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(American Thinker)   Obviously, the biggest problem for Romney is that he, unlike Obama, does not have the media under his control   (americanthinker.com) divider line 79
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2012-07-25 08:11:29 AM  
yep, that's pretty much the opposite of the truth. but keep farking that chicken, anyway!
 
2012-07-25 09:46:51 AM  
aaaand green. great.
 
2012-07-25 09:54:30 AM  
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-25 10:00:39 AM  
Yes, all the media that doesn't push right wing conspiracy theories is obviously under Obama's control. He even makes it report negative stories about him to hide the fact that each and every story is submitted to him for approval before being published.
 
2012-07-25 10:01:49 AM  
So says some house frau with an internet connection and the ability to type.
 
2012-07-25 10:05:38 AM  
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-25 10:13:08 AM  

Diogenes: REPEAT


Yes, but Republicans are constantly claiming that. It is their oldest and favorite conspiracy theory.
 
2012-07-25 10:15:32 AM  

vpb: Diogenes: REPEAT

Yes, but Republicans are constantly claiming that. It is their oldest and favorite conspiracy theory.


Haha. Boo on me actually. I posted the wrong repeat. My bad.
 
2012-07-25 10:25:43 AM  
was this greenlit like, ironically or what
 
2012-07-25 10:29:22 AM  
Today's going to be one of those really whiny "Waaaaaah, Romney is an uninspiring candidate and Obama got bin Laden, it's just not faaaaaair" day, isn't it?
 
2012-07-25 10:56:42 AM  

vpb: Yes, all the media that doesn't push right wing conspiracy theories is obviously under Obama's control. He even makes it report negative stories about him to hide the fact that each and every story is submitted to him for approval before being published.


How else can they explain that 1 in 15 news stories mention Obama favorably (they aren't calling him a socialist capitalist communist).
 
2012-07-25 11:19:02 AM  
"It's been nearly four years of the Obama Presidency, and he has yet to cure cancer. Truly, he is a disappointment to us all. Meanwhile, Republicans learned how to tie their shoes today and they are seriously considering moving away from their pull-up diapers and going towards Underoos in a magnificent step towards mastery of all things political. The modern GOP is the party of real governance."
 
2012-07-25 11:51:50 AM  
I, like many of my fellow liberal Farkers, hate seeing ignorant right-wing bullshiat day in and day out. Unfortunately, complaining and downvoting have proven useless. The only recourse we have left -- the surest thing to kill these links -- is silence.
 
2012-07-25 11:59:33 AM  
"American Thinker: What To Read When Your Brain Needs a Nap"
 
2012-07-25 12:06:27 PM  

James F. Campbell: I, like many of my fellow liberal Farkers, hate seeing ignorant right-wing bullshiat day in and day out. Unfortunately, complaining and downvoting have proven useless. The only recourse we have left -- the surest thing to kill these links -- is silence.


Screw that. MOCKERY is our most valuable tool.
 
2012-07-25 12:08:21 PM  
O RLY? If anything, the media's been prattling on about how Obama's barely above water. ESPECIALLY in the issue of the economy.

/likability? Sure. But Dubya was likable too....ohhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
2012-07-25 12:25:14 PM  
And once again I am compelled to point out how wonderful it is that link voting matters.
 
2012-07-25 12:36:15 PM  
FTFA: The range of birther claims, from questions on the authenticity of the posted certificate to authorship of Obama's autobiographies, actually have both facts and credible authorities to back them up. The investigations by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse and author Jack Cashill immediately come to mind.


Damn, that's funny! Who says conservatives don't do comedy well?
 
2012-07-25 12:36:16 PM  
tyrannyoftradition.files.wordpress.com

Yes I greenlit this...

Ironically.


Hold on, let me get my PBR
 
2012-07-25 12:36:53 PM  
I see the seeds for the talking points for why Mitt lost the election are already being planted.
 
2012-07-25 12:37:25 PM  
Opensecrets.org
 
2012-07-25 12:38:17 PM  
Soros!
 
2012-07-25 12:39:52 PM  
 
2012-07-25 12:40:43 PM  
The mods have got to love American Thinker and can't say I blame them. My fellow libs go into such a visceral rage over the greens that they could pop my popcorn with the heat of their rage. It's actually pretty funny.

American Thinker links with ironic tags are now a FARK meme unto itself.
 
2012-07-25 12:43:55 PM  
I find it amusing that the birthers and bainers are both being called crazy in this article when only a couple of years ago they where praising the birthers and demanding to see Obama's birth certificate themselves.
 
2012-07-25 12:44:35 PM  
FOX NEWS rarely runs any pro-GOP stories.
 
2012-07-25 12:46:28 PM  
If Rmoney was smart he would pay someone to slap him and say, "STFU Mitt" every time he opened his mouth.

