Obama takes aim at critics in media - Sentinel & Enterprise

One way or another, the Obama administration is trying to shut up its critics, and if that requires plopping First Amendment free-speech guarantees into a six-foot grave and covering the principles up with mud, so be it. Full Story
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Behind the Curve

Boston, MA

#66 Nov 4, 2009
Resident wrote:
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For as biased as Fox new towards the conservative, Salon.com is equally as bent towards the left. You don't see the hypocrisy in posting something from Salon.com ? Might as well post something from NRO.com for fair conservative viewpoint. Geez.
You're not really expecting anyone to believe that Salon.com is the bastion of fair and balanced, are you?
I read the article and thought it fair, did you? And no, I would not say Faux News and Solon were the same from different sides.
Stamos

New Port Richey, FL

#67 Nov 4, 2009
Behind the Curve wrote:
Let us know if Faux News gives a real balanced description will ya!
http://www.salon.com/news/2009_elections/inde...
Go ahead run Palin in 2012, dare ya'll!
Fox News ratings are going through the roof because they are the only one actually reporting the news. No news on the other media outfits on Acorn, Van Jones etc. When there is a corrupt org getting tax dollars, THAT'S NEWS. When there is an avowed communist in the WH, THAT'S NEWS. When the WH spends billions to create jobs and none are created, THAT'S NEWS. When the President lectures about global warming and doing more with less while he jets around on Air Force One and his wife takes shopping trips to Paris, THAT'S NEWS. When the President is consistently and regularly caught in bald faced lies, THAT'S NEWS ( i.e. I'm for a public option 2004/not for a public option-present etc. etc, etc.) So TROLL ANT, go bury your head in a bigger pile of sand.
Behind the Curve

Boston, MA

#68 Nov 4, 2009
Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>What is news? This term is highly subjective. The pieces selectively disseminated by a network may inject a bias upon the observer. The proper question is, "What is truth?" Regarless of your political stripes, it should be very disturbing that the left and right can not agree to what the objective facts are. This is political subterfuge and akin to Bezmenov's demoralization. It matters not what the truth is, the observer can no longer process the facts. Do you question whether the actions being taken by the government will lead to financial stability for the Union? Do you understand why drastic economic intervention fosters malinvestment and destroys wealth? Have you studied the science behind global warming? If not, then how would you know what should be considered objective news versus a political opinion. The White House is using the same defense for their detractors as did Karl Marx, and that should alarm you. Leahy demonstrates this beautifully when asked where in the Constitution Congress is given the authority to mandate insurance coverage, "There's no question there is authority, nobody questions that." No one except those of us who have actually read the document, in addition to the Federalist Papers which denote its meaning.
I understand News is only roughly defined or definable, how about you address what was posted, is THAT News?
Behind the Curve

Boston, MA

#69 Nov 4, 2009
Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>Fox News ratings are going through the roof because they are the only one actually reporting the news. No news on the other media outfits on Acorn, Van Jones etc. When there is a corrupt org getting tax dollars, THAT'S NEWS. When there is an avowed communist in the WH, THAT'S NEWS. When the WH spends billions to create jobs and none are created, THAT'S NEWS. When the President lectures about global warming and doing more with less while he jets around on Air Force One and his wife takes shopping trips to Paris, THAT'S NEWS. When the President is consistently and regularly caught in bald faced lies, THAT'S NEWS ( i.e. I'm for a public option 2004/not for a public option-present etc. etc, etc.) So TROLL ANT, go bury your head in a bigger pile of sand.
Meds, take em!

When there is a corrupt org getting tax dollars, THAT'S NEWS (Haliburton for Billions, ACORN for pennies)

When there is an avowed communist in the WH, THAT'S NEWS
(That's delusional)

The President flies around on a Jet, that's NOT NEWS!

You're ranting again, off to bed.
Stamos

New Port Richey, FL

#70 Nov 4, 2009
Ramafuchs wrote:
Fox news is not worthy for decent people.
Fox is for those who wish to shut their eyes and dream a world.
OBAMA a social worker and a father of two kids can survive this Fox banalism.
Journalists who have some ethical education about journalism should quit and make fox a laughing stock of the world
If i were a jouralist i will never never and never work for this Media
Why do I get the impression if you were a journalist the Radical-In-Chief would also give you a tingling sensation running up your leg!

CNN Finishes Fourth on Election Night...

FOXNEWS: 4,043,000
MSNBC: 974,000
HLN: 842,000
CNN: 826,000
FunFacts

Leominster, MA

#71 Nov 4, 2009
Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>Why do I get the impression if you were a journalist the Radical-In-Chief would also give you a tingling sensation running up your leg!
CNN Finishes Fourth on Election Night...
FOXNEWS: 4,043,000
MSNBC: 974,000
HLN: 842,000
CNN: 826,000
On any given night, porn blasts away all those ratings, as do all 3 old-time networks.

