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2013-01-28 04:44:02 PM
It's almost as if he doesn't agree with us and isn't worried about making us mad!  How dare he!  What about our delicate feelings?  Stop being so MEAN, Obama!
 
2013-01-28 04:47:08 PM
So Obama is "silencing" conservative media by saying bad things about them. And yet... I'm reading about it on conservative media. Whoaaaa!
 
2013-01-28 04:51:24 PM

kbronsito: So Obama is "silencing" conservative media by saying bad things about them. And yet... I'm reading about it on conservative media. Whoaaaa!


You're just lucky those brave patriots are so brave and patriotic they decided not to be bullied.
 
2013-01-28 04:55:36 PM
And.... he's right.
 
2013-01-28 05:09:00 PM
Conservative media and even it's leader Murdock don't give two shiats about anything they talk about. Carl Rove probably does but he's a major exception to the rule. Conservative media is a business and like any business you have to find customers.. Talking heads are designed (grown maybe?) to maintain the customer base. They don't care about companies like Factcheck because that company doesn't effect their customer base. Any raving Republican will go down the list of talking points and if you present them with unequivocal facts to counter "their" opinion you will be ignored.

Billions of examples but one that just made me close my eyes was the Romney business model and the fact that my sister, a die hard repubtard, did not consider anything he did at Bain to be relevant to the presidency because he wasn't CEO when they did bad stuff. Even though he was CEO from 1978-1999 that did not count and she even told me so.. "What Romney did before 1999 isn't important." I still don't know why it wasn't important.

Anyways.. Just came to say: $$$$$$$$$$$$
 
2013-01-28 05:09:33 PM
Here's their problem, right here
media.salon.com
The Republicans have sworn fealty to an imbecile
 
2013-01-28 05:10:30 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Here's their problem, right here
[media.salon.com image 660x440]
The Republicans have sworn fealty to an imbecile


this guy and wayne la pierre.

between the two of them, they control the GOP.
 
2013-01-28 05:11:21 PM

Blues_X: And.... he's right.


So what?  Who put him in charge?   If the last election told us anything, it's that the American people soundly reject Obama's radical agenda.
 
2013-01-28 05:25:24 PM
Of course they do.
 
2013-01-28 05:27:47 PM
i.imgur.com

"Sources Cited" in the unsigned anonymous "article"

1) Breitbart
2) Media Research Center (Newsbusters, funded by Scaife and Olin and Exxon)
3) The "Center For Media in Public Affairs" (funded primarily through right-wing foundations) run by Fox News contributor and former American Enterprise Institute hack Sammy Licter

===

That's some fancy "newswriting," Lou. Next time try signing your name and having at least one non-partisan source.
 
2013-01-28 05:27:52 PM
Author and syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro said Obama trying to challenge certain media outlets dates back to the start of his administration.
"He's talking about silencing members of the media he doesn't like," he told Fox News. "He's done that before -- this idea that Fox News is some sort of evil force in the media.  He's gone after Rush Limbaugh, talked about starting boycotts. This is what he does. He's a bully."

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-28 05:28:36 PM
So ... the beatings will continue?
 
2013-01-28 05:32:02 PM
I don't think there is such a thing as "Conservative Media"

Fox News certainly isn't. NRO is a joke. But NRO is sane compared to Townhall, WND and American Thinker.

There was a time when it really was Liberals who were intellectually disnonest race-baiters. Now its the "Conservatives"
 
2013-01-28 05:36:36 PM
Well, if we could negotiate worth a darn I wouldn't mind Republicans talking to Obama. But we can't so no, no talking with Obama.
 
2013-01-28 05:41:04 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well, if we could negotiate worth a darn I wouldn't mind Republicans talking to Obama. But we can't so no, no talking with Obama.


Yeah Obama does pretty well for being an "empty suit".
 
2013-01-28 05:43:37 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well, if we could negotiate worth a darn I wouldn't mind Republicans talking to Obama. But we can't so no, no talking with Obama.


So 98% of your goals isn't enough?
 
2013-01-28 05:50:51 PM
Whats funny, is the article really doesn't deny it but instead tries to spin it saying it's ok that the right wing media in uncompromising and it itself that what it means to be conservative, unyielding.
 
2013-01-28 05:54:11 PM
Ben Shapiro is a chucklehead.
 
2013-01-28 06:02:11 PM

Corvus: Yeah Obama does pretty well for being an "empty suit".


I never said the man was an empty suit. He is a master at PR. He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

GAT_00: So 98% of your goals isn't enough?


98%? We go into a debt deal and find a why to spend more money?! That's not 98% How the hell can we have Obamacare and you say that we get 98% of what we want.

This is not blaming Obama! He is getting what he wants, the blame falls completely on the Republicans. In fact this is praising Obama. He's a heavy weight and we are sending in bantamweight fighters.
 
