AFTER Getting Obama Elected, Liberal Media Admits – Media Was Biased in Favour of Obama


This should be an interesting factoid for the various commentors who seriously don’t believe there is any such thing as a huge liberal media bias in favour of Obama, over at here.

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Here’s something we’ve been saying all along, but the Obama supporters who voted him in adamantly refused to be educated on, thanks to the Obamaworshiping media. Then again, it turns out they’re pretty much an educated but ignorant, un-informed, selectively deafblind bunch.

Via Gateway Pundit and Michelle Malkin, from How Obama Got Elected:

On November 4th, 2008, millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama’s limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple… the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.

Zogby Poll

512 Obama Voters

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

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Obama appeared on HALF the Times magazine covers this year! No bias?

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Via Gateway Pundit, from The Washington Post:

The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts…

The op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces (58) about McCain than there were about Obama (32), and Obama got the editorial board’s endorsement. The Post has several conservative columnists, but not all were gung-ho about McCain.

Stories and photos about Obama in the news pages outnumbered those devoted to McCain. Post reporters, photographers and editors — like most of the national news media — found the candidacy of Obama, the first African American major-party nominee, more newsworthy and historic. Journalists love the new; McCain, 25 years older than Obama, was already well known and had more scars from his longer career in politics.

But Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama’s acknowledged drug use as a teenager.

…One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right; it was a serious omission. However, I do not agree with those readers who thought The Post did only hatchet jobs on her. There were several good stories on her, the best on page 1 by Sally Jenkins on how Palin grew up in Alaska.

As Gateway Pundit points out, journalists love the new… But they loved to trash Palin, while gushing adoringly over Obama.

Via Doug Ross, from the Philadelphia Daily News:

…there were enough reporters in 2008 who were willing to shed the cloak of contrived objectivity – to acknowledge the once unprintable fact that one side was lying more than other.

I myself would call it truth-telling, and honest journalism, but now we have some who want to call it “media bias.” That’s fine with me, but understand this.

“Media bias” may have just saved America .

And from Washington Post again, via Malkin, a lot of links at the original:

Perhaps it was the announcement that NBC News is coming out with a DVD titled “Yes We Can: The Barack Obama Story.” Or that ABC and USA Today are rushing out a book on the election. Or that HBO has snapped up a documentary on Obama’s campaign.

Perhaps it was the Newsweek commemorative issue — “Obama’s American Dream” — filled with so many iconic images and such stirring prose that it could have been campaign literature. Or the Time cover depicting Obama as FDR, complete with jaunty cigarette holder.

Are the media capable of merchandizing the moment, packaging a president-elect for profit? Yes, they are.

All this bias has taken its toll… Even the Internet is more trusted than traditional media now! Same link has link to Time magazine admitting that 2008’s election media coverage was the most biased yet.

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58 Responses to “AFTER Getting Obama Elected, Liberal Media Admits – Media Was Biased in Favour of Obama”

  1. hutchrun Says:

    Fareed Zakaria`s people are coming out of their intoxication too:

    Newsweek Editors: Obama a “Creepy,” “Deeply Manipulative,” “Creature”
    http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/11/06/newsweek-editors-obama-a-creepy-deeply-manipulative-creature/

  2. Malaysian Says:

    Previously I posted up an article which gave an opinion that you responded to — that it could be attributed to media biases — saw your opinion on that, OK, I might not agree with your standpoint but I do agree you have a similar right to your differing standpoint as well. No problems on that.

    But as for this:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1171568/sarah_palin_prank_call_voice_of_deceit.html?cat=62
    Excerpt:

    Sarah Palin was pranked yesterday by a Montreal comedy team, the Masked Avengers from Montreal radio station CKOI, with one of the comedy pair Marc Antoine Audette pretending to be the president of France Nicolas Sarkozy. The audio recording of the 6 minute Sarah Palin prank call is available here.

    After 6 minutes of progressively obvious pranking, the comedian finally had to tell Palin that she’d fallen for a prank call. It isn’t the pranksters deceiving Palin, however, but Sarah Palin’s continual effort to deceive the man she believed was Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, that should concern American voters.

    What do you make of it and how would you defend it?

    Apart from that I still genuinely feel that this site is interesting that I come back here very often. No change on that opinion.

