First amendment: the first to go?

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election, Media | Posted at: Friday, 31 October 2008

Drudge is reporting that Barack Obama has kicked three reporters off his campaign plan.  Coincidentally, all three reporters are from newspapers that endorsed John McCain.  Since so few newspapers endorsed the GOP candidate, we can safely rule out the possibility of coincidence.

This is a man whose candidacey has only been possible because of the complicity of the media.  Surveys show he has more than 90% support among the media.  Yet that’s not enough for him.  Dissent–even the token variety–will not be tolerated.  Cross him and you’re out. 

You might not care about the New York Post, or Fox News, or Rush Limbaugh, but when he’s done there, where will he stop?

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3 Responses to “First amendment: the first to go?”

  1. Sean Braisted Says:

    I think the First Amendment is the most important, especially the clause, “Presidential candidates must allow for space on private planes to any reporters whom the Drudge Report feels are qualified.”

    Of course, the most ‘in the tank’ reporters for McCain are with Fox News, and they still have a reporter on the plane. But hey, why confuse our minds with contradictory facts.

    Ed: That must be why the proportion of negative to positive stories about each of the candidates on Fox News is almost identical. McCain: 40% negative to 22% positive, Obama 40% negative to 25% positive. Meanwhile on MSNBC there are three Obama positive stories for every one that portrays him negatively, while they are seven times more likely to portray McCain negatively than positively. By any objective measure Fox News is the only fair and balanced major network.

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  2. Sean Braisted Says:

    Yes, “Why isn’t McCain attacking Obama for being friends with Rev. Wright? What is wrong with him?” Negative towards McCain.

    “Why is Barack Hussein Obama hiding the fact that he was born in Kenya to communist parents who planned him at conception to be the anti-Christ.” Negative towards Obama.

    The moment I see hour long specials designed solely to bash McCain, I’ll agree with that study.

  3. Lee Says:

    For someone promising to “reach across the aisle” and to “rise above partisan politics,” you’d think the campaign plane would be a good place to start.

    I think we have our true idea now of what an Obama presidency will really be like.