It not important for them to know, it’s important for me to know
The chips are down. I want you to keep everything that Smith says out of all our newspapers and all the others you can line up in the state. As for those broken-down opposition papers who don’t want to play ball with us. I want you to tie them up for 24 hours.
Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1039
I’ve been under the weather since my returning colleges kindly Saturday’s show and last night so as soon as the Obama tape came out I watched the short version and crashed totally ignoring the debate over the tape.
Before I hit the sack our friends on the left were busying saying there was nothing to see here and trying to dismiss it even before the tape was seen
At about 7:30 p.m. ET, the DNC Rapid Response team sent an email to reporters titled “That was Lame,” listing “instant reaction to the latest lame Drudge/Hannity desperation tactics.”
The email merely included tweets from journalists — before the story was published — expressing skepticism and disinterest and the mistaken claim that the video had been published before.
The tweets used by the Democratic National Committee came from reporters at organizations including Politico, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine and the Atlantic.
Because it’s always the best practice to report on items before they are released.
Then the video was released:
and we saw things like this:
All forgetting that a joke isn’t old if you haven’t heard it
And then came the race accusations:
Because nothing is more racist than showing Barack Obama an unedited and unfiltered.
And of course then the left showed their own sensitivity toward certain groups like Gays and Jews:
Mind you this isn’t just some guy, this is a regular at Huffington post and a player, a man who has been in Washington for years and one who has served democrat members of congress and now a senior media matters fellow. I was half expecting a line about ladyparts but I digress.
When that didn’t stop the conversation the left decided to produce a video of their own at where else, the Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives — but they disagree over the precise number.
Romney’s estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it’s 30 percent.
The idea being those not paying attention oh there is a video or there is another video And MSNBC being MSNBC played them side by side, only problem is a Politico pointed out on Morning Joe the Ryan Video actually helps Romney the quote:
Today 70% of Americans get more benefits from the Federal Government in dollar value then they pay back in taxes, so you can argue that we are already past that tipping point. The good news is. survey after survey, poll after poll still shows we are still a center right 70-30 country. 70% of Americans want the American dream they believe in the American idea only 30% want the welfare state. What that tells us is that at least half of those people in that category are there not of their wish or their will. They believe in that horizon that they’re shooting for, they’re down on their luck, they’re out of their job they’re back in school. They want the American idea and they want their kids to be better off. emphasis mine
But the left is correctly thinking it is less damaging to have attention drawn to an exculpatory video for Romney (and perhaps those not paying attention will just take it as described by the left) then for people to pay attention to the President in his own words.
What our friends on the left and the media have not figured out concerning the Obama video as they cry “race” is the target. It is not Barack Obama as much as it is the media that has protected him as Glenn Reynolds put it:
SO IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW OBAMA VIDEO DROP, one establishment political journalist tells me it’s no big deal because everyone knows Obama’s a big lefty, talks blacker when with black audiences, etc., etc.
But the thing is, in 2004-2008, Obama sold himself as a black guy who wasn’t in the mold of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. So when he sounds like that, it’s a contradiction. You know, the kind of hypocrisy the press usually goes after in politicians. Unless, as with Obama, the press is trying to drag them across the finish line. Because there’s no way they’re going to let Obama be a one-term, when the hated W got two. . . .
And that is the point, the Media knew Barack Obama for who he was in 2008 but that person might not have won, and that could not be allowed (particularly with the hated Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket) so they hid it.
Why do you think the movie 2016 continues to rock the box office? This movie has no business making the money it is, but the MSM decided that it wasn’t going to fill in the blanks on Barack Obama because it would tend to incriminate him. So when D’Sousa’s film came out and told the story the media would not, people rushed to see it.
The media decided to be Journo-listers, rather than Journalists and this is not the first time as Ed Driscol reminds us:
A presidential candidate calls for bankrupting an entire industry? Let’s ignore it in plain sight.
A presidential candidate calls for higher energy prices for all Americans, especially the poor? Capital idea, we agree! But on the whole, let’s ignore it in plain sight.
A presidential candidate has spent years marinating in a radical chic background? Let’s ignore it in plain sight.
The Middle East is in tatters as a result of an administration asleep at the wheel? Let’s ignore it in plain sight.
A border agent killed and guns in the hands of Mexican criminals? Let’s ignore it in plain sight.
An incendiary racially charged speech involving the man who is now the president of the United States emerges that 99 percent of the general public hasn’t seen? Old news. Let’s ignore it in plain sight.
There are those who have taken exception to my critiques of polls, and to the suggestion that the media is in the tank for this president. They might ask how I can say such a thing like this:
It is my nature to believe the best of people but if anyone ANYONE actually believes that this media is not collectively trying to give this race to Barack Obama they are suckers.
It’s because we saw it in 2007, we saw it in 2008, we saw it in 2010 and we continue to see it. Think about it for a second we actually saw the media after America was successfully attacked on 9/11’s anniversary killing our Ambassador focus on…blaming Mitt Romney for supposedly bad words.
The question isn’t why we distrust the MSM, the question is why any sane person would?
Update: BTW here is what that same media thinks of you
And that was retweeted by no less than John Harwood of CNBC