Are you trying to argue that popular sensationalism = real journalism?
FunFacts

Leominster, MA

#72 Nov 4, 2009
Behind the Curve wrote:
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Meds, take em!
When there is a corrupt org getting tax dollars, THAT'S NEWS (Haliburton for Billions, ACORN for pennies)
When there is an avowed communist in the WH, THAT'S NEWS
(That's delusional)
The President flies around on a Jet, that's NOT NEWS!
You're ranting again, off to bed.
Ah, but ACORN only helps poor people cope in tough times, while Halliburton builds $800,000 electrified shower stalls that kill our troops, and enable rapists to prey on their US employees in the process!

Who else could perform that kind of service?
W-T-F

Concord, MA

#73 Nov 5, 2009
FunFacts wrote:
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Ah, but ACORN only helps poor people cope in tough times, while Halliburton builds $800,000 electrified shower stalls that kill our troops, and enable rapists to prey on their US employees in the process!
Who else could perform that kind of service?
CONGRESS
Through the Roof

Boston, MA

#74 Nov 5, 2009
Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>Fox News ratings are going through the roof because they are the only one actually reporting the news. No news on the other media outfits on Acorn, Van Jones etc. When there is a corrupt org getting tax dollars, THAT'S NEWS. When there is an avowed communist in the WH, THAT'S NEWS. When the WH spends billions to create jobs and none are created, THAT'S NEWS. When the President lectures about global warming and doing more with less while he jets around on Air Force One and his wife takes shopping trips to Paris, THAT'S NEWS. When the President is consistently and regularly caught in bald faced lies, THAT'S NEWS ( i.e. I'm for a public option 2004/not for a public option-present etc. etc, etc.) So TROLL ANT, go bury your head in a bigger pile of sand.
What a joke you are "through the Roof" never happened...

Fact: The breathless claim that Fox News' ratings recently spiked thanks to the White House's public critique is bogus hype -- hype that Fox News and the Beltway press have relentlessly pushed.

It's just not true.

No matter how many times reporters and pundits made the claim, a detailed analysis of Nielsen ratings numbers clearly indicates that in the two weeks after the White House in mid-October sparked a media controversy by claiming Rupert Murdoch's channel was not a legitimate news organization, Fox News' ratings did not soar or go "through the roof." In fact, not only did Fox News' overall ratings not soar, they experienced no significant increase at all. Instead, in the two weeks following the initial verbal jousts with the White House, Fox News' total day ratings virtually flatlined.

Think about it. The unfolding controversy, which gobbled up untold hours and pages of news coverage as the Beltway press treated the dispute like a major news event (even though news consumers couldn't care less), and the hubbub barely moved the ratings needle one inch in Fox News' favor.

Another example of the Beltway press not letting the facts get in the way of a good story? It sure looks that way. In this case, we saw nearly universal agreement among media elites that the White House decision to publicly call out Fox News was monumentally dumb, thin-skinned, short-sighted, and uncivil.(Paging the etiquette police!)

http://mediamatters.org/blog/200910290007
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/10/white_ho...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists...

Everyone said so. Therefore pundits were certain that Fox News' ratings were way up and that Obama and his aides had made a huge tactical blunder. The ratings angle simply provided statistical ammunition for what the Beltway press corps already knew to be the truth: Fact-checking Fox News, in the immortal words of The Washington Post's CW-loving Sally Quinn, was "absolutely crazy."
http://mediamatters.org/blog/200910240001
Except it turns out none of that was true. There was no viewer stampede toward Fox News.

Check the chart!

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200911030004
Through the Roof

Boston, MA

#75 Nov 5, 2009
Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>Why do I get the impression if you were a journalist the Radical-In-Chief would also give you a tingling sensation running up your leg!
CNN Finishes Fourth on Election Night...
FOXNEWS: 4,043,000
MSNBC: 974,000
HLN: 842,000
CNN: 826,000
Could it be that only Faux News and breathless RW blowhards have all convinced themselves that this Half/Year, not even Mid year election is monumantal and groundbreaking? I think so, everyone else knows it's slightly above meaningless on the National Stage!
Stamos

