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Whether it be Right, Left or Center; if Mitt Romney should become President, the Media should accept their responsibility for allowing and enabling it to happen.
Joe Public has no access to the candidates and to try and dig up information as a private citizen is virtually impossible, so we rely on the Candidates speeches, how they respond to pre-screened questions during a debate, interviews on so-called News Hours or Minutes. The average voter cannot ask questions, so it is the responsibility of the people who have made their living as the "Press" and are given more access than Dick or Jane citizen to ask the questions, because their job is to investigate, interrogate and inform those of us who don't have access.
Mr. Romney has not spoken to the press for the last three weeks. In an election for President of these United States, that is big-time news. Both the fact he hasn't spoken and the fact the Press has let him get away with it!

He has refused to release more then two years of his tax returns and all the reporting on this is pure supposition. Nobody has managed to eke out one iota of information regarding this man's income for the previous 10 years.
Nothing about how he earned it, how much in taxes he paid and why does he need money in offshore tax havens. I, for one, don't feel a person should be allowed to be President of this country if his money is enriching other countries at our expense.
We don't even know who his 'Bundlers' are and who he will be indebted to if elected!
I will categorically state this; nobody but an extremely wealthy white man could get away with this and the people assigned to cover his campaign and report the News, should resign. They should resign now. They are cowards and enablers and will be traitors if this man becomes President.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:26:54 PM PDT

  •  Well .. (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    You have to have someone to blame.  May as well be EVERYONE in my profession.

    NOT.

    Broad brushes help no one.

    THIS. IS. A. CROCK. OF. SHIT.

    When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion. - Abraham Lincoln

    by EntrWriter on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:44:12 PM PDT

    •  Interesting you should say that, (0+ / 0-)

      Are you covering Mr. Romney's campaign? If you are, I return the compliment.
      Speaking of broad brushes and helping, thanks for the helping hand.

      "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

      by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:48:14 PM PDT

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      •  No, I'm not. (0+ / 0-)

        But what I've always resented was the media being painted with a BROAD, STEREOTYPICAL way when most of the people who "blog" here would not be able to write a single diary without the help of content provided by the MSM.

        When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion. - Abraham Lincoln

        by EntrWriter on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:01:40 PM PDT

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        •  So your reaction was to attack, when in (0+ / 0-)

          fact I was doing nothing of the sort?
          People don't "Blog" here, with the exception of what I would say is a minority, for the most part they post their perceptions and pay to do so.
          For whatever reason, I have seen more and more attacking of someone's idea or impression than helpful dialog.
          But that is anecdotal.

          "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

          by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:51:23 PM PDT

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  •  "to try and dig up information as a private ... (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    ..citizen is virtually impossible." Time-consuming and frustrating and requiring relentlessness when hitting dead-ends, sure, but virtually impossible?

    "Nobody has managed to eke out one iota of information regarding this man's income for the previous 10 years."

    This is not the case. Here's a recent example from using the Freedom of Information Act.

    I am not exculpating the media for its many, many faults, election-related or otherwise. But not all journalists have been sitting on their hands.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:49:33 PM PDT

    •  Am I to assume the author of the article is (0+ / 0-)

      operating as a private citizen and he received no remuneration?
      I commend Mr. or Ms. Drucker and I would say,"Good job".

      "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

      by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:56:46 PM PDT

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      •  Obviously, this article produced by the media... (1+ / 0-)
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        VClib

        ...was accomplished by a paid reporter. What I am saying is that it is not impossible for a private citizen to obtain real information about a candidate (although it certainly can take a lot of effort) and that some in the media have worked to do the job we should expect of them. To argue that nobody can obtain such information kindles despair and surrender. I am not saying that it's a simple matter to get the information. But if you depend wholly on the traditional media to protect you from bad politicians, you'll be just like the citizen who expects the cops to wholly protect him or her from home invaders and other crooks.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:18:00 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not arguing that nobody can, hence the (0+ / 0-)

          word 'virtually'. My argument is with those who are in the profession and assigned to Mr. Romney's campaign. If he won't answer questions for 3 weeks toward the end of the race, do you take a vacation or do you buckle down and find some answers.
          I'm willing to take responsibility for my work and work product, so why should reporters be exempt?

          "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

          by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:25:35 PM PDT

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  •  If you're talking about the msm bobbleheads and (1+ / 0-)
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    newsreaders, I'd agree.  Outside of that--here is plenty of healthy debate and plenty of information out there for people who are willing to seek it out thanks to the internet. Of course, many millions never think about seeking it out, which means they never learn enough to make an educated decision.

    Instead they tune into newsreaders and pundits for 30 minutes at a time through general cable and network news--and I agree--the majority of these newsreaders (who are merely pretending to be journalists) are facilitating Willard as he tries to slither his way into the White House.

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:11:01 PM PDT

    •  It's getting harder and harder to do research (0+ / 0-)

      via the internet. Search engines are being programmed to find what all your previous searches, emails and purchases are so they can deliver what they perceive what you want.
      I have no television and read no newspaper, which in retrospect makes me even more vulnerable.
      So many of the replies to my diary were such that it appears I've either passed on all responsibility to the MSM or have thrown all reporters into the same basket.
      If someone gave me the job of building a bridge and I was paid every week, but I never received equipment, plans or labor to build with; how long would I sit there taking pay for doing nothing?
      If you're covering Romney and he won't speak to you or answer questions, how long do you keep getting on the bus?

      "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

      by Cruzankenny on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:35:20 PM PDT

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      •  If you have no tv or internet--then I am SURE you (0+ / 0-)

        are being fed the pablum that has facilitated Romney staying alive this long.  Hopefully, it will end soon.

        If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

        by livjack on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:31:16 PM PDT

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        •  I obviously have internet, but what I'm saying is (0+ / 0-)

          there is so much money to be made by feeding people what they want to read than not, most search engines are not neutral in what they feed you. If most of the sites you visit are liberal, you're going to be steered toward liberal biased sites.

          "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

          by Cruzankenny on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 04:03:00 PM PST

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  •  Well, they already gave us 8 yrs of Bush/Cheney, (0+ / 0-)

    so it's hard to imagine the press doing even more damage than that.

    Seriously, it's true. Our Craven Corporate Media™ own the 'victory' of George W. Bush in 2000, after endless reports about Al Gore and earth-tones vs. the guy you want to have a beer with.

  •  It was the cable "Main Stream Media" that (0+ / 0-)

    outed Howard Dean.  He was doing well and the Media
    "took" him out.  He had a Populist message and the media used the lame "Dean Scream" to end his run.   I do believe they choose who the candidates are also.

    To be undecided in this elect​ion is to pause​ for a moment and then ask how the chick​en is cooked.” ― David Sedaris

    by Paddy999 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 04:10:09 PM PDT

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