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    Mainstream Media Oblivious to Relevancy of Many Obama-gates

    [url]http://www.townhall.com/columnists/DavidLimbaugh/2008/04/18/mainstream_media_oblivious_to_relevancy_of_many_obama-gates[/url]

    [QUOTE]Mainstream Media Oblivious to Relevancy of Many Obama-gates
    By David Limbaugh
    Friday, April 18, 2008

    The dirty little secret about Barack Obama's indictment of flyover country is that he said what liberals, including Hillary Clinton, believe. Sufficient proof of this can be found in the liberal outrage at Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate, where Obama was pressed both by the moderators and Clinton to explain Bitter-gate, Wright-gate, Ayers-gate and Flag pin-gate.

    Consider the uncannily similar reactions of columnists Tom Shales and Stephen Silver.

    Shales expressed indignation that ABC News moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos would dare ask Obama to justify his insulting remarks about small-town Americans and his relationships with certain anti-American people.

    Shale's fumed, "For the first 52 minutes … Gibson and Stephanopoulos dwelled entirely on specious and gossipy trivia that already has been hashed and rehashed, in the hope of getting the candidates to claw at one another over disputes that are no longer news. Some were barely news to begin with."

    Shales was particularly perturbed that Stephanopoulos "came up with such tired tripe as a charge that Obama once associated with a nutty bomb-throwing anarchist."

    He was equally peeved at Gibson for bringing up, "yet again, the controversial ravings of the pastor at a church attended by Obama."

    Columnist Silver is annoyed that Gibson and Stephanopoulos "asked shamefully superficial and gotcha-oriented questions" and for the first half of the debate dwelt only on "rehashes of the nonsense non-stories of the past month -- it was all-Wright, all-'bitter,' all-Bosnia sniper fire, all flag pin all the time." These were all, wrote Silver, "questions about nothing."

    Silver characterized the recent stories about Obama's association with unrepentant terrorist William Ayers as "the sort of stuff that only right-wing bloggers and e-mail forwarders care about."

    Excuse the quotes, but nothing captures the sneering condescension of media liberals better than their own words.

    What do the assessments of these two fairly typical liberal columnists have in common? Well, quite simply their agreement that reports about Obama's pastor, his terrorist friend and his obvious contempt for small-town Americans are superficial distractions that are irrelevant to Obama's suitability for the highest office in the land.

    The mainstream media's trivialization of this string of damning stories on Obama brings into sharp relief the ever-widening worldview chasm that separates liberals from conservatives. For them to let Obama get away with brushing off his elitist, contemptuous remarks about small-town Americans as a mistake or as a mere "mangling of words" proves they not only don't understand the gravity of the insult but also probably agree with it

    It is impossible to spin Obama's statement as misspeak. As witnessed by his "typical white person" remark, Obama liberally engages in the type of stereotypical thinking he so readily condemns in others. If a conservative had offered such stereotyping, it would be off with his small-town head.

    The Obama stories are anything but superficial and couldn't be more relevant. Obama has revealed more about himself by advertising his obvious misapprehension of what makes small-town Americans tick and his voluntary associations with a racist, anti-American, obscenity-spewing pastor and an unrepentant terrorist than we could ever learn through rote repetition of his policy preferences.

    It's astonishing that a man who is nearly deified by his admirers and personality-cultist groupies as a "post-racial" unifier displays such disrespect for his fellow Americans. How could so-called small-town Americans warm to the candidacy of a man who presumes they attend church, own guns and oppose illegal immigration because of bitterness and bigotry? What indescribable arrogance and elitism.

    When someone is so fundamentally wrong about such fundamental things, he clearly does not have the requisite judgment to be president of the United States. For the mainstream media to be wholly oblivious to the hyper-relevance of these stories demonstrates they are on the left side of that chasm that separates Americans according to their worldviews. They are so eaten up with their own self-assurance, superiority and elitism that they are blinded to their own bias.

    If Hillary weren't so widely disliked, the Obama stories might be devastating to his candidacy. But the media don't get this either, thinking that Obama's failure to plummet in the polls is because Americans don't care about these stories. There's nothing there; let's move on.

    If they're right -- that Americans don't care that this presidential candidate looks down on them based on categorical assumptions by which he has sized them up, thinks he knows better than they do about what motivates them, what's in their best interests and that government largesse is their only salvation -- we're in worse shape than I thought.

