Media Bias: Reporters caught on hot mic planning questions on “tone” for Romney presser

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If anyone knows the danger of a hot mic you’d think it be a journalist – but, apparently not. Earlier this week, a group of reporters at a Romney presser provided another tasteless example of why less and less Americans are turning to the mainstream media to get their news.

Wednesday, Mitt Romney issued a statement on the recent attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and how the White House is handling the situation. Shortly after, National Review Online, noted that all of the questions reporters asked the presidential candidate, except for one, had to do with his “tone” and his thoughts on criticizing the administration’s initial response to the attack on the Cairo embassy.

NRO’s Katrina Trinko reported:

“I’ve long been critical of how few press conferences Romney has held, both in the primary and in the general election. Sure, the media can be biased. But 1) I think it’s good for a presidential candidates to be available to the press, to be subject to tough questions, and to be asked about a variety of matters; and 2) I think that a Republican candidate should prove he can deftly handle biased questions — it’s not fair, but it’s the reality of what he will face as president day after day.

But today’s press conference was really an example of how the media sometimes just doesn’t deserve that access. Let political consultants talk about the timing and tone of the statement. The candidate should be grilled on policy, on issues, on what he thinks is the right course going forward, not politics and strategy.” 

Not long after the press conference The Right Scoop posted a video taken prior to Romney taking questions. In the video you can hear audio of reporters in a private discussion that was picked up by a hot mic. The reporters were planning what they were going to say, what they would ask. Glenn played the audio this morning on radio.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama….
CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible*
CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?
CBS REPORTER: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off on…
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say ‘but this morning your answer is continuing to sound…’ – *becomes unintelligble*
CBS REPORTER: You can’t say that..
**Later**
CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

“That’s amazing,” Glenn said.

“And think about, these guys never understand what we talk about when we talk about the free market,” Stu added. “Well, these are supposed to be competing news organizations.  And here they are getting together to make sure the exact same question gets asked.”

Glenn, who has been in the broadcast business for years, noted that he had never heard anything like this before.

“If that reporter worked for me, he’d be fired today,” Glenn said.

He noted that it is a reporters job to be independent , to stand on your own – not be part of a mob.

“It’s really amazing.  And what’s even more amazing the fact that they did this is that they never do this with ‑‑ they didn’t do it with Solyndra, they didn’t do it with the Gulf, they didn’t do it with Libya.  They’re not doing it with Egypt.  They didn’t do it with Occupy Wall Street.  They haven’t done this on any question.  They haven’t done it on the banking.  They haven’t done it on the real story of GM,” Glenn pointed out.

Despite all of that, these reporters still claim to be unbiased. Just last week, a reporter from the Media Research Center asked George Stephanopoulos was asked if he believed there was any liberal bias in the media.

WATCH:

His response: “I don’t.”

The more the media ignores and denies their bias, the more disenfranchised the American people become with them.

“Let me tell you something, these people are not going to be able to ignore you,” Glenn said.

Three years ago on 9/12, Glenn told his audience: “we surround them,” and over the years this statement has become more and more true despite the medias continuous mocking.

“They’re going to continue to play this game and they are going to continue to dismiss and they are going to continue to mock, but they’re done,” Glenn told listeners. “I do this for a living.  We have stood against all odds, all odds we’ve stood.  And we keep getting bigger. And there’s going to come a point, there’s a house of cards. When you tell lies, when you engage in propaganda, there are enough people that it will come down like a house of cards.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Why is this any surprise at all; the MSM Elitists are in complete league with the White House and the Democrats. Look how often they turned on Bush at every opportunity they could; and have done the same with all the Republican Candidates.

    So one more proof of them being biased to one side fits in with their elitist, socialist and communist leanings. At one time we called this collusion, corruption and even treason. They are nothing more than a propaganda machine for the Democrats and Obama.

    Call them for what they are: Disgraced, and traitors to their profession.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Understand clearly: objective journalists should be asking hard questions of BOTH sides, here we have nothing more than traitors to their own casue, profession and integrity. When Obama falls, they will go down hard with him.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone surprised? Nah, didn’t think so.

  • Stephan Bruno

    You guys are really reaching. I hear nothing but reporters being reporters and trying not to let him get off on bullshit.

    You Teabaggin’ Republitards are really desperate aren’t you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am shocked that not only it took them this long but that they did not try to pin this on Mitt.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Shocking!

