Journalists Who Don’t Even Try to Hide Their Bias

The Washington Times ran an interesting tidbit the other day about those right-down-the-middle objective journalists who covered the second presidential debate at Hofstra University a few nights ago.  This is how the story began:

“The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night’s debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of Mitt Romney’s personal wealth.

Mr. Romney was trying to make the point that both his and Mr. Obama’s investment funds probably include investments in China — something the president has attacked Mr. Romney for.

“‘Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?’ Mr. Romney said.

“‘You know, I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours, so it — it doesn’t take as long,’” Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the debate hall where the two men were squaring off — but across the way in the separate room where the press was stationed, a brief round of applause broke out.”

Reporters who cover baseball games aren’t allowed to cheer for their team while in the press box.  It’s just not tolerated.  Even journalists who dwell in the world of sports know that reporters aren’t supposed to take sides.

But here we are – not at a baseball game – but at a presidential debate and the reporters are clapping for their guy.  Memo to so-called mainstream media:  Umpires can’t root for one of the teams.

As for the president:  He’s never come right out and said “Romney is a rich bastard who doesn’t care about regular folks and would just as soon see them die, if he could make a few bucks off of it.” But he’s come pretty close.

He’s made Romney’s wealth a major issue in the campaign, trying to turn Romney into the little guy with the monocle on the Monopoly board – a plutocrat not only hopelessly out of touch with everyday Americans, but someone who is so insensitive that he’d shut down a steel mill and not care one bit when its workers lost their medical insurance and the wife of one of them died of cancer.

Remember that ad by a Super Pac supporting the president?  The one that left out the fact that the worker’s wife had her own job and her own medical insurance?  And that she died seven years after Romney left Bain Capital, the company that shut down the unprofitable mill?

And Team Obama’s relentless attacks on Romney as that heartless rich guy were taking a toll.  Most Americans didn’t know much about him and as much as we say we don’t like negative ads, they work.  Romney, remember, was trailing in the polls for much of the campaign.

But then a funny thing happened on the way to the election: the first presidential debate.

That’s when 70 million Americans got to see Mitt Romney unfiltered – with no Obama attack ads to get in the way and with no supposedly objective journalists to distort the picture of Romney either.  And now, according to Gallup, Romney is leading Obama nationally by six points.

This is the same MSM, remember, that gushed over candidate Obama’s overseas trip four years ago, and was relentlessly negative about Romney’s supposedly gaffe laden overseas trip this year.

This is the same MSM that blasted President Bush for signing the Patriot act and locking up terror suspects at Guantanamo – but when President Obama extended the Patriot Act and broke his promise to shut down Guantanamo, what we mostly got from the press was silence.

This is the same MSM that ran Page One stories about Romney’s dumb stunts in high school, but has shown no curiosity about Obama’s years in college.  Why are his records under lock and key as if they were gold at Fort Knox?  We don’t know and the media don’t care.

Oh yeah, and this is the same MSM that cheered in the press room when Barack Obama took a shot at Mitt Romney’s wealth at the debate the other night.  Good thing those reporters weren’t covering something really important, like a ball game.  They would have been kicked out of the press box.

 

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  • jazzdrums

    if hillary and bill talked it over a little more bama would not have been the keynote speaker in 2004 and turned into this cult president who cant do the job…he would still be walking the streets of chicago but with a bow tie arm in arm with the teachers who make 75k a year…..ooofa

  • AllenJ

    This is just a rhetorical question: If we are to ignore biased journalists, why should we heed Bernie? After all, he’s a biased conservative Republican apologist. If the MSM is biased and should be disregarded, so should Bernie as a biased observer on the right.

  • Arj127

    Bernie bad moths the MSM because of their perceived bias.  Some of that bias may be real.  However, the most biased reporting comes from Fox News.  As a news organization it and Bernie are jokes.  No one who has objectively looked at American media will take you seriously.

    Continue the rants.  We are all laughing at you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/byron.shutt Byron Shutt

    When Obama said his wasn’t as big as Romneys where was Joe Biden jumping to defend Obamas ‘big stick’? Anyways Romney should have said that he got his money the old fashioned way….He Earned it.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    TV ANAL-YSTS THAT NEED TO BE REASSIGNED,   LESTER DOLT & SCOTT SMELLY
    BIG LIBERALS PUSHING THE OBAMA LINE.