    If I'm right, these are big stories that won't -- and by all means shouldn't -- be ignored.[/QUOTE]

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    [B][SIZE="4"]By[/SIZE] [SIZE="5"]David[/SIZE][SIZE="7"] Limbaugh[/SIZE][/B]

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2490652][B][SIZE="4"]By[/SIZE] [SIZE="5"]David[/SIZE][SIZE="7"] Limbaugh[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE]

    as opposed to
    [SIZE="7"]Mother Jones[/SIZE]?

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    [FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="7"]LOUD NOISES[/SIZE][/FONT]

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    Rush's brother does an article pointing out how the other side is complaining. Both sides pull this stuff over and over.
    I can not wait for there to be a nominee and then we can get back to the good old your guy sucks and our guy is great BS.
    Then some real discussions will happen.

    It is funny how the Republicans on here want everyone to forget that McCain is their nominee and concentrate on Obama and Hillary.

    McCain, especially if he picks Mitt as a Vice-President, will be getting attacked all over again. Mitt is a magic underwear wearing flip flopper, I don't care how smart the guy is, he was an absolute joke during his run.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2490672]Rush's brother does an article pointing out how the other side is complaining. Both sides pull this stuff over and over.
    I can not wait for there to be a nominee and then we can get back to the good old your guy sucks and our guy is great BS.
    Then some real discussions will happen.

    [B]It is funny how the Republicans on here want everyone to forget that McCain is their nominee and concentrate on Obama and Hillary. [/B]

    McCain, especially if he picks Mitt as a Vice-President, will be getting attacked all over again. Mitt is a magic underwear wearing flip flopper, I don't care how smart the guy is, he was an absolute joke during his run.[/QUOTE]

    excellent point, cr726

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2490672]Rush's brother does an article pointing out how the other side is complaining. Both sides pull this stuff over and over.
    I can not wait for there to be a nominee and then we can get back to the good old your guy sucks and our guy is great BS.
    Then some real discussions will happen.

    It is funny how the Republicans on here want everyone to forget that McCain is their nominee and concentrate on Obama and Hillary.

    McCain, especially if he picks Mitt as a Vice-President, will be getting attacked all over again. Mitt is a magic underwear wearing flip flopper, I don't care how smart the guy is, he was an absolute joke during his run.[/QUOTE]

    Obama and Clinton are jokes, they both say they will pull ot of Iraq but they wont. Obama will talk to Iran and Syria and both will use him as a punching bag!

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    You can only hope that Obama would pick someone who he would listen to and not get rid of if they disagree. I wonder what President has done that?

    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2491545]Obama and Clinton are jokes, they both say they will pull ot of Iraq but they wont. Obama will talk to Iran and Syria and both will use him as a punching bag![/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2490653]as opposed to
    [SIZE="7"]Mother Jones[/SIZE]?[/QUOTE]

    or media matters, or think progress...and so on...and so on....

    [B]ignorantjetsfan[/B] thinks people listen to him because he [B][SIZE="4"]uses[/SIZE] [SIZE="5"]big[/SIZE] [SIZE="6"]bold[/SIZE] [SIZE="7"]font [/SIZE][/B]....but it's the usual stupid sh!t....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2491651]or media matters, or think progress...and so on...and so on....

    [B]ignorantjetsfan[/B] thinks people listen to him because he [B][SIZE="4"]uses[/SIZE] [SIZE="5"]big[/SIZE] [SIZE="6"]bold[/SIZE] [SIZE="7"]font [/SIZE][/B]....but it's the usual stupid sh!t....[/QUOTE]

    um, you read print...you do not listen to it. You can't [I]hear[/I] large print. Please [B]Come Back to Earth[/B]. :bangwall:
    Last edited by intelligentjetsfan; 04-21-2008 at 06:15 AM.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2491937]um, you read print...you do not listen to it. You can't [I]hear[/I] large print. Please [B]Come Back to Earth[/B]. :bangwall:[/QUOTE]

    Apparently you're not intelligent enough to get his point.

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2491941]Apparently you're not intelligent enough to get his point.[/QUOTE]

    oh, thanks because I did not know what he was trying to drivel. :zzz::zzz:

    by the way, do you get a salary for every time you have to bail out your butty, [B]Come Back to earth[/B]? Its cute how the two of you are one.....

