Obama’s Boys on the Bus

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  1. Stephanie

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2004
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    The media pull out all the stops to reelect the president.

    Oct 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05 • By FRED BARNES

    The Time cover story last week was headlined “The Mormon Identity.” The cover, featuring Mitt Romney in a stained-glass window, said in smaller type, “What Mitt Romney’s faith tells us about his vision and values.” Newsweek had President Obama on the cover, identifying him as “The Democrats’ Reagan” and heralding the story inside as “What Obama Will Achieve in His Second Term.”

    Neither of the stories, to put it mildly, was helpful to Romney’s presidential campaign. The piece in Time was fair, but the timing, long after Mormonism had faded as a factor in the election, was suspect. In Newsweek, Obama was lionized, while Romney and Republicans were treated like hyperpartisan right-wingers.

    My point in citing the newsmagazines is not that they’re colluding to reelect Obama. They don’t have to. It comes quite naturally to these pillars of the mainstream media to elevate issues with a pro-Obama tilt. And they’re not even the biggest contributors to the liberal bias that has dominated media coverage of the presidential race.

    The bias has been so massive, palpable, and unprecedented that the scales have begun to fall from the eyes of a few stalwarts of the media establishment. Obama, Mark Halperin of Time noted last week, “has been covered as a candidate, rather than as an incumbent whose record needs to be scrutinized.” As you might suspect, this coincides neatly with the president’s reelection strategy.

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  2. copsnrobbers

    copsnrobbers I call it as I see it

    Feb 27, 2012
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    The Fed currently subsidizes much of the print media.. They felt they had to to keep it alive.

    Romney will pull that plug too. The Boston Globe is in deep shit. Times is most likely sitting in the seat next to them.

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