6 Feb

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

                                       

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:

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!'”

On a side note Ace writes about the tendency of Conservatives to shoot themselves in the foot with these sorts of things:

Obama claimed to shoot skeet “all the time.” This claim is obviously a lie. Until this photo was released, we had zero reports of him shooting skeet, and zero photos of it. In his entire life I think this might have been his only reference to shooting skeet.

Now, given that, I think it’s plainly untrue that he shoots skeet “all the time.” Things one does a lot become naturally associated with one, because one is, again, doing it “all the time.”

Thus, attacking Obama’s untrue statement — and his intended manipulation of the public, suddenly declaring himself, in effect, to be a “gun guy,” with all this skeet shooting filling up his days — would have been a slam dunk for us.

But we didn’t do that, or at least enough of us didn’t do that that the slam dunk eluded us. Instead, we put our chips on the proposition that he never shot skeet at all, not once, not ever, and now the media is basically running with the story “Obama wins again; Obama told the truth.”

Consider how easy it is to win on the proposition that Obama does not, in fact, shoot skeet “all the time.” And consider how easy it is to lose on the question of whether Obama has never once in all of his life shot skeet.

Consider that proof of a single incidence of skeet shooting tends to win the question for us if we advance the first proposition, and lose the question for us if we push the second. Also consider how unlikely that is– I’m not a gun guy either, but if you push the “You’ve never, ever fired a machine gun” proposition against me, you lose — I shoot machine guns “all the time.” (By which I mean, as Obama apparently did, “once or twice” in my life.)

Instead of pushing the attack that was most difficult for Obama to falsify, we pushed the attack that was most easy for Obama to falsify.

But that’s neither here nor there. 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?

They didn’t during Watergate.

But they did during Benghazi-gate

What has become of our media?

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This entry was posted in 2nd Amendment, Barack Obama, Deception and Lies, MSM Bias, Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:25 am
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10 Responses to Media Is Shocked That Our President Needs To “Back Up His Words with Proof”

  1. Nan G says: 1

    My question is; what is this diverting us from that is probably far more important and dangerous?
    Usually the diversion is unimportant but interesting, like Michell’s recent garden picks of perfect greenhouse-grown veggies.
    But sometimes a real issue is used while something else is being slipped in.
    Are we going to have talks with Iran?
    Did the Fast and Furious investigation hit a milestone?
    Has our immigration policy (not law, just actions) become criminally negligent?
    What’s really going on?

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  5. Rides A Pale Horse says: 2

    I’m shocked as well! SHOCKED I TELLS YA…………….!!!

    http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae277/RAPH6969/15_zps0754f64d.jpg

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  7. YES OF COURSE HE HAS TO PROVE, HE WAS NEVER VETTED BEFORE LIKE THE OTHER CANDIDATES,
    HE NEVER WENT INTO THE REAL QUESTIONNING FROM HIS PEERS THE DEMOCRATS TOOK HIM FOR GRANTED, WHAT KIND OF PARTY IS THAT, RONALD REAGAN SAID IT WELL; VERIFY, BECAUSE NO ONE ON THIS EARTH
    BELIEVE WHAT OBAMA SAYS, HE IS THE MAN OF TOO MANY WORDS, HE WANT TO DIVIDE AND CONFUSE, HE’S UNDERESTIMATE THE PEOPLE, THEY SEE RIGHT TO HIS CORE,THAT TIME OF TRUST IS GONE
    WITHIN THE FIRST 2 MONTHS
    OF HIS FIRST INAUGURATION.
    AND THE PEOPLE GAVE HIM SO MANY CHANCES MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENTS,
    WE STILL DON’T HAVE HIS LEGIT BIRTH CERTIFICATE, THE LAST ONE WAS RIGGED,
    SHERIFF ARPAGIO CHECKED IT UP WITH EXPERTS, WHO FOUND IT UNEQUIVOCALLY FALSE,
    THAT’S BESIDE THE OTHERS WHO CHECKED IT.
    HE LOST HIS CREDIBILITY WITH IT,
    NOBODY WITH HIS RIGHT MIND BELIEVE HIM,

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  9. Hard Right says: 4

    I’m on several Conservative or Conservative leaning sites and I didn’t see anyone claiming he never shot skeet.
    What I saw was them laughing at, was how he seemed to think it gave him ANY credibility on the 2nd Amendment and how it displayed how clueless he is about it and it’s purpose.
    Maybe some pundits were calling him a liar, but they would have been wrong.
    Then again even when we don’t says something, the left pretends we did.

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  10. Blake says: 5

    That is such a wussy, contrived photo that even the media have trouble saying what they do with a straight face- “oh, he shoots skeet ALL the time-” yeah, right- I don’t think he has gotten un-stoned enough to actually be trusted with a real gun. Probably uses an “air-soft” gun with an orange tip.

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