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Where is this "liberal media"?

Original post made by Concerned Citizen, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 7, 2008

So, Joe Lieberman who hasn't been a Democrat for years is touted over and over again in the press as being a Democrat cross over for McCain, but you don't hear word one about the numerous staunch Republicans who spoke in favor of Obama at the Democratic Convention (a Republican former Congressman gave a stirring speech for Obama, several ordinary folk who have voted Republican all their lives but support Obama got up in front of those huge crowds to explain why, a long line up of Admirals and Generals stood up for Obama, and even the daughter of President Eisenhower, a staunch Republican her whole life, announced Obama's acceptance speech). (Hey, I liked Ike, and I like Obama, too! Did the media even notice?)

The media also keeps letting the Palin camp repeat charges that Democrats are being unfair to Palin by criticizing her family, but all I can find are prominent conservative women criticizing Palin for her family choices, nothing from Obama's camp, just a lot of manipulative charges by the Republicans.

The media also keeps repeating various pundits touting Palin's "executive" experience (mayor of a town of 9000 that she left in debt, 20 months as governor of one of the smallest states in the country and already under an ethics investigation), but no mention that George Bush had far more executive experience than McCain or Palin and that didn't make him a good President.

Many stories repeat the charge that Obama is somehow "elite" - when he is a self-disciplined, self-made person of color, raised by a single mother and his white grandparents - who did well at Harvard Law School. John Sidney McCain III (that's "The Third") grew up with immense privilege, was a legacy naval academy student where he graduated almost at the bottom of his class due to a poor work ethic and a belligerent personality (he has said he would have rather gone to Princeton, sniff) - married to an heiress and can't remember how many houses he has - yet the media somehow keeps letting him portray himself as this average Joe, so that once again, the Republicans make the important choice of leader of our country come down to who you want to have a beer with (or have in your soccer league).

So much for all that self-examination by the media, wondering how they could have been so soft on (i.e., fawning of) President Bush in the lead up to the Iraq war - the Republicans just have to beat those disingenuous drums about the illusive "liberal" media, and the press just falls in line to do their bidding once again. (C'mon, has none of them ever watched conservative princess Katy Couric for starters?)

My challenge to the media: please, just for once, just for the good of our country - call their bluff. Grow a spine and really live up to the charge for once! Or at least just grow an objective, investigative spine!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 7, 2008 at 5:59 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

So, concerned citizen, you liked Ike? So did Hornsby. If Ike had not threatened to go to war against England, France and Israel opposing their attempt to retain their right to the Suez Canal they had built, perhaps middle Eastern countries would have continued to honor their contractual obligations.

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Posted by Joel
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:54 am

Why is the liberal media giving Palin such an easy time, it is clear that she cannot draw a crowd, look at this paltry audience for her speech in Colorado Springs, she got a big an audience at a small town mayor at a minor council meeting look here Web Link

Does not look good, no charisma

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 9, 2008 at 8:37 am

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Compare the news treatment of the Dan Quayle potatoe slip with Carter's "Hubert Horatio Hornblower" blunder and come back with your question.

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Posted by Walter's Walrus
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2008 at 8:47 am

Walter--Carter's gaffe was getting a name mixed up (I am sure you have never done that ), while Quayle could not spell a simple word. Big difference between the two. Also news coverage has changed much int last few decades

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