  • Anonymous

    Not yet give them time. Maybe they will blame Bush.

  • Anonymous

    This is typical Soviet-style propaganda being run in this country by the complicit media of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR, etc. They are nothing more than PRAVDA was to the former Soviet Union. Liberal media is part of the “useful idiot” apparatchik working in lock-step with the left-wing Marxist political forces in this country. Is it any wonder why the former Soviet Union failed. The same reason why the current US government is going to fail. There is going to be a huge shake-up in the near future. Either the Democrat Party (who have become the Marxist/Socialist/Communist Party) will be marginalized completely, or the Republican Party will be replaced totally by the Tea Party of REAL Americans.

  • Anonymous

    …..and let Obama get off on bullshit every time he speaks? You hear nothing because you are deaf from all the koolaide Obama has forced down your throat.

  • Anonymous

    Keep funding npr & planned parenthood nutless republicans , they will swing your way , never .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWFTGTRWCDBAXJ7SUVYYA5FOJY confused

    THat’s because it’s Bushs’ fault.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWFTGTRWCDBAXJ7SUVYYA5FOJY confused

    Stephan, it’s people like who who lack logic that gave me my name. Had Fox News done that to anyone on the left, they would be hung out to dry and you know it.

  • new2la

    It almost seems deliberate….could they be so…..out of touch?

  • new2la

    I don’t know any that do. You assume way too much!

  • Einstein, Al

    Rassmusen and Bloomber have been caught with fraudulent polls favoring iIIegaI imigration for the white house, by given out fase information to those polled. CNN has been caught in fake polls in favor of the white house. The elecion results for Florida, and the MiIitary will be counted in Spain by a company owned by B0′s handler Soros. Diebold electic voting machines have been linked to Chavez in Venezuela, how much fixing do you want?

  • Anonymous

    Why should anyone be surprised that the media is plotting/planning to make sure that Romney doesn’t get elected. I would be more shocked if they weren’t! Where have you been the last few decades?

  • Anonymous

    I find it incredibly disturbing that the mainstream reporters in this country think that it is far more important to diminish the impact of Obama’s stupidity in supporting the so-called “Arab Spring” than they care about the fact that an American ambassador was killed on American soil in a country that not only failed to protect the embassy as was their sworn duty. If they have to plan a coordinated attack on a conservative presidential candidate on the basis of nothing more than indignation at him questioning Obama’s foreign policy decisions that led to that murder, then so be it. The fact is that their disregard for the implications of what amounts to a deadly serious act of war shows their disdain for this country. Obama chose to appease terrorism and the terrorists used it to plan a coordinated attack on American soil.

    The soldiers who were appointed to that duty by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya helped the crowd find the ambassador and his staff. This means that the government is supporting these actions and they will do whatever they have to to actively impede any investigation. This is also an act of war.

    Just a couple of months ago, the Secret Service uncovered a plot by the Iranians to murder the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Had this occurred, the United States would have been held responsible and Iran would have succeeded in throwing the Middle East into another murderous anti-American rampage. However, under Obama, terrorists know that the worst that they will ever see for official government obstruction and participation in acts of terror against our soldiers, our ambassadors and our people, is an apology from the Obama administration.

    These reporters should be fired. I’m so tired of the obvious bias here. If these were two reporters from Fox News, this would be the scandal of the year and the rest of the MSM would be dressing in sackcloth and ashes and having a nuclear meltdown. But since its from the “rah rah Obama” squad, they will instead viciously attack anyone who dares to actually report the news instead of trying to manipulate it.

    Every tiny mistake on Romney’s part has to be amplified to the level of an international crisis, while Joe Biden’s, Obama’s, Harry Reid’s and Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing, never ending racial slurs, gender assaults and hypocrisy are not only ignored, but protected. Journalism in the US is no longer “investigative” in nature. The MSM have become exactly what the press is in Cuba, the former Soviet Union, China and Venezuela. The really sad and pathetic part is that they were not forced into it, they have CHOSEN this path.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35LFPGMYPIW2P4NCZSDNGDBFY4 sgcustom

    I wish GB would make a sincere effort to eliminate ‘amazing’ from his personal and professional vocabulary – He’s an otherwise intelligent informative guy, but amazing this and amazing that is so amazing that he sounds a lot like those amazing hucksters with their amazing products – producing amazing results.

