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Is the American press in Obama's hip pocket?

  1. Angela Blair profile image78
    Angela Blairposted 8 years ago

    Is the American press in Obama's hip pocket?

  2. superunbug profile image54
    superunbugposted 8 years ago

    A resounding YES!!!!!

    In the last few days it has become quite obvious.
    Climate-gate has really brought the propaganda to the surface.

  3. JamieK profile image62
    JamieKposted 8 years ago

    I would say that the media is starting to become more critical of the president.  Especially since he pushed to increased the troop levels, you know start to see the liberals critiquing him more often.

  4. MikeNV profile image78
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    If you look at what the major news outlets are spoon feeding with regard to the Media you must take the logical assumption that the correct answer is yes.

    Yesterdays BofA story about how they had repaid their TARP money was a joke.  All they did is take a huge loan from a different Agency, issue worthless stock - dilluting shareholder value, then promising to pay back the funds contingent on shareholder voting. Which they will get because of institutional investors.  All this so they can pay executive bonuses.  And the Spin Machine paints this like some kind of Obama Success Story.  80% of the funds handed out have not been repaid.  Much of the bailout was not a bailout at all... just a handout that will never be repaid.  And the Banks have responded buy spending millions on lobbying efforts to get even more money and stop reform.  Kudos to Obama for making things worse then lying to the public through the media. Obama is not running the show he is just a puppet... a mouthpiece for the Bankers.  Spin spin spin.

  5. donotfear profile image89
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    HA!!!  Does a chicken have a beak? What insight!

  6. LetusPonder profile image79
    LetusPonderposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm... Let's see. 

    Republican Trent Lott said the following about former-segregationist senator Strom Thurmond during his 100th birthday party celebration (of which, when taken in context, he was talking about his economic record):

    "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

    The media destroyed him, calling him a racist.  They were relentless, starting with Al Gore demanding censure from the Senate.

    Recently, Obama's main man in the Senate, Harry Reid, said the following (of which he just apologized for, of course):
    The US would be “ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.’ ”

    Not a peep from the Senate.  Mainstream media? 

    And which statement is truly more racist?

    If the media blasted Reid and demanded he resign, who would champion Obama's agenda behind closed doors as he and Pelosi have done?

    That is just one of many, many examples of the pro-Obama media.

  7. Hi-Jinks profile image61
    Hi-Jinksposted 8 years ago

    No, about the same when Bush was in power. You just hear about Obama more because He is the President.

  8. gjfalcone profile image78
    gjfalconeposted 8 years ago

    There is more than Fox,MSNBC,CNN and "The Huffington Post,NY Times,USA Today and Howard Stern, Glenn Beck and Paul Harvey...Good day

    The question is much too vague to answer with veracity. Its like asking Do you know what time it is? Yea.

    Should the progressives and Tea baggers unite with the Independents and throw the Bums outta office?

    Does Fox news get outstanding ratings from Glenn Beck because he's as outrageous as Howard Stern.

    My answer is NO its not. I do think however the question posed has a chip on its shoulder...

  9. dlstern0226 profile image56
    dlstern0226posted 8 years ago

    The American press is not kind to President Obama.  Rupert Murdock is openly one of his biggest detractors.  Murdock owns several large newspapers and the Fox Network.  Fox News has since 2008 attacked President Obama with inuendo and complete falsehoods. 
    The pundits Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Glen Beck are the worst.  Read my satires on members of Faux News.  Enjoy!


    Dana L. Stern or

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