Sunday, September 20, 2009

Oh, Mr. have such character, such integrity

In THIS ARTICLE, which discusses a NEWSPAPER BAIL OUT ("Dying NY TIMES, are you listening?")............"Obama said that good journalism is 'critical to the health of our democracy,' but expressed concern toward growing tends in reporting -- especially on political blogs, from which a groundswell of support for his campaign emerged during the presidential election....I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding," he said."

Ah, I SEE. Where were his 'concerns' about the blogosphere when there was a 'groundswell of support for his campaign..?' Suddenly, now that people aren't quite so enamored with him, and conservative blogs are outdoing the printed press and liberal blogs, it's all about "no context" and "no serious fact-checking" and "people shouting at each other"?

By the way, where was the 'serious fact-checking' before Van Jones was hired? Or when he invited a group like ACORN to the White House before his inauguration so they could be a part of the dialogue, remember? Where is 'serious fact-checking' when he hires Geithner and others who hadn't paid their taxes? Where is 'serious fact-checking' when there's more rush to GO GREEN than actually listening to the side of hundreds of scientists who don't agree with Al Gore? Where is the 'serious fact-checking' when he suggests the Republicans haven't contributed with any ideas about health care reform? SUDDENLY, he's concerned? WOW


Average American said...

The asshole is running full-steam ahead towards being centrist, or so he wants to be perceived. I hope the moderates and independents are smarter than that. I think they are.

Tom said...

He's not concerned, not one d*** bit! He and his cronies are in full damage control mode.

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Don't forget his buddy in Cambridge when it comes to "fact checking." Or maybe I missed him lauding the pair that so thoroughly documented the Acorn sting.

And what kind of "context" do we get in the MSM? Fair and balanced stories of August townhall meetings? Accurate reporting on the 9/12 DC gathering? Or perhaps Charlie Gibson who said of the Acorn sting op - and I quote him exactly the day after the senate voted to pull Acorn's funding - "never heard of it." Whaddya know, a scion of the MSM with no clue on the context of a BIG story.

Always On Watch said...

Alarms need to be sounded. BHO has dropped hints related to the Fairness Doctrine on the Sunday shows yesterday. See this.

Chuck said...

Z, stopping by after your post on my site today. Your clearly dead on here because I agree :-)

Z said...

Thanks for coming, Chuck..sorry to have left that there, but it's easier for you to find it, etc.
Is that a hoot? (great minds)

I highly recommend you guys get to Chuck's and see how he treated the nauseating information about Obama's newspaper bailout possibilities........and WHY.

shoprat said...

I guess that he thinks that integrity is not in what you do but why you do it. If you lie, steal, kill etc for a progressive cause than all is forgiven because the cause is all. If you feed a hungry man in the name of a traditionalist cause you are still evil.