  3. Ig-no-ram-US Says:

    The victim made out to be aggressor…reminds me of hindraf affair and botak syed hamid albar.
    Why defend Sarah on that? Amrican voters have already voted for 4 years of fun with Obambi. Associatedontent don`t know the elections are over.
    She`s not the POTUS elect (who can`t even produce his birth certificate).

  4. kesava Says:

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin hadn’t been back home in Alaska for a full day and her staff had begun fielding requests Thursday for postelection interviews, including from Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and others.

    Palin had been expected at her office in Anchorage but later notified her staff that she wouldn’t show up after all. She remained at her home in Wasilla, located 40 miles to the north, but was expected in her office on Friday, spokesman Bill McAllister said.

    “The intensity of all the interest is amazing. Everyone wants to talk to her,” he said.

  5. kesava Says:

    Hope & Change – Black is White:

    “Both Rev. Wright and I were brought up as cartoon characters in this campaign because disinformation and dishonest news,” Ayers said. “I did not suffer as much as he did, but we both got out of it with a certain amount of dignity.”

    http://media.www.dailynorthwestern.com/media/storage/paper853/news/2008/11/07/Campus/Rev-Jeremiah.Wright.Jr.Speaks.To.Packed.Cahn.Auditorium-3532798.shtml

    It is so much like muslims saying they are same as christians becos Christ is venerated by both – but the muslim Jesus is not the same as the Jesus in the Bible.

  6. priesthood Says:

    The Chronicles Of The Obamessiah, Volume I: The Adulteress

  7. priesthood Says:

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.

    In his address, Mr. Baghdadi also said that the election of Mr. Obama — and the rejection of the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain — was a victory for his movement, a claim that has already begun to resonate among the radical faithful.

  8. ScottsAnIdiot Says:

    What’s the matter Scott? A little bitter your NeoCon, Karl Rove-style fearmongering, warmongering, hate-inducing, racist, homophobic, family values (yeah right!), christian, divisive political party didn’t win the election?

    Wahhhh, so sad. Get a CLUE buddy! The American people are sick of your divisive kind of politics! Do you even live on the North American continent (yeah, that’s a continent, not a country, and South America is a whole other continent!!)? Maybe if you did, instead of relying on Michele Malkin, Bob O’Reilly, and Ann Coulter as your biblical references on U.S. politics, you’d be a little more plugged into what actually goes on over here!

    WAKE UP! and get over the bitterness. You’d be doing yourself a BIG favor.

  9. Scott Thong Says:

    lolololol

    Dude, honestly you sound much more P.O’ed than you seem to think I am ;>

    Yeah, I don’t live in America. A little advice, maybe you ought to be thinking about how to put a stop to the 46% (>56 million) NeoCon, Karl Rove-style fearmongering, warmongering, hate-inducing, racist, homophobic, family values (yeah right!), christian, divisive political voters who were UNPROGRESSIVE enough not to vote for a 143-day Senate experience, into-rubble community organizing, flip-flopping, certs not revealing, God D*mn America inspired, slum lord dealing, voter fraud benefiting, baby killing, uh-uh-ing, ultraliberal Marxist.

    Oops! Did I just blaspheme your liberal Messiah? My bad, but after all I’m just a NeoCon, Karl Rove-style fearmongering, warmongering, hate-inducing, racist, homophobic, family values (yeah right!), christian, divisive political blogger :p

  10. ScottsAnIdiot Says:

    voter fraud benefiting – that’s a good one. Are there outstanding investigations into voter fraud?

    Now stand behind the president-elect just like the majority of us were told to do in 2001, and again in 2003 and beyond when we were called “unpatriotic” if we questioned the Iraq War, and 48% of us were told to do again in 2005.

    If the neocons hadn’t botched up the past eight years, the GOP might have had a better chance this election. But, they’ve definitely ruined their cred on national security. Oh, AND the economy.

  11. ScottsAnIdiot Says:

    Scott, are you a U.S. citizen, ex-pat, ever lived in the U.S.? What do you care who becomes U.S. president? btw, I don’t have the messiah complex. That movement passes when Christian-faith-exploiting Bush walks out of the White House.

  12. simon thong Says:

    Sometimes people choose for themselves pseudonyms that really suit them. Scott is NOT an idiot. He writes intelligently and provocatively. However, ScottsAnIdiot is obviously an IDIOT. He asks why we should care who becomes US President? The why is less important than the fact that all over the world, people know that it matters. It has consequences for them, good, neutral or bad. Thus, we care, even if we live at the farthest point from the USA. For one thing, the USA sticks its nose into our lives. For better or worse, or with no sign of change.

