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A Dreadful Media Campaign

olddoc4444 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:12 AM
At first I thought the whole Benghazi cover- up with the video spiel was just politics- a terror attack would be very embarrassing for the president. The more we learn about it, however, the more it looks like incompetence, cowardice, and indifference that approach criminal status took place. Nothing to see here. Does one have to wonder what would have happened if Romney was the incumbent and Obama the challenger?
DHWood Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:23 AM
Exactly, and that's why not blaming the media as the number 1 reason we don't have a Republican President elected is correct.
To pretend they do not have a very large effect that overcomes a few percentage points in the vote totals is beyond ridiculous.
Cookie35 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:32 PM
No. Everyone knows it would have been non-stop coverage-bigger than Watergate.

Throughout the very long presidential election cycle, two trends remained consistent. The media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama's Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders.

From the start of the Republican race in 2011, every candidate who took the lead took an unfair beating. They even slimed Sarah Palin in case she decided to run. Martin Bashir announced she was "vacuous, crass, and, according to almost every biographer, vindictive, too." Newsweek mocked Michele Bachmann on its cover, making her look pale, confused and nutty, with the headline "The Queen of Rage." Politico and...