Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today in media stenography

I'm seeing a trend here. Last night on the twitter, Ed Henry was bemoaning the "controversy" over President Obama's travel schedule. As I said to him, what controversy? Not hearing the guy on the street talking about how to classify Obama's travel schedule. I only see the media guys complaining. But this morning CNN dutifully transcribes the latest GOP whining about Obama's events. Shockingly, they insist that the events should be classified as campaign stops and demand a full investigation. And what do they cite as evidence?
But Obama's recent speeches, the RNC said in the letter, were "events widely reported to be equivalent to campaign rallies." The committee's case sees supporting evidence in a list of the states Obama has visited this month, including the general election battlegrounds of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio.
Odd, no? This meme has been pushed by the Big Media peeps since the first trip. I don't think I've seen Mark Knoller mention a single event without characterizing it as a "campaign style" stop. With help like this, the GOP is wasting its money on spin doctors.

I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure Bush was a much bigger offender by this criteria and I don't recall the media making such a big stink about it. But you know the drill. IOKIYAR.

Contrast this to Oliver Knox reporting on the same story. Oliver has a much more balanced take but you know, he's French and only recently moved over to Yahoo from AFP. Wonder how long they'll let him get away with that kind of journalism.

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Blogger merlallen said...

the liberal media. Bush said he was going to some thing or something about MLK once, he spent about 5 minutes there and then went to a fund raiser. and answered some pre screened questions from our so called press.

6:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Really. These guys are pissing me off lately.

8:12:00 PM  

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