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The mainstream media had a history of giving President Obama pleasant not plenty of slack but after his performance against governor Romney in their first debate.
Well there are signs some in the media could be turning on the president let's talk about it -- Today Jim Pinkerton is a contributing editor and writer for the American conservative magazine.
Alan Colmes as host of the Alan Colmes radio show and he has a new book out.
Thank the liberals for saving America I'm gonna start when you first Allan because I know what you're gonna say you're gonna say that the mainstream media are not in the tank.
For President Obama and never happen.
Okay well you know thank you not not -- and I have.
Now that's why -- that I literally don't buy them the right wing paranoia.
That the -- -- feeder naturally.
Liberal and therefore automatically in the tank for the president -- -- they've gone after him on Libya have been godsey.
They have on Cairo.
They follow what is in their interest it's gonna either sell papers get clicks on line -- -- viewers they do what's gonna get them attention and I either so I don't -- The automatic set up that all of a sudden the media -- turned against someone they automatically.
Favored up until about.
Four days ago.
Well I mean I think that the media if they'd really wanted to sell papers and get clicks and get eyeballs and deals that they would have pursued a lot of the Obama's scandals.
That they haven't -- -- David plot for example -- 100000 dollars from a company linked to Iran.
A month before it goes to the White House I think that's kind of scandal grew -- but I think looking at looking at this debate now I -- I think what you really saw there was.
The media -- adoration of present a bomb taking at the fall.
It was a crushing moment for them to see the president do so badly in the polls showed.
That by as much four to one.
The American people.
President -- the governor Romney had had won that debate and I think the media we're sort of scrambling their for a couple days to kind of find their footing however.
Give them credit Dallas find a way to -- did to get back in the game and so.
The -- that the two -- and you're gonna see now going forward from from about Friday on.
-- were one Romney lied his way into the debates that's a popular thing -- children saying and on The Today Show on last week.
And the second one of course is Mitt Romney wants pick on moral big bird.
And those two story lines I think will keep the media back in the game and I'll be back slugging Romney -- like always hoping that they can put Obama over the time.
Well they're they're on a deadline kept changing his position numerous times as a fact Jim and he said in one sentence that he would not.
Lower the rate.
For upper income Americans for taxes and he would and he would not lower their taxes but he would lower the rate from 35 to 25%.
How can they both be true and if I don't.
Challenge equities edited that and here's here's your here's a fact check for the president as a say in Washington the president pro poses the congress disposes -- that nobody including Mitt Romney -- -- -- second wave that wand.
And lower tax rate they'll have their hundreds or the way he's also cities and overturn obamacare he can't do that without the help of congress so we're gonna be on that that there's there's I think they're reporting faithfully that the -- -- governor -- wants to repeal obamacare again no Gary he he can't if he wins a Republican congress he probably will succeed if that if the Democrats.
A -- the Saturday probably won't even that it would definitely negotiation comes and he can't do it day when he said he would do that they want he can't do it they -- without congress -- let me get used to getting what they even quote I don't want to let it didn't say propose he said he would do it -- wondered militants.
Let let me as the moderator of this debate plays Jim Lehrer for a moment and and try to get in some of the headlines that prompted as we are actually just about out of time.
But The New Yorker cover just out has Mitt Romney debating an empty podiums and I would say if you've lost The New Yorker.
You've lost a lot of support in the mainstream media and then they're really there were these headlines.
Why he's falling apart said that New York Daily News of President Obama.
In US news why the country is unhappy under Obama.
Does Obama all want to -- the president is a column in today's Washington Post and in the guardian.
How Obama lost the will to win so there does seem to be something afoot.
-- whether you agree with me and lies I had I say passing threat passing -- I think in the New York here is battling Clint -- there with the -- OK thanks very much guys Jim Pinkerton Allan -- always good discussion.
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