Enough With The Media Lies [Reader Post]


I hate the networks and their reporters.

I loathe them.

I despise them.

They suck.

Strong letter to follow.

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.”

Tapper also said he relates to Mark Halperin’s recent comments about the media. Over the weekend, Halperin said, “I think the press still likes this story a lot, the media is very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign wants, which is to focus on this.”

“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.


Tapper is one of a less than a handful of relatively honest journalists remaining in the legacy media. It has gotten so bad that an honest person cannot tolerate watching the news, whether it’s reporters being told what to ask and their legs tingling while they obey

The reporters mostly made no effort to hide the arrangement. “The president invited me to talk about sequestration,” NBC 7 San Diego’s reporter told her audience. In the interview, she set Obama up with a perfectly pitched softball the president couldn’t have been more eager to take a swing at:

or it’s Brian Williams bowing to Obama

or it’s Obama spending half a million taxpayer stimulus funds on Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann (fortunately, that’s a colossal waste of money)

Or it’s Walter Shapiro, who never misses a chance to editorially fellate Obama, if not literally

Obama is unusual in politics—and here Republicans make a valid point—in his apparent refusal to be awed in the presence of billionaires. Unlike the Clintons and the Romney-Ryan ticket, Obama is not a devout believer in the gospel of wealth. As a Democratic fund-raiser, quoted in the Politico e-book, says about the president, “He doesn’t understand the rich. He’s an intellectual elitist, not an economic one.”

At $36,000 a plate he’s not impressed?

It’s disgusting. It’s a complete abrogation of trust and responsibility.

But what really grates me is the attempt to equate morally the scum sucking, mud slinging, ad hominem Obama campaign with the Romney campaign.

Don Surber feels much the same:

The president’s people countered and accuse Romney of causing a woman to die of cancer. Her husband said Romney has no empathy toward cancer victims.

Mrs. Romney is a cancer survivor.

Romney attacked the president’s energy policy, which has so far included illegally pulling mine permits, blocking an oil pipeline, and billions in federal loan guarantees to cronies, including a billionaire who was a top fund-raiser for Obama in 2008.

“You can’t drive a car with a windmill on it,” Romney said.

The president reacted by saying, “I don’t know if he’s actually tried that. I know he’s had other things on his car.”

That was in reference to a story about Romney driving with a dog travel carrier atop his station wagon.

Devin Dwyer of ABC News tried his best at moral equivalence as well

When it comes to political ads, there’s no shortage of high-minded talk on the campaign trail. President Obama regularly decries the onslaught of negativity; Mitt Romney talks about the importance of elevating the debate.

But ask voters in the handful of swing states about the candidates’ ads on the air, and many say – for right or for wrong — their rhetoric just doesn’t ring true.

“They both have a danger of being too negative, and being over saturated. Living in Florida, that’s all you see are the television ads,” said Julie Petosa of Orlando, one of dozens of voters interviewed by ABC News over the past two months about the tone of campaign ads. “I don’t know how we’re going to live through three more months of it.”

Petosa isn’t imagining things, and she’s not alone.

Political campaign ads are flooding the airwaves, propelled by record sums of cash and making the bitter partisanship of this year’s presidential race impossible to escape.

Of the $332 million spent on TV advertising since the start of the campaign, roughly three quarters funded negative messages, an analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data by the Washington Post found.

You see? BOTH are terribly negative. Both are bad.

There’s one problem, though. Romney has been critical of Obama’s policies, but Obama and his execrable campaign goons really do nothing but attack Romney personally.

Liar, tax cheat, felon, murderer.

What epithet hasn’t the Obama campaign used on Romney?

This is the measure of the man. Barack Obama is a low life dirtbag. He came from the low life dirtbag background of Chicago politics and he’s lost nothing. The smile is a facade hiding a truly malevolent individual and I believe one who is a sociopath.

It’s happening. The networks are gradually evolving into infotainment. NBC, CBS and ABC are slowly merging with Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition.

I look forward to seeing Devin Dwyer and Brian Williams tossing it back to Chris Jacobs and Nancy McInerny.

They deserve it. And Barack?

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“He’s an intellectual elitist, not an economic one.”

The Media, following the lead of Obama’s handlers, have foisted this “intellectual” image for 5 years. That dog doesn’t hunt.

That’s why his handlers had to hide everything that existed about his background. He was trained on “looking” studious, “looking” like he was listening, “looking” like he was thinking about what others were saying, “looking” as if he was searching for a response. His handlers did this brilliantly, and conned the most powerful nation on earth.

DrJohn, while Walter Shapiro is busy fellating Obama he makes a couple points.

Obama refuses to be awed in the presence of billionaires.
In the PUBLIC presence of them that is.
We don’t know how he acts in private when they come to him, mostly through intermediaries and curry favor for money.
Soros, for one, backed Obama BIG Time from the start.
Yet Soros has never visited Obama IN the WH.
However, when Soros invested in foreign drilling in the gulf, Obama made that pay off Big Time by illegally ending US drilling in competition!
Soros made his money and sold off his investment.

