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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 06:19 AM
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MSNBC: "Campaigner in Chief" Honestly, I don't remember EVER
Edited on Sat Oct-24-09 06:20 AM by glowing
hearing about Bush and the campaigning that he did AND for more expensive private venues. All of the politicians do campaigning while they are in office. Barack Obama is one of the most popular presidents and popular "get". He could charge more than Bush did for his plated dinners if they wanted. Remember the different categories that Rove coined $ donors?

Its the little digs. The snarky headlines. The making a story out of no story. They could have just stated that the President is campaigning today in MA and will be here and here with a headline that says "President Obama in Mass today", and maybe even said, "the last time he was there was for his vacation and for Sen. Kennedy's funeral." Instead, they make it seem like a President doesn't campaign while in office. Or somehow imply that his campaigning is taking the eye off the many things he is over seeing. AND that it is partisan.

MEDIA sucks. Also, that Twitt is on and Pat seems to have the second chair on the weekends. I'm now have local snooze on.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 06:22 AM
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1. Getting rid of cable and newspapers except Sun NY Times is the best thing we did for our sanity!
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 06:38 AM
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2. I just turned it. I popped it on.. saw the headline, turned it away.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 06:54 AM
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3. They Think They Built Him And Now Can Take Him Down...
It's a typical corporate media game...there are those who feel THEY are responsible for President Obama's popularity and election. As some Hillary supporters here will still claim, that is what happened to them...the Corporate Media's hate for her is what helped give President Obama a higher profile in the primaries. Now that he's in power, they're gonna show him whose "boss".

Remember, the corporate media is not in the business of reporting real news, it's there to make profits and "entertain". Nothing gets eyeballs faster than a "controversy"...especially one that can divide and lets the corporate media play armchair quarterback.

Thank goodness for the "tubes" as the great equalizer...where the real investigating and reporting now takes place. Corporate media has gotten lazy and replaced reporting with "analyizing"...where facts are just a byproduct and always trumped by the talking points.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 09:25 AM
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5. AND their analysis is always wrong. I'm not sure which Americans
they are speaking about when they say "the American people.. blah..blah..blah". They talk to each other and socialize with each other and stick together in D.C. and NY. They have no clue what Americans want or need.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 07:35 AM
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4. Maybe they think they can get away with it because Bush was a near 100%
Edited on Sat Oct-24-09 07:37 AM by peacetalksforall
campaigner. He was their front man while Cheney ran the country. Bush - flew off to fund raisers continually. He was the fund raiser front man, for his charisma. Any public event was by invitation. Any use of crowds along the streets was staged. That was his job for eight years when he wasn't signing statements or executive orders that Cheney wrote up.

They probably think we didn't notice. Turning reality upside inside overtheside to confuse us. That's their lying reality. Their 27% following is real in their own unreal ways.

What are you going to get when you have seven tv networks in the country that are all Republican (they even say 'we')? They are promoting 24/7 with the exception of fifteen hours a week of Dem hosts (minus their vacation days).
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 09:46 AM
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6. The coporate media needs regulation.. NO LIES. This means NO SPIN.
News is dry and NOT sensational. They are supposed to tell us what is happening on Wall St., not help them rob the treasury. They are supposed to tell us all the evil that is the oil co's and halliburton and KBR and the catastrophy in New Orleans and around the Gulf Coast region.

FOR example: The Healthcare Debate--

We are the only industrialized nation that does not provide healthcare to its citizens. A nation this "rich" allows 45,000 people to die annually because they do not have access to healthcare. When someone does become ill, they will go bankrupt while trying NOT to die. They cannot take time for work and have it paid and be able to come back to it once better because we do not have laws that mandate worker protections (we are viewed as consumers; not people).

The media people should be reporting on differing healthcare systems from around the world with a real analysis on the positives and the negatives of each system. There are systems already in place. Take the best versions of each system to try and make the US health care the strongest that the pukes claim it to be. Reporting on health care systems would open the dialogue as to which programs that we would like to have here for all of our citizens.

Reports should also be made on the fraud, abuse, and neglect within the system. There are good hospitals and there are really bad hospitals. Why in the medical profession does one acquire staggering student loans? We need more doctors; not less. At some point we will run out. How do we make sure really good doctors make there way into rural areas, and still make a living? As well, why are interns doing 48hr shifts? Nurses 12hr shifts? Longer days with lots of patients will only lead to errors. Doctors do not heed their own advice about rest and stress.

Reports should be coming in from all over about the insurance companies, their CEO's, the people who are in bankruptcy due to medical bills, fights with insurance companies to pay the claims, and their lobbying interests? They should be shaming the hell out of every single politician who is on the take. The questions should be: "You have recieved $1.2 mil in donations/ contributions. Is this the reason you won't allow American's to choose to enroll in the Public Option even if their work provides insurance benefits? Who are you working for? People deserve the choice. Either the insurance co's will sink or swim, but you should be working for the good of the nation; not the good of the corporation who takes insurance payments from citizens to cover their medical needs. Are patients being denied coverage and dropped from coverage because they are filling your coffers? Do you feel like you have the blood of innocent American's on your hands because you take their "insurance money" while allowing the insurance co's to act as they do?"

Media acting like media would be the most awesome thing in the whole entire world.
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