  13. ScottsAnIdiot Says:

    We’re well aware the U.S. sticks it nose into other countries’ business. The feeling is the neocon Bush administration has caused more harm to the world than it has caused good during its eight year reign. What good situation would another neocon administration create for your country?

  14. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    I especially like the Marxist argument against Obama. It just didn’t really make any sense when John McCain argued against the Bush tax cuts in 2000 – 2003, and the VP candidate was the most socialistic governor in the United States. Then they paraded out Joe the Plumber, who has been on welfare twice in his life, yet he spewed “it’s unfair to spread the wealth around”.

  15. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    It seems the rest of the world would like the U.S. to “spread it’s wealth around.” Could that be the agenda of Scott’s political postings? He doesn’t really care about the U.S. citizens as long as his needs are met?

  16. simon thong Says:

    What wealth? More like financial doom and gloom. From the US has come a virulent recessionary virus, undermining confidence in banking and financial institutions as well as insurance firms throughout the world. Don’t be myopic.

  17. simon thong Says:

    Are ScottHasAnAgenda and ScottsAnIdiot one and the same person?v What’s their agenda? Personal attacks on someone they can’t out-discuss?

  18. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    yes, financial gloom and doom given to you by the NeoConservative Movement’s economic beliefs. Free markets are good, but not to the extent the NeoConservatives want you to believe. We’re sick about the NeoConservative economic policies, as well.

  19. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    yes, same person. Just wondering what his modus operandi is.

  20. konji Says:

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia looks forward to enhanced relations with the United States following Barrack Obama’s success in clinching the presidential elections.

    Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim said Kuala Lumpur hoped there would be “new possibilities” in enhancing ties with Washington following Obama’s victory.

    “His victory is not only meaningful for the Americans but also for mankind. It signifies changes. He is perceived to be the latest beacon of hope in fulfilling the demands of democracy.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/11/5/nation/20081105172812&sec=nation

  21. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    Konji – I truly hope so. There is financial doom and gloom around the world as a result of the NeoConservative economic policies. Seems it will take quite some time to come out of, but I wish nothing but success to your country and her people. Obama has alot of pressure on him – I hope for everyone’s sake everything goes well in all corners of the world.

  22. simon thong Says:

    Financial doom and gloom given by the Neocon econ policies? Still playing the blame game? Pot calling the kettle black? Put it squarely on your wealthy, predominantly US unscrupulous captains of the banking-financial-insurance industries. Republican and Democrat.

  23. konji Says:

    In Cincinnati, the story is that when the hogs were delivered from one side of the river to the slaughter house on the other side, they were loaded on flat top barges. As they stood on the barges and moved across the river, the early morning fog would often rise off the water and cover the barge bottom. The only thing that could be seen were the pigs “floating” above the water. This gave the appearance, according to the locals, that the pigs were “flying” across the river.

  24. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    to simon –
    Yup. And I will continue, so those around me don’t forget what was the magnifying factor in this economic mess.

  25. simon thong Says:

    And what’s your agenda?

  26. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    World peace.

  27. konji Says:

    hee hee hee world peace my right royal ar*e

  28. konji Says:

    I can`t wait to nuke my neighbors

    http://elcampeador.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/mini-nuclear-plants-to-power-20000-homesgosh-i-cant-wait-to-nuke-my-neighbors/

  29. simon thong Says:

    konji ‘s not taking you seriously, Scottwhat’syourname?, haha. Could be due to your (writing) style.

  30. gobsmacked Says:

    scott, i would like to share this with you.

    “Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of the majority is illusory, formed by the groups that have no opinion and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion . . . while Truth again reverts to a new minority.” – Soren Kierkegaard

  31. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    More like “LEADING MALAYSIAN FRAUD MASQUERADING AS NEOCON CONCERNED WITH U.S. CIITIZENS’ WELLBEING”.

    Gee, are you for free trade and against protectionism in U.S. economic policy?

  32. gobsmacked Says:

    Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer

    By Ali Sina

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

  33. nikar Says:

    Obama`s expected advisor (just another carpetbeggar) –

    Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. posted a fourth straight profit drop, the longest streak of quarterly declines in more than a decade, as hurricanes hurt returns at insurance operations and investments lost value.

    Third-quarter net income decreased 77 percent to $1.06 billion,….