New Port Richey, FL

#76 Nov 5, 2009
Through the Roof wrote:
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What a joke you are "through the Roof" never happened...
Fact: The breathless claim that Fox News' ratings recently spiked thanks to the White House's public critique is bogus hype -- hype that Fox News and the Beltway press have relentlessly pushed.
It's just not true.
No matter how many times reporters and pundits made the claim, a detailed analysis of Nielsen ratings numbers clearly indicates that in the two weeks after the White House in mid-October sparked a media controversy by claiming Rupert Murdoch's channel was not a legitimate news organization, Fox News' ratings did not soar or go "through the roof." In fact, not only did Fox News' overall ratings not soar, they experienced no significant increase at all. Instead, in the two weeks following the initial verbal jousts with the White House, Fox News' total day ratings virtually flatlined.
Think about it. The unfolding controversy, which gobbled up untold hours and pages of news coverage as the Beltway press treated the dispute like a major news event (even though news consumers couldn't care less), and the hubbub barely moved the ratings needle one inch in Fox News' favor.
Another example of the Beltway press not letting the facts get in the way of a good story? It sure looks that way. In this case, we saw nearly universal agreement among media elites that the White House decision to publicly call out Fox News was monumentally dumb, thin-skinned, short-sighted, and uncivil.(Paging the etiquette police!)
http://mediamatters.org/blog/200910290007
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/10/white_ho...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists...
Here’s a quote to ponder. Remember, when they say “last,” they mean out of four networks — CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Headline News. Quote:“The only CNN show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that did not finish last was Larry King, which was third, ahead of the new Joy Behar show on HLN.” Exit question one: How long before CNN’s getting beat by Joy Behar? Exit question two: Glenn Beck is number two in cable news — at 5 p.m. How long before he gets to primetime?
Anyone with an ounce of integrity can see through the smoke and mirrors now being spewed by this radical mob in power, for this is what the war on Fox is all about, clouding the issues, providing cover, defense and retreat. How odd to see a radical Leftist President in Nixonian cloths.
Fox has been the only news TV organization willing to challenge Obama on both foreign and domestic policy. Fox is the only TV outfit with guts enough to run stories about ACORN corruption. Fox is the only news organization with guts enough to expose Van Jones and his "now embattled" media czar Anita Dunn singing the praises of Chairman Mao, and bragging that Obama controlled the media. Fox is the only television organization covering what the roughly half the American people think about healthcare reform and crap 'n tax, doing so with real coverage of Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties. Fox is the only substantive television news group asking the tough questions about Afghanistan.
The rest of the major media are either silent, complicit, or cheerleaders for this Government, a government populated in the main by radical leftists devoted to the destruction of our Republic, traitors by any definition.
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10...
http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-ratin...
Behind the Curve

Boston, MA

#77 Nov 5, 2009
Stamos wrote:
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Here’s a quote to ponder. Remember, when they say “last,” they mean out of four networks — CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Headline News. Quote:“The only CNN show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that did not finish last was Larry King, which was third, ahead of the new Joy Behar show on HLN.” Exit question one: How long before CNN’s getting beat by Joy Behar? Exit question two: Glenn Beck is number two in cable news — at 5 p.m. How long before he gets to primetime?
Anyone with an ounce of integrity can see through the smoke and mirrors now being spewed by this radical mob in power, for this is what the war on Fox is all about, clouding the issues, providing cover, defense and retreat. How odd to see a radical Leftist President in Nixonian cloths.
Fox has been the only news TV organization willing to challenge Obama on both foreign and domestic policy. Fox is the only TV outfit with guts enough to run stories about ACORN corruption. Fox is the only news organization with guts enough to expose Van Jones and his "now embattled" media czar Anita Dunn singing the praises of Chairman Mao, and bragging that Obama controlled the media. Fox is the only television organization covering what the roughly half the American people think about healthcare reform and ****'n tax, doing so with real coverage of Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties. Fox is the only substantive television news group asking the tough questions about Afghanistan.
The rest of the major media are either silent, complicit, or cheerleaders for this Government, a government populated in the main by radical leftists devoted to the destruction of our Republic, traitors by any definition.
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10...
http://www.businessinsider.com/fox-news-ratin...
Beg your pardon, there is ONE more entity considering the tough questions on Afghanistan, President Obama!
Stamos

Fitchburg, MA

#79 Nov 8, 2009
I know it sounds like I'm flip flopping on the issues here,.... please allow me to explain,....you see,.I Think I am an intelligent person. I have moments where I am completely rational, when I make so much sense that the school professors want to publish my work. At other times, I'm completely lost, hallucinating up a storm. I think that's where people get confused. They can't understand how someone as bright as I am can so quickly dissolve into a pile of senseless jibber-jabber. Hell, I don't even know how I do it.

I can't go 24 hours without a couple of major psychotic episodes. I am all alone, with no one to help me reality check. I have an individual therapist, but I am not his only patient, and I don't like to bother him with my crazy questions and irrational fears. So, I sit at home in my Mother’s refurbished basement Inlaw apartment and suffer alone along side my 12 year old computer with windows “95”. I can't sleep because of the nightmares. Sometimes I forget to eat, because I forget that I have to actually put the food in my mouth in order to get the benefits of satiation. I know. Unbelievable. I can understand braided time-space, but I can't seem to understand that I have to eat in order to gain nutrition. I don't get it. I swear I don't get it.
Uh Oh

Boston, MA

#80 Nov 11, 2009
Faux caught using Beck crowd footage for Bauchman's rally, BIG SURPRISE there, nobody knew Faux is disengenuous!

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-novembe...
Anotherneck

Sterling, MA

#83 Nov 17, 2009
The Fox people are indeed journalists. And, far better than the Obama butt kissers on NBC, CBS, ABC, etc.

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