Media bias is an old concern of conservatives. Why not? All the moderators lean left, some more than others but all tilt the media so far left we wonder if they’re responsible for climate change.
Crowley made some outrageous remarks well before she became the moderator for the 2nd presidential debate. One can only think she gets smacked in the face with her own words.
Update: The uprising in the Middle East is escalating according to more reports 7 countries are mounting protests against the United States. Word is Obama sent greetings to Egypt before the protesters tried to burn the American flag and before the US Ambassador to Libya was killed. Investigations are ongoing to determine if these attacks were coordinated.
Disturbing reports of rape has come to light with a number of blogs and web sites reporting a translation from Arabic that states:
Below is the rough (Google) translation.
Sources AFP that “the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),” The sources said that “Ambassador was killed and representation of his body in a manner similar to what happened with Gaddafi, such as murder. ”
If this is true it is a sickening end to his life. Mainstream news has not (at this writing) begun to report this. The president in his video announcement indicated in his speech that Ambassador Stevens was carried to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Conflicting reports say the body of Stevens was dragged through the streets as a spectacle.
As violence escalates in the Middle East both Romney and Obama weigh in on the killing of a US Ambassador.
Washington (CNN) — Attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in Libya and Cairo sparked a sharp exchange of political attacks Wednesday, as Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama’s administration of sending “mixed signals” on American values, and Obama painted his rival as crudely inserting politics where they don’t belong.
“I think President Obama has demonstrated a lack of clarity as to a foreign policy,” Romney said in Jacksonville, Florida, continuing a line of criticism his campaign began late Tuesday, when it issued a statement that labeled the U.S. response to attacks on the American embassy in Cairo as “disgraceful.”
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A big blow-up came about when Paul Ryan made some remarks about the GM plant closing and Obama’s broken promises. Fact checkers went to work immediately informing voters that Ryan was “lying” about the president because the plant closed in December 2008. They neglected to report that the Janesvile plant in Wisconsin was still producing some SUV and medium duty trucks. The last truck rolled off the assembly line in April of 2009.
“Ryan said Obama broke his promise to keep a Wisconsin GM plant from closing. But we don’t see evidence he explicitly made such a promise — and more importantly, the Janesville plant shut down before he took office.
We rate Ryan’s statement False.”
Bias through omission
What they can do is omit some relevant information to play into the bias reporting.
Here’s what the Milwaukee Wisconsin, Journal Sentinel said:
The argument that Paul Ryan “lied’ or “misrepresented” the closing of the Janesville GM plant is not even colorable.
Here is what the President said:
“And I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years. The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it’s where it will thrive. I want it to thrive right here in the United States of America; right here in Wisconsin; and that’s the future I’ll fight for as your president.” (emphasis supplied.)
“But what about the fact that this plant closure was announced before Obama took office? That is not relevant to Ryan’s critique. Obama was arguing that government could retool plants and keep them operational. That didn’t happen.” http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/purple-wisconsin/168163806.html
Did the president fight for certain plants to remain open?
On another note of bias: Romney headed to Louisiana to view the storm damage from hurricane Isaac immediately after the RNC completed their convention. Shortly after, Obama cancelled some appearances on his full fundraising schedule to visit the devastated area. How was that reported by the media? It was very sparse reporting.
Don’t believe the liberal media is the mantra from the GOP. When voters buy into talking points without doing some reading and research, the results can lead to twisting and turning rhetoric.
Former President G W Bush will visit the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He and Laura Bush will be guests of the WH during their stay.
What most people are thinking about is not the unveiling of the portrait, but the hospitality they will receive by a President who has been named the blame for virtually everything that has happened before Obama.
None of those things will likely happen during their stay. However, Obama is required by protocol to behave like a Statesman. (at least in public) Much of what is said in political rhetoric can be understood for what it is…rhetoric. Still, one has to wonder what they will talk about and avoid talking about.
If I was former President Bush, I might ask, if Obama had added anything to my presidential biography. But, recent reports didn’t indicate my bio was changed, so I might not bring it up at all. Laura would know if he had.
I might ask him where he got those fantasy figures showing he was not a big spender, but he would probably refer me to WaPo and Eugene Robinson who is still reporting the debunked story.
Pets are always a good subject, unless your name is Mitt Romney. I like dogs, so I might mention my dog and ask him how he likes his dog –but no, I’d better not go there.
Reading is always a good subject. I’d tell him I read the book about him titled Amateur and was looking forward to reading about his school and choom days as detailed in the new book Barack Obama the Story by David Maraniss coming out in June. –no that’s not a safe subject.
There doesn’t seem to be much polite conversation to be had with him.
If I was President Bush, I think I’d stay in my room praying the time would go quickly so I could get the heck outta there!
Redux of 2008 campaign? Michael Barone writes.
AVS stands for Address Verification System. It’s the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address.
If a campaign doesn’t use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal.
The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from “John Galt, 1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch CO 99999” and $174,000 from a woman in Missouri who told reporters she had given nothing and had never been billed. Presumably she would have noticed an extra charge of $174,000.
The Obama campaign is evidently happy to pocket the money. After all, this is the president who, according to political scientist Brendan Doherty, has appeared at more fundraisers in three and a half years than his six predecessors did in 35 years.”
But to be honest, the story about her claiming to be Native American is nothing more than a big distraction. Oklahoma was Indian Territory until 1907 when it became a State. My own grandparents X2 walked the Trail of Tears in the mid 1800s. All of them survived and were counted in the Dawes census and given roll numbers, along with blood quantum. The CDIB card or Certificate Degree of Indian Blood remains a requirement of proof of heritage and to this day the card is required for membership in the Cherokee Tribal Nation. Some Cherokee were left off the census.
However, I claimed my Cherokee heritage most of my life without a problem. It wasn’t a problem because the Dawes Roll numbers were handed down through my family (both sides) and accepted as proof. Later, I obtained both CDIB card and Tribal membership using the roll numbers and family lineage as proof.
The people crying for her “scalp” should think about the battle they’re waging; Here’s why – when it starts becoming a narrative of “us and them” which it always seems to, people are going to be divided even further. Winning on a race/ethnicity issue reeks of lefty tactics. I don’t care whether she has Cherokee ancestry or not, and after reviewing the Cherokee website today (May 5, 2012) it doesn’t appear to have much traction there either.
Recently, I find myself fighting against some of the people whose side I am on…conservatives. There’s no need for this on a national level, though it could be a useful political tool in the local Massachusetts race. Winning- the battle and losing the war is not the best way to win. Beat Warren fair and square on the issues!
Related: Daily Caller and former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
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