I hate the networks and their reporters.
I loathe them.
I despise them.
Strong letter to follow.
Jake Tapper said that the media is failing the country.
A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3 percent. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed,” he said, arguing that too much time has been spent not talking about the economy.
Tapper also criticized the media for not giving enough attention to the war in Afghanistan.
“We are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political journalists and also politicians, talking about things other than the economy,” said Tapper. “[A] lot of people are hurting out there. I’d like to see more action taken and more emphasis given to this issue.”
Tapper also said he relates to Mark Halperin’s recent comments about the media. Over the weekend, Halperin said, “I think the press still likes this story a lot, the media is very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign wants, which is to focus on this.”
“I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain,” Tapper said.
Tapper is one of a less than a handful of relatively honest journalists remaining in the legacy media. It has gotten so bad that an honest person cannot tolerate watching the news, whether it’s reporters being told what to ask and their legs tingling while they obey
The reporters mostly made no effort to hide the arrangement. “The president invited me to talk about sequestration,” NBC 7 San Diego’s reporter told her audience. In the interview, she set Obama up with a perfectly pitched softball the president couldn’t have been more eager to take a swing at:
or it’s Brian Williams bowing to Obama
or it’s Obama spending half a million taxpayer stimulus funds on Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann (fortunately, that’s a colossal waste of money)
Or it’s Walter Shapiro, who never misses a chance to editorially fellate Obama, if not literally
Obama is unusual in politics—and here Republicans make a valid point—in his apparent refusal to be awed in the presence of billionaires. Unlike the Clintons and the Romney-Ryan ticket, Obama is not a devout believer in the gospel of wealth. As a Democratic fund-raiser, quoted in the Politico e-book, says about the president, “He doesn’t understand the rich. He’s an intellectual elitist, not an economic one.”
At $36,000 a plate he’s not impressed?
It’s disgusting. It’s a complete abrogation of trust and responsibility.
But what really grates me is the attempt to equate morally the scum sucking, mud slinging, ad hominem Obama campaign with the Romney campaign.
Don Surber feels much the same:
The president’s people countered and accuse Romney of causing a woman to die of cancer. Her husband said Romney has no empathy toward cancer victims.
Mrs. Romney is a cancer survivor.
Romney attacked the president’s energy policy, which has so far included illegally pulling mine permits, blocking an oil pipeline, and billions in federal loan guarantees to cronies, including a billionaire who was a top fund-raiser for Obama in 2008.
“You can’t drive a car with a windmill on it,” Romney said.
The president reacted by saying, “I don’t know if he’s actually tried that. I know he’s had other things on his car.”
That was in reference to a story about Romney driving with a dog travel carrier atop his station wagon.
Devin Dwyer of ABC News tried his best at moral equivalence as well
When it comes to political ads, there’s no shortage of high-minded talk on the campaign trail. President Obama regularly decries the onslaught of negativity; Mitt Romney talks about the importance of elevating the debate.
But ask voters in the handful of swing states about the candidates’ ads on the air, and many say – for right or for wrong — their rhetoric just doesn’t ring true.
“They both have a danger of being too negative, and being over saturated. Living in Florida, that’s all you see are the television ads,” said Julie Petosa of Orlando, one of dozens of voters interviewed by ABC News over the past two months about the tone of campaign ads. “I don’t know how we’re going to live through three more months of it.”
Petosa isn’t imagining things, and she’s not alone.
Political campaign ads are flooding the airwaves, propelled by record sums of cash and making the bitter partisanship of this year’s presidential race impossible to escape.
Of the $332 million spent on TV advertising since the start of the campaign, roughly three quarters funded negative messages, an analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data by the Washington Post found.
You see? BOTH are terribly negative. Both are bad.
There’s one problem, though. Romney has been critical of Obama’s policies, but Obama and his execrable campaign goons really do nothing but attack Romney personally.
What epithet hasn’t the Obama campaign used on Romney?
This is the measure of the man. Barack Obama is a low life dirtbag. He came from the low life dirtbag background of Chicago politics and he’s lost nothing. The smile is a facade hiding a truly malevolent individual and I believe one who is a sociopath.
It’s happening. The networks are gradually evolving into infotainment. NBC, CBS and ABC are slowly merging with Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition.
I look forward to seeing Devin Dwyer and Brian Williams tossing it back to Chris Jacobs and Nancy McInerny.
They deserve it. And Barack?