Then Walter Shapiro does a back-handed slam of Romney/Ryan while propping up Obama his favorite way: in expense of others:

Unlike the Clintons and the Romney-Ryan ticket, Obama is not a devout believer in the gospel of wealth.

And 1. we don’t know if Obama is a devout believer in the ”gospel of wealth,” while 2. we don’t know if Romney or Ryan are either!
But the ad hominum sounds so good!

Finally he writes a bit that’s part true, part conjecture:

As a Democratic fund-raiser, quoted in the Politico e-book, says about the president, “He doesn’t understand the rich. He’s an intellectual elitist, not an economic one.”

I read a bit more from that e-book.
What ”the rich on the Left” were really saying isn’t that Obama doesn’t understand them, but that Obama takes their money then slaps them in the face.
Obama wants to put in a token appearance for over $30,000 a person events.
He won’t shake your hand, he won’t take a photo with you, he (most importantly) won’t listen to your ideas.
And, as a direct result of 4 years of this, many of his previous donors are not coming back to be his present donors.
Getting short-shrift is not to their liking.

Obama is NO intellectual elitist.
He hasn’t given us any proof that he is even smarter than a 9th grader.
Sure, he sat through a few law courses, even taught one with somone’s heavy notes.
But, take away his teleprompter and Obama is a thin-skinned, easily-bested, stuttering nasty man.

@Nan G: Obama not smarter than ninth grader. You must be kidding me. He sat through a few law courses. I’m afraid you’re really out of touch with reality, if that’s what you think. Oh, well, that’s a good example of how the right-wing mind works.

Do you include FOX News in your condemnation?

@James Raider, #1:

The Media, following the lead of Obama’s handlers, have foisted this “intellectual” image for 5 years.

No doubt “his handlers” somehow managed to put one over on the University of Chicago Law School for 14 years.

The University of Chicago Law school is ranked 5th best in the nation. It’s among the top 5, along with Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia. Such institutions don’t hire law professors who aren’t among the very best. They don’t hire bozos for the sake of appearances. You can’t fake competence at such places.

@Greg: Probably wasn’t hard to do — that has to be some kinda oxymoron — “Chicago” and “Law” in the same sentence.


They don’t hire bozos for the sake of appearances. You can’t fake competence at such places.

And you know this how?

I don’t care what Tapper says he is still one of the worst. If he knew all this why didn’t he report this news. I am so ashamed of the MSM because when I go on the other sites people are laughing at our in the tank for Obama…

@johngalt, #10:

Because if a prestigious top-5 law school were to do such things, it wouldn’t be prestigious and in the top-5 for very damn long.

There seems to be this prevailing attitude on the right that all aspects of academic status and elitism are fake. This is not the case. Some schools are truly better. Some people are truly smarter. Those having well-rounded educations often actually know more than those who don’t. Businesses don’t compete for the people who have done exceptionally well at prestigious schools simply because they like the fancy diplomas.


Some people are truly smarter.


And then there’s Obie… the guy who cannot successfully string three sentences together without his TelePromTer.

And even with the TelePromTer, he still accomplishes coming across as an idiot.

Roll the tape:

And another:

How about this one:

One more:

Yeah, he’s “truly smarter”.


Because if a prestigious top-5 law school were to do such things, it wouldn’t be prestigious and in the top-5 for very damn long.

Depends on who is doing the rankings, Greg, as well as the perceptions involved.

You, for example, believe Obama is doing pretty good as President. I, however, have quite a different viewpoint, and would rank him pretty damn low. As such, you’d be more apt to hire him for another job, while I would kick him to the curb as soon as possible.

As for the rest of your comment, maybe you can link to the proof that Obama did “exceptionally well” at the schools he attended. I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

Funny, I recall that at one school he was known to be a poor student.


You are probably the least informed person I have every read (except maybe for Liberal1).

Obama was NOT a law professor. He was an adjutant law lecturer and believe me, that is no where close to being a law professor. He was just one step above a grad student. But not by much.

Now the left loves to tout how Obama was a law “professor” which is just more b/s spin. And Aye is more than correct; without a teleprompter, Obama cannot string two cognitive sentences together. His gaffes are historic.

Obama is smitten by money and fame. That is why he hangs out with big name Hollywood and sports types and they are stupid enough to give him their money, not realizing that they are in that percentage that he would tax the socks off of. And like it or not, he will go down as the worst president in our nation’s history. Jimmy Carter is smiling.

Great collection of ”gaffes,” from Obama, Aye.
More recently Obama made another.
This one he would not have made had he CARED about the US Navy SEALs.

