Posted - 8/3/2012 7:09:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
of the alphabet network news stories about Mitt Romney's recently-concluded visit to London, Israel and Poland were negative.
Eighteen times in that short six-day period...out of twenty-one stories that consumed 53 minutes...the coverage was highly critical of the GOP candidate, focusing principally on supposed gaffes.
This is in stark contrast to the 92 minutes of effusive bowing and scraping bestowed on the president during his 2008 trip abroad.
Anyone who doubts that the media is in the tank for Obama and is doing everything it can to present him to the electorae in a favorable light simply is in a vegetative state.
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Posted - 8/3/2012 8:00:06 PM | show profile | flag this post
The media is in panic mode. obama must be re-elected at all cost!
Posted - 8/3/2012 8:59:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
What's astounding is
You actually don't see the forest for the trees. "the coverage was highly critical of the GOP candidate," Ya don't suppose--for one second--that maybe that's because the GOP candidate couldn't stop screwing up????? When it's dumb move after dumb move after dumb move--THAT'S what you report.
Oh--before I forget--that study of yours? The "network news stories" left out FOX. Here I thought they were a powerhouse in the media. Even they reported the foreign trip was a PR disaster.
IF Mitt didn't screw up in Britain, and was greeted by throngs of admirers--that would have been reported. Well that didn't happen. IF he didn't lie his ass off in Israel (Remember the Netanyahu and Barak quotes) and insult the Palestinians (IF he won, one would hope he would have to wrok with them) that would have been reported. And what was reported out of Poland is how hiscamp still thinks he can keep all reporters on a leash (and remember the quote from Fox on that).
You have to face facts. It's NOT just the 'Librul Media' taking shots at Mitt. As the saying goes, With Friends Like These...
(Wall Street Journal) "The Romney campaign thinks it can play it safe and coast to the White House by saying the economy stinks and it's Mr. Obama's fault," the Wall Street Journal's right-leaning editorial board wrote in early July. "Thanks, guys, but Americans already know that. What they want to hear from the challenger is some understanding of why the President's policies aren't working and how Mr. Romney's policies will do better."
(William Kristol) “Adopting a prevent defense when it's only the second quarter and you're not even ahead is dubious enough as a strategy. But his campaign's monomaniacal belief that it's about the economy and only the economy, and that they need to keep telling us stupid voters that it's only about the economy, has gone from being an annoying tick to a dangerous self-delusion.”
(Weekly Standard) “the economy is not an automatic path to victory. It does provide a favorable backdrop for this year's campaign. But what are voters to think when they hear the GOP nominee say, as he did yesterday to CBS’s Jan Crawford, "As long as I continue to speak about the economy, I'm going to win"? That they're dopes who don't know the economy's bad, but as long as the Romney campaign keeps instructing them that it is bad, they'll react correctly and vote the incumbent out of office?”
(National Review) “The only question is whether he releases more returns now, or later — after playing more defense on the issue and sustaining more hits.”
(George Will) “You can’t get to the presidency by running out the clock. So he’s going to have to something more than say Obama’s not working”.
You CAN'T get more conservative than that crowd--and there's plenty more where that came from. "Anyone who doubts that the media is in the tank for Obama and is doing everything it can to present him to the electorae in a favorable light simply is in a vegetative state."
That has to be one of the most out of touch bullshit things you've said in a while. You're just not reading and watching enough.
Posted - 8/3/2012 9:52:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
Well, you had to figure that
one of the resident leftists would jump in with a whole lot of smoke, mirrors and arm-waving to try to deflect attention away from the alphabet networks' coverage and try to put it back on the GOP candidate.
Posted - 8/3/2012 10:12:43 PM | show profile | flag this post
"You have to face facts"
Like Romney I choose to ignore the facts.
I choose to ignore the fact that we true conservatives never wanted Romney as the nominee anyway.
I choose to ignore the fact that he pioneered government sponsored healthcare.
I choose to ignore the fact that there is increasing evidence he may have found loop holes allowing him to avoid paying millions in taxes.
I choose instead to point a finger at the people telling me these "facts" and accuse them of bias and conspiracy.
And I have no facts to back that up!
Posted - 8/3/2012 10:37:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
What was your point cruise?
Bad press about the Romney fiasco in his Grand European Tour of three countries?? From everyone?? Based on some crap survey of only three networks?? Oh, the bad press is because of just of the Big Bad Evil Librul Lamestream Media...donchaknow. Well I shot that crap down pretty easily.
(Oh yea--I checked. Where'd that crap story come from anyway?? Drudge headline: MEDIA BASH: 86% of Romney coverage NEGATIVE... Imagine my shock.)
