Americans losing faith in mainstream media?
Campaign Insiders Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen weigh in
- Duration 7:25
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Campaign Insiders Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen weigh in
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One of our favorite campaign experts is today getting a national getting national attention.
After declaring that the media.
At large is unworthy of the trust of the American people and new poll suggests that.
He is quite right.
When asked by Gallup how much trust -- confidence people put mass media 60%.
Said not very much or none at all.
40% say they have a great deal of trust or at least a fair amount and while the numbers are not good.
-- -- says the reasons why are obvious.
The press's job -- -- -- to protect the liberty and freedom of all the -- from a government and promote and from organized government power.
When they deserve to -- ramparts.
And they go to served to decide that they will now become an active in -- -- when they decide.
That's their job is not simply is -- -- tell you who you may vote for new you may not.
And this is the danger of the last two weeks what truths that you may know as an American -- what truth you're not allowed to know.
They give then made themselves -- fundamental threat to the democracy in in my opinion made himself the enemy of the American people.
Pop Pat Caddell as a former pollster for president Jimmy Carter and Fox News contributor and cohost of campaign insiders.
Doug -- is a former advisor to President Bill Clinton also Fox News contributor.
And co host of that same show campaign insiders well that -- here and Fox News on Saturday night or Sunday -- attack.
So fired up -- -- what's that -- out.
Well it's about what I feel -- we are entering territory we've never -- report we've had over the years the -- be more more -- the Gallup polls the highest it's ever registered.
In people knowing that they're not being told full story.
We've never had -- situation with the press.
As purposely decided to pick up -- the -- of from the White House to not tell people things have happened in order to support.
There -- overwhelming candidate for president Barack Obama.
And that's what I think we're this is some bipartisanship this is about danger because the reason the with the First Amendment -- exists.
With -- checks and balances on the media.
It's supposed to protect the people that's implicit bargain not to -- we're supposed become a version -- Which is what we've been see when the New York Times takes two weeks to run anything on the subject when it would -- we have twenty embassies under assault.
The right after the events in Libya and nobody who runs it on the air in the major networks we have a.
Problem you know Doug -- carve the New York Times wrote a piece saying look.
You've got the Wall Street Journal you got Fox News -- gets an online sources so.
-- these cries of media bias are really not ballot because you know if the media so liberal and why you have all these organizations threatening.
Well I I'd say the dominant force our group that dominant -- is a liberal media that is driving a narrative.
That President Obama used reelected no big deal about what happened in the Middle East initially until it became clear that it was a terrorist.
Attack that was orchestrated potentially by al-Qaeda and I think that pat is right there is a narrative that is being used to drive this campaign.
In a way that is effectively complicit with the Obama campaign now of course there -- right wing or centrist outlets in the media but I daresay that.
Most of the outlets you mentioned in David Carr mentioned.
Are more fair and balanced than what.
We see in the mainstreaming we have look we have a huge echo chamber which is the mainstream media because of network's New York Times the Washington Post and and how they cover things.
It is it is it is dominant and it was reinforcing what was the big story after Libya how governor Romney screwed up.
I wouldn't have gone out spoken when he slow and terrible film and what a terrible for -- what an awful felt I -- -- -- it is one it is a tissue of lies being told.
And by the way and I can tell you with being orchestrated by Tom Baldwin who was -- as I've said before the leaker in chief on the -- Who was not investigated and you -- and he's a former political operative he's a political operative not a national security person he had -- -- -- and we have to protect the narrative we have.
And you -- think.
And -- manage his role is not so good so I'm forty politicizing a week and that's your supposition that he's been alienated I I I -- -- -- -- Wait a principal advisor to -- -- in 1996.
I would tell you Sandy Berger the national security advisor.
Did come to our political meetings but with the express purpose of making sure that the political staff.
The political team did not offer national security advice -- and burger in the present were clear within a provide political advice not nationals.
You're not political and politics are influencing the national security that's for -- decisions or announcements that are being made to the American public wearing a dangerous we are impressive job is to go after everybody that was part of my speech was what they -- In 1979 when I watchers some -- -- earlier today watching this in the arguments in defense of this.
You -- president about about the present I said that any other president.
Democrat Republican would -- crucified while that blob while the public counsel was still smoking to go to Las Vegas right on racers should be in the Oval Office.
Doing his job Jimmy Carter and when the hostage -- in 197 on.
We were behind Ted Kennedy.
The senior campaign people forcing your people -- -- Jody Powell jury rafter myself went in and argued with him that he had to continue to campaign to a President Carter says.
Absolutely not my job right now -- I need to be here not on the road I must be here because of what's going on.
And -- -- President Obama should have been he should have been doing its job and why isn't the press same thing I've raised with you before the hour journey has Apple's Secret Service protection.
We find out what opera -- our ambassador.
Why are these questions being asked by the media because if they did he would ruin the narrative that they have it -- -- and the idea what they're what they're supposed to do.
Which is protect the American -- Have we crossed over to place that were more than media.
The mainstream media is actively protecting.
The president I believe with the narrative on Libya combined with the -- story.
That Obama has an insurmountable lead which I just don't believe is true -- I've talked about separately.
I believe the polls -- the holes that and -- the race is over when we don't really believe that it's anything more.
-- a small but discreet Obama lead but yes to your question.
We've gotten to the point where the mainstream media appears to be facilitating a narrative that is not questioning.
The instruments of power in government but is rather facilitating.
A narrative of the political operation of the White House I don't think that's healthy for the country no I don't think it's healthy for the -- and you see me see that you see what you saw today.
You know they used in the polls -- what I call the new negative advertising.
Against Romney by the press.
You have you just have Melissa Francis on talking about the what's going on the corruption the Labor Department keep people from knowing they're going to be -- at all if sequestering goes through earlier today we heard about the Defense Department -- basically dragged its feet on absentee ballots from military personnel.
That's -- vote that's corruption of the first order but we are not covering it because we do nothing -- -- the Obama administration.
As thank you for being here thank you very much against his son an F five -- we -- all imagine.