    The English language is a vibrant, expressive, remarkable tool – a language with an extraordinary versatility to say exactly what is meant, and to color or shade expressions with subtlety or unequivocal clarity. Amazing? give it a rest and get a thesaurus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000198668500 Sharon Hamann

    Stephanopolis is full of scatah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000198668500 Sharon Hamann

    I don’t know about you, but I am sick to death of their claiming there is a war on women because the public at large doesn’t think they should have to pay for these women to keep their sexual machines well oiled. How would they like to pay for my medications, $400.00 a month. All’s fair I say. If they want free birthcontrol and free baby murders, they should have to pay for all citizen’s meds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000198668500 Sharon Hamann

    You heard it here. ” Reaching ” my a–. You’re another name calling, no nothing dumb as a stump jerkoff. How’s that for name calling, el stupido. This recording was directly from the news services you revere so much. Too bad the citizens of this country are so dumbed down.

  • Guest

    The blond this afternoon on the the FIVE said ”this standard procedure at a press conference .

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am confused Obama is president not Bush Obama supported their revolutions not Bush. Want to try that again.

  • Anonymous

    phony pieces of s—.

  • Anonymous

    “No media bias here folks, nothing to see return to your homes.” Those that cared about media bias already knew, those that deny it will ignore this proof. Nothing changes because reporters come from left leaning schools taught by the 60′s hippys that stayed in academia because it was the only place you are guaranteed a job as long as your breathing and competence is never a criteria.

  • Anonymous

    Dana Perino on The Five this afternoon said ” from her experience this is standard procedure at any press conference .

  • Anonymous

    I remember when Glenn said this, “You will wake up soon and not recognize the Country you live in”……..I think Today might be that day……………………..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Don’t worry they will get to that. They would blame Bush for the moon crashing into the earth.

  • Tim

    That’s because your head is so far up your butt and you believe all the liberal
    B.S. 99% of the American Media is so biased on the liberal front that they all
    report the same crap, and applaud the “red Machine” of Obama and his Communistic way of bringing this country down….if he gets re-elected we can just
    flush the United States down the toilet and start speaking the language of the country who owns most of the debt he has and keeps accumulating. Wake up before it’s too late!!

  • Anonymous

    You folks NEED to THINK about his when NPR or PBS asks for a “donation” – a donation to your own demise of liberty and freedom.

  • Anonymous

    The lamestream and liberal cable dingbats are simply a despicable, disgusting gaggle of foolish excuses for journalists. So many folks have no respect for them at all and the only places they even get away with spewing their idiotic gum-bumping diatribe is to other idiotic gum-bumping idiots. We just returned home from a trip to “liberal land” and the stuff they watch is all lies-saw it and heard it – boy are they all dumb and deceived or what? They will all live to see the day of regret for their blindness and immature “unintelligible”. Whether they win or lose in November-THEY LOSE IN THE END!

  • Anonymous

    You know – you were sane until you began spitting out stupidity about vote counting – it shows that you are ignorant and that any statement you make is without merit.

  • Anonymous

    How old is Dana Perino? and because “from her experience” doesn’t make it the right way to do it. Mitt has to know that EVERY news conference he gives – it’s against him – and he must be prepared.

  • Anonymous

    Obama isn’t falling our going anywhere , Mittens is down 8 points in Ohio and no republican has ever been elected without winning Ohio and the State court just overturned Mittens attempt to suppress the Democrat vote with voting times and days .Mittens is no doubt a good man it’s just to bad he’s uncomfortable in his own skin .

  • Anonymous

    It’s kind of like saying “radical” Muslim.

  • Anonymous

    No better than Bagdad Bob watchwww.youtube.com/watch?v=TrXhxmQJSS0

  • Anonymous

    Not surprising in the least. Anyone who has not snapped on the fact that they treat conservatives and communist/progressive/liberals “differently” either has no ability to process information or they are in on the game.

  • Anonymous

    I call them CPFSH. Communist Progressive Free Speech Haters.

  • Anonymous
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6YDPAOSKRKSDREHLEQBJWPMAE Val

    these reporters need to be names publicly, make then eat their own words, and demand them to be fired !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Spickard/620508320 Daniel Spickard

    Let’s see how long this media plays it’s BS games when Mitt Romney gets in office! Let’s see if they try and kiss his ass, the same way they’ve been kissing Obama’s ass! If I were Mitt, I’d kick everyone of their asses out of the white house press room!

