The race card is the weapon of choice of the “unbiased” media against the Republicans and conservatives. In “Media Plotted to Kill Jeremiah Wright Stories” from GOP/USA Ink:
“According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
“In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. ‘Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics,’ Ackerman wrote, ‘Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists’.”
Of an interview from George Stephanopoulos, Richard Kim of the Nation said, outraged, “George [Stephanopoulos] [is] being a disgusting little rat snake.” His remarks come from the ABC newsman’s questioning of Candidate Obama, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”
Now, there’s hardball question to get all stirred up about.
A writer for the Guardian, Michael Tomasky, urged, “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.” (!!!)
Other “journalists” suggested coordinating a joint statement denigrating the anchors at ABC, “warning them against future behavior of this sort,” meaning asking real questions about Obama’s associations. (I didn’t think it was much of a question at all.)
In the end, when anyone asked anything tangentially material to Candidate Obama’s background or qualifications, the then future president had them bumped off the bus or the plane, a la reporters from the Washington Times, the NY Post, and Dallas Morning News, while he kept “reporters” from such political rags as Glamour.
Today, little o solves his media problem by not holding a press conferences from one eon to the next, sees that his FCC considers the internet an appropriate venue for the bureaucrats to exert their regulation, and has tried valiantly and futilely to demonize FOX and Rush Limbaugh. In response, the network news shows are losing 4-5% audience ratings while FOX knocks off all cable competition and Rush went from 20,,000,000 listeners to 25,000,000. Since o is a socialist who believes in government control of everything, he has been unable to see the trees in the forest of America: people are not interested in the so-called mainstream media much anymore, whether it is still in the tank for him or not.