  • http://twitter.com/profchuck22 Charles Ivie

    I have a friend who is a journalism professor at a major university.  I asked him “what drives a journalism student today?”  His answer was very disturbing.  “Most of my students say they want to make the world a better place.”  This answer clearly illustrates the existence of an agenda which is OK for a politician but dangerous for a journalist.  It suggests that the primary objective of the modern journalist is to influence rather than inform.  Real objectivity suffers when this mind set dominates.

  • Catholicvoter

    Bernie, thanks for pointing out that reporters are not allowed to cheer for their teams in the press box, yet there they were cheering for Obama.  Your work is important and you are very good at it.

    Keep bringing it!

  • jazzdrums

    Bernie, with so many journos, reporters,bloggers, these folks more than ever want to differentiate themself from the rest of the mob. If that means bias and not caring to hide it ..their brand is out there…since when did reporters need a brand. If  you agree a reporter is a person who researches a story, may write about it, or merely report on it verbally..and that report consist of what facts are known and never never inject their personal point of  view or take sides….too many have crossed over..we watch for this everday in my little group…newcomers to commentating are chuck todd, jessica yellin, brook baldwin, The Newshour (by the stories they choose) to go indepth, andrea mitchell,  some of their bias is subtle but we are listening for it.
    Some who we still see as reporters are Dana Bash, Megyn Kelly, Brett Baeir, Ed Henry, Jennifer Griffin, all the little known ITN reporters used by PBS for international news, 
    Our lists are not complete just recent. some of them are self deluded thinking they are actual reporters. Some of the off the wall commentators will not have access to President Romney in future.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      ya lost me: “President Romney in future”? please elucidate.

      • jazzdrums

        just simply saying that I am assuming Romney will be our new President and many so called reporters who want interviews will not get them if they have proven clearly in their past performance they are not fair and balanced but only going in for a gotcha.

        • Phil Silverman

          really? Interesting that Obama allowed Fox a front row pech t his Press Conferences. You say a President should pick and choose his interviewers? Obama spoke 1 on 1 with O’Reilly, twice.

  • Stanrusso

    Romney should have said I’ll trade my pension for yours, Mr President. Romney has no public pension ( or private ).

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      with 1/4 of billion bucks, ‘wonder if he lies awake worrying about that?

  • bobemakk

    I agree wholeheartedly Bernie.  But why did the republics agree to have all of these liberal commentators run the debates, what happened to fair and balanced?  The lamestream media obviously showed it’s in the tank for Obama, but Romney kept firing back, and he will win in November.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      “lamestream” media is just a tad tired as an expression, isn’t it? You know anyone who feverishly tunes into Meet The Press? The INTERNET/YOUTUBE is the new media. Not tilted to the Left, at all. Yes, the networks are Leftist. In 2012, just another slice of the big pie.

    • jazzdrums

      good point..for some reason and I have not researched why they took this debate process out of the hands of the league of women voters until they backed out because the 2 parties wanted to dictate every detail and rules. Why it is led by news people I dont know. There are professionals from all walks of life who can moderate and time keep…these are actually not debates..they are a series of giving the same old talking points over and over and over even if a major unrelated segway has  to be made by the candidate to talk about what they want…I am hoping for change in moderators..In England and most western european countries candidates go on tv during the last 15 days and cannot mention their opponents name or their plans..they can only speak about their plans for the country should they win the election..I am personally in favor of parliamentary system where the prime minister is a member of the house and has to have a coaltion of several parties to win..and they can throw him out anytime if there are enough members who want elections. Multi party system seems inviting and it is democracy in action.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      think “lamestream” is getting “lame” by 2012? especially considering something new called the Internet??

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Romney “fired back” with brilliant stuff: “12 million new jobs”, “jobs”, “look at your pension statement, Mr. President”…..great detail. He was sweaty, repetitive, and by the 3rd debate, completely drained of cliches and wrong information.

    • Phil Silverman
  • Jbubs55

    Bernie, its funny that you should use baseball as an example. Does anyone need to remind these social justice/equal outcomes journalists that for the 157th consecutive year, Major League Baseball is not going to have all teams being crowned World Series Champion?  

