Saturday, November 8, 2008

Press: Ooops We Were Biased for Obama, Time to CYA

Admitting the Washington Post's editorial bias in favor of Barack Obama, WaPo's Reader Ombudsman, Deborah Howell writes:
Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama's acknowledged drug use as a teenager.
Wait a minute.

This is the Washington Post we are talking about here, right?

This is the newspaper that broke the Watergate story and hosed the Nixon presidency, right?

The problem is easy to fix.


However, that's not the template now.

The new story template it that these big media outfits didn't and still don't know who Obama really is, so they cannot be held responsible for his bad behavior when he starts acting all clueless and fails to meet expectations.

Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw a week ago today said of Obama, "We don't know anything about him. It's an interesting question, he's written two books, largely autobiographical, we really don't know what his views on China are."

More recently Evan Thomas and Jon Meacham from Newsweek were on the air talking about Obama and how Saul Alinsky is a big community organizer, and how Alinsky dedicated his book to Satan, the first real conscientious objector to power. Here's their conversation.
THOMAS: Saul Alinsky is, uh, really was a model from this, er, famous community organizer in Chicago, and this whole idea that Alinsky had that it's not gonna work if you offend large groups of people. You know, we think of community organizers as having their fist out and, you know? Ah, no, no, no, no, no. You have to win over the majority by being peaceful and nonthreatening. Saul Alinsky used the word "nonthreatening." This is key to Obama. There's no militancy involved. This is very important and -- and his chief strategist, Axelrod, really understood this. Especially if you're running a black guy for president, you cannot threaten the whites.
All of this just proves they knew all that they didn't report about Obama and his associations and his alliances and how Obama was gaming the election.

Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas of Newsweek admit and discuss, there's something creepy about Obama.
MEACHAM: He's very elusive, Obama, which is fascinating for a man who's written two memoirs. At Grant Park he walks out with the family, and then they go away.

ROSE: Mmm. Mmm-hmm.

MEACHAM: Biden's back, you know, locked in the bar or something.

ROSE: (haughty chuckle)

MEACHAM: You know, they don't let him out. And have you ever seen a victory speech where there was no one else on stage?

ROSE: Mmm.

MEACHAM: No adoring wife, no cute kid. He is the messenger.

THOMAS: There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all this. I mean, he's such an admirable --

ROSE: Slightly. Creepy. Cult of personality.


ROSE: What's slightly creepy about it?

THOMAS: It -- it -- it just makes me a little uneasy that he's so singular. He's clearly managing his own spectacle. He's a deeply manipulative guy.

What's this? Obama is creepy and a phony?

Ha! It's not gonna' work.

These so-called professional journalists wonder why newsrooms are shrinking, circulation is dwindling, and publications are moving onto the Web to stay alive.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama, an affirmative action president for the age of America in decline.

What a dud. In his first press conference he insults Nancy Reagan and ignores the Russian missile defense challenge and ultimately says nothing.

Yo' Barry, you can't get away with voting "present" now.


9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can wait to see Obama's followers trade in their "Yes We Can" signs for ones that say "No You Didn't!?!"

3:52 PM  

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