Media Is Shocked That Our President Needs To “Back Up His Words with Proof”

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    Media Is Shocked That Our President Needs To “Back Up His Words with Proof”


    By Curt
    02-06-13


    This piggybacks onto my post yesterday perfectly. The lengths our MSM goes to to protect this President, unlike any other President, is just plain disgusting:

    NBC's Lauer Frets Over Obama Gun Photo: 'Now the President Always Has to Back Up His Words With Proof?' | MRCTV

    During a panel discussion on Tuesday's NBC Today about the White House releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting to dispel doubt about his claim of doing it "all the time," co-host Matt Lauer worried about the precedent that had been set: "So like releasing the birth certificate a year or so ago, this is the next step, that now the President always has to back up his words with proof?"
    Lauer's concern seemed to follow administration talking points perfectly. On Sunday's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander reported: "This weekend, the White House tried to shut down the doubters. The President's former senior advisor [David Plouffe] even referred to those who still question where Mr. Obama was born. [Image of Plouffe Tweet] 'Attention, skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin!'"

    ...I have no doubt he shot a shotgun once. I also have no doubt this is a contrived photo and one done for the sole purpose of shutting up gun advocates who were belittling him for his lack of gun prowess.

    But I also have no doubt that we have strayed into dangerous territory when a member of our media is aghast that our President needs to back up what he says with proof. Are you freaking kidding me?

    Of course our elected officials need to offer proof of what they say. The public should take them at their word for only the sole fact that he was elected to represent our government?

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    Those Media guys are such kidders ;)
     
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    So says the man that carried a 8 year vendetta against President Reagan and President G. W Bush.
     
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    LOL!!! Did a lot of Reagan-bashing as a sideline reporter for ESPN in the 80s, eh? You guys are just TOO much. Can't just make a point. You always have to go overboard. I'm surprised you didn't reference his secret meeting with Stalin and Mao! :cool:
     
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    Proof is not generally required, where trust exist.
     
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    To the media it's Kim Jung obama
     
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    Did I say WHEN he did the bashing?

    Thanks for playing, but you lose.
     
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    Obama's motto " don't ask me no questions, and I won't tell you no lies ".
     
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    I would guess that Obama is the first president ever, that the media doesn't ask for proof.
     
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    Whatever happened to the Fourth Estate idea of journalism as a check on gov't?
     
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