Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bush and His Policies Rejected By The American People- Yet CNN & Main Stream Media Argue American People Starstruck By Obama

UPDATE: 2:01 PM, Dec. 28, 2008

Anyway the media is still out attacking Obama either overtly in the case of Fox News and with a bit more subtlety as in the CNN piece below. Once again they want to distract the American public away from more substantive issues. And they especially don't want to deal with the criminality of the Bush/Cheney Regime. Nor do they want to talk about the fact that most of the problems facing Obama were not of his making but that it is a mess he inherited from the Bush Regime. It doesn't seem to matter to the Main Stream Media that the American people voted overwhelmingly in favor of Obama and against George Bush and his policies and against the McCain Palin ticket which the American people believed to be a continuation of those policies.

The Main Stream Media doesn't want to have to do their jobs as real journalist seeking the truth rather than just getting the sound-bit of the day. While Bush was in power they were given their Talking Points by the administration and every Sunday Team Bush sent out its Propagandist to deliver the Bush Regime's message and told CNN & Fox News etc. what the issues were for the week to be dealt with on their networks and that if as networks they wanted to survive they better support the Bush Regime. Just like in other countries run by dictators or authoritarian regimes the Media has become a tool of the Bush Regime and the Ultraconservatives and the Religious Right rather than being independent of the government in power. And it appears the Media is going to continue to be shills for the Neoconservatives and the Religious Right so they will be out to attack President Obama in anyway they can.

Obama has inherited an economic mess and two disastrous wars and the battered reputation of America which are all the result of the Bush Regime's policies.
Fox News and others are doing everything they can to prove to the American people and the world that President Bush was one of America's greatest presidents . They see nothing wrong with the fact Bush and Cheney etc. lied so they could invade Iraq. Nor do these heartless supporters of Bush see anything wrong with the abuse and torture of thousands of detainees after all they argue these detainees are not Americans. Only Americans are guaranteed basic human rights and other people not so much. Nor do they want to talk about the failure of the Bush Regime during and after Hurricane Katrina.

CNN attack on Barack Obama - superficial rather than a Person of Substance
CNN also suggest that one or more of Obama's staff are tied into the Governor Rod Blagojevich scandal. In comparing him to Bill Clinton they suggest other scandals may be in Obama's future. CNN and Fox News etc. seem to be hungry for some sort of scandal to bring down Obama a notch or two.It is odd since during most of Bush's administration CNN and other Main Stream Media either didn't criticize Bush or in fact supported Bush's Regime and its policies wholeheartedly to the point that they were Shills & Propagandist for the Bush/Cheney Regime.

CNN Uses Obama's Beach Photos to Rehash McCain Celebrity Attack Ads

On AC 360 CNN uses the pictures of Obama taken in Hawaii to question whether Obama is a "celebrity" candidate, dredge up the McCain celebrity attack ads, use the occasion to compare him to Bill Clinton's problems with Monica Lewinsky and ask if he can govern or not due to this all with the feigned concern over the safety of Obama and his family. If only they had given Bush the same scrutiny. This is a non-news story where these people just have to make up crap to be concerned about and call it news.

and here's more on FOX NEWS and their phony " Fair and Balanced " coverage-

The Young Turks :Head of Fox News: Obama is Innocent Until Proven Guilty ... By Us
Nov. 21, 2008

The 'Bush Legacy Project' Is Failing
Steve Benen, Washington Monthly Dec. 26, 2008.

The scope of the public's disdain for Bush is almost impressive.

and from TPM : Talking Points Memo Breaking: American People Really Don't Like Bush
By Eric Kleefeld - Dec. 26, 2008

As President Bush gets ready to leave office, a new CNN poll lays out the extent to which the American people despise him.
CNN asked respondents whether various positive attributes applied to President Bush. In all cases the answer was No, and in most cases it was overwhelming. The list just goes on and on:

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think it applies or doesn't apply to George W. Bush:
Is a strong and decisive leader: Yes 45%, No 55%

Cares about people like you: Yes 37%, No 62%

Brought the kind of change the country needed: Yes 13%, No 86%

Is honest and trustworthy: Yes 37%, No 62%

Managed the government effectively: Yes 25%, No 75%

Is a person you admire: Yes 27%, No 72%

Shares your values: Yes 34%, No 65%

Generally agrees with you on issues you care about: Yes 34%, No 66%

Inspires confidence: Yes 20%, No 80%

Has united the country and not divide it: Yes 17%, No 82%

Was tough enough for the job: Yes 49%, No 51%

Can get things done: Yes 31%, No 69%

and so it goes,

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