Blatant Obama bias from CNN? You don’t say?!

Well, knock me over with a feather!  Who would’ve thunk that CNN, that bastion of unbiased journalism, would have taken sides in the ’08 presidential race?  /sarcasm off

You know, Soledad O’Bamarien “rigging a post-debate poll result right in front of your eyes” is pretty darned blatant, even for the MSM. 

As Glenn Reynolds notes, “It was in the script — the show of hands was irrelevant.”

Check out the still-frames of the video over at HotAir and count for yourself.  It really puts it into perspective, when you can take the time to really look at how many hands are up, when each option is asked.  Maybe Soledad needs something like that too, because real life moves too fast for her?

Okay.  Like AllahP notes, “Apparently there were 32 people in the group, meaning at least a few are out of frame. Maybe they all broke blue?”

As the Creative Minority Report says, “Hey, how about a roll call, Soledad? Now to my eye, it looks pretty evenly split. I counted 12 for Biden and 11 for Palin. But take a look for yourself.”

Megan McArdle doesn’t seem to appreciate the impression that Soledad’s pathetic counting leaves with viewers.  😆

I’m sure Michelle O. is not “dissatisfied” with Soledad’s and the rest of the MSM’s efforts for The One‘s campaign. 

Let’s face it.  Sarah Palin just performed too well for the MSM’s liking last week AND she is taking their candidate to task over his relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist (Now, Obama claims ignorance), won’t apologize for it, and they are going to do their part to tear her down.  Crowds on the campaign trail want her to “tell people about the real Barack Obama,” even in California

Remember, the Associated Press started crying about “racism” over the domestic terrorist connection comments. By the way, the AP continues to run interference for Obama on other issues too.

This isn’t the first or the last we will see out of the MSM carrying water for the DNC and Obama this election cycle.  We already knew going into the only VP debate that the moderator was in the tank for Obama.  And, remember Chris Matthews calling Sarah Palin “a dolt?” 

Well, now, Harry Smith of The Early Show isn’t pleased either and feels compelled to wag his finger at the McCain/Palin campaign.  Keith Olbermann even injects his P.D.S. into football commentary.  Oh.  Don’t worry.  It’s not just football.  It’s in baseball too

Barbara Walters, the washed up MS hack and now-host of The View, had to inject her cheap shot today by referring to Gov. Palin and her baby, Trig, who Walters says “bothered her” by being present at the debate last week.  Liz Trotta felt compelled to dehumanize Trig by calling him “it” on FNC on Sunday.  🙄

Evan Thomas of Newsweek is doing his part too.  Jon Meacham of Newsweek intimates that Palin is “too much a commoner and too stupid to be allowed to become vice president of the United States of America.”  Check out the Oct. 13th cover:

NewsBusters.org

Source: NewsBusters.org

“She’s one of the folks (And that’s the problem)?”  Yes.  Heaven forbid that we actually have someone in office to whom we can relate.  Perish the thought!  🙄

Check out the Oct. 13th coverstory of Newsweek.

Let’s just call the MSM what they really are – tools.  You decide which kind they are.  😉

Maybe Dr. Helen could help them out with their P.D.S.? 

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Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 10:41 am  Comments (7)  
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Another liberal double-standard. Surprise!

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PhotoShop by David Lunde

Okay.  So, which is it?  Chris Matthews says

You know what I think of people when they come on “Hardball,” and they look at the camera, I think they’re dolts.

Don’t believe that quote?  Here’s the audio.  I think Roger Simon from Politico and I watched the same 2008 Vice-Presidential Debate held at Washington University. 

ROGER SIMON, POLITICO: When she faced the audience, she always looked directly into the camera, always directly at America. Joe Biden was turned for most of it.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: He was looking at Gwen.

SIMON: At Gwen Ifill, exactly! Which came across better?

MATTHEWS: Well apparently according to all the polling, talking to, answering the questions of the moderator, not ignoring those questions, not doing what every, every first year candidate does is go right to the camera. You know what I think of people when they come on “Hardball,” and they look at the camera, I think they’re dolts. I think that’s the one thing people don’t like, because when you’re looking at me right now, that’s real. You’re looking at me that’s real. You start looking in the camera right now and answer my question and see how you look. Okay just see how you look.

