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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    The "news media" can do whatever the hell it wants. If people don't like it, they can change the channel.

    I don't think the "news media" should move together, as a single entity, anyways. If one person on one news station is "friends" with certain politicians, and another one on another station is super harsh on those same politicians, then we have competition, which is a good thing. Of course, this is part of why elitists hate Fox; it deviated from the elite entity known as the media to form some semblance of individuality.


    Not that it really matters, in the end. With any luck, the concept of the "news media" will be obsolete within the next decade or two.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Is there any chance she was being sarcastic?
    I mean, Obama is a prime example of being friends with the media. Ed Shultz was just bragging about his recent visit to the WH. I know Maddow and Obermann have been guests there. His only critics are Fox news and talk radio. He is friends with all other media outlets. He avoids anyone who might ask tough questions and has even been caught planting questions if memory serves me right. He tells us to read Huffington post and turn off Fox.
    Maybe Angle just wants the same benefits Obama was allowed during his campaign and still enjoys today.
    P.S. I have to give kudos to CNN. They seem to have toned down their love affair with Obama lately. Great to see that.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    It's important to recognize the difference between actual news reporting and the entertainment part of Fox. Two very different things.
    Fox however are geniuses at making sure the two go together like peanut butter and jelly, and that you get a helping of both at all times.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Is there any chance she was being sarcastic?
    Given the things she has said, there no chance she was. If she was actually being sarcastic during an election campaign, then she is just plain dumb.

    I mean, Obama is a prime example of being friends with the media. Ed Shultz was just bragging about his recent visit to the WH. I know Maddow and Obermann have been guests there.
    You don't remember when the top conservative radio talk show hosts visited the WH when Bush was President?
    His only critics are Fox news and talk radio. He is friends with all other media outlets. He avoids anyone who might ask tough questions and has even been caught planting questions if memory serves me right. He tells us to read Huffington post and turn off Fox.
    Maybe Angle just wants the same benefits Obama was allowed during his campaign and still enjoys today.
    Do mean when they constantly talked about Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers? That's what Sharron wants??

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Olbermann 'interviews' Angle
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Given the things she has said, there no chance she was. If she was actually being sarcastic during an election campaign, then she is just plain dumb.




    You don't remember when the top conservative radio talk show hosts visited the WH when Bush was President?

    Do mean when they constantly talked about Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers? That's what Sharron wants??
    I actually think she may be a bit Kookie and a disappointment. However, anything would be better than more Harry Reid.
    Yes, I remember Bush having talk show hosts to the WH. He even had Rush over for his birthday. What I don't remember is talk show hosts giving him a pass when he wouldn't seal the borders and he started spending like a liberal. They didn't get tingles running up their legs over him. I also don't remember Bush demonizing the liberal media the way Obama does the conservative media.

    Wright and Ayers??? I think you just proved the point. Wright and Ayers were not covered by the Obama MSM.
    In fact Journolist suggested calling anyone a racist if they tried to bring up the subject of Wright. I don't think Ayers even made it to the point anyone was worried. He wasn't covered at all except as "just a guy in the neighborhood" by the MSM. Those who didn't watch Fox or listen to talk radio knew nothing about them.

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I actually think she may be a bit Kookie and a disappointment. However, anything would be better than more Harry Reid.
    Yes, I remember Bush having talk show hosts to the WH. He even had Rush over for his birthday. What I don't remember is talk show hosts giving him a pass when he wouldn't seal the borders and he started spending like a liberal. They didn't get tingles running up their legs over him. I also don't remember Bush demonizing the liberal media the way Obama does the conservative media.

    Wright and Ayers??? I think you just proved the point. Wright and Ayers were not covered by the Obama MSM.
    In fact Journolist suggested calling anyone a racist if they tried to bring up the subject of Wright. I don't think Ayers even made it to the point anyone was worried. He wasn't covered at all except as "just a guy in the neighborhood" by the MSM. Those who didn't watch Fox or listen to talk radio knew nothing about them.
    Really? Every single time Bush was defending something he would say "this isn't as bad as the Liberal Media is making this out to be", he would also tie liberal media with people in Hollywood a lot. Also this "anything but" way of thinking is dangerous. You would rather a lady that compares herself to Jesus and Moses be in the senate than a guy that actually has some idea of what he is doing, even if you don't agree with it really? The lady doesn't want to ever answer any questions, what in the hell is she going to do when she actually has to care, curl up in a ball and suck her thumb?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I actually think she may be a bit Kookie and a disappointment. However, anything would be better than more Harry Reid.
    Yes, I remember Bush having talk show hosts to the WH. He even had Rush over for his birthday. What I don't remember is talk show hosts giving him a pass when he wouldn't seal the borders and he started spending like a liberal. They didn't get tingles running up their legs over him. I also don't remember Bush demonizing the liberal media the way Obama does the conservative media.

    Wright and Ayers??? I think you just proved the point. Wright and Ayers were not covered by the Obama MSM.
    In fact Journolist suggested calling anyone a racist if they tried to bring up the subject of Wright. I don't think Ayers even made it to the point anyone was worried. He wasn't covered at all except as "just a guy in the neighborhood" by the MSM. Those who didn't watch Fox or listen to talk radio knew nothing about them.
    LOL! Are you serious? If you have you nose in front of Fox, how would you know?

    Liberal journalists didn't "kill" the Rev. Wright story -- it was covered more than 6,000 times | Media Matters for America

    Do you remember the speech Obama made in Philadelphia Feb 2008 that was covered everywhere?

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    I've noticed an interesting trend in people here that don't know how to flip over the channel during commercials, they think because one channel tells them that the other channel isn't covering it, it makes them instantly right. The same people saying this are the ones that says you shouldn't trust everything you hear on TV. Quite the conundrum.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should the news media be 'friends' to political candidates as Sharron Angle said?

    Quote Originally Posted by chickie View Post
    But they are not. They are admitted rabid liberals.
    Except for Fox, they're rabid conservatives.

    Ideally, the news media would be honest, unbiased, and asking difficult questions to everyone, so that we could learn what our future leaders are all about. I don't really expect that to happen though.
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