Tapper, Halperin Admit: Media Tipping Scales for Obama

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    The Obama campaign is blanketing the airwaves with ads about Romney's tax documents as if it's the top issue of the decade, and the media -- coincidentally -- "likes this story." ABC News' Jake Tapper was even more explicit about the media's overall approach on the Laura Ingraham Show yesterday:


    In an interview with Laura Ingraham, White House reporter Jake Tapper said that the media is failing the country. "A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3 percent. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed,” he said, arguing that too much time has been spent not talking about the economy. Tapper also criticized the media for not giving enough attention to the war in Afghanistan. "We are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political journalists and also politicians, talking about things other than the economy," said Tapper. "[A] lot of people are hurting out there. I’d like to see more action taken and more emphasis given to this issue. I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain," Tapper said. On the 2008 coverage, he noted, "Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, [the] campaign narrative, that it wasn’t always the fairest coverage."
     
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    They are certainly trying to.

    Whether it works or not is a different story.
     
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    No surprise when you consider the slobbering love affair they had with THE ONE in 2008.

    Hell. Wonder if Chrissy still has that tingle running up his leg??

    Guess the good old days where the press just reported the news is all but gone.
     
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    Just a "gut" feeling but I think that people are wising-up.
     
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    Anyone read the Newsweek article?
     
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    Long term, all the mainstream media have succeeded in doing is give birth to competition.

    And that Genie ain't going back in the bottle.

    They have effectively cut their own throats.
     

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