  • Anonymous

    The corrupt journalists are becoming bolder because they know the average voter is at the ball game and all you can eat buffet, and not too interested in non essential things as politics. The only ones with their finger on the pulse are on blogs such as this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pam-Shamburger/100000158542141 Pam Shamburger

    Now that Glenn is back on T.V..I only watch the Blaze!!! Go to 212 on Dish Network!!! That way you don’t have to listen to the so-called “fair and balanced” Fox News!! If I wanted to hear the liberal crap I would have listened to the MSM!!!

  • crazy betty

    just godless. and so full of hate.

  • crazy betty

    that’s right!

  • Anonymous

    …hopefully…on both counts.

  • JungleJim

    NPR and CBS colluding to attack Romney has got to be illegal. I don’t
    think it is a free speech or free press issue. What we have here are
    three competing companies who are conspiring about the nature of the
    product they are delivering and how they are going to deliver it. If
    Microsoft and IBM did this, they would be in big, big trouble. Same
    thing if GM, Ford and Chrysler did the same thing. Why are competing
    networks treated any differently?

  • Anonymous

    I hope you are totally wrong about Obama. He has to fail or we are finished as a free nation.

  • JungleJim

    Error. Make that two networks. My fingers out ran my mind. But I wouldn’t be surprised if all four did it.

  • Anonymous

    snowleopard, is there any kind of way that We, the American People, can come up with a group that can target, one-by-one, each of these “reporters” and get them fired and replaced?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Yes, have people write and e-mail letters to the editors and owners of the news sites – state clearly the lack of journalistic integrity and inconsistent standards in regards to both sides of the candidtates and subjects. Keep the pressure up, recall that for each ONE letter that arrives; the standard influence it has is proportional to 20,000 voices speaking.
    Other ways to do this is when reporters/journalists are found who value their honor, integrity and reputation; even admitting when they have made mistakes, especially ones on the local level, support them. Even if you do not necessarily agree with the topics they are discussing; so long as they do their best to present an unbiased and equal as possible presentation on the subject write to that station or site and say: ” He/she/they have demonstrated consistency of journalistic integrity, though I may not agree with the subject matter (note state “subject matter”), I/we wanted to comment on their high standards of integrity achieved…”
    This will actually work; Jeb Bush as governor of Florida tried to pull off a fast one and lost.

  • Cynic

    The press is doing everything in their power to make sure Obama is re-elected.

  • Notme~

    They get our tax dollars and congress cant find ANYTHING to cut?

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Somehow I am not shocked by this revelation. This should be broadcast for the public to see what these people are doing.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Keep on with your fantasy, the rest of us prefer reality.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    No, you aren’t confused, they are just delusional.

  • Notme~

    It is illegal. Maybe we should call eric holder. I bet HE would do something about it.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Almost?

  • Notme~

    Its also standard procedure to rape inmates in iran.

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    SADLY, MANY IN THE PRESS, INCLUDING NRO’S TRINKO,SOUGHT TO DISPLAY HOW ROMNEY COULD OR COULD NOT “DEFTLY HANDLE BIASED QUESTIONS…IT’S NOT FAIR.” HAPPILY, SHE STATED,”IT’S NOT FAIR.” SADLY, THEN WHY ASK THE QUESTION? CLEARLY, THE ANSWER IS TO EMBARRASS ROMNEY. IS IT NOT OBAMA’S TURN TO SEE HOW “DEFTLY” HE CAN “HANDLE BIASED QUESTIONS?”

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    It’s amazing you managed to use amazing more than Glenn, but now that you have, I feel less than amazed that this is the worst you could come up with to criticize him.

    I find that astounding.

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    MUCH TRUTH!

  • Notme~

    It’s also standard procedure to arrest political dissidents in china.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Just because your parents raised you to be an ignorant whack job doesn’t mean you need to demonstrate it here.

    Go to some site where you talent is more appreciated and you don’t look like such a big, dorky jackass, okay?

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    WELL SAID!

