Newsweek editor Evan Thomas has created a precious contrast in the media's approach to presidents Bush and Obama.
"Well, our job is to bash the president, that's what we do." -- Evan Thomas responding to a question on whether the media's unfair to Bush on the TV talk show Inside Washington, February 2, 2007
"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God." – Evan Thomas on Hardball, June 5, 2009
When Conservatives flip flop on their principals like this they are banished from the party and ostracized as opportunists. They are hung in effigy in the 'balanced' media and held up as examples of what conservatives are not.
When Liberals flip flop on their principals however, they are never called on it like I am doing here, they are labeled forward thinking and progressive by the liberal media. They are smug, feel smarter than the rest of us and it leads to a huge drop off in viewers, listeners and readers.
Look at what CNN has said about FOX NEWS and their heralded success. CNN co-founder, Reese Schonfeld, provides these laughable excuses for the FOX success story:
- "Nine years ago, when Fox News sprinted past CNN to become America's number one news network, I attributed its ratings gains to the election of George Bush and the triumph of Fox-watching conservatives. I figured conservatives would be savoring their victory while liberals were averting their eyes in disgust. For the next eight years, I measured political sentiment in the United States by comparing the size of the Fox News audience with the combined size of the CNN/MSNBC audience. In this space, I even predicted, with reasonable accuracy, the percent by which Barack Obama won the election based on the split in the news audience."
- Now, seven months after Barack Obama's victory, CNN's ratings have gone down the drain. From May of last year to May of this year, CNN lost 22% of its total prime time audience. MSNBC was down 2%, while FoxNews was up 24%. In the key advertising demographic (25-54), Fox was up 31%, CNN was down 37% and MSNBC was down 26%. In hard numbers, Fox had 109,000 more viewers than last year while CNN lost 113,000. CNN averaged fewer than 200,000 25-54 viewers in prime time. Even MSNBC averaged more viewers than that.
- "Here are the best excuses I can think of: maybe a lot of middle-of-the-roaders have just tuned out on all the cable news noise. Maybe other people have better things to do with their lives than listen to pandering pundits. Maybe more generous souls accept that Obama's doing the best he can in a very tough job, and they don't want to hear the details because they know the stars are not shining on America right now."
Nice try! CNN and MSNBC are heading the way of bankruptcy losing market share faster than Obama can spend our money. It's only a matter of time before the government will find an excuse to either hurt conservative/balanced media or own liberal failing media. It follows suit that when liberals are in power and their policies are rejected by the majority, they simply force their views and policies down our throats.
Evan Thomas says that Obama is a sort of god?! Well Lucifer was considered a sort of god before he was cast from heaven down to earth. That's when he got the name Satan and became really nasty. Folks, when Obama loses his approval ratings and becomes the ire of the people (only months away) watch out. If you think the media is nasty now, if you think Obama is throwing his weight around now.. in the words of Obama "You ain't seen Nothing yet"