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Originally posted by Rowsdowerr
At what point do people realize that we basically have state run propaganda for media now?
Are you all starting to see that Bush wasn't near as bad as the media made him out to be?
If a Republican had lied about his military service, do you think the media would have given him a pass? Do you think they would be content to ignore a bribe scandal from the white house?
What are you talking about? I heard about all the stories you mentioned on CNN.
"Now"? The media has been spewing the government's official story for AT LEAST 10 years now. All through the Bush era, they never asked him the tough questions and gave him a pass on everything!
These aren't being ignored! There is no "pass". I've seen Blumenthal on the news just about every day. Just yesterday, on MSNBC, no less. Chris Matthews has blasted him many times. What are you talking about?
The whole bribe thing is in the news, too. I don't know what you're watching, but these stories are NOT being ignored.
I think there hasnt been enough time for Pres. Obama to build up the kind of widespread hate and contempt that Bush had/has, but give him time, he might fulfill.
take the SESTAK CRISIS. Theres only one msm reporting continuously on this, to its detriment, because theres no 'there' there.
Originally posted by Rowsdowerr
Anybody who believes the MSM gave Bush " a pass" , is definitely drinking some spiked kool-aid. A simple search of your post history proves that.
When Republicans are in charge, they're job is to destroy them. When Democrats are in power, the media's job seems to be to down play all scandals involving Democrats. We've seen it over and over again with tis administration.
This is all rich coming from you, someone who posted about every single negative story ever put out about Bush or Republicans.
Originally posted by K J Gunderson
Hmmm....MSNBC mentioned all three things, in just the last 20 minutes.
Interesting, a little while ago, I mentioned this tar in my hand – the oil and the sand mixed up. Some of the comments the President made earlier when walking the beach, there was a reporter from the New York Times saying, “Look, I've seen this tar before on normal beaches even when there's not an oil spill. How do we know this is from the oil spill and not just tar that's washed up? I've even seen it,” the reporter said, “it's even popped up in my bathing suit.”
And the President made a little joke, saying “I want to hear a little bit more about that tar in your bathing suit, maybe we'll hear about that sometime.” Which is just an offhand moment. Don't want to make too big of a deal out of it. But if George W. Bush had made a comment like that along the beach after Katrina, you can imagine the kind of criticism he might get. And I think those kind of little moments can trip a President up when they're trying to send the message that “I get it, I'm here to feel your pain.” And then there are these little moments that might take you off that stride, just ever so slightly.