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Media Narrative Tide Is Finally Turning
Only because they've run out of fresh angles to hit it with, the "47 percent" obsession is ebbing some and the discussion is actually turning towards Libya and that Romney is climbing out of a hole. The undercover video won't really work itself out until after the Sunday shows, but the end is in sight. By Wednesday next week, we'll know the full effect of the 47 percent remarks as far as the polls go.
Earlier today, President Obama made an epic gaffe on Univision when he said, and I'm quoting, “The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.”
On the stump in Florida, Romney showed an unexpected nimbleness and already hit Obama hard over it.
It's a potential game changer when a sitting president running for reelection says that the most important thing he's learned is that he can't change Washington. Why vote for him?
Let's see if the Romney campaign can capitalize.
Politico Uses Deceptively Edited Video From Left-wing Source to Falsely Trash GOP Congressman
Congressman Bobby Schilling spoke to Breitbart News today and is demanding Politico retract and correct a story that falsely claims he walked out on a constituent townhall meeting. Which begs a question... What is it with the corrupt media uncritically buying into and reporting on every video that comes their way?
Well, I should say, every video that comes their way not from someone named James O'Keefe.
My full story is here.
Media Spins Fast & Furious Report As Holder/White House Win
Though there was plenty to slam the White House with after the release of yesterday's Fast and Furious report resulted in the resignations of two DOJ officials and declarative condemnations of judgement and management failures, the media is holding tight to Eric Holder surviving the report in order to paint this as an overall win for Obama.
CNN, Politico, NBC's Chuck Todd... The talking points are written in stone.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien Attempts to Smear Christianity as Anti-Gay
You can see the video here as Soledad and her panel gang up on televangelist Joel Osteen. It's really borderline bullying and yet another move on the media's part to declare Christianity itself as bigoted and intolerant -- which has always been the endgame.
The way I see it, being gay is not a sin. Who you are is not a sin. Soledad is just lying when she tries to state that the Bible or Christians declare homosexuals as sinners. We're all sinners. It's behavior practiced by gays and straights alike that the Bible deems sinful. This has nothing to do with who you are, gay or straight.
CBS News: We Won't Know Truth About Libya Attack Until After the Election
Breitbart TV has the video, but the most dispiriting part of the CBS News report is the admission that we will not know what really happened until after the presidential election.
This isn't just due just to the Administration's timetable, but also to a media that will only dutifully report the lies told by the White House as they focus unceasingly on a narrative about Romney losing the election -- in order to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We could know the truth sooner if the media would push the matter and put pressure on the White House to answer questions, but they just aren't going to do that until after he's safely reelected.
The media and the Obama campaign believe, and I don't think they're wrong, that given the choice between a president who lies and a candidate too incompetent to run a presidential campaign, that the public will choose the competent liar over the bumbler every time.
I've always believed the over-arching goal of the media and Team Obama was to keep Romney constantly on his heels so he looks weak, defensive, and caught off guard. That's how you disqualify a candidate.
Above all, people want competence and if a presidential candidate doesn't look competent he can't win, no matter how bad the other guy is.
Media's Latest: Cell Phones Are Why We Can't Kill Romney
Something crushing the media's celebratory mood are those polls chewing at the back of their subconscious -- Gallup and Rasmussen -- which show Obama's bounce gone, the race tied, and the media's month-long crusade to take Romney down for good -- from Clint to Cairo apology to 47 percent -- having no effect whatsoever. Infact, these polls show Romney gaining ground while under this withering assault.
Nate Silver, the New York Times' poll cruncher who got 2010 exactly wrong, thinks he might have the answer:
Although there are exceptions on either side, like the Gallup national tracking poll, for the most part Mr. Obama seems to be getting stronger results in polls that use live interviewers and that include cellphones in their samples — enough to suggest that he has a clear advantage in the race.It's a long piece of analysis, but who knows? I'm as confused as anyone by these numbers but have believed for over a decade that Gallup and Rasmussen are about as good as it gets.
In the polls that use an automated dialing method (“robopolls”) or which exclude cellphones, Mr. Obama’s bounce has been much harder to discern, and the race looks considerably closer.
What I can't believe, though, is that a poll with a D+11 sample coming out of a R+1 state like Virginia is worth the paper its printed on.
Moreover, both Gallup and Rasmussen have to get it right. Their reputations demand it. If they don't get it right, they go the way of John Zogby -- who spent the last couple of elections chasing headlines instead of accuracy and has since disappeared and become a punchline. Media pollsters, however, need not get it right because they're attached to the media.