/IF he was smart.
 
2012-07-25 12:47:29 PM  
Remember how Romney's staff bought and left with their hard drives when he left office?
Betcha can't guess what happened to his official records from when he was running the Salt Lake Olympics!
 
2012-07-25 12:49:07 PM  

Muta: FOX NEWS rarely runs any pro-GOP stories.


CNN rarely waits 20-24 hours and replays those pro-GOP stories.
 
2012-07-25 12:53:23 PM  
Cindy Simpson is a Christian, CPA, and business owner residing in Louisville, Kentucky. As a "citizen journalist," her writing has appeared at American Thinker, World Net Daily, The Pearcey Report, and Catholic Online.
 
2012-07-25 12:54:26 PM  
Well.. at least he has


media.bonnint.net
 
2012-07-25 12:54:46 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Remember how Romney's staff bought and left with their hard drives when he left office?
Betcha can't guess what happened to his official records from when he was running the Salt Lake Olympics!


Hmmm..... I can think of three possible answers:

1) What official records?
2) Privileged work-product.
3) Shred-King.
 
2012-07-25 12:56:45 PM  

Imperialism: Cindy Simpson is a Christian, CPA, and business owner residing in Louisville, Kentucky.


She's in my town? Tell me where she leaves and I'll have my mutt leave a massive dump on her yard. I'll even put a business card on top.
 
2012-07-25 12:57:02 PM  
American Thinker article about liberal media? Not today... sorry.
 
2012-07-25 01:00:48 PM  

Jackson Herring: was this greenlit like, ironically or what


The admins apparently have as much contempt for us as the GOP does for its base.
 
2012-07-25 01:03:14 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: The admins apparently have as much contempt for us as the GOP does for its base.


If we didn't keep acting like beaten spouses on this tab it wouldn't happen. Why shouldn't they greenlight whatever idiotic shiat the right-wing trolls submit when it reliably creates pages-long poo-flinging fits and drives up Fark's ad revenue?

Want less stupid shiat on this tab? Stop helping Drew make money off it.
 
2012-07-25 01:08:07 PM  
What do you do when reality doesn't match with the narrative being pushed by talk radio and blogs (of the "suck" variety)?

Claim that they are all in on a massive conspiracy for libs.

tl;dr: biased media pissed that other media doesn't have their bias.
 
2012-07-25 01:10:13 PM  
i935.photobucket.com

Mo RMoney mo problems.
 
2012-07-25 01:10:54 PM  

Diogenes: REPEAT


DECEIT

/THIS HEAT
 
2012-07-25 01:11:04 PM  
media is not merely television folks, and keep in mind that you are being catered to regardless. Even if you're paying for cable you're in a market and you are for sale.

/please dig around in there
 
2012-07-25 01:14:22 PM  
www.americanthinker.com
*pheeep*
Constipated by the liberal media!
 
2012-07-25 01:18:15 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
Complimentary copy with every American Thinker subscription
 
2012-07-25 01:20:15 PM  
Obviously, it is a big deal.....Media Bias can move mountains.

Case in point: back in the 1960s it was the conservative viewpoint that health care was a private service that each person makes up their own mind about. And during this same time, it was the liberals opinion was that the government should provide "some" assistance to "some" of the people.....now, take us forward 40 some years and the entire discussion on health care has moved completely into the liberal left point of view. Over the years the media has moved the discussion of social programs to the left.
 
2012-07-25 01:20:17 PM  
Thankfully, the good reporters of JOURNOLIST did an amazing job of maintaining objectivity and thoroughly vetting Obama.
 
2012-07-25 01:21:20 PM  
The media is NOT under Obama's control. Like Obama, they are under the control of George Soros and his America-Hating Mind-Control Lasers.
 
2012-07-25 01:23:51 PM  
Well, it's hard for him to go back and burn every copy of every statement he made in Massachusetts that's counter to what he is saying he stands for now.
 
2012-07-25 01:24:25 PM  

karnal: Obviously, it is a big deal.....Media Bias can move mountains.

Case in point: back in the 1960s it was the conservative viewpoint that health care was a private service that each person makes up their own mind about. And during this same time, it was the liberals opinion was that the government should provide "some" assistance to "some" of the people.....now, take us forward 40 some years and the entire discussion on health care has moved completely into the liberal left point of view. Over the years the media has moved the discussion of social programs to the left.


Reality has a well known liberal bias

www.ssa.gov
 
2012-07-25 01:25:50 PM  
Possessing a narrative that conforms to the reality expressed in factual news articles isn't the same thing as controlling the media.

Buying the WSJ and loading up the editorial pages with utter BS in support of Romney's misplaced claims? Now that's media control for you!
 
