Journos bemoan 'food fight' coverage

Journos bemoan 'food fight' coverage

There are 14 comments on the Politico story from Sep 24, 2012, titled Journos bemoan 'food fight' coverage. In it, Politico reports that:

Instead of focusing on issues that matter to voters, the media is acting as "mini campaign consultants" at a "daily political food fight," according to Bob Woodward, and presidential biographer David Maraniss argues that many reporters are "just tweeting and not reporting." Woodward and Maraniss were two of several journalists at the National Book ... (more)

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“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#1 Sep 24, 2012
The obama media is a bunch of twinkies.
Reality Bites

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#2 Sep 24, 2012
We must accept that America is a pathetic joke of a Country filled with classless street trash. That is the only explanation for Obama's lead in the polls.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Sep 24, 2012
The really sad part is that the main stream media has gotten so uber-partisan that they no longer ARE news organizations but rather censorship organizations, they have morphed into an organization that DECIDES just what news their viewers or readers are allowed to have. I heard that when TWENTY of our embassies in TWENTY countries were all under attack AT THE SAME TIME that only Fox News showed it! Wow, that widespread of riots, flag burnings and effigies of Obama being burned and NOT ONE SUPPOSEDLY CREDIBLE news organization saw fit to show those pictures? That's totally unprofessional and totally in the bag for Obama. We always knew they "Leaned" left, but they have not decided that THEY are in charge of what America knows. That's just a bit scary. Right now, the heads of the states that our embassies are being burned in are in NY at the UN and what did our fearless leader do? Right, he went on the VIEW refusing to meet with any of them to try to quell the hot bed of unrest in the middle east. That's not even LEADING FROM BEHIND, that's abdication of duty.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#4 Sep 24, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
a bunch of twinkies.
Excellent example of the tone from the frightwingers.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#5 Sep 24, 2012
Reality Bites wrote:
classless street trash.
Excellent example of the tone of the frightwingers.

Too bad, perhaps you should concentrate on your candidate ROmney who "trashes" the 47 percenters, calls them victims and thinks they are "those people".

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#6 Sep 24, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
The really sad part is that the main stream media has gotten so uber-partisan that they no longer ARE news organizations but rather censorship organizations, they have morphed into an organization that DECIDES just what news their viewers or readers are allowed to have. I heard that when TWENTY of our embassies in TWENTY countries were all under attack AT THE SAME TIME that only Fox News showed it! Wow, that widespread of riots, flag burnings and effigies of Obama being burned and NOT ONE SUPPOSEDLY CREDIBLE news organization saw fit to show those pictures? That's totally unprofessional and totally in the bag for Obama. We always knew they "Leaned" left, but they have not decided that THEY are in charge of what America knows. That's just a bit scary. Right now, the heads of the states that our embassies are being burned in are in NY at the UN and what did our fearless leader do? Right, he went on the VIEW refusing to meet with any of them to try to quell the hot bed of unrest in the middle east. That's not even LEADING FROM BEHIND, that's abdication of duty.
All news outlets have become partisan due to Reagans elimination of the "Fairness Doctrine" - and no, if you "HEARD" something happened, does that make it reality?

If 20 embassies in 20 countries wre under attack at the same time, EVERY news outlet would be carrying this.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#7 Sep 24, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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All news outlets have become partisan due to Reagans elimination of the "Fairness Doctrine" - and no, if you "HEARD" something happened, does that make it reality?
If 20 embassies in 20 countries wre under attack at the same time, EVERY news outlet would be carrying this.
The Fairness Doctrine has been strongly opposed by prominent conservatives and libertarians who view it as an attack on First Amendment rights and property rights. Editorials in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times in 2005 and 2008 said that Democratic attempts to bring back the Fairness Doctrine have been made largely in response to conservative talk radio. We realize you lefties only want a one sided opinion going out, but that ain't the way the constitution works. Sorry 'bout that.
Media are Unprofessional

Montréal, Canada

#8 Sep 24, 2012
Geraldo Riviera tweeted referring to the diplomat Ambassador Stevens who suffered unconsionable horrors at the hands of Al Queda on 911 as the "dead dude".

Media has become silly, trying to be cool, twits. Their lies and stupidity erodes any credibility they have.

60% of Americans say they don't trust the media.

The rest 40% are the equivalent of Romney's 47%. They're on pot or really, really spaced out. Ain't no one home.

The 40% are Mr. Bill's best consumers and Obots.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Sep 24, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
All news outlets have become partisan due to Reagans elimination of the "Fairness Doctrine" - and no, if you "HEARD" something happened, does that make it reality?
If 20 embassies in 20 countries wre under attack at the same time, EVERY news outlet would be carrying this.
That's the problem, THEY WERE, I saw the footage, think the ring of countries around Israel, EACH ONE WAS AT THE SAME TIME RIOTING IN THE STREETS, BURNING OUR FLAG, BURNING EFFIGIES OF OBAMA AND SHOUTING "We are all Osama, Obama!" Add in Australia and I believe our embassy in England were the scene of riots. If you did not see even a bit of this on YOUR news channel then YOUR news channel decided you didn't need to know it. I SAW the footage, I watched the flags and effigies of Obama being burned or walked on or his with shoes. I SAW it, these were not fake films, it happened and you have no clue. I suppose you will now come back, denigrate FOX News and bemoan my lying eyes and call me a liar. Well, have at it, the only one being manipulated is you and by your trusted news anchor.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Sep 24, 2012
"Since September 11, Muslims have staged a wave of protests in more than 20 countries decrying the film and the nation in which it was privately produced, the United States."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/20/world/anti-isla...

