For Once Obama Gets It Right
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.
(CNSNews.com) – 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.
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.
When you’ve lost Chuck Todd, you’ve lost the ultra-biased, far-left media.
Hat tip: CNS News and Washington Examiner