Again...TRY to get this through your head. The press on candidate Romneys short trip into foreign policy was bad--because it was bad. The press on candidate Obama's trip into foreign policy was good because it was good. duh.
Posted - 8/4/2012 7:08:32 AM | show profile | flag this post
I guess the fact that 200,000 people crowded Berlin's streets to hear Obama, that he was praised by Sarkoy and other leaders ... while Romey could barely fill a non-fundraising room, was slammed by Cameron and even heard his BFF Bibi downplay the relationship ... is all absolutely irrelevant.
Proving, once again, cons don't have a media and image problem; they have a reality problem.
Posted - 8/4/2012 10:44:03 AM | show profile | flag this post
"Where'd that crap story come from anyway??"
The story originated at the link I posted. And you know that as well as I do. When the story talks about a Media Research Center investigation reported on the Media Research Center web site, it must have come from...wait for it...the Media Research Center.
Your dishonest attempt to reference Drudge pejoratively is as immature as it is ridiculous. But it's so you.
Posted - 8/4/2012 11:14:28 AM | show profile | flag this post
You're NOT in the media (you keep telling us that) but you frequent the Media Research Center website just for the heck of it. And lo and behold, there's a stupid pro Romney anti Librul media screed. (Three networks?? Really?? These guys are experts in the media, and they think there's only three networks??)
Ok. Besides a headline on Drudge, the story was also on Fox's website and Breitbarts old pos site. But you found it on "Media Research Center". Whatever.
Instead of defending 'where you saw it', why don't you address my point--the point--that the coverage of Romenys trip wasn't exactly complimentary is because it was a bad trip. Contrasting to the good coverage Obama had on his similiar trip--because it was a good trip. Again, Duh.
Posted - 8/4/2012 11:59:55 AM | show profile | flag this post
Here's the "about" from yer studdie sorse, which unsurprisingly turns out to have a single agenda:
(All below this point is lifted from www.mrc.org)
The Media Research Center is proud to celebrate 25 years of holding the liberal media accountable for shamelessly advancing a left-wing agenda, distorting the truth, and vilifying the conservative movement.
Since 1987, our unwavering commitment to neutralizing left-wing bias in the news media and popular culture has influenced how millions of Americans perceive so-called objective reporting.
We’re grateful to our fans, grassroots supporters, and donors for allowing us to fight liberal media bias for a quarter century. Your passion for our cause has helped us achieve extraordinary success in shaping public opinion. Here’s to the next 25 years of forcing the media to "Tell the Truth!"
The Media Research Center is a research and education organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum extent of the law. The MRC receives no government grants or contracts nor do we have an endowment. We raise our funds each year from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
... What Others Say About the MRC: Read what Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Neil Boortz, Ann Coulter and other leading conservatives say about the Media Research Center. Prominent conservatives depend on MRC’s publications and analysis to showcase left-wing bias in the media.
“CNSnews.com breaks new ground on stories that mainstream journalists don’t cover.”
“I'm a big fan. I quote CNS News all the time.”
“I read CNSnews.com every day and so should you.”
Rep. Allen West
"We have to have that guardian that really does look at the objectivity of the media and what is going on so that we can tell the American people the truth... So that we can have that level playing field out there, because this fifth column that the media has become, is taking America down a very perilous road. So I want to thank the MRC and Mr. Bozell and all of you for what you are doing."
(FWIW, "Mr. Bozell" -- L. Brent Bozell III -- founded an organization to press the FCC for broadcast censorship. In other words, elimination of First Amendment right. Mr. Constitutionalist.)
Posted - 8/5/2012 11:45:42 AM | show profile | flag this post
As always, NONE of the loony left wingers
can refute the MESSAGE so they naturally try to kill the messenger. Shakespeare would be proud of all of you.
But the inescapable FACT is that the media is VERY negative in its coverage of Romney and effusive in its coverage of Obama.
Posted - 8/5/2012 12:38:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
But the inescapable FACT is that the media is VERY negative in its coverage of Romney and effusive in its coverage of Obama.
Occam's Razor, dear cruiser. Occam's Razor.
But then I don't expect you to understand that. Fact is Romney is a pathetic and Obama is intelligent.
Good God, get a LIFE. Get some friends.
Nah, just keep posting angry nonsense here 24/7/365 because gosh darn, being angry and hateful 24/7/365 is just SO productive and satisfying. Occam's Razor in effect AGAIN.
So sad. So very,very sad.
