Reporters Trying to Help Barack Obama Win?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Barack Obama, Media, Media Bias, New York Times, President 2008
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Rasmussen has a new poll today that shows the American public is increasingly believing that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the Presidency.

The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help Obama with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.

Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help John McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage.

With the three television news anchors fawning over “The One” in Iraq and Europe is there any wonder?

As Flap said before NBC News is unwatchable. Either it is a flashback to Tim Russert time or it is Obamamania.

The blowback: More layoffs are forecast for the MSM, including the New York Times.

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Barack Obama Watch: Birth Certificate Forgery Flap

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Much of his convention speech, and the subject of his 1995 memoir “Dreams From My Father,” focused on his diverse family. Born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, Obama was the son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya who left to study economics at Harvard, and then returned to Kenya, seeing his son just once afterwards. Obama was raised by his mother’s parents. In 2006, he visited his father’s mother in Kenya

Kos has previously posted a copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate (”certification of live birth”). Flap’s and Geraghty’s questions have been answered or have they?

Today there is this piece, last in a series about document forgery of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. There is a complicated analysis and some just plain weird findings.

But, why doesn’t Team Obama allow the state of Hawaii to release the real deal?

Stay tuned……

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Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans After Bush Wins War; Update: Al-Maliki’s Remarks Misunderstood, Mistranslated and Not Conveyed Accurately

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Now, a spokesman has said that al-Maliki’s remarks “were misunderstood, mistranslated and not conveyed accurately.”

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the possibility of troop withdrawal was based on the continuance of security improvements, echoing statements that the White House made Friday after a meeting between al-Maliki and U.S. President Bush.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he agrees with US presidential candidate Barack Obama’s plans for withdrawing US troops from Iraq

The LEFT and Team Obama will try to spin Iraqi Prime Minister’s Nuri al-Maliki’s interview with Speigel Online – even with the change in the quote.

The first quote:

SPIEGEL: Would you hazard a prediction as to when most of the US troops will finally leave Iraq?

Maliki: As soon as possible, as far as we’re concerned. US presidential candidate Barack Obama is right when he talks about 16 months. Assuming that positive developments continue, this is about the same time period that corresponds to our wishes.

The changed quote:

SPIEGEL: Would you hazard a prediction as to when most of the US troops will finally leave Iraq?

Maliki: As soon as possible, as far as we’re concerned. U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama talks about 16 months. That, we think, would be the right timeframe for a withdrawal, with the possibility of slight changes.

Read the entire Speigel interview here.

And, then read the shortened pro-Obama Reuters version.

What Reuters and other news accounts will fail to emphasize is that under Barack Obama’s anti-SURGE policy, Prime Minister al-Maliki would not be in the postion to see an American withdrawal of combat troops. It is because of the success of General Petraeus and President Bush that the United States has won the Iraq War.

Let’s look at Obama’s quotes about the SURGE:

  • In October 2006–three months before the president’s new strategy was unveiled–Obama said, “It is clear at this point that we cannot, through putting in more troops or maintaining the presence that we have, expect that somehow the situation is going to improve, and we have to do something significant to break the pattern that we’ve been in right now.”
  • On January 10, 2007, the night the surge was announced, Obama declared, “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”
  • A week later, he insisted the surge strategy would “not prove to be one that changes the dynamics significantly.”
  • And in reaction to the president’s January 23 State of the Union address, Obama said, I don’t think the president’s strategy is going to work. We went through two weeks of hearings on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; experts from across the spectrum–military and civilian, conservative and liberal–expressed great skepticism about it. My suggestion to the president has been that the only way we’re going to change the dynamic in Iraq and start seeing political commendation is actually if we create a system of phased redeployment. And, frankly, the president, I think, has not been willing to consider that option, not because it’s not militarily sound but because he continues to cling to the belief that somehow military solutions are going to lead to victory in Iraq.

Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and Senator Barack Obama said the war was “LOST” and the surge would not and did not work. Now, the Democrats are spinning the credit for peace in Iraq that President Bush and pro-SURGE pols, such as John McCain rightly deserve. The Iraq War is over – America won.

Fancy that and the MSM like Reuters are happy to spin the story for Obama and the Democrats.

But, will the media get away with it with the American voters?

Stay tuned……..


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Barack Obama Watch: In Iraq This Weekend?

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The LEFT is going wild with this story that John McCain “leaked” the fact that Obama would in Iraq this weekend.

Hell, everyone knows he is leaving for a foreign trip (taking the three major TV anchors with him) and that Obama promised to visit Iraq. Why wouldn’t one expect Obama to jaunt over to Iraq when he will be nearby in Israel and Jordan?

The RIGHT story is that Obama has ONLY been to Iraq one time and that was 922 days ago.


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