Thursday, November 24, 2011

CNN's garbage reporting:

This is, unfortunately, standard practice:
That is how CNN reports the fact that Romney's campaign took Obama's quoting a McCain staffer and misleadingly presented it as Obama's view. Obama even said "and I quote". But the network is too timid to call foul. Instead, we get treated to the classic "Democrats say", which implies there is no objective judgement to be rendered. (See also Alex Pareene's commentary at Salon.)

Earlier, on the CBS Early Show, they had Jan Crawford report on the Romney ad. She said this:
"as far as conservtives go it's not so controversial, and Romney's courting that vote, and they think it's pretty brilliant"
There was the admission that Obama's words were taken out of context, but that's considered SOP these days, so what's the fuss?

2012 is looking to be a miserable campaign year.


For what it's worth, I never would have watched a Romney compaign ad if it wasn't for the spittle flying from liberal lips over that one short quote in the ad. I'm not really much of a Romney proponent, but I thought it was a pretty strong ad. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, and, I'm sure, the attention of other conservative undecideds.

I'm sure you'll be properly aghast when Democrats start playing hardball too.

By Anonymous jms, at 11/24/2011 10:39 AM  

lying isn't hardball, jms, and yes it would be shocking to see Democrats in 2012 campaigning like it was 1992.

By Blogger Dark Avenger, at 11/24/2011 5:21 PM  

Oh my. Here's a bookmark for the ages.

Ok. We'll see how this one pans out.

By Anonymous jms, at 11/24/2011 6:41 PM  

There is a clip (not from the Dems) circulating with Romney o-tones that does the same to him. In it 'in his own words' he calls Americans lazy, calls for rising everyone's taxes, says that he is there to protect the rich etc. GOPster are simply relying on the Dems not going that way (or that the 'liberal' media would call them out on that immediately beacsue only RWers are allowed to do such things).

By Anonymous HB, at 11/25/2011 1:06 AM  

jms apparently has the naivety of Mitt "Willard" Romney if he thinks that Obama will avoid talking about the economy during the 2012 campaign. That's the Bush/Cheney elephant in the room.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 11/25/2011 5:51 AM  

Oh please, let Obama go from town to town blaming George Bush for the economy. He won't do that. That's so 2009. This year it's millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners. The Obama campaign is fishing around for a next year's scapegoat, but the pickings are getting pretty thin. He thought this OWS thing would be good through the election, but its shelf life turned out to be pretty short, and you can't campaign on an ugly, stinky, disease-ridden crime wave of squatters camps.

So yeah, I'm expecting the Democrats to fabricate something and run on it. Like the fake Bush National Guard documents last time that were typed into Microsoft Word in 1972. They doubled down on that one until Dan Rather lost his job and the rest of the media lost their credibility. But you probably think those documents were real, so they sort of worked on the undiscerning base. Depending on who the nominee is, they'll probably go with something like that. Fabricated documents. Or maybe they won't even go with documents. Just vague unsubstantiated accusations like the wave of accusations against Herman Cain, where anonymous people made unspecified accusations about unspecified things that allegedly happened some 15 years ago. It worked to some extent, so I suspect it will be something along those lines.

But hey, if he wants to campaign on blaming the economy on other people,

By Anonymous jms, at 11/25/2011 7:25 AM  

... GO FOR IT!!

By Anonymous jms, at 11/25/2011 7:25 AM  

jms has his head up the derrieres of Bush/Cheney. The 2008 Bush/Cheney Great Recession, the bottom line of its 8 years that started with the Clinton surplus, is the base from which Obama started. Obama can point to his efforts to save us from a Great Depression while dealing from day one with the goal of the GOP to make him a one-term President and the GOP tactics to thwart just about every one of Obama's efforts, including most recently via the Select Committee. Perhaps jms can demonstrate his economics chops by enumerating what Obama could have done to overcome the clear efforts of the GOP to destroy the nation in or to save it - possibly with Gingrich's intellect. Just maybe jms might take the position that by doing nothing, the 2008 Bush/Cheney Great Recession would have self resolved.

By the way, if jms actually read - and understood - Frum's recent New York article, that's a roadmap for Obama.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 11/25/2011 10:38 AM  

Bookmark it, libs!

Here is how it will go down next week. First, the results from Virginia and North Carolina will come in, and they’ll be declared for McCain. You’ll be disappointed, but “no big deal, change can’t come overnight” will be your comment. Florida will go red, and a little nervousness will creep in. The usual suspects will fall into the usual categories. As the night drags on, Ohio, Colorado, and (much to your horror) Pennsylvania will be too close to call.

My advice at this point to you will be to go to bed. You will wake up to a McCain presidency and the Great Liberal Freakout will be on.

Bookmark this, liberals, as this is exactly how it is going to go down. You will be wonder how the hell I was able to call this.

The Truth about Troofie

"Deficits don't matter"

Dick Cheney.

By Blogger Dark Avenger, at 11/25/2011 12:08 PM  

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