Monday, March 16, 2009

Mainstream media trying to slip in comments about how "popular" Obama is when he isn't


I'm starting to notice stories in the mainstream media that mention the growing ranks of the woefully disappointed (in Obama) but are quick to slide in a subliminal mention of the "fact" (debatable) that Obama's popularity is still intact.

Example A: kypost.com reported on the thousands of citizens who gathered in Cincinnati to protest Obama's irresponsible spending. But they also inserted the following (emphasis in bold is mine):
But not everyone agrees with the Cincinnati Tea Party.
"Clearly the American public is strongly behind President Obama right now. These are scary times and they require some very desperate measures," said Tim Burke with the Hamilton County Democrats.

Hmmm...really? I concede that the reporter could claim that they were just printing a quote from someone interviewed on the scene, but how about some (oh gosh...here it comes!) journalistic integrity by doing a little fact check to see if what Mr. Burke had to say was actually factual, because it ISN'T.
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, as of Sunday March 15 (beware the ides of March, Barry?), Obama has started to lose a few points in the "firmly support" ranks, while the "definitely do NOT support" crowd is starting to rise sharply, as the graphic below shows:

Exhibit B: Bloomberg.com reports about the fact that despite the state of the economy, and the uncertainty regarding his ability to lead America with his set of policies, Obama was busy doing what he does best...FUNDRAISE(Un-BELIEVE-able!!)

In one quick sentence, the article adds:
While the president’s approval rating remains above 60 percent in most polls, the U.S. is mired in the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression...

There is a link, fortunately, in case you wanted to know what "most polls" they were talking about, and that is where it gets more interesting. If you go to the link, and scroll down to see the various polling groups who were cited longer ago, say in January, you'll see that the most recent data over the past month has been limited to a select few polling groups.

Two of the groups who are predominant in pollster.com's poll sources are The Daily Kos and Democracy Corps. I'm sure you know who the former is, but do you know who is behind Democracy Corps? Yes, that's right, James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, two of the five members of the White House cabal that has been trying to convince everyone that Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party.

It seems that the media is trying to counter what is being discovered with more detailed research regarding the public's diapproval for Obama's economic policies, budget, and the idea of a second stimulus.

Check out this link to Newsbusters for more tea parties that were ignored by the media.

1 comment:

L said...

like we didn't know this was coming!