  • IJustHaveAQuestion

    I have romnesia, what was the second debate about?

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      mostly Romney’s incoherence and sweatiness. He lost all 3 debates on SUBSTANCE but we know in 2012 that STYLE is more importnat.

  • venter

    To bad a once well respected occupation is gone.  It was always nice to read the morning papers on the subway on the way to work.You could follow a story as it unfolded in  your favorite paper.  You trusted what you read as it was  investigated news. The stories were  intelligently written.  No slang or phoney zings to  be make themselves popular.  The MSM is so arrogant now that I find it impossible to look at them or read what the write. 
     This election period has been the “straw that broke the camels back”.  MSM has gone to far  in Obama’s favor .  We know exactly how they report  unfairly , mean spiritly, and with 1/2 truths.  Now we are all going to the internet for much of the info. we want. We go to  many sites to make sure we get the info.  fair and balanced. Look what happened to  Newsweek.
      The MSM was so unfair to Mitt Romney , when he appeared on stage during the debates everyone saw a decent human being , not the man  the MSM portrayed him to be.   For that reason  the polls have changed  and we saw a winning candidate develpoing .The MSM will not be able to stop  their decline and the contempt we all feel for them.   An example for  their poor reporting is the word BINDERS, as Libya burns ,  our economy is terrible,  Americans out of work  (7/8%HA) but the MSM reports on BINDERS. 
    The MSM has buried themselves because of this election and I doubt this group  of reporters will have a come back.

    • bobemakk

      I would be willing to bet that all magazines (Newsweek first) and newspapers will all go digital within the next 10 years or maybe less.  If Obama wins, it will so biased that we will lose our breakfast over the lamestream media on line, after Obama allows his cronies to review all news before it is posted on the net.  Romney has to win or we will be in the biggest hole ever, controlled by a communist leader.

      • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

        all that hardrightjive: not about equal outcomes: about a REASONABLY LEVEL playing field.

  • Tim Ned

    Well, with the Hockey Lockout why don’t we just replace the White House Press Corp with the Hockey Sports Writers?  I bet they would do a much better job.

  • http://twitter.com/KROHN2 KAREN

    I was able to take a tour of the white house in 1992 and was able to stand in the room where the white house holds press gatherings. I stood where the President would stand and was able to say, I hate the press. I really don’t hate them ; just their job they do for America. The small rant did do me good, i just couldn’t stop laughing. What a shame we have to question everything coming from the main media. Thank God for the internet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marijo.oneill Mari Jo O’Neill

    I am so sickk of the idiots in the media, and on the big networks that are so in the tank for Obama that it is pathetic.  My question to them would be when Obama loses the election what are they going to do.  I feel sorry for Romney because they will villify him the way they did to Bush. These people have no shame and I don’t know how they can look in a mirror when their morals are down in the toilet. I hope Romney wins so that we don’t have to hear from all of the idiots who want things for free and would vote for Obama because of it. They will be in for a rude awakening when the money runs out and so will all of the creeps in the main stream media.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Read the 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE, THE NEW HATE, and THE FOX EFFECT. ya know, just 4 perspective.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      as I wrote, read the 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE and THE FOX EFFECT. feel sorry for Romney? Would Newscorp spend every second trying to nitpick him into oblivion?

  • Drew Page

    For the life of me, I can’t understand the justification of those who attack Mitt Romney.   Mitt Romney has not been president of the U.S.  over the past four years.   Romney is not responsible for the massive unemployment in the U.S. over the past four years, or for increasing the national debt by $6 trillion over that same period.   It was not Romney that who presided over the doubling of gas prices; refused to allow the construction of the Keystone pipeline; refused to grant oil and gas drilling leases on public land, offshore or in ANWAR; who threated to bankrupt the coal industry if coal were used to generate electric power; and who refuses to authorize the construction of new nuclear power plants.  It was not Romney that brought America to its current state.  It was Obama.