  • Notme~

    If his head wasn’t up his duff it would not smell like democrat.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    That was simply beautiful!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am not the one who thinks Bush is still president this is Obama mess he supported both revolutions Bush was just sitting on his lawn enjoying a cold one unless you can prove that the Muslim brother hood was drinking a beer with Bush plotting to kill four people and turning a country wonderland for terrorist than you have no lag to stand on. PROOF PLEASE!

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECOMMENDATION OR SHOULD I SAY SUGGESTION?

  • http://www.facebook.com/seticer Sandra Ticer

    A story was just reported stating that the legal defination of an ally
    applies to Egypt. The president stated that he does not consider them our ally,
    but not an enemy. The definations of treason and enemy have been included
    complements of Webster.

    Enemy: One feeling or displaying hostility or malice toward another. A
    hostile force or power. A member or unit of such a force. Something having
    destructive effects.

    Treason: Betrayal of ones country by consciously and purposely acting to aid
    it’s enemies. Betrayal of confidence or trust.

    Ally: To unite in a formalrelationship or bond, as by treaty.

    So here is the real truth. If we send aid to Egypt or any other country
    attacking us it is treason. According to the constitution of the United States
    it is punishible by death. I am not saying we should execute our leaders, but
    they need to think about the consequences. We have the legal right according to
    our laws to prosecute them. Why can’t we just use common sense. I would
    definately consider them our enemies according to the defination. If not then
    will you please explain to me and the rest of us what the defination of an enemy
    is? I am not being hostile or a jerk. I am serious in trying to understand what
    we are thinking. They are most definately our enemies, and should have all
    funding stopped. This is beyond stupid!

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    SOME TRUTH!

  • http://twitter.com/tho_as tho_as

    Everyone here should email this, with complete text story AND video links to everyone on their mailing list. I did

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    CIVILITY SUGGEST WE NOT ENGAGE IN NAME-CALLING. TO WHAT END?

  • Anonymous

    Then perhaps we should give them the sentence traitors used to receive. Actually, I believe they are guilty of sedition as well. Personally, I would not be averse to a good, old fashioned necktie party.

  • http://twitter.com/dotti322 Dotti

    George is definitely on the left need to read up on him!

  • Anonymous

    Snowleopard,
    I thought yellow journalism, which they are clearly praticing, was against the law? Can we get them fired for that?

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    I am in agreement with you. The other side is just completely and utterly wrong and this incident just points it out – as if we really needed evidence.

  • Anonymous

    You have a point. But there are some programs, like Downton Abey, and Nova, that I like on PBS, so that’s a bit of a dilemma. Any suggestions”?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6CTMBPAAZVQ6L237Z2PGDEILQ Ronald Christopher

    Well, let me see. We had an ambassador murdered along with 5 other Americans and these people are laughing. Something is very wrong in this nation.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C6CTMBPAAZVQ6L237Z2PGDEILQ Ronald Christopher

    George is right up there as one of the biggest jokes to come along as a news reporter. He is one of those who is killing this nation. And he knows it. If George does not like that statement, he can contact me directly.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5EZNJUIF3OL6F5CGC6R3X62IKU donk

    Get them directly from the BBC.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I can only basis the term of yellow journalism on two definitions I have found in my books:
    Note, these also can be found on wikipedia “yellow journalism” and are also in the book on freedom of the press in “Revolutionary Sparks.”
    Campbell (2001) defines yellow press newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics, such as sports and scandal, using bold layouts (with large illustrations and perhaps color), heavy reliance on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion. The term was extensively used to describe certain major New York City newspapers about 1900 as they battled for circulation.
    Frank Luther Mott (1941) defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics[3]:
    scare headlines in huge print, often of minor newslavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawingsuse of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called expertsemphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic stripsdramatic sympathy with the “underdog” against the system.
    So far as I can tell such journalism, unless it can in court be proven to be slanderous and libel, is given a fair berth under the law. The fact is clear though that journalists can be held to a higher standard, and when caught, canned by their bosses.
    Look at the Yahoo journalist who was fired for his racial comments at the DNC Convention just a couple of weeks past.
    This is a gray area, dependant heavily on the standards by which each company has set and accepted ‘ethical’ guidelines by most of the media. In this case, if enough of a uproar is brought by the public; then yes they probably will be fired.
    Remember, media with a decisive bias, like political figures of any kind detest one thing – getting caught with their britches down and tushies flapping in the wind.
    Embarassment can be one of the most damning punishments any public figure can have heaped upon them.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Sedition probably; treason would have to be settled by experts of the court with more knowledge than me. The defining part will be if they knowingly, deliberatly, and willingly (not coerced) going along with it.
    Personally with the necktie party I look at it this way; lock the true guilty in jail for the rest of their days as an example for generations to come. Let them live with the knowledge of their deeds, and that they will pay the price for all their remaining days.
    They abused their liberties and thus lost them.

