Bias Bash: Is less media attention a good thing?
Jim Pinkerton looks at how Twitter is shaping the news
- Duration 9:21
- Date Jun 15, 2012
Jim Pinkerton looks at how Twitter is shaping the news
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-- -- I I was just looking through.
The liberal pundits and columnists.
And and media Talking Heads.
And they -- Reacting to president for that 54 minute speech yesterday.
Up before the speech was over political as Michael Bryant big the president to stop.
On the -- in this and he -- generals who says it's one of the worst season I've ever heard Barack Obama -- eight.
What are you well let me I mean and and -- Dana Milbank called it a falsehood -- -- a fallacy.
And there's a negative -- -- however -- book I haven't quite make about the speech but this.
Lest any viewer think that.
Media bias that's completely evaporated on behalf of the president this is today's Washington Post are talking about Mitt Romney masters -- how.
Why Mitt Romney is not campaigning in Massachusetts and -- -- -- as -- is Philip Rucker.
Get this time of Massachusetts at the level of disregard for Romney.
See there's a new story seems to go beyond typical partisan politics this is more than the kind of loathing that liberals and -- went to press for George W.
Instead Rami seemed to lack any strong -- -- after state senator that -- that and considers the comparison there is how much they run and they hate.
Romney and -- is even more than they hated bush in Texas which of course.
President carried comfortably twice in elect not to mention running for governor who wrote that Philip Rucker in the Washington Post so.
Less -- Media bias is no sense dead and the fact that this got past Washington Post news editors and so anything.
You can had a hand it is in this is pretty -- Israel however however what is this fun to think about there are amusing as a phenomenon.
Is -- -- badly the president's speech played it including among his base.
And I think the explanation.
Might come from a blogger named Richard rush field out in Los Angeles who picked up by -- -- and then in the daily caller and he said look.
What's going on now is that of the twittered that thing in the Internet application.
He's so powerful now -- shaping news.
And narratives and templates and frames and all -- other for the medium concepts.
It turns negative that -- in any beneath said that look the reason why Mitt Romney was having a hard on the polls too much of those -- is in the new results.
And their game is getting children's coverage.
The reason -- bombs and better you've got the news and reason -- Obama is doing worse doesn't he isn't and ends this is -- that rush -- and -- wrote this before.
Speech but it's quite -- to see the -- that they advanced.
Vindicated in this there's Twitter -- it's so powerful at so called road in supporter.
That if if he does give them sort of lame speech is sort of symbol -- the Big Easy job I mean what Obama had to do and didn't do -- -- fresh and compelling.
That would make reporters give up there you international sort of cynicism.
And skepticism about -- it's nears C a.
There's peace New York pushed by John Roberts who went through who some of the main points of the speech and discovered that they were word for word.
Cold from all material old speeches.
And many point out wouldn't really look at the promise of president man I'm gonna tell you said of the union speech how many change things and he never did.
In yesterday's speech which I think is one -- -- and not only that it was incredibly long win.
Not a good moment for the president yesterday at this it this.
Being economic speech.
Well I think that that the that the reason why you're the president's -- to get things from other speeches it's because.
We had a lot of the same problems and his solutions those problems remain the same.
If we look at the long term unemployed in this country 14 of them are construction workers the chamber of commerce even today.
That it easy no brainer to do infrastructure spending and get the Republicans refuse to do infrastructure spending to the president has not backed away from wanting to have an infrastructure bank cannot come from the Port Authority some very familiar with the concept in project.
The infrastructure bank is a fantastic idea if you look right here in our own backyard and they -- jurors -- from New Jersey.
The Bayonne -- is being bumped the back container ships there is no reason that should be happening in the United States of America we are not a Third World country we are developed nation.
And part of what makes -- nation and developed nation.
Is strong infrastructure the ability to efficiently move people and things that helps business and it also puts people back to work that's point eight point two.
We have three point 75 million jobs open in this country right now.
