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posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 02:01 PM
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posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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reply to post by cannonfodder
 


I'm sorry cannonfodder, but economics has nothing to do with media coverage. The media's job is to report news fairly and in an unbiased manner. As we have seen throughout the past few months they've done nothing of the sort.



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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Belief is growing?
I find it harder to beleive that anyone is still questioning whether or not the media is helping him. When even news anchors admit Obama is releasing fake interviews, and no one cares, how else can you interpert it?



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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Media is a business. Whatever its duties were, it is a corporation now.



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by cannonfodder


Media is a business. Whatever its duties were, it is a corporation now.


Some media is a business. Fox, The WSj, etc. Some so called business reguarly sacrifice thier own bottom line in favor of carrying poliical water. IE the NY Times.

[edit on 7/22/2008 by Shazam The Unbowed]



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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It appears it's not only the media helping Barack. McCain is helping him too. His recent stuff up calling Afghanistan "Iraq" was not an accident. IHHO, it was deliberate to show he is not fit for President.

Even if it was an accident, it shows he is not fit for President. The USA does not need another bungling idiot as it's leader, and people know this.

Powerful forces are pulling strings behind the scenes.



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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So I guess saying there are 57 states and 10 year terms for President are qualifications for a good leader???



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by cannonfodder
Did you CONservatives ever hear of a concept called "Supply and Demand"? Maybe, there are more articles on Obama, because more people like him. Heaven forbid the media caters to a free market concept! Perhaps we should go to a socialist system where both candidates get equal air time...


If that were the case it would still be an almost 50/50 split of coverage given most national polls, that is not the case. The majority of the national media has a democratic leaning tilt. Just look, Chris Matthews and Geroge Stephanopoulos are two former Democratic Presidential team members yet have their own shows on national TV. They are hardly biased are they?
www.profutures.com...

And wasn't the Taxpayer funding of Presidential campaigns to kinda make sure each side has about the same amount of money to run their campaign....oh wait only one side is adhering to that. Way to buy an election.

[edit on 22-7-2008 by pavil]



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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i believe it. it's past the point of ridiculous.



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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Obama doesnt need the media help, he and clinton both attended the Bilderberg meeting in Virginia in June



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 08:08 AM
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I would agree that Obama is getting some serious favorable airtime, but I just posted an article that shows that CBS has edited a McCain interview to coverup a blunder on the Surge timeline while he was talking about how Obama was wrong about the Surge.

McCain Makes False Claims On Iraq Timeline (VIDEO)

This was being talked about on CNN last night, and now this morning, I didn't hear anything. I guess it goes both ways. Eh?



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Hal9000
I would agree that Obama is getting some serious favorable airtime, but I just posted an article that shows that CBS has edited a McCain interview to coverup a blunder on the Surge timeline while he was talking about how Obama was wrong about the Surge.

McCain Makes False Claims On Iraq Timeline (VIDEO)

This was being talked about on CNN last night, and now this morning, I didn't hear anything. I guess it goes both ways. Eh?


As someone who has been there and has family currently working with Sunnis in Ramadi, I can promise you the surge was instrumental in getting the sunnis to trust us.

If they thought we would be gone very soon, they never would have worked with us.

Anyway, making the claim Olberman did is PURE opinion on his part. To say McCain was lying is just over the top. Not that I'm surprised.

[edit on 23-7-2008 by Dronetek]



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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I think obama has a LOT of issues with over-the-top PRO-coverage.
Why the lack of coverage of things that don't add up?
Not that I like McCain much better.

I either posted something no one cares about or
something covered up. Murdered obama church members

[edit on 23-7-2008 by Clearskies]



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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I'd guess that its going to change now, at least for a little while. The media is likely to be very critical of Obama during the next couple of weeks as they try to repair the reputation that they've tarnished during this election cycle with their obvious bias in his favor.

Then again, I'm also sure they'll revert to being his cheering section during the month of October.



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:28 AM
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posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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You are so simplistic... messiah hardly. he's just another politician... only you right wingers can think something as idiotic as that.



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 09:38 AM
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What I mean is that the media is doing for Obama exactly what they did for bush minor in 2000 and in 2004. In 2000, they all but corninated bush before the first primary vote had been cast as the next president... and proceeded to trash Gore every chance they could get, then they did the same thing in 2004. In both cases the mainstream media was heavily biased in favor of one candidate... Republican bush minor, this time its Democrat Barack Obama.

Is it wrong? Of course its wrong but there is no stopping it. The media as much as the power brokers chose the president long before the election and in an act of graciousness, they allow us to play along.



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 10:43 AM
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I wish I could afford to buy each of you a copy of Free Ride: John McCain and the Media, but unfortunately I can't. I can however provide you with a link to it.
mediamattersaction.org...


We live in a "gotcha" media culture that revels in exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of our politicians. But one politician manages to escape this treatment, getting the benefit of the doubt and a positive spin for nearly everything he does: John McCain. Even during his temporary decline in popularity in 2007, the media continued to bolster him by lamenting his fate rather than criticizing the flip-flops and politicking that undermined his media-driven image as a "straight talker."


And since the book went to print...

New Chapter - How the media covered McCain since we went to press
Many may have forgotten by now that the Iowa contest was actually won by Mike Huckabee, but the media proclaimed McCain -- who came in fourth place, with 13 percent of the vote -- as the actual winner. "A fantastic night for John McCain," said the Politico's Mike Allen. Tim Russert immediately booked McCain, and not Huckabee (or second-place finisher Mitt Romney, or third-place finisher Fred Thompson), to be the guest on that Sunday's Meet the Press. Matthews seemed to sum up the media's thoughts about the senator in a January 28 interview: "Senator McCain, you know you're in my heart."

Find out more on how the media covered John McCain and the topics of immigration, negative campaigning, and his controversial endorsements compared to other candidates.


Gotcha!
DocMoreau



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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What you don't seem to be noticing is that the media only gave him good coverage so that he would be the Republican nominee. Once that happened, they turned on him. I was predicting that very thing before the primaries even started!

This whole election is being manipulated by the media. Which is exactly why I see them as a threat to this democracy.


Originally posted by grover
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You are so simplistic... messiah hardly. he's just another politician... only you right wingers can think something as idiotic as that.


You've got to be kidding me!You really beleive its Republicans giving him the Messiah image? You're pretty misinformed if you do.

[edit on 23-7-2008 by Dronetek]



posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 01:28 PM
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The press will end up shooting themselves in the foot. The America people don't like to be told what to do. People will grow sick and and tired of hearing about Obama. It might even lose him the election





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