2012-07-25 01:26:42 PM  
Oh look, and Fark.com is trending downwards on alexa. What a shocker.
 
2012-07-25 01:26:46 PM  
Is this the part where they prove black is white and get killed at the next zebra crossing?

Been looking forward to that part

/no way that's obscure
 
2012-07-25 01:33:07 PM  
Philip Francis Queeg

karnal: Obviously, it is a big deal.....Media Bias can move mountains.

Case in point: back in the 1960s it was the conservative viewpoint that health care was a private service that each person makes up their own mind about. And during this same time, it was the liberals opinion was that the government should provide "some" assistance to "some" of the people.....now, take us forward 40 some years and the entire discussion on health care has moved completely into the liberal left point of view. Over the years the media has moved the discussion of social programs to the left.

Reality has a well known liberal bias



Here is the reality, LBJ was so crooked they had to bury him in a corkscrew casket.
 
2012-07-25 01:34:46 PM  
The politic tab wouldn't be complete if there was not at least 1 greenlight by some right wing douche whining about the left-wing-lame-stream-mass-media-drive-by-media-liberal-media-conspira cy.
 
2012-07-25 01:37:20 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: Oh look, and Fark.com is trending downwards on alexa. What a shocker.


Maybe they should derp harder.
 
2012-07-25 01:40:03 PM  
Today, the corporate media, who makes its profit from corporate advertising, has a Liberal bias. Tomorrow, Liberals will be accused of hating evil corporations.
 
2012-07-25 01:41:33 PM  
God, that was some weapons grade derp.
 
2012-07-25 01:46:37 PM  
Yep, which is why for about 3 years, the "liberal media" reported as fact an insane and infantile conspiracy theory about the president's birthplace put forth solely by white supremacists without a shred of evidence to support it...
 
2012-07-25 01:50:58 PM  
Is this just a game to see how many unfounded conspiracy theories you can get people to believe? A game whose outcome can decide elections?
 
2012-07-25 01:51:21 PM  
A huge part of a campaign is how well the candidate gets along with journalists assigned to cover him. Bush Jr. benefitted tremendously from that in 2000. Carter in '76, Obama in 2008. Old, creaky candidates tend to not. It's funny that even though Washington reporters are the snootiest of Regular Joes, Romney can't connect with them.
In general, the media doesn't pick one side over the other. Both candidates have the opportunity to woo their respective press corps.
 
2012-07-25 01:53:47 PM  
Hmmm, let's see who is in favor of Obama? CNN, abc, NBC, CBS, msnbc, New York Times, 90% of Hollywood and college professors. Who is for Romney? FNC, NY Post, and talk radio. Seems right to me. Amazing.
 
2012-07-25 01:59:44 PM  

darkedgefan: Hmmm, let's see who is in favor of Obama? CNN, abc, NBC, CBS, msnbc, New York Times, 90% of Hollywood and college professors. Who is for Romney? FNC, NY Post, and talk radio. Seems right to me. Amazing.


Right. Remember that time that CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and the New York Times refused to report on birtherism because it was a baseless conspiracy theory put forth solely by white supremecists?

Me neither.
 
2012-07-25 02:00:16 PM  
Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.
 
2012-07-25 02:05:31 PM  

Bob16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.


So your answer is to give Bush's policies a third term? Sorry, I'll take slow growth over recession any day of the week.
 
2012-07-25 02:10:25 PM  

udhq: darkedgefan: Hmmm, let's see who is in favor of Obama? CNN, abc, NBC, CBS, msnbc, New York Times, 90% of Hollywood and college professors. Who is for Romney? FNC, NY Post, and talk radio. Seems right to me. Amazing.

Right. Remember that time that CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and the New York Times refused to report on birtherism because it was a baseless conspiracy theory put forth solely by white supremecists?

Me neither.


It's like that time when they all ignored the Tea Party protests and then gave immediate across the board coverage to the Occupy protests.

/maybe MSNBC needed to organize and sponsor their grassroots movement for them
//MSNBC Occupy Wall St® featuring Rachel Maddow!
 
2012-07-25 02:10:31 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: FTFA: The range of birther claims, from questions on the authenticity of the posted certificate to authorship of Obama's autobiographies, actually have both facts and credible authorities to back them up. The investigations by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse and author Jack Cashill immediately come to mind.


Damn, that's funny! Who says conservatives don't do comedy well?


Jack Cashill was the idiot who was claiming that all of Obama's family photos were faked, by showing the Obama-less "originals." Unfortunately, he forgot to shoop out his knees.

mediamatters.org
 
2012-07-25 02:31:38 PM  
The media that refuses to call him out on every single lie, half-truth, misleading quote, and fallacy that pours from his mouth? Yeah, they're clearly in the pocket of Big Obama.

