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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-11-08 07:52 AM
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5. But it's worse than "giving a pass".
The media are actively suppressing information voters need to know to properly evaluate mccain as a candidate and potential president. They edit his interviews to conceal errors and gaffes, excise comments made by others concerning his marital infidelities, etc., etc.

Would mccain be that much better than Obama for the media and corporate elites that they have to bend over backwards to misrepresent him to the public? (And BTW, what kind of "journalism" is that supposed to be?) And what if we elect mccain and then find out he's no good, like what happened with bush?
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  -why is the press giving McCain a pass luckyleftyme2  Aug-11-08 07:39 AM   #0 
  - Be more specific  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 07:40 AM   #1 
  - His affair, for one thing  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-11-08 08:01 AM   #6 
     - You mean back in the 1970's?  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 09:45 AM   #18 
  - Perhaps we need to push them harder.  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 07:41 AM   #2 
  - the media keeps telling viewers that "We know McCain!"  ErinBerin84   Aug-11-08 07:43 AM   #3 
  - Read this article by Amy Silverman  blogslut   Aug-11-08 07:45 AM   #4 
  - But it's worse than "giving a pass".  mwb970   Aug-11-08 07:52 AM   #5 
  - Because they want McCain to win  GoesTo11   Aug-11-08 08:03 AM   #7 
  - Because he has an "R" after his name. The  LibDemAlways   Aug-11-08 08:14 AM   #8 
  - I remember when the primaries were on and the media was focusing only on Obama and Hillary  book_worm   Aug-11-08 08:18 AM   #9 
  - McCain has made lots of friends in media over 26 years they even go to his place for bbq. Favoritism  barack the house   Aug-11-08 08:19 AM   #10 
  - It's our job to work round media screen record the real mccain and post VCDs door to door.-->  barack the house   Aug-11-08 08:22 AM   #11 
  - GE, defense contractor, owns NBC ... ABC is run by Disney (wholesome!), and CBS head  zbdent   Aug-11-08 08:22 AM   #12 
  - Ratings  GloriaSmith   Aug-11-08 08:24 AM   #13 
  - He is the corporate candidate. The same corporations who own our media have a vested interest  Skwmom   Aug-11-08 08:34 AM   #14 
  - Local Az. press is pretty hard on McCain ....  hadrons   Aug-11-08 08:53 AM   #15 
  - I constantly here the media pointing out err Complaining that  Heather MC   Aug-11-08 09:04 AM   #16 
  - We don't have a free press in this country.  screembloodymurder   Aug-11-08 09:22 AM   #17 
  - Nope  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 09:47 AM   #19 
     - When did the media criticize Bush?  harun   Aug-11-08 10:10 AM   #21 
        - well - for one example  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 10:31 AM   #23 
           - I don't consider reporting a fraction of the violence in Iraq, which isn't  harun   Aug-11-08 12:09 PM   #25 
              - Not my job  DangerDave921   Aug-11-08 02:19 PM   #29 
  - The people who make the decisions in the press want him to win  harun   Aug-11-08 10:05 AM   #20 
  - Media consolidation into Republican hands. /eom  Overseas   Aug-11-08 10:11 AM   #22 
  - They're going to give him a pass right to the Oval Office. nt  Phoonzang   Aug-11-08 10:38 AM   #24 
  - Because their corporate owners demand it.  WinkyDink   Aug-11-08 01:42 PM   #26 
  - Maybe they think picking on old people is in bad taste?  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 01:43 PM   #27 
     - No race no $$$$  TheKentuckian   Aug-11-08 02:13 PM   #28 
        - I know I know. I was just being silly :)  Marrah_G   Aug-11-08 02:34 PM   #30 
 

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