  • r.c devereux

    Then, they just an ignorant state !

  • r.c devereux

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Bush is resposable !

  • r.c devereux

    They already did !

  • Bruce Hopkins

    I’ve been in the ‘preparedness business’ since 1994, http://internet-grocer.com

    Business has been good UNTIL THIS YEAR. We’re doing about 1/8 of what we normally do. Gunshop owners and preparedness people have told me it’s because the buying focus this year–for these like-minded people–is GUNS and AMMUNITION.

    The Far Right is well aware of what’s going on and is preparing for another (losing) 4 years.

  • r.c devereux

    Please don’t give any ideas to those Liberals/Communist/Stupids !

  • r.c devereux

    PBS Metropolitan Opera broadcast is great, but that has nothing to do with Barry Soetoro (alias Barak Obama)

  • http://www.facebook.com/morrisangelo Harvey Morris

    If CNN was smart (and they’re not), they’d quickly scrap everything they’re doing and become a sister network to FOX. With CNN’s rating in the toilet and dropping daily, what have they got to lose? Protecting Obama most of the time and acting neutral some of the time, their formula isn’t working and they know it. CNN ought to join forces alongside FOX and start uncorking on the MSM elite…

  • r.c devereux

    anders_behring: YOU GOT IT RIGHT. I AM IN ACADEMIA AND 90% ARE A BUNCH OF STUPID COMMUNISTS WITH PHOTOS HANGING IN THEIR LIVING ROOM OF LENIN, CASTRO AND CHE GUEVARA. I HAD VISITED THOSE HOMES.

  • Anonymous

    The media ”coordinating” questions/responeses? Duh. Who have they supported all these years and who do they want to get reelected? I would not look for unbiased reporting from the MSM. Haven’t been ”fair” for quite awhile.

  • Anonymous

    That would be great, but I have no access to the Beeb. :(

  • r.c devereux

    FOX and the Republican party should go after this information provided by Einstein, Al and if it is correct, they should expose that in every possible way.
    About Soros: Lets open the Nuremberg Court and bring him as a Nazi cooperator and helping to eliminate hundreds of Jewish in the camp where he also served. He should be judge by the International court in Le Hague

  • r.c devereux

    SNOWLEOPARD: You are to nice. They should be call: SHIT HEADS !

  • Anonymous

    Well, seems to me that what these reporters have done seems to fit the term pretty well. I think if we were able to get rid of Dan Rather, maybe we can raise enough of a hue and a cry to get rid of these creeps, too. They deserve it.

  • r.c devereux

    … and they will be replace by other SHIT HEADS

  • Anonymous

    Idon’t know if it would disturb them, though. Maybe. As for treason, every time THAT MAN opens his trap and sticks up for evil people like the Brotherhood he’s committing treason.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it’s probably a moot point for me, anyway, because I barely have enough money to take care of myself, let alone donate to PBS.

  • r.c devereux

    and I won’t be surprise if those in the ‘all-you-can -eat-buffet’ are paying with food stamps

  • r.c devereux

    Even looking at his face it make me vomit

  • tweezel

    I guess you’ll have to CHOOSE between watching TV or protecting your country. If that’s a tough choice, then maybe it IS too late for the U.S. C’mon, it’s not too different from “Hey, Obama gives us stuff, so maybe we should keep him around!” Talk to the Greeks and see how well that’s working out for them. (Sorry to jump on you like that, but this whole situation is making me cranky!)

  • tweezel

    … and pardon me if I missed your sarcasm ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/wallace.velie Wallace Velie

    What is sad, is this should be a landslide victory for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The fact that it is not shows that we have many who prefer to live under a dictatorship. In other words, we have a lot of Americans who would rather be lied to than know the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

    i think a lot of the polls are manipulated to show Obama as in the lead..do you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

    it is just ironic that they have to bus people in for obama events, let dead people and animals bote, and use thes hateful tactics to get obama to stay in office. this to me is still a set of acts of desperation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

    those other programs if they are popular enough can be picked up by other entities, you need to take a stand for what is right by NOT FUNDING THEM! that is probably the quickest way to get the point across is to hit them in their wallets!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

    vote with your wallet…let them know how you feel and also their sponsors…tell them you will not buy their products while this bs goes on at their station or during their broadcast!