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2491937]um, you read print...you do not listen to it. You can't [I]hear[/I] large print. Please [B]Come Back to Earth[/B]. :bangwall:[/QUOTE]

    Seriously? Many people use "listen" and "talking" when it comes to message board posting. I know I do it all the time.

    Are you going to correct spelling errors next time, and claim that makes something illegitimate?

    Really, for a guy who posts from deeply biased sources all day long, and plays second fiddle backup to a few posters yourself, you really (IMO) need to step back and reevaluate how deeply hypocritical and petty you come across.

    I mean, you do realize you just dismissed the entire issue because it was written by a Limbaugh, and because CBTNY used "listen" isnstead of "read", right?

    Oh, and "they do it to me, I'm just giving them a tatse of their own...." is not a legitimate retort. After all, if we used that logic, we'd be beheading terrorists.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2491961]oh, thanks because I did not know what he was trying to drivel. :zzz::zzz:

    by the way, do you get a salary for every time you have to bail out your butty, [B]Come Back to earth[/B]? Its cute how the two of you are one.....[/QUOTE]

    If I had a dollar for every time you gave press coverage a reach around, I'd be able to retire!

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;2491975]Seriously? Many people use "listen" and "talking" when it comes to message board posting. I know I do it all the time.

    Are you going to correct spelling errors next time, and claim that makes something illegitimate?

    Really, for a guy who posts from deeply biased sources all day long, and plays second fiddle backup to a few posters yourself, you really (IMO) need to step back and reevaluate how deeply hypocritical and petty you come across.

    I mean, you do realize you just dismissed the entire issue because it was written by a Limbaugh, and because CBTNY used "listen" isnstead of "read", right?

    Oh, and "they do it to me, I'm just giving them a tatse of their own...." is not a legitimate retort. After all, if we used that logic, we'd be beheading terrorists.[/QUOTE]

    first of all, I was having fun with a play on words. We are allowed to still have a laugh here? I laughed at HDCentralStOhio's post.

    Also, I did not dismiss the entire post but it was DEEPLY biased and written by someone with a major agenda. And like almost every other person who starts threads here, I do sometimes start threads with articles that are slanted.

    Bottom line; there are many people who post in the same manner that I do and then call others out for it. If you want I can copy and paste examples from now until the draft on Saturday to illustrate this. What I cannot figure out is why the selective outrage directed to me?

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;2491975]Seriously? Many people use "listen" and "talking" when it comes to message board posting. I know I do it all the time.

    Are you going to correct spelling errors next time, and claim that makes something illegitimate?

    Really, for a guy who posts from deeply biased sources all day long, and plays second fiddle backup to a few posters yourself, you really (IMO) need to step back and reevaluate how deeply hypocritical and petty you come across.

    I mean, you do realize you just dismissed the entire issue because it was written by a Limbaugh, and because CBTNY used "listen" isnstead of "read", right?

    Oh, and "they do it to me, I'm just giving them a tatse of their own...." is not a legitimate retort. After all, if we used that logic, we'd be beheading terrorists.[/QUOTE]

    Warfish, I know you like to say that you are in the middle here, but I don't really see you give these lectures to the people on the right who use the same tactics as ijf...

    If anything, you should get on ijf's case for not being at all humorous in his attacks, but the derailing of topics with trivial sidebars and attacking of sources are rampant on the the other side as well...

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2490672]

    McCain, especially if he picks Mitt as a Vice-President, will be getting attacked all over again. Mitt is a magic underwear wearing flip flopper, I don't care how smart the guy is, he was an absolute joke during his run.[/QUOTE]

    Magic underwear?

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2492001]
    Also, I did not dismiss the entire post but it was DEEPLY biased and written by someone with a major agenda. [/QUOTE]

    Regardless of who wrote it, what part of the article isn't true?

    The criminal liberal media has swept all of these Obooma-Gates under the rug.

    If he were a Republican, the Communist News Network along with CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS would be running them 24/7.

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    if only George Bush could run for a third term, right dean-o?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2492123]if only George Bush could run for a third term, right dean-o?[/QUOTE]

    I don't think panty waist liberals could survive a third Bush term. They'd be spiking their Starbucks Joya del Dia Blend with arsenic or driving their Volvos into oncoming traffic.

    Personally, I'd like to have seen Fred Thompson get the Republican nomination.

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