I’m not sure which debate Chris Matthews watched.  Does anyone know if Tina Fey and SNL were doing a spoof last night to which Matthews might have tuned his television?  😉

But, what about Barack Obama having looked into the camera so much at the first presidential debate at Ole Miss?  Did Chris Matthews have a problem with that?  Nope.  I didn’t hear a word out of him.  But, his friends at the NYT praised Obama for it

The differences were in no small part stylistic and visible with a glance to the stage: a 47-year-old black man who has been in the Senate for nearly four years standing at one lectern, facing a 72-year-old white-haired fixture of the Senate standing across from him. In many ways, Mr. Obama was a very different candidate than he was during the primary battles. He answered questions directly and affirmatively, typically looking right into the camera as he spoke.

Chris Matthew and Barack Obama…dolts?!  Okay.  😉

Bottom line…

Sarah Palin cleaned house last night as she rocked Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Was Gwen Ifill tipping her hand? (UPDATED)

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Source: Fox News Channel

 

UPDATED:  “Do you trust the objectivity of Gwen ifill?”  Well, she’s been cleared, you know?  😉

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UPDATED:  “Getting an Ifill of Bias?”  😉

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UPDATED:  IowaHawk is reporting that Ifill has been cleared of having committed any wrong.  IowaHawk just forgot to mention that Chris Matthews’ leg occupies its own place on the commission.  😉

On a more serious note, Michelle Malkin has written the Obudsman at PBS to get their take on Ifill’s obvious finanacial and idealogical conflict of interest in tonight’s debate.  I can’t wait to read their response.

Liz Cox Barrett at the Columbia Journalism Review gives us her analysis of Ifill moderating the debate, given everything that we now know.  Oh.  And, no, Ifill does not plan on stepping down from her position as moderator tonight, as Liz’s update indicates.

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Interesting.  Jim Meyers points out a discussion hosted by Ifill on PBS’s Washington Week on 9/5/08:

Ifill tipped her hand when she hosted a discussion on PBS’ “Washington Week” on Sept. 5, after the close of the Republican convention that nominated Palin.

Ifill showed a video showing Palin saying, “Here’s a little news flash for those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion, I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.”

Ifill sniped: “Wow, was she talking about us, or just changing the subject?”

She was talking about you and your biased commrades in the MSM, the ones that print only what suits their agenda, Gwen.  I hope that helps.

Jim notes something else said by Ifill in that discussion:

Later Ifill said about Palin: “Lots of talk about, what, gutting caribou or whatever — I shouldn’t say it this way — gutting caribou in Alaska, which I’m sure is a fine, fine thing to do.” That drew laughter from the audience. “What I’m just saying, we heard a lot more about what Sarah Palin did for sport or what she did as a mother or what she did — than what she did as a governor actually, the actual policy decisions.”

Ifill also raised this point: “This is a weird question, but what don’t we know about Sarah Palin?”

Okay.  I could joke about us knowing more “about Sarah Palin” than the Commission on Presidential Debates knew about your pro-Obama book.  But, I shouldn’t.  ‘Cause, Gwen’s like “a real, live journalistor something.  One must remain tolerant, no?  We wouldn’t want to give the impression that she’s a “hack” or something.  😉

It is so hard to keep up with all of these people that are in the tank or in the bag or whatever it is these days.  Gwen Ifill wants more on “policy decisions” and her “brilliant baby cousin“, Sherrilyn Ifill, wants Gov. Palin to relate more to the “average working mom.”  Which is it, ladies?  You can’t even come to a concensus in your own family. 

Like Jim Geraghty, I just don’t anticipate much scrutiny of Joe Biden in the VP debate tonight by Gwen ifill.  What are the chances that she will ask Joe if he really knows when FDR was president?  Slim to none, I would say. 😉

Joe Biden honestly believes that the decision in Roe vs. Wade is “as close to a consensus that can exist in a society as heterogeneous as ours.”

Were Ifill not on the take, a decent question would be, “Senator Biden, are you really completely unaware of the raging abortion debate in this country for the past thirty-five years? If this is “consensus,” what would “division” look like? By your standards, did this nation have a “mild disagreement” over secession from 1861 to 1865?”

Support for Roe v. Wade has ranged from 62 to 49 percent since 1973; opposition has ranged from 28 to 48 percent. One third of Democrats oppose it.