2013-01-28 06:02:51 PM
The GOP doth protest to much, methinks.
 
2013-01-28 06:04:11 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: bantamweight


o_O
 
2013-01-28 06:05:20 PM
"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons."
Friedrich Nietzsche
www.iep.utm.edu
The man with the sweet 'stache might be onto something....
 
2013-01-28 06:05:42 PM
So Obama is a sissy, limp-wristed lie-brul bully Chicago gangsta thug who trembles before America's enemies? Do I have that right?

Y'know, maybe it'd be easier to take conservative complaints more seriously if there was just the tiniest bit of consistency to them.
 
2013-01-28 06:07:59 PM
"He's talking about silencing members of the media he doesn't like,"


Nah, just assholes like you.
 
2013-01-28 06:09:43 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Corvus: Yeah Obama does pretty well for being an "empty suit".

I never said the man was an empty suit. He is a master at PR. He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

GAT_00: So 98% of your goals isn't enough?

98%? We go into a debt deal and find a why to spend more money?! That's not 98% How the hell can we have Obamacare and you say that we get 98% of what we want.

This is not blaming Obama! He is getting what he wants, the blame falls completely on the Republicans. In fact this is praising Obama. He's a heavy weight and we are sending in bantamweight fighters.


Were you in a coma during the debt ceiling debacle?
 
2013-01-28 06:15:33 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.


When has this ever happened?
 
2013-01-28 06:16:23 PM

vernonFL: I don't think there is such a thing as "Conservative Media"


The Economist is one of the few conservative rags remaining that hasn't yet gone through the rabbit hole, but it is a bit of a lone wolf these days.

The larger issue is that "conservative media" has essentially transformed into "conservative propaganda".  Bias in the news is nothing new.  Editorials about journalistic integrity have been making the pages for a few centuries now.  But it appears that things have gotten worse over the past few decades, especially at the national level.  More pages and airtime are being spent on single-sided commentary.  Self-criticism is almost non-existent.  Fringe positions are given center stage because they are edgy and provocative.  The tone has taken an incredibly us-vs-them view.


FTA: What he's saying is the media is not liberal enough

No, he's saying that the conservative media is not liberal enough.  You can move towards the center yet still remain a right-leaning publication.  There are societal benefits to having more centralist publications.  But instead, these guys hear (or say that they hear) that Obama wants an all-liberal media, which is a distortion of the truth.  It riles them up and makes them want to turn to the right even farther.

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xynix: Conservative media and even it's leader Murdock don't give two shiats about anything they talk about.


images60.fotki.com
 
2013-01-28 06:16:26 PM
"He's talking about silencing members of the media he doesn't like,"


Yes, that's exactly what he's talking about.
 
2013-01-28 06:17:07 PM
The GOP are trying to stitch their party back together and unite? Time to troll.
 
2013-01-28 06:18:41 PM
I for one, welcome our new Bi-Fartbongo overlord....
stutteringmessiah.files.wordpress.com
It's like a bifurcation, only with more glitter.
 
2013-01-28 06:18:59 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Corvus: Yeah Obama does pretty well for being an "empty suit".

I never said the man was an empty suit. He is a master at PR. He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

GAT_00: So 98% of your goals isn't enough?

98%? We go into a debt deal and find a why to spend more money?! That's not 98% How the hell can we have Obamacare and you say that we get 98% of what we want.

This is not blaming Obama! He is getting what he wants, the blame falls completely on the Republicans. In fact this is praising Obama. He's a heavy weight and we are sending in bantamweight fighters.

Were you in a coma during the debt ceiling debacle?


Short answer: Yes.
 
2013-01-28 06:19:11 PM

Yakk: The GOP are trying to stitch their party back together and unite? Time to troll.


No better man for the job than B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" Hussein Superallah Trollbama.
 
2013-01-28 06:19:25 PM

cameroncrazy1984: The Stealth Hippopotamus: He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

When has this ever happened?


I guess that's the theme this week. Obama is so SMART and POWERFUL that the poor helpless Republicans can't do shiat to stop them because they don't have a single person who isn't such a damn pussy who can even hope to stand up to him.
 
2013-01-28 06:20:35 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Corvus: Yeah Obama does pretty well for being an "empty suit".

I never said the man was an empty suit. He is a master at PR. He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.


It's what a lot of conservative have said.

Where does he spend 30 minutes in a speech "bad mouthing and name calling" can you give us some examples or you want to admit now this was a complete bullshiat remark and save us ll the trouble of me showing you are full of shiat?
 
2013-01-28 06:20:40 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 98%? We go into a debt deal and find a why to spend more money?! That's not 98% How the hell can we have Obamacare and you say that we get 98% of what we want.


John Boehner: When you look at this final agreement [on the debt ceiling] that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I'm pretty happy.

