Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MSM hyping Powell’s endorsement

Gen. Colin Powell’s endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama is an important news story.
But instead of reporting it, MSM Obama-crats are hyping it.

At Politico, for example, Mike Allen & Jonathan Martin began their “report” with this “wow” sentence:

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, one of the country's most respected Republicans, stunned both parties Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC's "Meet the Press" and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the modern GOP.
Stunned both parties?

The endorsement had been expected for months.

Seth Wells at Huffington Post on Aug. 13 began:
Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski tells the Huffington Post that he "expects" Gen. Colin Powell to endorse Barack Obama for president. …
NY Times columnist Bill Kristal and columnist Bob Novak are others who weeks ago predicted Powell would endorse Obama.

When it was announced Powell would appear on Meet the Press this past Sunday, many in Washington political circles speculated he’d use the occasion to endorse Obama.

Allen and Martin shouldn’t have used the Powell endorsement to hype for Obama. They’re supposed to be reporters, not cheerleaders.

But they weren’t the only MSMers “wowing” for Obama. Open some of the links in this U. S. News & World Report story and see for yourself.


Anonymous said...

I was never really impressed with Colin Powell, but after seeing how he mishandled this little back-stabbing, I have even less use for him. He never even had the decency to tell McCain face-to-face about his decision; moreover, he took a cheap shot at Sarah Palin WITHOUT EVER HAVING MET THE WOMAN!
Where I come from, acting like a lout is rewarded by being treated like a slug. I'm watching Powell's slime-trail running up St. Barack's leg.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Right on TH! And, didn’t Powell know that Scooter Libby was innocent of the Plame leak, and in fact his own staff member leaked the information? He let a man twist in the wind, and his life be ruined, while he withheld pertinent information.

What kind of a person does that? One that would support another deceitful person? It boggles the mind how BO has traveled so far on just fumes. Well, it could be the fully-tanked media supplies the GAS.

Anonymous said...

Colin Powell should be on his knees daily giving thanks to, and for, affirmative action