s do not value the equality required in America nor in our exemplary U.S. Constitution. Thus, this crop of, ´journalists,´ should each check the facts regarding skin color with an authority in the medical profession, as well as experts on the content of character issue!!!! ...They could start by reading Dr. Ben Carson´s books and listening to his wisdom on the subjects of skin color, prejudice and character.
Currently, contrary to the First Amendment, today´s lsm remains biased, cavalierly opposed to equality & therefor, discredited. mmm mmm mmm
Rush has been on this and has had to apologize frequently ( visit his site to see two Lo-Fo voters ) for predicting King Notme will avoid prosecution . More so by the skin color as anything . If you´re black , the media will bend over backwards to prove your innocence , regardless the crime . Rasmusson reports 47 % still believe in the slimeball , tho undercurrents are forming . Whatever poster wrote Obummercare will send them over . Maybe , just maybe .
This headline is sort of, kind of out on a limb and stating the obvious...
Please tell us something we haven´t known since Obama gave the keynote speech at the DNC convention before he even ran for president.
Just like Clinton, Obama can do absolutely anything and they close ranks around him. While the Republican self-described elites (are they really elites? No.) join in with the vile liberals who attack, ridicule, and destroy conservatives who have actually accomplished great things.
4. There is no way that the media will ever do anything more than a superficial "tsk tsk" to a black person. A combination of their white guilt and their unwavering need to be "cool" by endorsing a black politician trumps any granules of common sense that journo-lists have.
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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