All pretense of objective journalism is gone.
This has gone from "too far" to total war
: the media is now smearing half the country as racists...unless they vote Obama:Hate-filled attacks on Obama have many roots
WASHINGTON — An ugly line has been crossed in this presidential campaign, one in which some people don't mind calling Barack Obama a dangerous Muslim, a terrorist and worse.
Experts agree on the reasons: Obama, the Democratic nominee, is different from any other major presidential candidate in history in many ways, and people often don't accept such change gracefully.
The implication is this rejection is because he's black.
No, it's because he's socialist!
"A great many people think they're about to lose power. The world is changing around them, and they can't stop that change. So their anger is boiling over," said Mark Potok , the director of the intelligence project at the Southern Poverty Law Center , which tracks hate groups.
The nonstop bile flowing toward Obama has been expressed in many ways:
— Racism. People for the American Way has found that since the McCain campaign very publicly has accused ACORN, a grass-roots community group with strong ties to liberal politicians, of widespread voter-registration fraud, "ACORN offices across the nation have been subjected to an onslaught of racist and threatening voice mails and e-mails."
The fraud is pretty clear-cut; notice how ACORN's illegal activities and Obama's ties to ACORN
are deflected by charging the critics are racists.
In addition, Pier said, many older voters grew up when racial segregation was still legal, haven't necessarily accepted blacks in positions of power and are afraid of having a black president.
"Everything these people have stood for is sort of being questioned and to some degree eliminated by Obama," said David Bositis, a senior research associate at Washington's Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies , which studies African-American voting trends.
The angry voters have a 21st-century way to come together instantly and share misinformation. No longer do most people get news from newspapers or major television networks; instead they can access talk shows or Internet sites that are sympathetic to their own views.
So being against Obama is, a priori
And the internet will have to be regulated for hate speech to correct the misinformation by the Ministry of Truth
.This is the last straw in a rapid series of ever-more outrageous partisanship by the media:Orson Scott Card
lays out a laundry list of one-sided reporting, including the role of Democrats in the Mortgage Crisis, in an open letter to the media:
If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats — including Barack Obama — and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans — then you are not journalists by any standard.
You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a news paper in our city.
A vile non-newsworthy attack piece on Cindy McCain makes the front page of the New York Times...but where is any such scrutiny of Michelle Obama?
Numerous questions about Obama go unasked by the media, such as Obama's apparently illegal acceptance of speaking fees while in state government, or his associations with self-proclaimed anti-Americans like Rev. "God damn Amerikkka" Wright and William "We set bombs" Ayers
, or shady characters like slumlord Tony Rezko
and Saddam Hussein's financier and international criminal Nadhmi Auchi
, or his membership in the socialist New Party
...yet "Joe the Plumber" gets reamed with an in-depth media probe
for the audacity of asking Obama a question
when picked out at random for a photo-op!
Which resulted in the unguarded comment that Obama wished to "spread the wealth around."
So Obama then had to mock the plumber
. Mocking an average working American at a public campaign rally!
Not to mention the disproportionate scrutiny, e-mail-hacking, and social savaging
of Sarah Palin.
But no, it's poor Obama who is the victim...
And yet, all the real violence and thuggery
is coming from the Left:Item:
McCain's Straight Talk Express bus was reported to have been hit
with paint pellets and a window broken by a .22 rifle bullet this weekend in New Mexico.Item: intimidation
directed at McCain supporters by Obamatrons who were exhorted to "get in their faces" by Barack himself. Just following Dear Leader's orders...Item:
A woman with a McCain sign in New York City has the sign torn away by an enraged Obama-supporting man
who then beats her with it.
Oh, and those supposed shouts of "Kill him!" at a McCain rally that Obama complained about at the last debate?
Never happened! The Secret Service investigated and nobody could corroborate the reporter's story -- he was the only witness who heard that said. Everyone else thought it was "Tell them!"
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