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"JEFFREY BROWN: Protesters poured into streets around the world today, outraged by a film made in California that mocks Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

They vented their fury in at least 20 countries, and violence broke out in a number of cities, especially in the Middle East and Africa. At least four people were killed. U.S. embassies were the focus of much of the wrath, but appeared to escape serious damage.
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Rage followed the reflection of Friday midday prayers, as protests over the anti-Islamic film targeted American installations in city after city.

In Tunisia, where the Arab spring uprisings began nearly two years ago, angry crowds moved on the U.S. Embassy, setting fires and battling police. A similar assault was mounted on the American Embassy in Sudan. Police drove back the crowds with gunshots and tear gas.

The rioters in Khartoum also assaulted the German Embassy, leaping over the compound walls and holding aloft a banner proclaiming the Islamic faith. That sparked outrage in Berlin from German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec...

Enough proof that the media is carrying Obama's water with this terrible lapse or failure in foreign policy? Care to hazard a guess as to WHY there is an almost total black out of this vital and alarming information? The Middle East seemingly on the brink of war, hostage takings and more murders, and what do we hear from the President? Oh, yeah, he went on the VIEW to have a lively chat with Babs and friends. WOW - now that's definitely the work of a strong leader.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Sep 24, 2012
Addendum, and to add insult to injury, the film wasn't even the catalyst for the Libya attack, it was PLANNED, the Ambassador thought he was on an Al Qiada hit list, he was RAPED and dragged through the streets and tortured before he died and what do we hear again from our fearless leader? Crickets! But, bless his little heart he had time to go on the VIEW, be interviewed AGAIN (what does this make? 20 times?) by "60 Minutes" and had time for heaven only knows how many fund raisers but no time to actually work our non-existent foreign policy. Obama GAVE the rioters permission to use the film as a crutch, HE told us for a week that that was the only reason they were rioting and the only reason our 4 men were killed, only to quietly walk back that lie and come clean with America, very quietly of course, most haven't heard that yet. WHY? What was he covering up, his incompetence? His lack of attention to foreign affairs?
Reality Bites

AOL

#12 Sep 24, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
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Excellent example of the tone of the frightwingers.
Too bad, perhaps you should concentrate on your candidate ROmney who "trashes" the 47 percenters, calls them victims and thinks they are "those people".
It shocked every one that a politician would acknowledge the well known fact that as many as 47% of Americans have become so hopeless, useless, and unmotivated.

Who isn't saddened that at least 47% of Americans would give up their personal freedoms to Big Brother and live as nothing more than Orwellian Tax Slaves in Obama's Progressive Nightmare?

Only in the spiritually, emotionally, and financially bankrupt "blue states" is telling the truth verbotten.
Gravediggers

United States

#14 Sep 25, 2012
FAILURE TO THRIVE = CALIFORNIA

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_71...

People exodus
Company exodus

The data show a pattern of movement over the past decade from California mainly to states in the western and southern U.S.: Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, in that order, are the top magnet states. Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah follow. Rounding out the top ten are two southern states: Georgia and South Carolina.

One is chronic economic adversity (in most years, California unemployment is above the national average).

Another is density: the Los Angeles and Orange County region now has a population density of 6,999.3 per square mile—well ahead of New York or Chicago. Dense coastal areas are a source of internal migration, as people seek more space in California’s interior, as well as migration to other states.

A third factor is state and local governments’ constant FISCAL INSTABILITY, which sends at least two discouraging messages to businesses and individuals.

One is that they cannot count on state and local governments to provide essential services—much less, tax breaks or other incentives.

Second, chronically out-of-balance budgets can be seen as tax hikes waiting to happen.

SSHHH, don't tell the media, but democrat dominated CA is following the protocol of republicans and REVAMPING PENSIONS!

The legislation will INCREASE the RETIREMENT AGE for new employees, CAP the annual PAYOUT at $132,120, ELIMINATE numerous ABUSES of the system and require workers who are not contributing half of their RETIREMENT COSTS to PAY MORE.

ssshhh!

Democrats lamblasted Republicans for advocating for pension reform

but now Democrats in CA are implementing the same reforms!
Ed Ortiz

AOL

#15 Sep 25, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
FAILURE TO THRIVE = CALIFORNIA
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_71...
People exodus
Company exodus
The data show a pattern of movement over the past decade from California mainly to states in the western and southern U.S.: Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, in that order, are the top magnet states. Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah follow. Rounding out the top ten are two southern states: Georgia and South Carolina.
One is chronic economic adversity (in most years, California unemployment is above the national average).
Another is density: the Los Angeles and Orange County region now has a population density of 6,999.3 per square mile—well ahead of New York or Chicago. Dense coastal areas are a source of internal migration, as people seek more space in California’s interior, as well as migration to other states.
A third factor is state and local governments’ constant FISCAL INSTABILITY, which sends at least two discouraging messages to businesses and individuals.
One is that they cannot count on state and local governments to provide essential services—much less, tax breaks or other incentives.
Second, chronically out-of-balance budgets can be seen as tax hikes waiting to happen.
SSHHH, don't tell the media, but democrat dominated CA is following the protocol of republicans and REVAMPING PENSIONS!
The legislation will INCREASE the RETIREMENT AGE for new employees, CAP the annual PAYOUT at $132,120, ELIMINATE numerous ABUSES of the system and require workers who are not contributing half of their RETIREMENT COSTS to PAY MORE.
ssshhh!
Democrats lamblasted Republicans for advocating for pension reform
but now Democrats in CA are implementing the same reforms!
You can't compare CA to other States. CA voters entered a "devils partnership" with politicians who ran as democrats. Their goal was to wildly overpay and over promise public employees and entice as many benefit and service starved foreigners to invade their neighborhoods as possible thus destroying their Public Schools ability to Teach.

The Goal wasn't to leave "nothing" to their children but chaos, civic unrest, and insolvency. The Goal was to leave less than nothing to their children.

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