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Friday, October 17, 2008

More Whining By Obama

Apparently Obama is whining again. This time he is claiming that he would be doing better in the polls if it were not for Fox News. He is quoted by Boortz in the NYT Sunday Times Magazine:
"I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls ... If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn't vote for me, right? Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that? I guess the point I'm making ... is that there is an entire industry now, an entire apparatus, designed to perpetuate this cultural schism, and it's powerful."
The first thing I think about is how many times entities like Fox News, Talk Radio and Conservative Blogs criticize Obama by taking a good look at the words he is actually saying and the actions he is actually taking. While the rest of the news media is only interested in halo'd pictures, stories of Obama getting flowers for his wife for their anniversary, why Barack loves Michelle, etc. Fox News actually wants to attempt to vet Obama like every Presidential candidate should be. So basically Obama is whining because Fox News is doing its job because he is so used to kid glove treatment by the Katie Courics and the Charlie Gibson's of the media world.

The second thing I think is how the rest of the media has treated Sarah Palin. The unprecedented attacks on Sarah Palin have been disgusting. Time after time the MSM reported allegations before they were confirmed. After days of discussion about them, they were debunked. The MSM shrugged and moved on to the next allegation. If anybody has the right to whine about media treatment, it is Sarah Palin, but she just keeps pressing ahead without complaint. She acknowledges the unfair attacks but says they come with the territory and were expected.

The third thing I think about Obama's statement is that it is a shot over the bow for when he does become President. We have already seen Obama and his people attempt to suppress criticism against him. He rallies armies of people to call into broadcast stations to flood them with calls. Supporters in law enforcement have used intimidation tactics to suppress free expression. We have all been concerned about the revival of the misnamed "Fairness" Doctrine. From Obama's actions and his highlight here against Fox, I tend to think he has his sights of brownshirt censorship much higher than that.

Obama has a logical meltdown in his statement. He says "If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn't vote for me, right? Because the way I'm portrayed 24/7 is as a freak!". He states how he would view himself if he were watching Fox News. By this statement we know he is not watching Fox News. Yet he has claims about how he is portrayed 24/7 on Fox News. Come on! Even Sarah Palin isn't portrayed badly 24/7 on CNN or any other bias network. After all Barack, the news outlets do have other things to talk about besides you. So what is this notion in your head that they talk about you 24/7: arrogance, narcissism, paranoia?

Finally, I imagine a world with zero bias or spin - simply full and deep reporting of only facts without an agenda driven media on either side. Without a multi-year propoganda machine in all the magazines, entertainment shows, and many other venues with the goal of projecting a positive image on Obama. In that world we would see Obama trailing by double digits. Obama here knows there are two driving forces like two winds blowing against a boat from two opposite directions. Of course if the wind stops blowing from one of the directions, the boat will move swiftly to the vacuum. Yet Obama wants to sit there with a straight face and claim that everything is an even playing field, above board, fair and without agenda or bias - except Fox News. Now that is arrogance.



  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Tsofah said…

    If one news network bugs him so much...what would he do if he won the election after the media "honeymoon" period was over? Have a nervous breakdown.

    Puh leeze. I wonder if he truly IS ready to be in any presidential office.

  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    Obama is exactly right. The non-Fox MSM is making McCain look like a freak so nobody will vote for him. How else can Obama win?

  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Incognito said…

    Funny, he's exactly what he describes.

    Well, you know the Fairness Doctrine is going to pass with an Obama presidency, so the poor effete won't have to listen to any criticism.

    God help us all if he wins.

    P.S. Nice to see you back AIS!


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