This is what Republicans think ineffective negotiation looks like.  Apparently not getting exactly what you want is a failed negotiation.
 
2013-01-28 06:21:52 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: How the hell can we have Obamacare and you say that we get 98% of what we want.


The law known as "Obamacare" was based on the alternative to universal healthcare that Republicans came up with in the 90s. You got 100% of what you wanted in that case. Most liberals wanted something closer to European-style socialized healthcare. The Republicans, once Obama chose to use their plan, suddenly decided that their plan was actually European-style socialized healthcare.

/I think the 98% figure is a direct quote from Boehner in reference to the last debt ceiling deal.

Link
 
2013-01-28 06:22:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: The Stealth Hippopotamus: He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

When has this ever happened?


Here is one example:

i2.cdn.turner.com

You know that Obama that exists in the minds of the nutballs of the right but doesn't actually exist in reality?
 
2013-01-28 06:23:41 PM

HighOnCraic: Most liberals wanted something closer to European-style socialized healthcare.


Many places in Europe have healthcare programs closer to "Obamacare" like Germany and Switzerland. The belief that they all have single payer or government run healthcare is a myth.
 
2013-01-28 06:24:16 PM

fireside68: Short answer: Yes.



Did I miss some major cuts that bring us anywhere near a balanced budget?
 
2013-01-28 06:25:10 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: fireside68: Short answer: Yes.


Did I miss some major cuts that bring us anywhere near a balanced budget?


You believe that is what the Republicans were negotiating to achieve?
 
2013-01-28 06:25:14 PM
Obama doesn't want bipartisanship.
 
2013-01-28 06:25:30 PM

GAT_00: John Boehner: When you look at this final agreement [on the debt ceiling] that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I'm pretty happy.

This is what Republicans think ineffective negotiation looks like. Apparently not getting exactly what you want is a failed negotiation.




And you wonder why I call the current Republican leadership lightweights.
 
2013-01-28 06:25:42 PM

Corvus: cameroncrazy1984: The Stealth Hippopotamus: He can stand there with the bloody knife in his hand and convince that the guy from across town did the stabbing. He can spend the first 30 minutes of a speech bad mouthing and name calling and spend the last 5 saying how we need to end the negativity and do the people's business. And he comes off looking like a saint. He is the human projector, his middle name should have been Sony.

When has this ever happened?

Here is one example:

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]

You know that Obama that exists in the minds of the nutballs of the right but doesn't actually exist in reality?


Ah yes, Invisible Obama.
 
2013-01-28 06:26:01 PM
Food for thought: Fox news boasts how their ratings have been off the charts since 2008 so therefore they make more money when a Democrat is in office. I dont think that Fox is the buddy you think it is GOP

I think Fox News is a democrats best friend just by showing what horrible and incompetent people the Republicans and Ann Ryand people are
 
2013-01-28 06:26:14 PM

Corvus: HighOnCraic: Most liberals wanted something closer to European-style socialized healthcare.

Many places in Europe have healthcare programs closer to "Obamacare" like Germany and Switzerland. The belief that they all have single payer or government run healthcare is a myth.


But that just sucks the fun out of the joke in my post.
 
2013-01-28 06:26:14 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: fireside68: Short answer: Yes.


Did I miss some major cuts that bring us anywhere near a balanced budget?


Why do budgets only matter when a Democrat is president?
 
2013-01-28 06:26:19 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: fireside68: Short answer: Yes.


Did I miss some major cuts that bring us anywhere near a balanced budget?


About $1.2 trillion worth, yes. The deficit is down to somewhere in the neighborhood of $600b now.
 
2013-01-28 06:27:16 PM

Mrbogey: Obama doesn't want bipartisanship.


Who would? Have you seen the other party?
 
2013-01-28 06:27:28 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: fireside68: Short answer: Yes.


Did I miss some major cuts that bring us anywhere near a balanced budget?


We had an election. The idea that we should do massive cuts to put our economy in the shiatter like the did in Europe lost. Maybe you were asleep for the election then.

The Democrats won, the Republican lost why do you think that means Obama and Democrats must fall in with Republicans failed economic policies?
 
2013-01-28 06:29:40 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Were you in a coma during the debt ceiling debacle?


I'm beginning to think many liberals were.

If you look back at Obama's dealings with Boehner et al in 2011-2012, you'll typically find that he makes a big show of allowing Boehner to publicly save face but has generally put the screws to him in the details.

In that debt ceiling "debacle", Obama got what he wanted for another year while getting Boehner to give him additional leverage (defense sequestration cuts) for the next fight while predominantly making "concessions" out of cuts that were already planned along with assorted budget tricks.

Boehner got 98% of what he wanted... in press coverage. The deal itself? He got rolled like a booze filled orange frosted donut.
 
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