FlashHarry: aaaand green. great.


Hey, they've gotta keep the Right-Wing Persecution Complex alive and well in these trying times.
 
2012-07-25 02:33:19 PM  

Bob16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.


I had drafted a two paragraph lengthy well-thought out response but then I deleted it because your position is stupid.
 
2012-07-25 03:04:45 PM  

Boxcutta: Bob16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.

I had drafted a two paragraph lengthy well-thought out response but then I deleted it because your position is stupid.


Also, mostly off-topic.
 
2012-07-25 03:07:48 PM  

Sgt Otter: Philip Francis Queeg: FTFA: The range of birther claims, from questions on the authenticity of the posted certificate to authorship of Obama's autobiographies, actually have both facts and credible authorities to back them up. The investigations by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse and author Jack Cashill immediately come to mind.


Damn, that's funny! Who says conservatives don't do comedy well?

Jack Cashill was the idiot who was claiming that all of Obama's family photos were faked, by showing the Obama-less "originals." Unfortunately, he forgot to shoop out his knees.

[mediamatters.org image 478x321]


As a working professional graphic designer, how anyone with a halfway functioning set of eyes is willing to claim that image as an "original" is beyond me. That is such a shiatty clone stamp job. You can see the textures on the right repeating themselves like it was a goddamn Nintendo game, circa '88.
 
2012-07-25 03:40:59 PM  
Fox News has actually stated they only broadcast about 1 1/2 hours of "news during a broadcast day. The rest is "political commentary" Its up to you to figure out whats commentary and when the news starts. I would honostly like to hear from a Republican why they believe Fox News cannot get a broadcast licence in Canada.
 
2012-07-25 03:55:57 PM  

Bob16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.


I just released an enormous fart. It was exactly as useful and on-topic as this post.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:02 PM  

thurstonxhowell: b16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.

I just released an enormous fart. It was exactly as useful and on-topic as this post.


I think it's a precursor to your own American Thinker article.
 
2012-07-25 05:53:35 PM  

Empty Matchbook: The media that refuses to call him out on every single lie, half-truth, misleading quote, and fallacy that pours from his mouth? Yeah, they're clearly in the pocket of Big Obama.

FlashHarry: aaaand green. great.

Hey, they've gotta keep the Right-Wing Persecution Complex alive and well in these trying times.


Brian Ross, anyone?
 
MFL
2012-07-25 06:24:20 PM  
Empty Matchbook Hey, they've gotta keep the Right-Wing Persecution Complex alive and well in these trying times.

sooo.....

The Right wing has a persecution complex because.......the don't want to give more of their assets to liberals that think they are being persecuted because they aren't getting the free stuff they are entitled to because of persecution.

got it.
 
2012-07-25 06:48:12 PM  

MFL: Empty Matchbook Hey, they've gotta keep the Right-Wing Persecution Complex alive and well in these trying times.

sooo.....

The Right wing has a persecution complex because.......the don't want to give more of their assets to liberals that think they are being persecuted because they aren't getting the free stuff they are entitled to because of persecution.

got it.


No, they've got a persecution complex because they seem to believe that "freedom" is a one-way street.
 
2012-07-25 06:53:29 PM  
Everyone missed the obvious irony in the fact that Mitt Romney's Bain Capital has an ownership stake in CLEAR CHANNEL?!?!?!
 
2012-07-25 07:04:39 PM  
I have no problem with Republicans continuing to believe this is Romney's biggest challenge.
 
2012-07-25 08:51:35 PM  
Stupid (Adjective) (Verb)-ing Obama (Noun)
 
2012-07-26 01:31:38 AM  

karnal: Obviously, it is a big deal.....Media Bias can move mountains.

Case in point: back in the 1960s it was the conservative viewpoint that health care was a private service that each person makes up their own mind about. And during this same time, it was the liberals opinion was that the government should provide "some" assistance to "some" of the people.....now, take us forward 40 some years and the entire discussion on health care has moved completely into the liberal left point of view. Over the years the media has moved the discussion of social programs to the left.


In karnal's universe, Obama's health care plan is further to the left of Teddy Kennedy's plan from the 60's. Also, the sky is plaid, Obama was secretly born on Mars, and Sarah Palin has more functioning brain cells than fingers.
 
2012-07-26 01:35:38 AM  

Bob16: Just released new home sales figures. Down 8.4 percent. Last week existing home sales figures released. Down 5.5 percent. Yet another recovery summer that in reality is missing the recovery. Face it. Obama is a disaster. Bush was so bad that you can be better than him and still be a failure.



Obama's disaster? WE have no idea what Obama might have done if the right-trash army hadn't worked so hard to destroy any real progress he night have made.
 
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