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On CNN's This Week in Politics, which should be called This Week in Bullshit both Dana Bash and the Wapo's Dan Balz discuss how awful it is that Obama would accuse a racist bastard like John McCain of being a racist.

How horrible! McCain should never be called a racist, in spite of his racist attacks on Barack Obama, his opposition to affirmative action, his opposition to the Martin Luther King Holiday, he has never once used the n-word on national TV. So how can Obama even hint in the most subtle way that McCain and his Republican Party (which is the official party of racism) might in some way be racist.

The main stream media is completely to blame for the success of the ridiculous Republican attacks of Democratic Candidates over the past forty years.

Yeah, it goes back that far! George McGovern was a true hero whop flew over 50 bomber missions in World War II! Richard Nixon was a cowardly piece of shit who spent the war collecting rubber tires to be recycled by the military. Jimmy Carter served courageously in the Submarine Service of the US Navy, Ronald Reagan was a draft dodging wimp.

Al Gore and John Kerry served admirably in Vietnam. George Bush hid out in the National Guard. I'm not bashing current Guard soldiers, but during 'Nam it was a guaranteed safe haven from combat.

John McCain is an super-rich elitist with no sense of morality who has played the morons of the media for the past thirty years. McCain is totally corrupt, unscrulupous, mean, nasty as a snake, and an idiot to boot. Yet the media treats him as if he were Saint John - whjat a crock!

He claimed he wanted a respectful campaign, yet he uses racist, personal attacks on Obama and has the nerve to whine when he gets called on this crap!

I need a shout out. Dana Bash you suck! Dan Balz you are a complete dickhead. John King is as dumb as a stump!

I can't take this shit! How can we change? I thought we could, but now I'm scared. The forces arrayed against us are formidable. Thank God for Obama's grassroots organizing. It may be our only hope because the media is so strongly organized against us.

Originally posted to OIL GUY on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:05 PM PDT.

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  •  Dan Balz (0+ / 0-)

    Has some brass ones?

  •  Dana Bash looks like a muppet. (6+ / 0-)

    Try as you might, you cannot spell HOPE with the letters GOP.

    by David Kroning on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:07:51 PM PDT

  •  The solution to the msm (12+ / 0-)

    is the "off" button.

    Mommy always told me there were no real monsters, but there are -- Newt.

    by fearisthemindkiller on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:08:59 PM PDT

  •  Don't watch teevee but (0+ / 0-)

    did they actually say that Obama called McCain a racist?  If so, they are liars to the nth degree -- If they are parsing and translating, perhaps they can do the same with the Britney/Paris ad and get into high dudgeon about, um, racism.

    My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. Barbara Jordan 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:14:41 PM PDT

  •  Observation (0+ / 0-)

    The right also attacks the MSM as much as the left.

    Now logically (Unless I still am getting over jet lag) two conclusions come to mind.

    1. The left and the right does not disagree on any issues at all, and are just in total 100 percent agreement and just somehow do not know it... and just need a group hug and are on the same page and agree with one another, and disagree with MSM.

    OR

    1. Some of the MSM is pro one side, some is pro the other and some is pro neither and is just, er... pro idiot, i.e "In today's news, Paris Hilton got a face lift!"

    I guess what I am saying is... we now have, what, like 150 channels? If you do not like the news or what is on one channel you can piss and moan, or just change the channel, or... turn off the tv.

    Homer: The lesson is: Our God is vengeful! O spiteful one, show me who to smite and they shall be smoten.

    by BFSkinner on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:16:02 PM PDT

    •  You are completely wroing. (0+ / 0-)

      That was extreme perhaps, but not much, Forty years ago the media was pretty leftist - if you define leftist in a very conservative American frame. They opposed racism, militarism, fascistic nationalism, and flagrant sexism.

      That is before the corporations took then over and turned them into reactionary organs that would impress Aldous Huxley. They have even perverted the language more than it is in 1984
      .

      You are either a Fascist or a mainstream Republican - there isn't much difference, if any. Please go to hell and stop posting or commenting on this site. You are a troll's troll. We don't need any more of your crap around here.

      •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

        Well, first off I am not a troll, nor a trolls troll.

        I do not post "crap" here.

        I fail to see how posting an observation that people on both sides of the aisle agree that the MSM is bad makes me a troll, but if that is is all it takes in your eyes, then either you live in a very sheltered world, or you've missed many posts.