No one is talking about that except for President Obama -- and John Kasich the Republican governor of Ohio.
Who economic development plan is the exact same as president -- it.
And -- workforce training to ensure that those Americans who.
At have a skills and it's mismatched can be trained to go into these positions people speculate let the -- -- -- -- it.
The private sector had not done and they're not going to do it that's -- -- -- at -- expense -- -- -- -- is expensive.
-- the president to get one thing right here.
When he said.
-- BC's -- stark contrast between two views of government.
This coming November and he said it's -- essentially says it's between his view of a larger role of government and bigger governments and and smaller.
Government and lower taxes -- on Mitt Romney's part.
Well first first of all I mean I actually agree with Tara on the important human character and I also -- a fan -- governor Kasich plan so the the challenge in the same of Obama well -- that's the challenge the challenge the president.
Is that when he gets up and talks about.
Infrastructure and education on.
As he actually done it than -- actually know how to do it -- -- as he discovered two years into his presidency quote there's no such thing as a shovel ready project that was kind of a embarrassing admission for somebody.
Like me who supports infrastructure from BP.
Beginning 2009 if you use -- stimulus package.
Actually build roads and ports on -- -- spend money -- consultants and you know.
Bailout to step that would have been a huge difference I think -- why would be lower so the challenge is that there's this because you say infrastructure education and you know.
Part of me actually doing it -- -- that that technical competence of the government he says that possess that mean -- visited him.
Have to do things -- -- John -- is it right go ahead and got up there.
-- at at this as a better question for the second the second point.
Is back to this -- what the nature of the way that that that the president framed the issue yesterday and and and in Cleveland.
It reminds me a lot of the 1980 -- Jimmy Carter I worked in the Reagan campaign back than Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter.
Got up and said that of this country faces a stark -- Hampshire -- verbatim quote from Carter in 1980.
Saying you know they're under Reagan will have doomsday and you know in Iraq under me Carter wasn't as stumble muddle through.
And Reagan and you know wasn't basically unknown to the voters as a challenger said listen you hear the real question to a former years this has been -- said -- -- -- -- Detroit 1980.
Now can anybody say job well done.
Can anybody say keep up the good work can anybody say -- with the support and if you know in the country brief 41 states rejected -- that -- so.
I think that of the president's falling into the trap of replicating the 1980 Carter campaign which.
There's not a successful plan.
If I'm Romney almost tempted to.
Quote Ronald Reagan with attribution.
In my acceptance he can -- and say you know this is just like 1980.
And who said these words yet.
And and how -- people vote unite its attempted.
It is I think it's less about Romney more about President Obama you know -- it is it's sort of vote.
A referendum on the president has performed.
I think that first of -- I think if you look at the president's performance and that before and bargains that Mitt Romney's been Ronald Reagan yeah.
Because Massachusetts -- 47 and job creation at a time when the economy nationally was doing very very well.
But and and also.
By the way -- US Mitt Romney -- that was the case he said he inherited a basket case.
Weeks and inherited that his -- Obama saying he's acting thing.
But but I think this -- -- contract between two different agent what what Mitt Romney believes that it is it is -- trickle down economics of any new.
Concentrate well in the hands of the wealthiest.
They and everything will be okay well taxes -- a fifty year low right now.
And we are not growing like gangbusters and he also thinks that if you cut precipitously at no accident and he doesn't think that but he wants to act precipitously.
Well that was part of the problem in Europe even those people.
In Europe that say to -- -- necessary.
Don't agree with how -- believe it was done.
Half of -- of the eurozone is in a -- where -- and from those very policies here I'm not saying in the long term and neither -- the president -- -- long -- absolutely we need to rein in spending.
But now it's it's not the time to halt the economy especially when -- -- we've seen well it may not be robust growth but it's growth nonetheless -- Dowdell Jim Pinkerton.
-- discussion as always thanks so much for being with us thank you and I want to switch over to.