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aheAqHgL2mhg&refer=worldwide

  34. PriceLess Says:

    While reporting on Obama’s failed housing policies and his habit of taking money earmarked for the community and funneling it to his thug friends, the Boston Globe had this to say about Valerie Jarrett:

    Valerie Jarrett is the slum-lord thugette that took over management of Obama’s failed low-income housing project in 2001 and continued to milk the state for more money while letting the poor live in squalor!

    Here is a recent aerial photograph of Grove Parc showing all the wonderful skylights that have been installed:

    http://doctorbulldog.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/source-close-to-obama-confirms-thugette-valerie-jarrett-to-replace-the-one-in-senate/

  35. simon thong Says:

    ScottHasAnAgenda seems obsessed with throwing mud. What? Ran out of ideas? Got infected by the green-eyed monster? Get off the blog, troll.

  36. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    To be fair, you should say the same to those who personally attack commentors who have a view contrary to yours. My point has been made. You are biased.

  37. Scott Thong Says:

    So dude, you’ll be attacking and insulting commentors here who support Obama, in the interest of fairness and unbiasedness, right? ;P

  38. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    No, I don’t have much interest in returning to this sight beyond this thread. I still wonder what your motivations are in bashing Obama though, since you don’t seem to have U.S. voting rights. Is it a trade or security issue? If so, don’t you think it’d be better to work with the U.S. President, rather than against him?

  39. Scott Thong Says:

    Well, if you browsed around, you’d find plenty of hints as to my motivations for bashing Obama.

    Hint: It’s all in this category.

  40. hutchrun Says:

    Seems to me Obama has got enough people working with and for him – even the ones who were earlier thrown under the bus.
    Jeremiah Wright too has a bright future now.

  41. simon thong Says:

    ScotttsHasAnAgenda adds little to the discussion, but a lot of hot air is still something on a cold winter’s night, I suppose. I thought his agenda is world peace. Not much of a contribution to that so far. Some contribution to animosity.

  42. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    Scott, I checked out some of your other posts. We’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    The Asian markets are soaring today. I wonder if this is because Obama will be in Washington meeting w/ George W. Bush and they see this as positive. Come on, really? Two days of U.S. market downturn after the election are a result of Obama winning? How do you explain Friday’s rally? He had his first news conference that day…. hmmmm…. Or maybe it’s all the result of economic data that came out last week, and Asia’s rally today is a result of China’s $586 billion economic stimulus.

    About the Obamessiah obsession — If anyone prays to Obama, or sees them as their theocratic god, they’re mistaken in their belief. He’s a human being, not a god in the theocratic sense.

    Bush, via Karl Rove, however, did exploit the Christian vote during his elections by using emotional wedge issues that prompted them to inadvertently vote for policies that would not otherwise be in their own best interests. Several examples are privatization of Social Security (which failed when Dems and Reps spoke against it); the Iraq War and thus an escalation in the direness of Afghanistan’s situation; tax cuts that excessively benefited the wealthy during a time of excessive wartime costs that has left our national debt at a record high and is owned by China; and completely unfettered and unregulated “free market” investment banks and credit derivatives that have resulted in global economic catastrophe. And now, the American taxpayer has to bail out Wall Street and we have a nationalized banking system. Unfortunately, if we were to let the “free market” correct itself, it would probably result in an even worse downturn than we can expect for a couple more months or years. It’s pretty frustrating Wall Street and financial sector executives have earned billions in annual bonuses while creating this disaster. The conservative belief, most recently promoted by the neoconservatives, that “the market is good, the government is dumb”, has allowed this to happen. The market is good to the extent there are regulations to prevent unhinged and catastrophic greed.

    During Bush’s term, he abused his executive powers and illegally wire tapped Americans’ phones when a fully and efficiently functioning FISA court system was in place to grant him necessary authority. But he ignored it, and instead threatened withdrawing federal contracts from the telecommunication company that questioned the constitutionality of his request for Americans’ phone records.