        Homer: The lesson is: Our God is vengeful! O spiteful one, show me who to smite and they shall be smoten.

        by BFSkinner on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 06:26:15 PM PDT

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  •  John King has been working overtime in (7+ / 0-)

    his anti-Obama bias from the beginning of his campaign.  He worked so hard during the primaries to frame him as the "black candidate".  
    Every time he would use his map, he would always frame Obama's chances on the black population in that state or section of the state.  "Obama will do well here because of the black population.  Obama will not do well in this area because of the majority white vote here."  Nothing was ever framed otherwise.  He is engaged to Dana Bash.  She seems to be framing her reporting in that vein also.
     CNN has become a mess.  Every report I heard today was presented in a way that put Obama in the dimmest light.  Obama played the race card.  His overseas trip was a failure. (just heard that from Kitty Pilgrim).  The public is unsure about Obama.  He's a Big Question Mark.  They know John McCain.  They are comfortable with him.  
     It is shameful partisan reporting there.

    •  I agree with you on John King. (2+ / 0-)
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      dotster, christine20

      I am also concerned about his being engagsd to Dana Bash. It enables them to tag-team Obama, without most viewers being aware of the relationship.

    •  John King is a petulant, self-important ass (2+ / 0-)
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      Getreal1246, dotster

      who thinks the world revolves around him.  

      Evidence:  his ashockingly immature exchange with Glenn Greenwald last January:

      From: King, John C
      To: GGreenwald@salon.com
      Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 5:40 PM
      Subject: excuse me?

      I don't read biased uninformed drivel so I'm a little late to the game.
      But a friend who understands how my business works and knows a little something about my 20 plus years in it sent me the link to your ramblings.

      Since the site suggests you have law training, maybe you forgot that good lawyers to a little research before they spit out words.

      Did you think to ask me or anyone who works with me whether that was the entire interview? No. (It was not; just a portion used by one of the many CNN programs.)

      Did you reach out to ask the purpose of that specific interview? No.

      Or how it might have fit in with other questions being asked of other candidates that day? No.

      Or anything that might have put facts or context or fairness into your critique. No.

      McCain, for better or worse, is a very accessible candidate. If you did a little research (there he goes with that word again) you would find I have had my share of contentious moments with him over the years.

      But because of that accessibility, you don't have to go into every interview asking him about the time he cheated on his sixth grade math test.
      The interview was mainly to get a couple of questions to him on his thoughts on the role of government when the economy is teetering on the edge of recession, in conjunction with similar questions being put to several of the other candidates.

      The portion you cited was aired by one of our programs -- so by all means it is fair game for whatever "analysis" you care to apply to it using your right of free speech and your lack of any journalistic standards or fact checking or just plain basic curiosity.

      You clearly know very little about journalism. But credibility matters. It is what allows you to cover six presidential campaigns and be viewed as fair and respectful, while perhaps a little cranky, but Democrats and Republicans alike. When I am writing something that calls someone's credibility into question, I pick up the phone and give them a chance to give their side, or perspective.

      That way, even on days that I don't consider my best, or anywhere close, I can look myself in the mirror and know I tried to be fair and didn't call into question someone's credibility just for sport, or because I like seeing my name on a website or my face on TV.

      Full story and context HERE.

      JOHN McCAIN = George W. Bush's 3rd term.

      by chumley on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:32:07 PM PDT

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    •  John King grew up poor.... (0+ / 0-)

      And unfortunate  he think this is his shot to the big times.  So, when he goes on this "black vote" rant, remember this poor trash getting a shot at all that he has had to endure growing up poor in an Urban area.

    •  Has it ever occurred to anyone that the reason (0+ / 0-)

      Barack Obama is a "question mark" is because the media idiots keep saying that as if ppl really think so when, in reality, they have no fucking clue what real ppl think?

  •  That's the new game. (1+ / 0-)
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    Getreal1246

    I first heard it used on Fox a few years ago...its now "racist" to point out that there is racism.  Its now become racist to say anything that makes racists uncomfortable...and believe me, it doesn't take much.

  •  It's August 2 (0+ / 0-)

    and a Saturday, so few people are watching.  They are at the beach, at the movies, having a cook-out with friends and neighbors.  I'nm in a blue state, and called 50 people to line them up to volunteer to phone bank, register voters, go to a swing state to canvass, etc.  I can't be bothered by bs on CNN or anywhere else.  

    I had a wonderful dinner, with fresh shrimp, coleslaw, great bread, and leftover cooked vegies from last nights dinner, all from local truck farms.  

    Chill out.

    •  I'll chill out when Barack Obama is elected... (0+ / 0-)

      to the Presidency of the United States. No offense, but I am suspicious of anyone who is not urging every progressive to do everything they can 24/7 to get Barack elected. This is way too important. I don't think I could stand a McCain administration.