Rob Huddleston shows us something about his favorite VP debate in recent times.  Feel free to join Rob in watching and yelling, about “the fix” in the debate tonight.  Even if they do have a debate watching party in my county, I will probably still watch it at home.  There’s no line at the bathroom.  😉

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Bias? What bias? That? That’s not bias.

H/T to Michelle Malkin.

Just because the Boston Globe is pushing Barack Obama handbags for $46.80 in their online stores, when they don’t have a similar items for John McCain, doesn’t make them biased, right?  What?  It’s not like there is an expectation to give equal time and representation or something.  Is there? 

Of course, this is the same paper that spreads lies about Sarah Palin and then refuses to retract their stories, when facts prove their assertions wrong.  They’re in the tank…errrr…the bag for Obama too, it would appear.

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Gwen Ifill’s “brilliant baby cousin”

Gwen Ifill isn’t the only member of the family that is writing books about the “Age of Obama.”  So is her “brilliant baby cousin“, Sherrilyn Ifill. 

One must be careful here, because you don’t want the card whipped out on you for pointing out the family’s obvious bias toward the liberal Barack Obama.

Dont Take Any Heat Without It!

Don't Take Any Heat Without It!

 Anyhow, Sherrilyn Ifill is a University of Maryland law professor and author of “The Relevance of Nooses and Lynching in the Age of Obama.” 

Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill

Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill

Professor Ifill is nationally recognized as an advocate in the areas of civil rights, voting rights, judicial diversity and judicial decision-making. She teaches Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, and a seminar on Reparations, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice. Professor Ifill has also taught Constitutional Law, Environmental Justice, Complex Litigation, as well as seminars on Voting Rights, Equal Protection, and Judicial Decisionmaking. Professor Ifill co-founded with Professor Michael Pinard the Reentry of Ex-Offenders Clinic.

Here’s a short excerpt from her book:

The challenge for 2008 and beyond is for us to embrace the hope represented by the widespread acceptance of public figures like Barack Obama and Colin Powell, while continuing the hard work of sorting through the lingering effects and reality of white supremacy in our society.

Oh!  And, Sherrilyn, the “brilliant baby cousin” of Gwen Ifill (moderator for the only ’08 VP debate), doesn’t like Gov. Sarah Palin.  That’s a shocker for you, I know.  😯

…“From the first day, Palin presented herself as shooting a bear in the morning, field dressing it, cooking up the breakfast, diapering the babies, passing legislation in the afternoon, cleaning the house, satisfying her husband, etc., etc., etc. And it’s just not true,” she wrote in an e-mail interview. “It’s hard to be an average working mom, really hard. And when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it’s offensive to black women.”

She said, “black women are not easily confused by false claims to feminism. When women like Palin lay claims to ‘representing’ average women, I think that black women have a visceral reaction to it.”

Ifill added that Palin “missed her opportunity when she announced Bristol’s pregnancy to explicitly talk about how painful it was to her as a mother – instead of making it as though this too was also part of her perfect life…

So, here are some parting questions:

What about Sarah Palin makes her “privileged?”  She came from a home of blue-collar workers.  She entered a beauty pageant to get a scholarship to college.  She has worked most all of her adult-life.  What is “privileged” about that?

How was Bristol’s pregnancy presented as “part of her perfect life?”  It is a part of their life and the portrayal I have seen is that they are dealing with it as it was presented to them, perfect, imperfect or otherwise.

What about Sarah Palin makes her not a part of “average women“, versus,..I don’t know…say…Michelle Obama?  Sarah Palin strikes me as a lot more humble than the latter. 

Why does the “feminism” of Sarah Palin have to be a “false claim”?  Is it written somewhere that to be a feminist, you must consider yourself a victim of sorts? If that be the case, I guess Sarah Palin isn’t a feminist.

Oh, well.  The fix is in, I guess.  Can we hope for a “fully even-handed” moderator for the debate tonight for this important debate?

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Conservative cartoon roundup

Pam over at Right Voices has a cool roundup of cartoons.  I have to agree that these are some “you won’t see in the NY Times” or any of the other liberal “birdcage liners” for that matter.  😆

Published in: on October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am  Comments (1)  
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