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Who says the media is in Obamas pocket

This article says it all.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=76645

Now, I know not everyone will approve of the source but, the fact remains that she is releasing a pro obama book, and moderating a debate, sounds like a conflict of intrest.

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Yeah -- it's not enough that she's blatantly in Obama's camp. She gets to ride this for publicity for the book. It's like having Don King's brother referee one of Tyson's boxing matches.

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expatriate wrote:
Yeah -- it's not enough that she's blatantly in Obama's camp. She gets to ride this for publicity for the book. It's like having Don King's brother referee one of Tyson's boxing matches.

Dang, you show your true colors more by the day.

The book in question was made public back in July and Mccain's camp clearly knew about it. They are using this as a strategy to say "See, see, how unfair they are that's why Palin lost,". They are expecting your gal to lose tonight and are pre making excuses to cover for it. While it may work with people who want to believe it like you, but to the great majority of people will be able to see right through this deception. Pathetic really, but that's the kind of campaign they've been running.

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Nice little baseless conspiracy theory, SoCo. Ifill's situation is a conflict of interest no matter who knew about it or when. Regardless of which candidate she wrote a book about, she should step aside if she has any integrety.

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Nice little baseless conspiracy theory, SoCo. Ifill's situation is a conflict of interest no matter who knew about it or when. Regardless of which candidate she wrote a book about, she should step aside if she has any integrety.

To you baseless conspiracy theory, to me part in parcel tactics they use. But hey, tell you what, I hope they do get her to step aside so there are no half @$$ excuses used when she flops.

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SoCo, I generally try to stay out of this sort of stuff, but for some reason I'm being drawn in to this one. To let you know, I sort of expect Biden to cream her. As much as I like Sarah Palin, I, for one, don't think she was a great choice for a running mate. I could go into the reasons, but you'd probably agree with most of them, but on the other hand I also like her for most of the same reasons other folks do as well. I thought she was great in her speach at the RNC, but that was pretty much a controlled environment, preaching to the choir, if you will. She didn't look so good with Katie Couric, and Mr. Biden, with his 30 or so years of national politics will most likely outclass her on many levels. Having said that, I now return to my original point: there's no reason this debate shouldn't be fair. Ifill undeniably has a vested interest in Obama's campain... she does. That's all well and good, too, but she has no business moderating a debate for that reason.

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Sage, I do hope she would step aside not because I feel she would unfairly favor Biden, but as I said so nothing is left to question.

One could say she is a woman as is Palin and that is unfair to Biden if one chose to nitpick into the ridiculous.

Ifill, from what I know is a quality person and wouldn't let personal views interfere with being a good moderator. It will be easy to see if she is doing any favoring. If the questions are fair to both it will be evident.

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She looked bad because when Katie Couric asked her about what McCain has done to try to avoid what's going on financially now, Palin referenced McCain's efforts regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That wasn't good enough -- Couric insisted on specific examples from McCain's 26 year Senate career.

Meanwhile, when Couric talked to Biden, he talked about Roosevelt talking on TV after the stock market crash in '29 -- when Roosevelt wasn't president and there was no TV.

And yet we're supposed to accept the media spin that Palin is clueless?

The media's on a mission to portray Palin badly, and now they're playing "gotcha" questions -- like Charlie Gibson asking her about the Bush doctrine, refusing to specify which aspect he wanted to talk about, and then telling her she gave the wrong answer. Couric also asked Palin where she got her news, and Palin answered from multiple sources -- and then the media bashes her for not listing anything specific. And you know without a doubt if she'd mentioned any specific news source s, they'd attack her choices.

I for one am disgusted at an increasingly partisan media actively spinning the campaign for us.

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I figure the bottom line for us all is that we'll see tonight. Maybe the Couric thing was a fluke, or unfair questions, or whatever (for the record I sort of doubt it, but also for the record I am a McCain supporter). Perhaps Palin will come out and really do great against Biden. Hope so, because McCain's campain is beginning to flounder with all this financial bailout stuff. I fear that Palin is going to become something of an albotross for John McCain. I hope I'm wrong, but it's beginning to look that way. It's unfortunate too. This will likely be the last time McCain will be able to run for president. I've always like the guy and I think he'd be good. Anyway, I'm not digging any graves just yet. Like I said, we'll see tonight.

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The media figures if enough of them keep referring to the eagle as an albatross, people will start to believe it.

Look at how all the news outlets are building this up. The worst that Biden can do is a draw -- and if it's a draw, the media will declare him the victor. This isn't a debate -- it's Sarah Palin on trial, being put on the stand to be prosecuted by Biden and moderated by a judge that's about to publish a pro-Obama book.

If she pulls it off, it'll be historic -- one of those debates that people refer to later in a league with the Kennedy/Nixon debate. But the press is going to be fighting her the whole way. All I can say is don't sell her short -- this is going to get a wide audience, and the media can't filter Palin's comments.

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Sage of the Sage wrote:
I figure the bottom line for us all is that we'll see tonight. Maybe the Couric thing was a fluke, or unfair questions, or whatever (for the record I sort of doubt it, but also for the record I am a McCain supporter). Perhaps Palin will come out and really do great against Biden. Hope so, because McCain's campain is beginning to flounder with all this financial bailout stuff. I fear that Palin is going to become something of an albotross for John McCain. I hope I'm wrong, but it's beginning to look that way. It's unfortunate too. This will likely be the last time McCain will be able to run for president. I've always like the guy and I think he'd be good. Anyway, I'm not digging any graves just yet. Like I said, we'll see tonight.

Agreed, about we'll see tonight.

My analysis is this, they've been pounding her like a college student cramming for the biggest final of their college life. That' a lot of information to try and store and process correctly when test time comes. Maybe she'll rise to the occasion and answer well?

If she starts answering anywhere near like the Couric interviews and falling back onto empty rhetoric statements and talking points, well, we will know it failed and as you said may be the nail in the proverbial coffin for the Mccain campaign.

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