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Video- ABC News: President Obama's Visit to Indonesia

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Jake Tapper tells what we did wrong before we did it wrong 'cause we’re going to do it wrong

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Headline of the Year-

A Pre-Post-Mortem on Anticipated Democratic Losses

Now read it slowly. Breathe in (you're going to need the oxygen), breathe out.

Are there any more questions as to why the American populace is butt ignorant?

You can read Tapper's noxious post if you want (forewarned- Evan Bayh's opinions take up half of it), but I'd advise to skip it. The headline says it all.

This morning the hourly cable "repeater" was the non story that Juan Williams got canned for having a conflict of interest with his employer, NPR. He dissed Muslims, and validated Bill O'Reilly's bigoted comments on The View. Oh well, so sad, move along, right? Nope. Every. Hour. All. Day.

During hour whothefuckknows of my listening to MSNBC, I hear a talker going over the talking points about "How Dems Suck©". Numero uno? No messaging on how great the Health Care Reform Bill really was.

Really Bobblehead? It is a good program? There are things that will help Americans in it? Then why the HELL haven't the cablers, journalists, print media or ANYONE spent as much time on the good things the Obama Administration have done as they are on what basically comes down to a human resources kerfluffle that bears absolutely no weight on any human being's life other than Juan Williams and his family (and even that's moot, he's set for at least 3 years).

In my head, I've been calling it "Media Melodrama", the sick, perverted cousin of "If it bleeds, it leads". But this time around they are choking off the news that we (and those not as tuned in) need to make informed decisions just to keep on living. Two polls come out on Monday, the traditional media picks the one with the most "conflict" to cover, the one that will elicit the most hand wringing and navel gazing. Unemployment numbers stagnant in the country? Hey, but it's down in 23 states! Poll says 37% of the populace want the Health Care bill repealed? Whoa, 36% want it expanded!!

In context (and against Jake's meme that we're DOOMED), Newsweek came out with a poll today that puts the Democratic Party and our President in a much better position. All I heard was that the President had hit the floor.

We may be doomed, we may never make it out of this house of mirrors, but if that happens, it will be people who write headlines like "A Pre-Post-Mortem on Anticipated Democratic Losses" who have put the cement boots on us, and eventually, it will take them down too.

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Who are the President's "Favorite" Journalists?

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This was interesting.

A Smart Politics analysis of the three-dozen solo and joint news conferences held by Barack Obama through the first week of September 2010 finds that more than 75 reporters across 40 news organizations have been called on by the President to date. Leading the way are Chuck Todd of NBC News and Jack Tapper of ABC News, who have each received the green light from the President at 10 conferences.

(snip)

Following Todd and Tapper in the broadcast medium is Chip Reid of CBS News with eight questions asked to date. Major Garrett, who just recently departed FOX News, has asked six questions, good for fourth among broadcast reporters and fifth overall.

Reporters Selected for Questions at President Obama News Conferences

Outlet
Reporter
#
ABC News
Jake Tapper
10
NBC News
Chuck Todd
10
Associated Press
Jennifer Loven
9
CBS News
Chip Reid
8
Fox News
Major Garrett
6
Bloomberg
Julianna Goldman
5
Bloomberg
Hans Nichols
4
Reuters
Jeff Mason
4
Associated Press
Ben Feller
3
CBS Radio
Mark Knoller
3
CNN
Ed Henry
3
McClatchy
Steve Thomma
3
New York Times
Helene Cooper
3
Wall Street Journal
Jonathan Weisman
3
Agence France-Presse
Stephen Collinson
2
American Urban Radio Network
April Ryan
2
CBS Radio
Peter Maer
2
Chicago Tribune
Christi Parsons
2
CNN
Dan Lothian
2
CNN
Suzanne Malveaux
2
EFE
Macarena Vidal
2
Hearst Newspapers
Helen Thomas
2
New York Times
Jackie Calmes
2
New York Times
Jeff Zeleny
2
Reuters
Caren Bohan
2
Univision
Lourdes Meluza
2
USA Today
Richard Wolf
2
USA Today
David Jackson
2
Washington Post
Scott Wilson
2
Washington Post
Michael Fletcher
2
Washington Times
Jon Ward
2
ABC Radio
Ann Compton
1
Associated Press
Darlene Superville
1
Associated Press
Bob Burns
1
Associated Press Radio
Mark Smith
1
BET
Andre Showell
1
Bloomberg
Roger Runningen
1
Bloomberg
Ed Chen
1
CBS News
Bill Plante
1
Chicago Sun Times
Lynn Sweet
1
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Steve Koff
1
Detroit News
Deb Price
1
Ebony
Kevin Chappell
1
Financial Times
Ed Luce
1
Huffington Post
Sam Stein
1
Huffington Post
Nico Pitney
1
KDKA-TV
Jon Delano
1
McClatchy
Margaret Talev
1
National Public Radio
Mara Liasson
1
National Public Radio
Scott Horsley
1
National Public Radio
Don Gonyea
1
New York Times
Peter Baker
1
New York Times
Ginger Thompson
1
Newsweek
Holly Bailey
1
Politico
Mike Allen
1
Politico
Carol Lee
1
Reuters
David Alexander
1
Reuters
Patricia Zengerle
1
Reuters
Matt Spetalnick
1
Stars and Stripes
Kevin Baron
1
Telemundo
Lori Montenegro
1
Time
Michael Scherer
1
Univision
Edna Schmidt
1
USA Today
Mimi Hall
1
Wall Street Journal
Laura Meckler
1
Washington Post
Michael Shear
1
Agence France-Presse
Laurent Lozano
1
Other foreign media
8
Total
152

Note: Press conferences through September 9, 2010. Excludes follow-up questions and questions asked by news organizations selected by other world leaders during joint news conferences. Also excludes a handful of questions asked by reporters who were not identified in news conference transcripts, particularly in those held abroad. Data compiled by Smart Politics from the Public Papers of the President.

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VIDEO- "White farmer" Spooner: Sherrod smearers "don't know what they're talking about"

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Via Media Matters.

The NAACP's admission that they were "snookered" by ClusterFox here.

H/t: Huda

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NAACP: Fox News snookered us, edited documents

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Via Jake Tapper:

NAACP just took back their statement applauding Vilsack for having sought resignation of Shirley Sherrod

NAACP: "we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart..."

ClusterFox snookered someone? What a shock.

Here's a portion of the statement on the NAACP site:

With regard to the initial media coverage of the resignation of USDA Official Shirley Sherrod, we have come to the conclusion we were snookered by Fox News and Tea Party Activist Andrew Breitbart into believing she had harmed white farmers because of racial bias.

Having reviewed the full tape, spoken to Ms. Sherrod, and most importantly heard the testimony of the white farmers mentioned in this story, we now believe the organization that edited the documents did so with the intention of deceiving millions of Americans. [...]

Next time we are confronted by a racial controversy broken by Fox News or their allies in the Tea Party like Mr. Breitbart, we will consider the source and be more deliberate in responding.  The tape of Ms. Sherrod’s speech at an NAACP banquet was deliberately edited to create a false impression of racial bias, and to create a controversy where none existed.  This just shows the lengths to which extremist elements will go to discredit legitimate opposition.

Follow the link for more.

I repeat:

Via 42bkdodgr:

When will media wake up & not publish Breitbart videos before they R checked 4 accuracy. MSM R r just as much 2 blame as Breibart

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Video- David Axelrod hits back at business critics

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Ok, I admit it, I'm worried. And what Duncan said.

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Video- Leon Panetta on This Week: Only 50-100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan

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