    He violated Geneva Conventions and international law when he tortured captives; he revoked habeas corpus (a concept that’s been around since the Magna Charta’s inception) for executive branch detainees. He started an unjustifiable war (yes, I’m one of the few who didn’t believe Iraq had WMD’s in 2003 because of the 12 years of economic sanctions against Iraq, Operation Desert Fox, U.N. inspector reports shortly before the U.S. invasion, cherry-picked intelligence from questionable sources, and forcing invasion before the then-next U.N. deadline) which has justified al qaeda’s cause and strengthened it’s recruitment and presence in the world. VP Cheney, in an effort to sway 2006 midterm elections, impeded British intelligence efforts to fully infiltrate al qaeda’s string of command because “he needed to catch a few terrorists as proof of progress in the war on terror”. So, they caught a couple low-level guys who may serve a couple years and be put back on the streets, while the intelligent head of the monster continues undiscovered. The Brits were ticked. How was this beneficial to cooperative intelligence measures? They have granted no-bid contracts to “cronyism” corporations unable to account for billions in expenses to taxpayers.

    There is much the current administration has done that disagrees w/ my principles. I saw McCain and Palin as a continuation of many of these same problems.

    But Scott, I still don’t understand your motive. Maybe it’s to fill a blog. Maybe it’s the stronger U.S. – Malaysia free trade and terrorist-fighting agreements that have increased your interests in the U.S. elections. Maybe it’s your presence in a very Islamic part of the world that makes you worry more about the security of freely practicing your Christian faith, and you perceive U.S. Republicans as more committed to your cause. Although Republicans in general doesn’t really seem to explain it since John McCain doesn’t seem to fascinate you as much as Sarah Palin. So, I have to conclude it is the Christian values, since Sarah Palin isn’t very knowledgeable (clueless comes more vividly to mind) on foreign policy and economic issues and, again, she is a very socialistic governor. Unfortunate to the Christian cause (as that sector sees it), the last eight years of divisive politics has resulted in a disillusionment with that cause as a reason of who to vote for as U.S. President. It did have mixed results in state ballot measures on abortion, gay marriage, and death with dignity laws, however. And Christians remain free to practice their faith and live their own lives accordingly. The U.S. voter doesn’t necessarily equate Christianity to democracy due to belief in the separation of church and state, and belief in civil liberties that extend beyond the faith’s teachings. But some obviously do still vote on those values. So I have to ask, is your interest merely in fighting Islam? Do you see U.S. government as an end to your religious means?

    It is historically significant the U.S. has progressed enough to elect someone President regardless of his or her race. If one is fearful blacks will now retaliate against “whitey”, perhaps some will. If it happens, perps should be dealt with according to the law. But perhaps they won’t retaliate, and this will do more to heal racial tensions. Perhaps it will have no effect at all, although I highly doubt it. For those who ask, “Can we now end affirmative action?”, if you’d been listening to Obama, you’d know he believes affirmative action should no longer be based on race. To those who feel we voted for him because we feel guilty about slavery. If that’s true, why didn’t we elect Jesse Jackson or Alan Keyes?

    So, don’t accuse me of jumping on a bandwagon, worshipping a new messiah, getting swept up in a cult of personality, or voting out of guilt about slavery. I voted for who I feel can dig us out of this economic disaster, and work within a global community to restore our national security credibility. The votes have been tallied. There are no outstanding voter fraud allegations that could change the outcome. If harm comes to any because of the results, perhaps it was the wrong decision. It’s happened before – current Bush Administration is evidence of that, but I never did vote for him. During the 2000 election, I felt he was incompetent. IMHO, I believe it’s been proven that he has been a incompetent president.

  43. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    From my own comment above:
    “If anyone prays to Obama, or sees them as their theocratic god, they’re mistaken in their belief.”

    should read:
    “If anyone prays to Obama, or sees him as their theocratic god, they’re mistaken in their belief.”

  44. ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    In fact, I believe my own words before the 2000 presidential election were, “If Bush wins, it doesn’t matter what happens, we’re going to go to war and the economy’s going to tank”.

    Unfortunately, we now have to deal with two wars and an economy that’s caused a worldwide disaster.

  45. hutchrun Says:

    “The Asian markets are soaring today…..”

    Because
    “China 4 trillion yuan (£373bn) package to counter the financial crisis electrified Asian markets and sent a strong signal of intent from the world’s third-largest economy.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/3414943/Chinas-bail-out-package-hailed-as-a-New-Deal-for-its-people.html

    Q: How long can this “electrified” last? – the US one only lasted a couple of days.

    At least China has the financial clout to this through their reserves. The other Asian countries are nowhere near that. Seeing this jubilation on the Asian markets is so very much like my Biology master on talking about V.D. would say –
    “A moment`s pleasure can cause a thousand pains”.

  46. simon thong Says:

    1,000,000+ hits. Just reward for the intelligence and hard work that has gone into this blog. It has substance and a cutting edge. The style is great, too.

