Obama & the media
Where has all the love gone?
- Duration 6:41
- Date May 19, 2012
Where has all the love gone?
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No wonder that.
-- -- our institutions has never been won't.
Particularly when good news doesn't have the same kind of ratings as bad news anymore.
-- every day.
You receive a steady stream of sensationalism.
Stories with a message that suggest changes -- possible.
You can't make a difference.
-- you won't be able to close Baghdad between life as it is and life.
As you want to -- President Obama on Monday delivering a commencement address to graduates of -- college.
Telling them not to trust the media had -- he sounded like a president.
Who thinks the media don't love it.
-- telling them look ignore what's going on in -- you know ignore.
88% unemployment just listen to me and and and be happy.
You know him.
It is pretty astonishing how.
The president can complain about things like that when.
Romney you know it is gets kicked around for something and than do with this -- rickets.
Super pac man and and meanwhile the Washington Post doing its part to help out here.
Has a headline on Friday Romney contending with -- -- That the news it.
Get this guy's service is guys now this guy to some guy doing this and the headline -- they're they're working -- into it as much they can and that's that's.
Typical of what they do when they seasoning happened and they say Wilson.
The guys innocent but there still that.
Controversy surrounding him is that is the president upset with the media coverage because he's not getting good coverage here because.
There is a lot of good news out there.
I can't look I don't see how he can be upset about the way the media covered him.
Yeah I -- you know -- -- low cover as the Huffington Post called it having -- look he gets astonishingly good press.
But I think he's just decided that why shouldn't it.
Then Republican conservatives be able to beat up on the media I'm gonna do it -- maybe it'll work for me even more than it's already working.
There -- a couple of interesting nuggets Sally in the CBS New York Times poll that came out earlier this week.
And it drew some reaction from the Obama campaign.
It was asked who would you vote for for US president.
This poll showed Mitt Romney.
With with a lead there as you can see 46.
46 to 43.
Over the president.
The the the Obama campaigns -- -- bad -- bad methodology back.
So they -- they have the bastion of liberalism according to conservatives.
-- all the sudden they're coming out in favor Romney and the White House is attacking them and we look there's two things here first of all.
You know the liberals like complained the media's -- so -- the other side.
The fact of the matter is is you know Romney is -- to the political environment relatively as the nominee -- -- he's going to be better the way that Obama was before.
The matters of conservatives don't like that their candidate is inaccessible but the press.
As a history of flip flopping and you know -- sort of generally not entirely likable one that has a record of making money by firing people.
They shouldn't complain about the media for looking into that they should get a new candidate.
But I am very interesting Leila I know you've got a mouthful there Monica interestingly that same poll at the White House didn't like also asked this question did the president publicly support same sex marriage.
Because he thinks it was the right thing to do.
24% said so 67%.
Fully two out of every three -- it was done for political reasons.
-- yes which is one of the reasons why the New York Times and CBS both tried to bury some of the details that came out in -- poll.
Look the only political candidates or or politicians who can get a -- pounding the press -- conservatives because I have to essentially at the near monopoly on the media.
For -- Obama who was the ultimate beneficiary of the most -- glowing coverage of any candidate or any president.
Ever first announced disable others to have media coverage and scrutiny and keep up that well scrutiny in 2008 -- another things are starting to go south on me listen folks don't -- to Sally I -- I.
-- Jeremiah Wright still airs this is this is not what we're going.
Sudden I hear you say something along lines of that Romney be vetted the way Obama was that it didn't -- something -- I know it's about the book conservatives is just that right that that Obama was not -- cracked I.
Don't understand the fact amnesia here let me help that's good arms here and advice about the -- because as -- happened just as happened in a way is happening in and twelve.
Reverend Wright and Obama's entire history is off limits of McCain sits on -- -- stupidly as Chris Wallace had this -- -- do so.
And now Romney -- it to they've both been -- saying isn't happy note that Obama did before the agency 45 is off limits whereas now Romney.
Is getting killed for something you did allegedly fifty years ago -- -- that's.
Like that question I -- personal to -- -- drum you know investigated and and fanned the flames of the Wright story to the point where the candidate needed to actually go out and make a full speech to talk about -- it didn't reverend.
I was late so flagrant that is so that John McCain is sitting in the the poll that in the pews of some right wing preacher talking about how he hated whoever you brought out McCain would have another race what Obama never got -- -- -- college.
Graduate school life.
And fact that you know Moran -- that the biographer -- coming up with stuff that should have been -- five years ago.
Is pretty revealing about how lazy in his mind as -- -- anywhere in LA we -- -- we mentioned the cover of Newsweek that saw -- would anointed President Obama as the first -- president compare that with Mitt Romney's cover appearance on the same magazine roughly one year ago if you put too.
Up next to each other you'll see and there is the.
Well it really.
Well as equally day I just wanna say I need -- -- up.
Let up just -- you don't you trip John Hathaway of get out pounding over the center left probably wouldn't.
The guy who thought -- -- Saturday just said Tuesday that it changes -- to fantasia as in fantasy.
Plus you know little how -- are asking -- -- have left the game is again I mean -- both time and Newsweek wanna sell magazines.
Isn't that's not remember too that the left wing media wants this all be about.
Mitt Romney and this is that the -- statement that she made at the top of the show when you went through his record and this is not say the presidential candidates.
On both sides should not be vetted the capsule -- should the problem is as Jim points out Obama has never been vetted in this election is a full referendum on Barack Obama not on Mitt Romney.