Posted - 8/5/2012 1:10:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
** But the inescapable FACT is that the media is VERY negative in its coverage of Romney and effusive in its coverage of Obama. **
Look, even the guy's Olympic dressage horse is now being called RaFAILca on Twitter (Twitter, BTW, is not controlled by librul media). Do you know why that is? Look it up at Olympics2012.com.
You drew your FACT from a biased website.
In news media, drawing FACT from a biased website is unacceptable on its own as FACT. If you want us to buy into your theory, then back it up with FACT from multiple unbiased sources, or at least with equal studies from multiple sources of varied perspectives.
When you don't do that, be prepared to get blow-back from news media people, who will recognize what you're trying to present as insufficient.
So far as Romney goes, news media don't exist to varnish over candidates' dumb moves. That's the job of public relations and marketing people. Unfortunately, Romney's PR and marketing people have their hands full. I've been surprised and sometimes annoyed to see news media bending over backward to try to balance the two major candidates, because they could so easily excoriate Romney but they don't.
Posted - 8/5/2012 1:22:05 PM | show profile | flag this post
I drew my FACT
from my own observations. But I understand your inability to have a thought of your own...you left winges are so tied into the Democrat talking points that's all you can post.
Posted - 8/5/2012 1:31:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
Besides all that...
How the hell do you cling to stuff like "But the inescapable FACT is that the media is VERY negative in its coverage of Romney and effusive in its coverage of Obama."....when the MEDIA story cited beginning this thread dealth with three--THREE--broadcast networks?!?!?!
Does conservative talk radio not exist?? Murdoch newspapers have all stopped all printing?? No such thing as the internet--millions of websites promoting political agendas of all sides. And NO Cable???
"the media is VERY negative in its coverage of Romney and effusive in its coverage of Obama" I had NO IDEA Fox was like that!! The shame!! Thanks for educating us...
Posted - 8/5/2012 1:49:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
Observations aren't facts.
Again, GET A LIFE beyond these boards.
Posted - 8/5/2012 1:57:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
Great use of irony and scarcasm. Congratulations.
" Fact is Romney is a pathetic and Obama is intelligent."
"Observations aren't facts."
Posted - 8/5/2012 3:26:30 PM | show profile | flag this post
cruiser, for a second there, I thought you were cruster. You draw "fact" from personal observation -- yet your entire original post comes from a biased website.
Who do you think you're fooling?
Posted - 8/5/2012 3:45:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
"You draw 'fact' from personal observation"
In fact, I do. Being an experienced observer and capable of synthesizing events with historical context, I can do that. But I realize the you left wingers are so steeped in the far left philosophy that, for you, all talking points come from a central source.
This is especially true of "mile-wide, inch-deep" left wing media types who absolutely require a source to quote because they don't have the ability to analyze and form a conslusion.
Posted - 8/5/2012 8:35:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
You really have to re-read that to get the full impact of what an incredible mountain sized ego we're dealing with. Astounding that someone could actually write that about themselves without gagging.
Posted - 8/5/2012 8:43:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'm gagging just reading that statement. could be funny if the poster were not serious.
Posted - 8/5/2012 9:43:00 PM | show profile | flag this post
well, he synthesizes and extract those "facts"..
the same way he does all of them..
extracting them from his rectal orifice..
the need to always be all-knowing and omnipotent is yet another symptom of his NPD..
narcissistic personality disorder..
Posted - 8/5/2012 9:44:00 PM | show profile | flag this post
If you have to re-read it to understand
that I'm describing a skill many of you appear not to have then you're a little slow on the uptake. That skill is the ability to analyze occurences, put them together with their hisorical contexts and draw valid conclusions.
Some of the people here have that ability...many do not. Many need it written down so they can abstract and summarize, a la their journalism duties. That, I suppose, is the reason for the tiresome insistence on links.
Posted - 8/5/2012 11:18:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
No wonder you never run out of words to post. Eating too much fiber, maybe?
Posted - 8/6/2012 10:19:46 AM | show profile | flag this post
I'm astounded that 14% of the stories...
found something positive to report!
Romney's foreign tour was a disaster. He hid from the media, forcing more and more attention to the gaffes he spewed everytime he DID step in front of a camera.
Romney was forced to issue multiple, daily apologies to the people of every country he visited.
His press secretary cussed out reporters for doing their jobs.
Romney insulted the British people.
He breeched British national security in a public statement about MI6.
Romney confused the Israeli people.
He broke with 60 years of U.S. foreign policy on Israel.
He delivered an abrasive speech to, and critical of, members of Solidarity -- the outfit that started the fall of the Soviet Union.
The only "positive" stories was that he was able to raise millions of dollars from foreign special interests -- including a casino mogul whose company is under investigation for human trafficking.