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We did you Bernie segment tonight is expected the national media having a great time today marking the second inauguration of their guy President Obama.
The online magazine Newsweek.
Has presented this to its readers -- second coming.
Not exactly sure about the first coming here and order he deferred to -- all.
I'm not comparing the president to Jesus I hope not lose now here in New York -- of Bernard Goldberg -- job mr.
Goldberg and you say.
-- what do you think they mean when they say the second coming I mean literally.
They mean his second term in office yet but the term the second coming.
Has connotations and the religious connotation and this is the same magazine by the way.
That a few months ago back in last spring.
Ran a cover with Barack Obama with a halo around his head and and and this is the same magazine where the the guy who wrote the cover story of an -- Referred to Barack Obama as a kind of god.
This is -- journalism bill this is idolatry I didn't read this story I'm sorry -- I get to -- today should have read it did did you read it.
I didn't I didn't read the whole story I saw the cover I said it it it is this a parity as a matter fact well while saying parity in 2009.
National review the conservative magazine and I ran apparently.
Okay this is it.
There is a kind of in the same haven't yet had to cover -- of Newsweek and it's since.
It's has a smiling picture Barack Obama and it says that bitter.
Better than FDR cooler than JFK there it is the one on the left everybody is -- parity.
Better than FDR.
Cooler than JFK the one on the right -- -- really cover now you tell me which is the goal for your cover the second coming.
Or the parent I just going to be various social Wahlberg and I did it while having because I don't have -- -- does have a beef about the articles we don't know what's in the article because -- doesn't publishing it -- line.
Put the covers.
Some -- saying they've -- yes I'm saying they've they've tried -- many in the mainstream media for four years have tried.
Two to turn Barack Obama in -- messiah and those of us who said that have been either dismissed or laughed off for whatever.
Here it is of this idea of the second coming.
OK now I get what does it say listen you and Goldberg -- largest.
Wasting your time because we.
The letter writers and and maybe viewers of -- factor we know the media is in the tank for Barack Obama why do we have to hear about it every week.
I think that's a decent point I mean we proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
That the network news.
Most of the urban newspapers the wire services and two out of the three cables overall avid supporters of the president which means a lot but -- -- in the points.
-- wise and important I'll tell you what's important.
Despite the criticism that I've made in books and on this program of the mainstream media.
A free country needs a strong mainstream media.
We we need a strong mainstream media.
And you can't just let this stuff go by and this is only.
This the second coming it is only the most recent -- example but all the other stuff that they do.
Where they're in the tank that's what.
You can have a for you can't have a free country without a -- press we all know that.
But you can't have a free country forever without a fair press that's why it's important to hold them account.
But I don't know if there you know with the Internet then there's a lot of people -- just putting out when if they want.
Whether the mainstream uses -- as is as important as it once walks it no it isn't it isn't right so it's declined in influence and while they -- influence and profitability.
They become more ideological.
Some for economic reasons.
And some just because that's who they are and as you know when I'm gonna make money anyways we -- would just roll the dice and be far left people.
What troubles me because Bernie and I basically are not ideologues -- these aren't I'm not I'm not -- you are -- now.
But when a report from the GAO comes out on Friday.
And nobody -- it -- except boss either that's a little bit of an exaggeration but you didn't hear about it unless you watch this program.
That's vitally important that that's that's precisely my -- right and they just -- to ignore it because it makes their guy look bad.
Yet there's a rule of that -- and that is the rule of thumb you just said that the rule of thumb is it and it's true in journalism and in life in general.
If you like somebody you'll react to what they say one way and if you don't like them you'll react another way the fact that this the media.
Fallen in love I mean the adoration for Barack Obama love on his own -- of -- -- the danger in that the what's wrong about that.
Right is that then they won't tell you how bad the economy is.
When when George Bush.
Dropped a few drones on terrorists they were in an -- in an outraged.
And and when Barack Obama drops a lot more drones on them.
Not nearly -- get us and it went when George Bush instituted the Patriot Act outraged when Barack Obama re -- -- Patriot Act not not a peep from.
That in about.
It's so bizarre that it -- living in a country that's supposed to have.
You know an aggressive media media is skeptical.
And that's how I was taught so you which but I think when we were.
And now is basically that the college journalism schools are a -- have a Obama's picture -- -- -- -- lit candles around -- and is -- what it's supposed to do you know -- I don't have -- recently do things because.
Surveys have shown us there have been studies and that's the professors -- in journal on the chart.
Off the chart left so that it it doesn't bode well for no freedom of the -- are gonna get better.
Before it gets a lot worse tonight hi Bernie Goldberg everybody -- --
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