Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MSM’s “see” and “don’t see” Obama

With a relative handful of exceptions, MSM news orgs are not reporting the presidential election campaign; they’re cheerleading for Sen. Obama.

So Obama’s anti-white, misogynist, anti-American friend and mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright is barely mentioned and when he is we’re told he’s merely “controversial.”

Obama’s MSM tankers don’t want us to see the real Wright. Instead, they want us to see the “brilliant” community organizer who, we’re told, did a little “charity work” with a “60s radical” to “improve Chicago’s public schools.”

Thomas Sowell tells us something about the Obama MSM wants us to see and a lot about the Obama his media cheerleaders don’t want us to see - - -

… Barack Obama gives speeches that sound so moderate, so nuanced and so lofty that even some conservative Republicans go for them. How could anyone believe that such a man is the very opposite of what he claims to be— unless they check out the record of what he has actually done?

In words, Obama is a uniter instead of a divider. In deeds, he has spent years promoting polarization.

That is what a "community organizer" does, creating a sense of grievance, envy and resentment, in order to mobilize political action to get more of the taxpayers' money or to force banks to lend to people they don't consider good risks, as the community organizing group ACORN did.

After Barack Obama moved beyond the role of a community organizer, he promoted the same polarization in his other roles.

That is what he did when he spent the money of the Woods Fund bankrolling programs to spread the politics of grievance and resentment into the schools. That is what he did when he spent the taxpayers' money bankrolling the grievance and resentment ideology of Michael Pfleger.

When Barack Obama donated $20,000 to Jeremiah Wright, does anyone imagine that he was unaware that Wright was the epitome of grievance, envy and resentment hype? Or were Wright's sermons too subtle for Obama to pick up that message?

How subtle is "G-d damn America!"?

Yet those in the media who deplore "negative advertising" regard it as unseemly to dig up ugly facts instead of sticking to the beautiful rhetoric of an election year. The oft-repeated mantra is that we should trick to the "real issues."

What are called "the real issues" are election-year talking points, while the actual track record of the candidates is treated as a distraction— and somehow an unworthy distraction.

Sowell entire column's here.


Obama’s MSM tankers don’t want the public to see the real Obama. They know if the public really understood the extent to which Obama has allied with and enabled Wright, Pfager, ACORN, Rezko, Ayers and so many others, they wouldn’t elect him president.

We are now getting the same kind of "straight reporting" from most MSM that we got from Dan Rather and CBS with their faked Texas Air National Guard story.

It's just plain dishonest.

Hat tip: BN