‘I’d advise that you talk to General McRaven, who’s in charge of our Special Ops. I think he has a point of view in terms of how deeply

I care about what these folks do each and every day to protect our freedom.’

The difficulty with this is that William McRaven is and admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is member of the US Navy, not US Army or US Marines.

@retire05, #16:

An official public statement issued by the University of Chicago Law School:

The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as “Senior Lecturer.” From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School’s Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.”

It’s been nearly 4 years since the 2008 election. I would have thought you folks would have concocted some new and improved conspiracy theories by now.


So the U of Chicago defended their affirmative action hire. Am I to be impressed. Remember, these are the same people Moochelle worked for. And the same citizens that elected Rhambo.

Color me not impressed.

Interesting last sentence.

“Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.”

Some of the real law professors at that school have said Obama was aloof and looked down upon them even thought THEY were tenured and he not. Obama refused to mix with them, socialize with them or even share his notes with them!
Also they, in turn, looked down on Obama as one who was given the spot and all his notes by a supporter in the school.
Some of the students who took tests Obama handed out said he could not explain the overly complex portions of the tests.
But that the tests were incredibly obtuse and demanded a politically correct revisionist answer rather than simply a sound legal rationale.

Is the distinction between real and unreal law professors something like Akin’s distinction between legitimate and non-legitimate rape?

It is called tenure.
I meant to write tenured.


No, the difference between legitimate rape and non-legitimate rape is the difference between what happend to Channon Christian and what happened to Cyrstal Gail Mangum.


@Aye: #13,

Aye, well done. O’s sycophants and the trolls who flap around the internet cannot put forth any evidence of their vacuous deity’s capacities. His handlers have made sure NOTHING of his background, track-record, marks, is available for them. So they make up shit.

I don’t hold “poor” high school or university marks against anyone, since marks are not necessarily proof of intellect or lack thereof, but why are O’s marks so secret? He has been well fabricated.

The only piece of writing anyone can point to as being actually written by Obama, is a mess and grammatically incorrect and incomprehensible. And here he is, PRESIDENT of AMERICA.

@Nan G, rather ironic when it was Obama, himself, who nominated McRaven for the rank of admiral a little over a year ago (April 2011), don’t you think?

As Aye has aptly demonstrated, he’s distracted, unfocused and at a loss without a good speechwriter and the TOTUS.

Well, drj… since you’re maxed out with hate, despising and loathing of the media, let’s give you something to perk your spirits. That would be Anderson Cooper cornering Wasserman-Schultz. You can watch the full 10’33” segment at this Mediaite link, or this 7′ version from YouTube below.

Mediaite and Anderson Cooper… who woulda thunk it. Entertainment from the most unlikely sources, eh?

I thanked you guys before for wollowing in the garbage thrown out by the propaganda media so that I dont’ have to. I watch only Fox News and let you and others tell me what the others are saying. How long does it take to get rid of the smell after you crawl out of their garbage pit?

@MataHarley: Thanks for that. She really is a cretin.

NanG “Obama not smarter than a ninth grader” I love to send your delusional anti Obama postings to my indie friends for reaction.Dr J’s as well.

Smorg. You watch only Fox? Shower often?

In a similar vein about media lies

@drjohn, figured you could use a smile…. :0) It’s always a good day when someone shows up Wasserman-Schultz for what she is, but it’s even better when it’s someone like Cooper.

Remember MSNBC’s Toure? (N-word-ization?)
He let the mask slip all the way off.

I’ll quote it but you’ll have to click here to see the video.
It is Toure + S.E. Cupp + Krystal Ball + Steve Kornacki

I mean, there’s only 24 hours in a day, Krystal, so even if you unleashed a billion dollars of ads in October, you can’t run 25 hours. But I mean we have – or the Obama campaign has – succeeded in, or attempted to succeed in, defining Romney early when Romney was undefined for many voters. So, I mean, that perhaps would be a value of June, July advertising, right?

Who needs to spend a dime on advertizing when you can have Toure on MSNBC for free?

@Greg: Sure they do. The premier qualifiction is being a liberal!

Some University of Chicago L.S. grads include Robert Bork, John Ashford and Liz Cheney. Aside from Professor Obama were professors John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia.

@Greg: #7,

I think there’s a very old saying . . . . something about, . . . . hmmm, let’s see, . . . . . . oh yah, assumptions.

I’m not sure that there’s a ‘saying’ about building theories on such assumptions though. You might make one up.

To all you pro-Barry Soetoro trolls, I just have to ask, how do you even have the brainpower to breathe unaided? You surely do not have the logic necessary to actually think through the problems Bari has created- let’s not blame Bush here (sure there is blame for what he did, but keep your pointy little brains on the problem NOW), Obamma couldn’t have screwed the pooch any worse than if he intentionally wanted to- WAIT, he DID intentionally do this to us, all because his little daddy was dissed by Britain, in colonial Kenya. Wah, wah, wah-