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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 08:42 PM
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The Media’s False Narrative – That’s Their Story And They’re Sticking To It
The media and their overlords, the Republican Party have been attempting with great success to tell a false narrative about President Obama and the popularity of his policies and him. I would also add that they were aided and abetted by the “firebaggers”, Jane Hamsher and her gang, Glenn Greenwald and his hatred and Arianna Huffington and her empire. They seem to be peddling the idea that the President and his policies aren’t very popular and candidates are running away from him. I don’t doubt that some of the candidates have bought into the narrative, they certainly don’t want to be seen as going against anything the big ole’ media says. But the reality is that since the president has been on the stump, the tide is turning for Democrats. And contrary to what Hamsher says, he is firing up the base and progressive voters, what she calls hectoring. This story from The Raw Story shows exactly why this narrative is false, a piece from it below…

Despite negative economic forecasts and all the rue predicted for Democrats in November, President Obama’s approval rating is actually faring better than Presidents Reagan and Clinton at this point in their terms, according to an analysis of data provided by the Gallup polling organization.In a survey of approximately 1,500 adults nation-wide, Gallup said on Oct. 6 that Obama’s approval rating was 48 percent. By comparison, Bill Clinton, the previous Democrat to reside in the White House, had a 42 percent approval rating at the same time in his presidency.

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Now, how many times are you going to hear that today on MSNBC or CNN or FOX? Zero! Oh, it might get a mention as a throw away line, but chances are that won’t even happen. Instead we will hear how “people are hurting”…”where are the jobs”….”people are angry”….which may all be true, but according to polls, people aren’t blaming it all on President Obama. Sure, you will have a certain percentage of people who will instinctively blame the opposite party of the one they belong to, it’s a natural instinct. But I talk to a lot of people every day, granted they are mostly liberal….college kids and professors….but this is supposedly the group that is so angry at the President if you listen to the likes of Hamsher and Greenwald. I’m not hearing it. These people don’t even know who the fuck Jane Hamsher is. If they do, they usually say something like…”yea, what is her problem.”

This false narrative started almost immediately when the president was elected. Republicans were very blatant about their tactics to stop anything President Obama tried. The media bought and sold the Republican line like the corporate shills they are. The firebaggers jumped on board very soon too, fueled by their anger over the primaries and the belief that they alone will prove to those 53% who voted for President Obama that they were all wrong. But what keeps me going every day is the knowledge that each one of those media folks has only one vote. Conventional wisdom doesn’t vote. If I ever need to be reminded how the media plays the game, all I have to do is look back at the media’s anointing of President Hillary Clinton back in 2007 and the first part of 2008.


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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 09:57 PM
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1. ExtremeLiberal makes alotta sense.
MSM narratives are reliably thin. Thx for the post firedupdem.

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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:06 PM
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2. I'm amazed by how many left
(or supposed left) bloggers suddenly become gullible about adopting anything in the corporate media as long as it attacks Obama from the left. Did they not notice during the last 10 years that the corporate media is completely full of shit? Why should we adopt their narratives?
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:31 PM
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3. Love this quote:
But I talk to a lot of people every day, granted they are mostly liberal….college kids and professors….but this is supposedly the group that is so angry at the President if you listen to the likes of Hamsher and Greenwald. I’m not hearing it. These people don’t even know who the fuck Jane Hamsher is. If they do, they usually say something like…”yea, what is her problem.”

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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 11:32 PM
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4. My three college-aged kids are all behind President Obama.
I went over the ballot and issues with my daughter today.


Not one of them would know who Hamster was if I hadn't told them. They are far too busy to pay any attention to such a marginal distraction on the national political scene.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:29 AM
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5. Jane who????????????
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:37 PM
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6. Good reading. Kick and thumbs up
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