For Once Obama Gets It Right

2012 May 15
by bc3b

Don’t believe the media.

Barack Obama has received more favorable media coverage than any President in our nation’s history – from highlighting any positive news, to burying negative news to not reporting news (e.g. Obama’s background, Fast and Furious, etc.). Yet, even though 95%+ of all news is in his favor, our thin-skinned President bristles and becomes angry if anything negative is reported.

( – President Barack Obama pointed a finger at the news media today when he gave the commencement address at all-female Barnard College in New York City, attributing some of the blame for what he described as a lack of faith in American institutions on news reports that focus on “sensationalism” and “scandal” and carry “a message that change isn’t possible.”

In a survey conducted last September, Gallup discovered that 47 percent of Americans believe the media is “too liberal” while only 13 percent believe it is “too conservative.” Thirty-six percent said they believed the media was “just about right.”


“No wonder that faith in our institutions has never been lower, particularly when good news doesn’t get the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore,” Obama said. “Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal and stories with a message that suggest change isn’t possible; that you can’t make a difference; that you won’t be able to close that gap between life as it is and life as you want it to be.

“My job today is to tell you don’t believe it,” said Obama.

In each of the last 12 years, Gallup has run surveys asking Americans: “In general do you think the news media are too liberal, just about right, or too conservative.” Every year, between 44 and 48 percent have said “too liberal.” The largest percentage that ever said “too conservative” was 19 percent in 2006.

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UPDATE: Team Obama Thinks CBS/New York Times Poll Is Biased (against Barack)

Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed today’s CBS/New York Times poll showing that 67 percent of people believed Obama made his decision on gay marriage for political reasons. Only 24 percent said that Obama did it “mostly because he thinks it is right.”

Host Chuck Todd asked Cutter about the poll, admitting that the methodology of the poll was different, because it was a callback poll. “Put those caveats aside thats a lot of people saying that he did this for political reasons,” Todd said, noting that it was a 3-1 margin.

“We can’t put the methodology of that poll aside, because the methodology was significantly biased.” Cutter insisted on MSNBC this morning.

When pressed by Todd, Cutter said that she didn’t want to bore the viewers with talk of methodology, but repeated that she believed the poll was flawed.

“It’s a biased sample, so they re-biased the same sample,” she concluded.

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When you’ve lost Chuck Todd, you’ve lost the ultra-biased, far-left media.

Hat tip: CNS News and Washington Examiner

16 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 May 15 7:20 am
    justrand permalink

    excellent, bc3b

    Obama said. “Every day you receive a steady stream of sensationalism and scandal …“My job today is to tell you don’t believe it.

    Translation: “My mud-slingers trumped up some crap about Romney’s youth…and now that we got THAT out there, they’re gonna try to remind you of my ACTUAL youth. NOW is when you start not believing!” 🙂

  2. 2012 May 15 7:29 am
    justrand permalink

    speaking of the press…and hattip HotAir. From HardBall last night, they were discussing the Obama ad against Romney being part of Bain. And ad THOROUGHLY discredited.

    MATHEWS: “How does Obama get in there and debate him on his own turf? How can he possibly know as much as Romney does about how he made or didn’t make money?”

    MARK HALPERIN: “I don’t think he needs to, I think in a debate he can bumper-sticker it and make it clear. And again, the press — this is one of these instances where the press is very sympathetic to the Obama narrative on Bain, and not all that sympathetic to Governor Romney. He needs to make an argument so compelling that it finds an audience in the press, if he can do it, and an audience with the public. I think in a debate, again, we know what the President will say, and I think he’ll be pretty effective.

    I bolded the pertinent part: we know what the President will say, and I think he’ll be pretty effective.

    We haven’t even HEARD him say anything…but “he’ll be pretty effective” when he says it.

    DEBATE QUESTIONER: “President Obama, what do you have to say about Governor Romney’s response on the positive aspects of Bain Capital?”
    OBAMA: “Twas brilling in the slively toves, did gyre and gimbol in the wabes”

    media reaction: Game-Set-Match OBAMA!! His response on Bain Capital gave us ALL chills!!!

  3. 2012 May 15 7:31 am
    JustMary permalink

    This guy is all smoke and mirrors. He needs that magic unicorn dust to continue flowing if he is to take this election. Then again, he can just “take” the election, and I am pretty sure he is planning to.

  4. 2012 May 15 7:34 am
    justrand permalink

    JM, I have a thread coming up at 8:30 that goes pretty well with your comment! 🙂

  5. 2012 May 15 7:40 am
    JustMary permalink

    we know what the President will say, and I think he’ll be pretty effective.“

    Eat the rich! Not me….I’m not like as rich as Romney and stuff!

    The debates are precisely why Newt should have been the nominee. Since we cannot have him, I sincerely hope he coaches Romney. His pride may prevent him from doing so, but it sure would be nice. In any case, I hope Romney reminds the audience that they have been paying for all of the Obamas lavish vacations. Can you afford a vacation like that? Well guess what- you paid for it, and you didn’t even get a “lousy t-shirt”. I have the money to afford those vacations outright, so you know that stealing from your grandchildren to pay for them is something I would never do.

  6. 2012 May 15 7:41 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    Obamas right the poll was biased. The NYTImes/CBS poll said 67% thought he did it for political reasons. Without their bias I’m sure it would have BEEN Closer To 85% TO 90%. ha

  7. 2012 May 15 7:46 am

    “UPDATE: Team Obama Thinks CBS/New York Times Poll Is Biased (against Barack)”

    IT IS…D+6 and RV poll

    Mitt leads by 10 points

  8. 2012 May 15 7:46 am

    GAY FORWARD !!!!!!

  9. 2012 May 15 7:51 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Gay Forward !!!!!!! — Eph

    Sure he is! Shucks just a year ago he was Leading from Behind. We now understand why 🙂

    SO and I sit here in SFO, Hawaii bound. Should have booked more slack time to say hey.

  10. 2012 May 15 8:00 am
    justrand permalink

    Geez, drdog…next time tell me when you’re passing thru SFO, I’ll buy ya breakfast!

  11. 2012 May 15 8:09 am
    JustMary permalink

    The Newsweak cover really does make it seem like Obama caught teh ghey and isn’t just in support of them.

  12. 2012 May 15 8:13 am
    beej permalink

    Michelle’s just his cover.

  13. 2012 May 15 8:20 am

    12 That’s for after the election, beej.

    Hussein is 100% fruitcake

  14. 2012 May 15 8:21 am

    The first sasquatch is his beard.

  15. 2012 May 15 8:29 am
    justrand permalink

    a shout out to Michelle Obama:

  16. 2012 May 15 1:55 pm

    8. Is that like paying it forward? 😉

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