  47. Awww Pleeeeeeease Says:

    Re: “A moment`s pleasure can cause a thousand pains”

    First layoff in US Postal history:

    SHREVEPORT, LA – “We lost 2 billion dollars and like any other business we have to stay afloat.” And to keep from sinking, the United States Postal Service is considering cutting thousands of jobs nationwide. Lavelle Pepper with the post office in Shreveport says they too are feeling the affects of the same disease hitting the country… a struggling economy. “We employ about 685,000 people. If we do layoffs it would include clerks, carriers, mail handlers across all crafts.”

    Pepper says the postal service is looking to eliminate 40,000 jobs nationwide.

  48. Ig-no-ram-US Says:

    Video: Africa is a country, savvy newsman declares
    Did a thrill go up his leg again?
    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/10/video-africa-is-a-country-savvy-newsman-declares/

  49. Michael S. Malone Says:

    My column had, unexpectedly, accomplished what we columnists dream of happening just once in our careers: it set off a national debate, and freed people to talk about a topic that had been gnawing away inside their hearts. Within days, other, more famous journalists came forward to agree with what I said. Pew and the Media Research Center released surveys that seemed to confirm widespread and egregious media bias – a belief underscored by multiple polls of the general public. And I noted, with great satisfaction, that in the last twenty four hours of the campaign, the media – embarrassed at last – seemed to try a little harder to balance its reporting . . . only to backslide (as noted even by Tom Shales) on election night.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/edgelings/2008/11/07/my-own-personal-media-bubble/

  50. Scott Thong Says:

    Well Agenda, the reasons I dislike Obama are a mix of personal, political and philosophical.

    I dislike his flip flopping and saying to our faces that he did no such thing.

    I am discomfited by his close associations with Marxist mentors, dishonest dealers, corrupt businessmen, unrepentant terrorists and racist preachers.

    I have to wonder why exactly so many dictators, terrorist groups, Muslim extremists and Communists prefer Obama. Given that the peaceful world generally prefers him too, but does it mean that the former expect an easier time under Obama?

    I totally disagree with his stances on abortion, protection of abortion-surviving babies, kindergarten sex education, homosexuality, Christianity and being totally honest about oneself and one’s past.

    I have differing conclusions regarding economic policy, foreign policy, Iraq, taxation, trade protectionism, unions, immigration, freedom of speech, gun rights, education and global warming – to name a few.

    I honestly do not see how he is qualified in experience or ability. He has minimal experience in leading and administration, voted PRESENT most of the time he actually attended, and did a lousy job at community organizing (the one thing he always focuses on as his qualification). Granted, he might actually do a good job as a relative rookie, but then so might Palin.

    In short, I am a bitter, gun-clinging, religious fundie Neocon who happened to be born in a Third World, Muslim majority country… And Obama is the most liberal senator on record (with Biden the 3rd most liberal).

    I don’t agree with McCain on plenty of points, but nowhere near as many as with Obama.

    Obama might prove me utterly wrong – he could usher in a new golden age for America and the world. But until then, it is to my personal enjoyment that I bash him on my little blog.

  51. swoon Says:

    Now Salon celebrates Barack Obama’s election by front-paging a paean to Michelle Obama’s butt. No, I am not kidding :-

    But what really thrills me, what really feels liberating in a very personal way, is the official new prominence of Michelle Obama. Barack’s better half not only has stature but is statuesque. She has corruscating intelligence, beauty, style and — drumroll, please — a butt. (Yes, you read that right: I’m going to talk about the first lady’s butt.)

    What a bonus! From the ocean of nastiness and confusion that defined this campaign from the beginning, Michelle rose up like Venus on the waves, keeping her coif above water and cruising the coattails of history to present us with a brand-new beauty norm before we knew it was even happening.

    http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/11/18/michelles_booty/?source=newsletter

  52. hoosierarmymom Says:

    Where do these retard trolls come from anyway??? First of all, as far as I’m concerned George Bush has been nothing close to a conservative and is not on my “favorites list”. Anyone who understands economic policy will tell you most economic effects in any administration won’t be seen for about 10 or so years. Most any administration deals with the economics they inherited 10 years prior. And it was Bill Clinton who signed into law the bill that eliminated the restrictions and regulations on banking that was put into place after the bank failures during the Great Depression! That freed the banks to go amok and create the mess we have now! And Abe Lincoln suspended habaeus corpus too and kepted American Citizens imprisoned indefinately without jurisprudence… so explain to me “what American citizens are being denied a trial and are wrongfully imprisioned? And don’t go telling me that terrorists who murder innocents and our troops in the name of Allah are entitled to squat! The only thing those people have vested in America is their plan to destroy us. And tell me… how many terrorists were present when the Geneva accord was signed? How many put their name on the dotted line? How many were abiding by the Geneva Convention on 9/11 when almost 3000 American citizens died on American soil? How is beheading citizen contractors and journalists on middle eastern TV operating according to the Geneva Convention. Simon is right, you are a blithering idiot!