  •  Did he not use the word gook? (1+ / 0-)
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    ArtSchmart

    This is the same as n**ger applied to Asians.  We use to kill them and refer to them with this hateful racial slur.  The war is over and JSM still uses it.  He opposed the King holiday.  I don't know where he stands on immigration.  Perhaps worse of all the word C*nt towards his own wife and tells rape jokes.  He does not support birth control legislation and wants to appoint judges to overturn Roe V Wade.  He does not like gays either and does not want them to marry, adopt or serve in the military. He hates Iranians that he wants to bomb and kill with cigarettes.

    There is no doubt, McCain  is not only racist, but sexist and perhaps homophobic.  He definitely does not like Arabs and Persians.  

  •  Then they should stop calling him the (0+ / 0-)

    first African American President.

    And why is okay for McGaffe to call Obama a traitor?

    Here you are with a handful of holes, a thumb up your ass and a big grin to pass the time of day with. - The Wild Bunch

    by jazzence on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 04:22:41 PM PDT

  •  Send an email, let them know a republican says (0+ / 0-)

    it's mccain and he is wrong.
    mel martinez said this today.  He points the finger at McCain

  •  Everybody's a racist (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Larry Bailey

    except me and (maybe) Dick Gregory.  And the Dalai Lama.

  •  the Obama team ignores the MSM so should YOU (2+ / 0-)
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    GideonT, Ronald Singleterry

    people who think they are important don't like to be ignored or brushed aside.

    that is what Obama has being doing ever sense the primary. and it makes them mad, specially when Old McCunt is letting sit o his lap and having them Over for some BBBQ (the extra B is for Bullshit)

    The whole Obama is arrogant began with, Obama is aloof and distant and not Obama

    it migrated from there, no wonder that the media loved the McCain web-ad because that is how journalist feel, specially the 300+ of them that was left behind. and the view that came along but did not feel validate by some face time with the candidate.

    if you don't validate people who in their own mind think that they are important you will get the accusation that you are stuck-up arrogant.

    how long can the Obama team shun the media

    •  But Andrea Mitchell seems to have changed her POV (0+ / 0-)

      Perhaps others will follow suit.

      •  Andreas POV was Israel, Obama jumped Hoopes so (0+ / 0-)

        in Israel so he is OK by here.

        other journalist have more personal quarrel with him, they seem to think that he disses them personally by not socializing with them.

        Maria Cox @ time.com actually voted for Obama and was big supporter of him, now she cannot stand him, its not about politics, she is behaving like a scorned lover, someone whose affection has not be returned

  •  The Corp. Media narrative is..... (0+ / 0-)

    Don't believe anything Old McInsane says, believe what we tell you he said.  Check it out next time they start talking about the day events.  It's truly an out of body experience to watch and listen to how they spin his crazy bull. Of course it is all always in McInsane's favor.

  •  Right to a certain point (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, Sen. Obama should ignore them, but, we as Dems should not.  We should blast them everytime we see it. Let us stick up for Sen. Obama since we do not want to put him in the position of greasing the refs.

  •  It is this type (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JoanMar

    of sober, surgical deconstruction of the corporate media that makes DailyKos so great, permanently exploding the stereotype of profane diarists who substitute rhetorical tantrums for insightful analysis. And it is gratifying to have a site where diffuse rage never overwhelms a persuasively logical dissertation.

    A little WD-40 squirted under the "Caps Lock" key should solve that nettlesome STUCK CAPITALS PROBLEM.

    On a scale of one to ten - ten being best - I award this diary a ten, and feel remorseful that the scale does not extend into triple digits.

  •  Ahh... (0+ / 0-)

    you first stack the deck by not having someone covering the Obama campaign on the show...then you make sure the McCain embed, whose only source is the McCain campaign, act as a neutral observer...and voila...a hit job...

    however, you could hold back on the vitriol...although it is understandable...

    "So this is how liberty dies, to the sound of thunderous applause..." -Senator Padme Amidala - Star Wars Episode III

    by justmy2 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 05:51:19 PM PDT

  •  The MSM flexing their muscles. They want to (0+ / 0-)

    show us that they have the power to determine the outcome of this race. All the cable news channels - CNN, MSNBC and Fox - are complicit in this conspiracy to ensure that Obama loses. We are not fooled. We see the game being played. Now lets us show that WE have the power not them. We will organize, we will campaign and we will fight back. We will lift up Obama when they knock him down not because he is "messiah" but because he is a good and decent guy. He is the best politician I have seen in my lifetime. The way he handled the protesters at the town-hall meeting in Florida, spoke volumes as to who and what he is and believes in. I truly believe that he is the best person to be the face of America in this time. Our passion has to be bigger and louder than their hatred. Are we ready? Are we ready? I am!

    Bob Marley: Don't let them fool ya. Or even try to school ya...

    by JoanMar on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 06:30:58 PM PDT

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