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100 Days of Hype

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 2:54 pm - May 1, 2009.
Filed under: Media Bias,Obama Worship & Indoctrination

It isn’t just my imagination.  The MSM is fawning over President Obama.

According to the Center for Media and Public Affairs:

The media have given President Obama more coverage than George W. Bush and Bill Clinton combined and more positive coverage than either received at this point in their presidencies. . . .

During his first 50 days in office, the three broadcast network evening news shows devoted 1021 stories lasting 27 hours 44 minutes to Barack Obama’s presidency. The daily average of seven stories and over 11 minutes of airtime represents about half of the entire newscasts. By contrast, at this point in their presidencies George W. Bush had received 7 hours 42 minutes and Bill Clinton garnered 15 hours 2 minutes of coverage, for a combined total airtime five hours less than Mr. Obama’s.

Emphasis added.  And the MSM hasn’t just been obsessed with showcasing the President’s image, they’ve also, by and large, been promoting his policies:

Mr. Obama has received not only more press but also better press than his immediate predecessors. On the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news, fifty-eight percent of all evaluations of the president and his policies have been favorable, and 42 percent were unfavorable. CMPA’s previous studies of network news found that George W. Bush received only 33 percent positive evaluations by sources and reporters during the first 50 days of his administration in 2001, and Bill Clinton received only 44 percent positive evaluations during his first ten weeks (70 days) in office in 1993.

And I had thought the news media loved Bill Cliinton when he took office in 1993.  If Obama falters, he may not only hurt his party, but he could well bring the MSM down with him as well.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  MIchelle raises an interesting point:

I don’t doubt that the MSM has been falling head-over-heels for Obama, but do you think that just the pure AMOUNT of coverage has been because the news cycle has INSANELY ramped up their coverage since the days of Clinton and even Bush?

MSNBC Gives Platform to Anti-Semite

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 2:18 pm - May 1, 2009.
Filed under: Ex-Conservatives,Media Bias

The left-wing network features more than just gay marriage opponents.  They’re also help pevent one of the most prominent anti-Semites in America from fading into a much deserved oblivion.  “Pat Buchanan, one of America’s leading conservative voices (sic), is a political analyst and regular contributor on MSNBC.

Does MSNBC just keep him on because they believe he’s a conservative and they so want to tar conservatism in general by his narrow-minded mean-spirited rantings?

No serious conservative considers Buchanan a part of our movement any longer.  He left the GOP to run for President on the Reform Party ticket and supports an economic (and foreign) policy totally at odds with anything the Gipper ever championed.

Plus, as the GOP and consrvatives in general have become more pro-Israel, he has become increasingly antagonistic to the Jewish State.

Specter’s Switch & GOP Shift on Spending

As Democrats and the media try to dress up Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democrats as a sign of the drift of the GOP in the direction of extreme social conservatism or some such, it was really nothing more than, to quote a Democratic Party strategist, “a cowardly act of a cornered man.”

As Byron York (via Glenn) puts it, “He’s a Democrat of necessity, and everyone knows it“:

More than a few in the GOP were gobsmacked when Specter explained his defection in nakedly strategic terms. “He made perfectly clear in a private conversation with [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell that his decision was made last Friday, when his pollster came to him and said, ‘You will not win the Republican primary,'” a top Senate aide told me. “So the decision to run as a Democrat wasn’t because he wanted to leave the Republican party, or because the party was mean to him.” Specter said much the same thing in public; his decision was born of sheer desperation.

But, just for argument’s sake, let’s say he did make the move because of the GOP’s drift to the right.  It’s a good sign for the GOP when we realize which issue hastened his departure from the Republican caucus.

The Republican position on abortion hasn’t changed in the past few years.  So, while pro-choice, Specter stayed put in a party with a pro-life platform.  Twice in the past five years, Republican legislators, with the then-Republican President’s support pushed the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA), which would block states from recognizing gay marriages.  Specter didn’t join the Democrats who shared his pro-choice views and who, on the whole, opposed the FMA.

Only after he voted for the spendthrift “stimulus” did Specter secure an opponent in the Pennsylvania Republican primary.  It was his support of excessive government spending which alienated him from the GOP.

So, if the GOP is truly moving in a rightward direction, it’s doing so on the right issue–standing up against out-of-control spending.

NBC/MSNBC Promotes Gay Marriage Foe

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 5:00 am - May 1, 2009.
Filed under: Gay Marriage,Media Bias

And here I had thought the MSM was eager to discredit those making the case for traditional marriage.

I’d bet that if they polled 1,000 randomly selected Americans who had watched Miss California, Carrie Prejean, answer Perez Hilton’s question on gay marriage in last week’s Miss USA pageant, an overwhelming majority would say she handled the question with grace.  When she goes on TV to discuss the controversy generated by that response, she comes across as poised, self-confident and definitely not bitter.

Not the kind of a woman you’d want to be speaking out in favor of a cause you opposed.

But, MSNBC’s David Shuster has gone on the warpath against the beauty queen, launcing an attack campaign against Miss California for her stance on gay  marriage.  Don’t think his angry rants will serve to discredit her with anyone save those who already abhor her for that stance. Matt Lauer interviewed her on the Today show.

Has the MSM ever given so much air time to a contestant who lost the Miss USA or Miss America pageant?  All they’re doing is giving her a larger platform from which to make the case against gay marriage.  When last I checked, she attracted nearly twice as many google hits as did Kristen Dalton, the woman who won the pageant.

My advise to the MSM:  ignore Carrie Prejean.  Don’t make it easier for her to speak out for maintaining the social status quo on marriage.  Given how well she comes across on TV, you only increase her stature by featuring her on your programs.

FROM THE COMMENTS: Leah offers:

If she is successful, you can thank Perez Hilton and all the others in the media who are giving her air time thinking that by doing so they are discrediting her.
The opposite is happening, she is becoming a very attractive young spokesperson for the anti gay marriage crowd.

Had Hilton not injected politics into the pageant, none of us would know her feelings about the issue. Had she then won, she never would have broadcast them but kept them to herself.

Well said.  I agree.  Perez Hilton helped give her a platform.  Let her take the job with the anti-gay marriage group, but ignore her.