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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

CNN Corporate Drone Says Tonight May Very Well Be President's Last SOTU Speech

CNN supports President Obama? Looks like they're manufacturing a defeat. Or is this just this one blond news model's opinion? She comes on 1-2pm, I don't watch CNN so I don't know her name.

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Reply CNN Corporate Drone Says Tonight May Very Well Be President's Last SOTU Speech (Original post)
Mosaic Jan 2012 OP
brooklynite Jan 2012 #1
Mosaic Jan 2012 #3
IFOWONCO Jan 2012 #20
Blue Owl Jan 2012 #2
TigerToMany Jan 2012 #4
Bob32 Jan 2012 #5
yodermon Jan 2012 #6
TigerToMany Jan 2012 #7
Bob32 Jan 2012 #9
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #11
Bob32 Jan 2012 #12
Quixote1818 Jan 2012 #13
Bob32 Jan 2012 #15
Ravens Light Jan 2012 #17
VKaz Jan 2012 #23
bigwillq Jan 2012 #18
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2012 #8
WI_DEM Jan 2012 #10
csziggy Jan 2012 #14
WCGreen Jan 2012 #16
Ravens Light Jan 2012 #19
Codeine Jan 2012 #21
Bob32 Jan 2012 #22
lovemydog Jan 2012 #24

Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. Perhaps a little hyperbolie on her part...

...but given the general closeness of the polls, I suspect it is just a way to juice viewers. BTW - when was it ever assumed that CNN supported (or opposed) the President?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. CNN leans conservative

This has long been established in the blogosphere.

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Response to Mosaic (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

20. Give a little credit

to CNN for being the best of the three major networks, and at least trying to have a shred of credibility.

That said, if I could trade all three for a day old ham sandwich...

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. ...his last SOTU before the GOP sucks itself into oblivion? Sure!

n/t

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. The media has been against Obama from day one

 

From the day he announced his campaign the media went out of their way to try and defeat him. All the while praising Bush. The media is completely right-wing controlled and is against the democrats.

In 2012 the media darlings are of course Mitt Romney and Ron Paul (despite what the PaulBots say) but Obama will still win regardless.

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Response to TigerToMany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. Seriously?

 

From the day he announced his campaign the media went out of their way to try and defeat him. All the while praising Bush. The media is completely right-wing controlled and is against the democrats.


Is that sarcasm?

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

6. welcome to DU

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

7. please tell me why you think this is "sarcasm"

 

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Response to TigerToMany (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

9. Media fell all over themselves

 

I just don't see how anyone could think the media was out to defeat candidate Obama. I'm new though, maybe that's the general consensus around here?

What do you base that on?

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:57 PM

11. They certainly have not been pro-Obama since he has become President

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:03 PM

12. What would they need to do to be considered pro-Obama?

 

That may or may not be the case, I'm just referring to the comment made that the media was out to defeat candidate Obama from day one.

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

13. PEW Study

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:55 PM

15. From October 2011

 

That study refers to the first phase of the 2012 presidential campaign only and has nothing to do with the 2008 campaign. The poll was taken between May and October of 2011 and also doesn't apply to his first couple of years as President.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:31 PM

17. Since he has become President

 

seriously did you see how much the media glorified Obama back in 2008?
He was portrayed as Super man, the savior, the 2nd coming of Christ.
He was the guy that was going to fix everything bush screwed up.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:52 AM

23. They have not really been anti-Obama either.

 

They have not really been anti-Obama either. While they might not fawn over him like some people do, the media, with the notable exception of Fox seem to have gone rather easy on him.

But it just seems that in general the media enjoys criticizing the President once in a while to keep ratings up.

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Response to Bob32 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:51 PM

18. Hello

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:34 PM

8. True enough.

After all, he could be struck down by piece of frozen poop from an airplane, or be attacked by a killer chihuahua. It could happen.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:56 PM

10. Of course he could still give a SOTU speech next January before leaving office.

so technically it isn't certain to be his last one. I don't see Mittens or the Grinch standing up there.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

14. They're just looking for a thrilling headline

None of the newsreaders or partisan pundits have a clue who's going to win - or if they suspect Obama has it sewn up, they won't say.

They need a controversy to keep viewers. If they came out and said that this SOTU speech was going to be a standard run of the mill ho-hum speech, fewer people would tune in.

Remember years ago when the SOTU was just an interruption in regular programming? It wasn't controversial, it was just a review of where the country was and where it might be headed. People would complain when it preempted their usual dramas. The networks even got so they would take turns on which would *have* to show it. And there were not the hours of speculation beforehand or analysis afterwards, except maybe on PBS or some radio shows.

But the cable news channels are content starved. They HAVE to create controversies to keep people watching. They put on partisan pundits to create a slant to their programming, then book guests who are guaranteed to argue with the hosts or with the other guests on the program. As my hubby says, the cable new directors are standing behind the cameras cheering them on, "Fight, fight, fight!"

So the cable news people make claims that are opinion, not fact, build up expectations of confrontations (Which Congress critter is going to boycott the SOTU *this* year? Which one will yell out something inappropriate?), and try to make it a "must watch" event.

Anything but cover the real issues that affect the 99% and how our elected representatives are doing nothing to solve those problems.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:15 PM

16. They can't manufacture a viewer let alone a defeat of the democratic party...

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Response to Ravens Light (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:42 PM

21. You're in for a rude shock come November.

Oh, and alerted for use of the term "Obummer."

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. Thanks for the Welcomes.

 

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:56 AM

24. someone says that every time

a President gives his 3rd sotu

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