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    Obama karma swings to the negative

    Obama karma swings to the negative
    By J. PATRICK COOLICAN AND MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    Las Vegas Sun
    11 hours, 14 minutes ago


    Barack Obama, a month ago: Democratic Party savior. Cool, smart, black, great personal story.

    Barack Obama, this week: All flash, no substance. Fast and loose with facts, Hillary will pummel him.

    After a Las Vegas health care forum last week, Obama was deemed a disappointment by a national magazine writer, and the theme multiplied: Los Angeles Times, The Politico, the Associated Press, CNN.

    The chattering herd loves a narrative, and this year, just as in past presidential years, the media are moving like a pack, hunting for their beloved conventional wisdom.

    The names are unfamiliar to most Americans - Klein, Mike Allen, Karen Tumulty - but these Washington media stars shape the country's perceptions of presidential candidacies.

    Something's a little different this time around, though. The vast profusion of new media, especially on the Internet, means less power for the journalists. Liberal online activists are pushing back.

    "For the past eight years, the right has been better at working the refs," said Eric Alterman, a liberal media critic and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. "Now the left is learning how to play the game."

    Obama's problem apparently began last week in Las Vegas at a union-sponsored health care forum. Other than former Sen. John Edwards, none of the candidates has specific health care plans. They agree on some general principles, which Obama laid out. Tumulty, the Time correspondent who moderated the forum, wrote a blog post: "In the post-game chatter in the ladies room & there was a lot of complaining from people who had found his entire presentation vague and unsatisfying."

    Allen, former White House beat reporter for Time and now a reporter at The Politico, published a piece last Monday noting Obama's "tendency toward seemingly minor contradictions and rhetorical slips that serve as reminders that he is still a newcomer to national politics."

    Richard Cohen, the liberal Washington Post columnist most reviled by liberals, hit Obama in his Tuesday column: "He may be manipulating the facts in order to wrap raw ambition in the gauze of a larger cause."

    Finally, the Associated Press, that down-the-middle news organization, confirmed the received wisdom in a news story that probably ran in hundreds of papers: "The freshman Illinois senator began his campaign facing the perception that he lacks the experience to be president, especially compared to rivals with decades of work on foreign and domestic policy," the AP story said. "So far, he's done little to challenge it. He's delivered no policy speeches and provided few details about how he would lead the country."

    Greg Sargent, a blogger at the liberal Web site Talking Points Memo, jumped on the AP story, noting Obama made foreign policy speeches on March 2 and 17, and a health care address in January. The purpose of the counterpunching was to create a counter-narrative, an alternative story to the one developing among the mainstream media. Specifically, the counter-narrative says: The Beltway types are out to get Obama. That can be deeply beneficial to many candidacies, especially his, given that a theme of the campaign is that Obama is an outsider offering a new kind of politics.

    For the most part, however, political and media observers said the recent criticism is part of the normal ebb and flow of campaign coverage.

    "We fall madly in love with him, now we have to find his clay feet," said Susan Rasky, a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California at Berkeley. "It's part of the campaign process: Enthusiasm at the front end, ripping apart at the back end - and hopefully in between there will be some decent analysis."
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    I kept comparing this dope to heil howard dean......even comrade dean held out to the primary's...

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    I don't know how and where these smear campaigns get their start from, but Barack is about to annunce his campaign funding for the first quarter and it is rumored to be in the $22MM range.

    Hillary announced $26MM and Edwards $14MM. When the headlines hit we shall see what is negative about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdawgg
    I don't know how and where these smear campaigns get their start from.

    I'll give you a hint: read the article.

    After a Las Vegas health care forum last week, Obama was deemed a disappointment by a national magazine writer, and the theme multiplied: Los Angeles Times, The Politico, the Associated Press, CNN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    I'll give you a hint: read the article.
    This is not the first nor only smear campaign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdawgg
    This is not the first nor only smear campaign

    How is this even a smear campaign? He gave a ****ty speech and got bad reviews.

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    all the liberals turning on osama-awww
    now he knows how dr. demento feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by flushingjet
    all the liberals turning on osama-awww
    now he knows how dr. demento feels
    Let's see what the numbers ($$$) say when they get published

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    How is this even a smear campaign? He gave a ****ty speech and got bad reviews.

    it's obviously a smear campaign as prisonplanet, truthout, the BBC and al-jazeera are not reporting these things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    How is this even a smear campaign? He gave a ****ty speech and got bad reviews.
    ....From the 'right'. Let the numbers speak when they get published

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdawgg
    ....From the 'right'. Let the numbers speak when they get published

    LOL, since when is the LA Times, CNN, and the AP known as "the right"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    LOL, since when is the LA Times, CNN, and the AP known as "the right"?

    Only when compared to the NY Times and CBS.

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    Poor Barack Labamba.

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