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(Politico)   Yep, journalists really are in bed with the Obama campaign - and there are cash transactions to prove it   (politico.com) divider line 71
    More: Fail, Obama campaign, Stuart Scott, rights of women, Ed Morrissey, campaign contributions, journalists, New York Daily News, advocacy  
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2012-11-03 02:24:40 PM  

ablank: An ESPN anchor gave Obama $25,000


I thought there was an individual donation cap of $2500. Extra zero, or am I missing something?

/ I agree with stubby. Corporations are people. Journalists, clearly, are not. What, are they going to want to vote, too? Sheesh.
 
2012-11-03 02:29:58 PM  

dywed88: Cataholic: PC LOAD LETTER: And the Romney half of that headline got lost in the couch cushions?

The Romney half of the headline represented the owner of a free community weekly in Sarasota, a sports editor for a local Philly TV station and the editor of the editorial page of the Washington Times. All the other journalists listed in the article donated to Obama.

Of course we will just ignore that the person in control of a large segment of the US media recently threatened a sitting governor for working with Obama....


Of course we will! Because the damn LIBERAL MEDIA HAS US PARALYZED!!!
 
2012-11-03 02:32:02 PM  

jenlen: That is the most ridiculous electoral map I've seen this season. Romney taking OREGON?! Umm, no. Never happen in a billion years.


Well, unless you have Republicans altering ballots in one of the biggest swing counties.
 
2012-11-03 02:40:11 PM  
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2012-11-03 02:46:19 PM  
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2012-11-03 02:46:43 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: jenlen: That is the most ridiculous electoral map I've seen this season. Romney taking OREGON?! Umm, no. Never happen in a billion years.

Well, unless you have Republicans altering ballots in one of the biggest swing counties.


That's the most unusual ballot I've ever seen.
 
2012-11-03 02:48:35 PM  

evil saltine: Lenny_da_Hog: jenlen: That is the most ridiculous electoral map I've seen this season. Romney taking OREGON?! Umm, no. Never happen in a billion years.

Well, unless you have Republicans altering ballots in one of the biggest swing counties.

That's the most unusual ballot I've ever seen.


My cache. It is funky. I shall try that again.

Well, unless you have Republicans altering ballots in one of the biggest swing counties.
 
2012-11-03 02:50:23 PM  
Wouldn't corruption be if a candidate were paying journalists, not the other way around? WTF is wrong with these people?
 
2012-11-03 02:56:53 PM  
Real investigative journalism on a national level really doesn't exist in any form in our modern era, outside of a very few programs like 60 Minutes. And most of those guys are dying off.

So...meh. Both sides are bad on this front. Journalism is about truth, and the GOP is about lying, so it should be no surprise that journalists would be more likely to donate to the Obama campaign. If I were a political journalist (not some political blogger or hack) I would refrain from campaign contributions to both parties. I would still vote for Obama though.
 
2012-11-03 03:04:53 PM  
Of course it doesn't cover donations to PACs. Good luck tracking that down.
 
2012-11-03 03:05:07 PM  

bdub77: Real investigative journalism on a national level really doesn't exist in any form in our modern era, outside of a very few programs like 60 Minutes. And most of those guys are dying off.

So...meh. Both sides are bad on this front. Journalism is about truth, and the GOP is about lying, so it should be no surprise that journalists would be more likely to donate to the Obama campaign. If I were a political journalist (not some political blogger or hack) I would refrain from campaign contributions to both parties. I would still vote for Obama though.


Vanity Fair is still rocking the research and ethics.
 
2012-11-03 03:09:09 PM  

quatchi: The Wall Street Journal's political and civic activities policy states that "all news personnel ... should refrain from partisan political activity," including "making a financial contribution to a candidate's campaign."

Two things.

First, this rule is dumb as a bag fulla blonde hair cut from the heads of an assortment of FOX News NILFs.

Second, WSJ pretending to be bipartisan before Murdoch bought and ruined the rag is one thing but trying that shiat now? Srsly?

/Nice trolly headline though, that'll get a few bites.


Weird thing is, if you read the WSJ, it seems like the news part is good and even sympathetic to the Dems on occasion while the editorial page is 24/7/365 Obama is the worst thing to happen to the US since the Flood.
 
2012-11-03 03:12:24 PM  

Flaming Yawn: Weird thing is, if you read the WSJ, it seems like the news part is good and even sympathetic to the Dems on occasion while the editorial page is 24/7/365 Obama is the worst thing to happen to the US since the Flood.


The news part still has to appeal to Wall Street, where they need facts.

The editorial is there to prod simpletons to anger, which benefits those on Wall Street.
 
2012-11-03 03:33:22 PM  

Karne:


Huh. Thus proving that Nick Cage is actually just derpified Bruce Willis.
 
2012-11-03 03:56:06 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Why is that subby? Why do you think journalists are siding with Obama instead of Romney?

Show your work.


If the people who pay attention to what Obama and Romney say more than anyone else in the country (ie journalists) still back Romney after this campaign, they're either very ideological or stupid.
 
2012-11-03 04:01:10 PM  
Journalists shouldn't be donating to campaigns. You get into a grey area when you're talking about sports reporters or Talk of the Town hacks, but if I ran a newspaper or a station, I'd bar it in the contracts for everyone. You'd think that your run-of-the-mill reporter would understand basic ethics, but apparently not.
 
2012-11-03 05:35:49 PM  
Relatively small contributions to both Republicans and Democrats therefore "PROOF OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA!!!!!!111!!".

Ignoring of course things like 1 million dollars to Republicans by News Corp (Fox News, Wall street journal etc...) Link
 
2012-11-03 07:05:26 PM  
Yes, because the whole "this is bad news....for Obama" meme was invented on Fark because the media is in the bag for him.
 
2012-11-03 07:42:45 PM  
FTFA: "during an increasingly tight election's most critical stage."

Aaand I stopped reading there.
 
2012-11-03 08:33:10 PM  

verbaltoxin: Yes, because the whole "this is bad news....for Obama" meme was invented on Fark because the media is in the bag for him.


But Fark is in the bag for Obama, you see, so that meme is just the tangled web.
 
2012-11-03 10:15:12 PM  
So journalists are citizens now? Who knew?
 
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