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A Story of Mediocrity . . . and Total Failure

JayneCobb Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 9:18 PM
"Through a concerted effort to boost Barack Obama -- an effort that continues today -- the press has forever iundermined its own integrity, and the nation is paying the price for its agenda-driven journalism in the shape of a failed presidency." So how is the MSM any different than Fox News? or Town Hall? "Through a concerted effort to boost Mitt Romney -- an effort that continues today -- Fox News and Town Hall have forever undermined their own integrity, and the nation is paying the price for their agenda-driven journalism in the shape of a failed presidency campaign." When it comes to lies and distortions the right-wing media is no different than the MSM. There is no credibility and trust in media any more. Period.
topperj2 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 11:29 PM
First, Fox is part of the MSM, especially lately as they trend towards the Left. Townhall is not a source of news, it is a site for commentary, mainly. The shame is that the major news outlets mix their commentary with their news. They have been in the tank for Obama from the beginning, hiding the stories we needed to know before the election. But they weren't going to allow those stories to be told. When one looks at ABCCBSNBCPMS-NBCNYTWASHPOLATIMESCNN, it's all the same slant. Out there, all alone, is Fox News and Talk radio representing the rest of the country. It's a stacked deck.

The Washington Examiner's series on Barack Obama is horrifying, fascinating reading.  It's a story of how one man has -- not so much "failed upward" -- as "mediocred upward."  Many of the hagiographic accounts Americans were sold by respected journalistic outlets are at best woefully incomplete, at worst, dead wrong.

As I finished the series, I realized what a total failure the MSM's coverage of Obama has been -- and just how profoundly ashamed most of its members should be.  If voters had known everything about this man we know now, I doubt he would have been elected, notwithstanding everything from...