Mainstream media turning negative on Obama?
Debate over coverage of campaign
- Duration 5:25
- Date Jun 18, 2012
Debate over coverage of campaign
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There -- a story we first told you about on Friday the mainstream media's coverage of President Obama.
Seems to be getting a little more critical all of a sudden there is growing evidence that the -- glowing coverage he received.
Is doling some homer on CNN Candy Crowley grilled a presidential spokesman about a lack -- campaign message.
Even Chris Matthews seemed disappointed by the Obama campaign.
Joining us now to talk about an.
Alan Colmes is host of the Alan Colmes radio show -- the question I asked earlier is the tingle gone I.
I think it is I think there's clear disappointment and a lot of those reporters mentioned including a Dana Milbank and Jonathan Alter and Joseph Klein is on I think there's another wave of media commentary now.
About the president which is okay he's not as good as he was no way he's not that transformational heroic figure like we were hoping -- was now what we have to do is give him advice.
On how to win he obviously needs our help and so you see people like Frank Rich saying that.
Obama should blast from the -- of the with the like in 1964 daisy -- are you seeing that David Gregory saying look reminder.
People have -- -- was under bush received Chris Matthews of every show.
Is pretty much an invitation please watch so I can tell you how to win your election that's the new plan.
-- on and on over the weekend.
I'm confused because for so long all we did was criticize.
Chris Matthews and criticize people like Frank Rich -- -- liberal commentators.
For being too pro Obama and -- -- we now saying.
We're criticize them because they're not pro Obama enough for lineup but what he why is enough -- that would probably not what I was just -- about this they seem to be offering the Obama campaign advice then as Jim just pointed out well exactly there's that if they don't forum presented for the conservative votes to get on and say what Romney should do what they.
What the what advice tonight -- conservative candidate these are opinion -- but now all of a sudden -- I -- we have such a liberal media and all I'm reading about his.
And the narrative now is that.
The campaign is falling apart in the circuits are doing their job and there's different between what Bill Clinton says what Barack Obama says.
I'm just very confused about what's -- here so let me help Dallas liberal media gallant -- -- -- healthy David Gregory of NBC is not an opinion how's he supposed to be both been interviewed -- reporters must be just just on the middle.
And instead -- saying here's how Obama can win by reminding people how how terrible -- better question might that might be good advice that is clearly a nice plus certain partisan what have you -- -- the Associated Press was supposed to be nonpartisan as well that they can -- with a -- they Obama headline.
The other day so.
You know we can pick apart any media narrative we want we can attribute to when he.
Media organization we want a particular point of view but I'm so relieved to find out finally that it's not just a liberal media we have a the United States.
I can breathe easy now.
Well maybe it maybe they are the disappointed media Alan I don't know whether that's the -- -- -- was on MSNBC.
After the -- president's speech in Ohio last week.
He lamb based in the speech said it was boring got all kinds of responses on Twitter and he finally was compelled to -- back he wrote.
Just cheerleading -- Barack Obama doesn't help him he needs a sharp Burma or more Cogent message with some memorable line I say I show walking my criticism back.
So in the media says something positive about the president.
There -- there too liberal and when the president says something negative about the president they're liberal if they're trying to help and I get it what town that clearly aren't NFL that's -- you could say all right I -- he's got he's got to sharpen -- message that he's not -- a -- you're saying.
I'm disappointed the president differ vote against them that would course get empire and MS 48 well is saying is -- just what the president here's how he could do better you can sidestep the fact.
You just can't.
Bring it into your brain that the media has a narrative that supports the well being of the media and the media says whatever the media needs to say.
To pick up on an -- it's gonna get people to read the media -- -- in your mind it's always a liberal media even where they're saying negative things about the so called of the president I can't believe that even Alan even -- George W.
Bush got up on that fire truck with a bull horn which who was on a widely well received message.
I don't remember tingles going up the legs of too many our television correspondent -- start with Tucker Carlson defending what the daily caller does when he -- reporter just something that if a liberal aborted due to a conservative president.
The conservative media we go absolutely crazy about it and Carlson and the daily caller defends this kind of behavior I've never seen a president treated like this and how dare they do that and then defend that kind of behavior.
Alan actually you might want to look at the American spectator website today and I'm Jeff lord who -- -- who worked in the Reagan White House I dug up some old video from I think 1986.
In which it sure looks to me like President Reagan was getting tackled it has to really make a right -- the only argument is the other side does it to rather than renouncing behavior that your site -- -- I only argument is the other side -- -- -- I was just pointing out something if you might have -- now about -- I think bad behavior went bad behavior happens I I -- -- about going back 2530 years to something happened Ronald Reagan.
That we should -- bad behavior yes we should both.
Good all right we're gonna relieve the discussion there are rare moment of agreement between those -- -- bigger -- Alan Colmes.