  • Anonymous

    Ypu make a good point, Carol, and I thank you for it.Probably just as well, with this depression Ican’t afford much of anything. Glad my parents allow me to link into their Internet.

  • Anonymous

    Tweezel, I do hear you, and I get it. THAT MAN makes all of us cranky. See the reply I left for Carol. BTW, I’m tired of all these greedy little leeches, too, and I don’t just mean regular people too lazy to work. I mean– ILLEGALS!

  • Anonymous

    dsl…r: What hogwash. We used to hear “As Maine goes, so goes the Nation” until candidates began winning without the majority votes from Maine. All you are spouting is the rhetoric of the lib/prog/dems.

  • Anonymous

    Yellow journalism—the failure to honor their own Journalist Code of Ethics and unbiased reporting. Well, yellow journalism got the US involved in the Spanish American War, guess they will do there best to make us into a dictatorship.

  • Anonymous

    Not so much that they would prefer to live under a dictatorship. The fact is that they are too stupid to understand that the promised handouts they will be receiving come with strings attached. The government has never given anyone anything without being assured that they would get twice as much back.

    The black slaves of yesteryear that were kept fed and clothed by their masters had no freedoms and were kept ignorant. Today’s slaves are the American people that rely on this government to provide for them.Not only do they surrender their dignity they lose their freedoms.

    This administration and so many before it talk a great game when it comes to education but the fact is that an educated citizenry is what they fear the most.

  • Anonymous

    I firmly believe the poll numbers are being manipulated and the reason is this! Human nature dictates that people want to be part of a winning team. They don’t want to be known as the one that backed the loser. Just like the uneducated fan will always root for the home team without ever consulting stats, the uneducated voter will follow the direction that they “think” the crowd is moving in.

  • Anonymous

    In spite of the fact that the media itself has admitted its own bias Stephan hopelessness would naturally deny it since it isn’t his side of the fence that is being violated. Asking his opinion on such a question is tantamount to asking Obama if he lies. What did anyone think his answer was going to be?

  • Anonymous

    media doesn’t report anything they are just in the take for the chosen one because they are funded and controlled by george Soros….the dark lord and his apprentice!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I misunderstood you sorry.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, Why not? They blamed him for a tsunami and a hurricane.

  • Tim

    Notme~ Not exactly sure where your comment is directed??

  • Linda

    Sounds to me like they can’t find anything bad about him so they’ve got to do their best to rattle him and try to
    make him look bad. It’s not honest reporting anymore, it’s who can get the most sensational response, be it good or bad. I’m praying for him that he can hold his ground, it will probably get worse before it gets better.

  • Anonymous

    Do not our taxes pay an NPR reporter’s salary? Thus, the reporter should be non-partisan or be fired.

  • Notme~

    I was parroting you with a one liner. (Fail)
    If something smells like crap it is likely a democrat’s opinion.
    So if
    Stephan’s head is up his duff, all he can “smell” is democrat.
    He can not “smell” objective opinions.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Capitalize I. One more period to make an ellipsis.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Capitalize the first word in a sentence. Capitalize proper nouns. I believe you meant vote, if not you misspelled boat. Misspelled these.

  • Fuzzy Bunny

    Or instead of our. Republican should be capitalized when referring to the American political party. That second Mittens is possessive, so it should be Mittens’. Should be too, not to.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that’s true, then it means the Democrats won’t feel a need to get out and vote, and the Republicans win.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he is uncomfortable in his own skin, I think he is uncomfortable with dealing with certain types of people in society.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.pollock.7 Shelly Pollock

    I agree, but we the peoples vote does not count, so why go thru the trouble of manipulating the poles??

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.pollock.7 Shelly Pollock

    agreed!!