  53. peenuts Says:

    Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

    “Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

    http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56494

  54. Video: How Obama Got Elected… Interviews With Obama Voters | Right Voices Says:

    [...] AFTER Getting Obama Elected, Liberal Media Admits – Media Was Biased in Favour of Obama « BUUUUURRR… [...]

  55. NYTjunk Says:

    As has been speculated for about month, The New York Times Company has severly cut its dividend—the pool of money it hands out to its shareholders, including about $25 million to the Sulzberger-Ochs clan—from $.23 -per-share to $.06-per-share. That’s about a 75-percent cut for what serves as one of the biggest sources of income for the entire family.

    The Company also unveiled its October revenue results, and it’s only more bad news. Ad revenue is down 16.2 percent year over year, continuing operations is down 9.4 percent year over year (circulation revenues increased 3.9 percent).

    But the payoff exacts a harsh price: The company is going deeper into debt to pay the high-yield dividend. In the last four quarters, the paper has made less money than it has paid in dividends, and debt-ratings agencies like Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s are threatening to downgrade the company to “junk bond” status, which would paralyze the paper’s ability to borrow money.

  56. kesava Says:

    Like worms, they are now coming out of the woodwork:

    Time Reporter Admits Media’s Pro-Obama Bias

    Why is it that AFTER the election reporters are coming out of the closet to admit the the media coverage of the campaign was pro-Obama. At a Politico/USC Conference Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin called the media bias disgusting. As an example he used the NY Times story about Michelle Obama vs the hatchet job on Cindy McCain. Read the full story below:

    Halperin at Politico/USC conf.: ‘extreme pro-Obama’ press bias
    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=C5D8C5D4-18FE-70B2-A8220008CD2D5EA4

  57. DJ Douche Says:

    ScottsAnIdiot Says:

    November 9, 08 at
    We’re well aware the U.S. sticks it nose into other countries’ business. The feeling is the neocon Bush administration has caused more harm to the world than it has caused good during its eight year reign. What good situation would another neocon administration create for your country?

    Perhaps you could ask some Iraqi or Afghani people if they like being able to vote?

    ScottHasAnAgenda Says:

    November 9, 08 at
    I especially like the Marxist argument against Obama.

    Yep. So do we – because despite the fact that it’s been bandied around since he began making clear his economic policy slant at the start of his campaign, no-one on the left has yet managed to mount a credible defence against it. Why is that, I wonder?

    It just didn’t really make any sense when John McCain argued against the Bush tax cuts in 2000 – 2003, and the VP candidate was the most socialistic governor in the United States.

    So why did you not support McCain/Palin then? A vote for Obama was a vote for free-market capitalism all along, who knew?

    Then they paraded out Joe the Plumber, who has been on welfare twice in his life, yet he spewed “it’s unfair to spread the wealth around”.

    Aaaaaand you wouldn’t know whether or not he’d been on welfare if it wasn’t for illegal background checks by state officials, but then he was rather foolish to dare to ask The One a simple question on economics when The One approached him on his own property, I guess.

    And hey any thoughts on why Joe the Plumber having allegedly been on welfare at a low point, and now being a successul self-made businessman, means that everyone earning over a certain amount of money should have their taxes raised for the sake of the children? Or is that just another non-sequitur to try and cover up the fact that you people STILL can’t mount a decent defence against the Messiah’s own self-condemnation? Hm?

    Hey any thoughts on the Obama supporters on national TV who claimed he was going to pay their gas and mortgages? Or is “socialism” only a bad thing when you’re trying to respond to an uncomfortable truth by attempting to flip it around onto your opponents?

  58. Mad Bluebird Says:

    THIS REALY COMES AS NO SURPRISE SINCE IN EVERY ELECTION THE LIBERAL LEFT-WING NEWS MEDIA HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE DEMACRAP PARTY

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