  • Anonymous

    How often has the public heard the same catch phrases, the same questions to already asked and answered questions of a republican, even over a span of several years while an unanswered question from a democrat is dismissed the same day? How many times has the public heard relevant to non-relevant hard questions from a republican yet questions asked of democrats are not much harder than “what is your favorite color? “What music do you work out to” ? Adding more insult to the thought patterns of the public, (Afraid to lose their over paid jobs) ‘Actors’ or ‘Late night TV bozo’s’ are intimidated(many of them anyway) into mocking any republican while idolizing a democrat. So what it comes down to is this, many people love their high wages,their lavish lifestyles and the adoration of idiots more than Freedom, Self Respect or Appreciation to a Nation which allows them the very things they mock
    openly. It is those ‘actors’ , ‘hosts’ and media zombies that are traitors to this Country and to the American taxpaying working class while making their fortunes from the super wealthy who want only to destroy America. It is only the real Americans and the one’s who are becoming more aware each day who they fear most. We should do one of two things, stop working all together or all of us who have decent values of right and wrong should pick up and move/start to another Country where we will live without slavery. A third option would have obama’s people kicking in my door.

  • Anonymous

    Is eric still around?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDTGNFGZOLXNW76DWJ2ZLUFK6U lgare

    And unfortunately they are good at it!

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    No problem, it happens…

  • Omegaomni

    lol how is this a gaffe? politicians lie and try to spin anything away . They decided to not let him spin this out. They were not going to let him hide the fact that he attacked Obama for something that was 6 hours before the attack.

  • Omegaomni

    your whole argument is null since you omitted fox news and you ended your statement with the true irishman fallacy

  • Omegaomni

    Why should it be a landslide victory? the economy? maybe people are not so easily swayed by past arguments that were effective in the 80′s Maybe people see what will happen if Mitt is elected.

  • Omegaomni

    All these conspiracy theories on why MItt is behind. It is basically saying that conservatives still don’t like Romeny despite being severely everything they want

  • http://www.facebook.com/wallace.velie Wallace Velie

    I feel the same way as you do about the polls. I believe Obama and his regime are purchaing a perception in order to sway the undecided vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wallace.velie Wallace Velie

    What is amazing is the number of people who follow this man. In America, I am surprised he can get 30% of the vote. Americans stand for something far greater then Obama even has the capacity to understand, let alone preside over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wallace.velie Wallace Velie

    Here, I will give you a few reasons. When Regan held office he was handed a dismal economy. He cut taxes, which stimulated the economy and increased tax revenue. It was a tremendous success; however, he spent too much in repairing a desmantled military. Now Obama comes into office with his radical ideologies that he pitches as a new idea’s. Seriously, his ideals have been time tested throughout the ages to fail and fail miserably. His ideolgies have always proven to enslave the people to the government and to make people lazy and unproductive. Obama, then runs the United States of America without a budget. If this single fact does not sink in there is no help. Every person in the United States understands they must budget their funds so they do not suffer the consequences of unrimittant debt. Now, Obama fails to identify wasteful spending, he can’t even cut the spending to NPR? Why? Now, without a budget you can’t identify wasteful spending! It is impossible! So, this president has no plan except to spend money we don’t have. Have you heard of Europe? Now, the cou-de-gra, Obama asks us to pay more in taxes! For what? More wasteful, unbudgeted spending? Now, many Republicans, like Chris Cristy and Mr. Walker have made the hard choices and have balance their budgets. The money surpluses can now go towards education, fireman and police. These men were not bought and paid for, nor did they have communist leanings. These men believe in Americans and America.

  • Anonymous

    I think it is strategy how to frame a question to get the most mileage and also to spring a gotcha follow-up. I don’t think this is purely a left tactic. I think it is business as usual. I think the right would use it if you could get more right journalists in one room. I don’t think it should get much traction, but should be added to the list when mentioning the left media, anyway.

  • 1776X2

    Patriots need to remember that when the revolution starts, the lame street media needs to be marched to the front of the line. They have been just as responsible for the attempted collapse of our once great Republic as the socialist regime currently occupying the White House and the halls of Congress now. I was always curious growing up as a kid in the 60′s how the Soviet Union was able to control their populace through their state media, Pravda. I see now how they did it as these disgusting, traitorous cheerleaders twist their stories to fit their narratives and agenda.

  • Rita

    I am just so fed up with all this lying and bs in the media, and the best thing to do, is just mock those media, make fun of those liberals. Don’t let them get away with our rights. Revenge is better than they getting away with their lyings. Mock every reporter. ;0