    So why do people hate Mitt Romney?   What has he ever done to harm any of them?  Is it because he is wealthy?   Is it because all of his income comes from capital gains (stock dividends and sales) and therefore is taxed at the capital gains rate of 15%>   No one seems to mind that Warren Buffet pays the same tax rate as Romney, for the same reason.   Romney is not the man who established the capital gains tax rate.  Obama had his first two years in office with Democrat majorities in the House and Senate.   He could have changed the tax code and rates for all Americans during those first wo years and did nothing.    When he had the chance to let the Bush tax cuts expire, he extended them for everyone, including the current capital gains tax rate.   Capital gains tax was set at 15%  to encourage investment in businesses which could grow and hire more people.   Further, regular income is not subject to the same kind of risk that investment income is.   Investors have the potential risk of losing 100% of their investment.  So to encourage investment in businesses, despite the risks, tax rates on capital gains (dividends and profits on stock sales) were set lower.    We all know that a family of four, living on an annual income of $50,000 or less isn’t going to have much, if anything to invest.  But then again, nearly 48% of all income earners pay no federal income taxes. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Obama would have had 6.0% unemployment if Mitt’s buddies at the House did not block jobs and infrastructure bills and encourage red state governors to send back stimulus $$$$. Go ahead and vote for Romney. He knows ALOT  about unemployment: look up what Bain does with struggling companies.

      • Jeffreydan

         Bain’s success rate revitalizing struggling businesses is around 2/3 to 3/4. Do you expect all venture capital firms to bat 1,000, or just the ones founded by Republicans?

          Remember that guy who suggested that Romney had a partial role in his wife’s death? Thanks to his employer hiring Bain, he was able to work in his position longer, and the company eventually had to close despite Bain’s efforts to save it. It turns out the ad featuring the widower was little more than a sleazy smear-job, much like the crap you just posted.

          I will go ahead and vote for the experienced man with a solid record as a chief executive; YOU go ahead and vote for the whiny child incumbent with all the broken promises. His unemployment expertise is unmatched.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          not talking about when a company like Bain can turn an American company around for Americans. Talking about that “hostile takeover” of merely STRUGGLING companies. In one case, Romney (is said) to have pocketed one million dollars for himself. I don’t see him as an American jobs creator. Obama has created a passable amount of jobs despite a House that declared war on the blue collar worker.

      • Paul Courtney

        6%?!  Why not 4%?  As long as we’re guessing,  why not 2?  Surely all those job and infrastructure dollars would have become a dollar and a half once spent, lifting all boats, no?  After the great success stimulus spending brought, who could doubt you?  You remember that stimulus bill, don’t you, the one that kept unemployment below 8%, and bring it back down to 6% before your jobs bill was even proposed?  Your problem is, you’re eager to swallow whole whatever number your masters give you.  As I’ve said before, apologies to Dorothy Parker, every number Obama says is a lie, including 1 and 0. 

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          all that hardrightjive: not about equal outcomes: about a REASONABLY LEVEL playing field.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          the stimulus DID yield jobs. returning stimulus $$$$ DID LOSE jobs. Declining on infrastructure contracts DOES LOSE jobs.

          • Paul Courtney

            Not that it will cause you to think, but on the chance someone is reading…Obama in ’08 said, and you believed, that Bush Admin deficit and debt were holding economy down, reducing deficit is reason for his tax the rich proposal, so even Obama understands deficit spending has its down side.  So what’s the down side of stimulus spending, Phil?  It created far fewer jobs, and did not reduce unemployment, than your guy said, and growing debt is crushing economy, but you still got the “Stimulus created jobs” talking point that even D Axelrod stopped using long ago, ’cause it didn’t pass the laugh test with D Gregory.  “Loyal to a fault” is not just an old expression.

      • Will Swoboda

        Hey Phil, do you think that maybe some companies are just not making a profit? Economics 101, a company has to make a profit in order to stay in business. It really is just that simple.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          not what I said…Bain ALSO raids STRUGGLING, not FAILING companies. Sends the workers to te Unemployment Office, their jobs overseas; and dudes like Romney send their “raid” money overseas as well.

      • Drew Page

        Are you actually trying to say that Romney is responsible for the national unemployment rate?   Are you suggesting that it was Romney that added $6 trillion to the national debt over the past four years.   Are you implying that it is Romney’s fault that the price of gas has doubled over the past four years?   Was it Romney that halted construction on the Keystone pipeline, put a moritorium on drilling in the Gulf or refused to grant drilling leases for oil and gas on public lands?  If you are, there is no point continuing this conversation.   

        I remember Obama talking about all those “shovel ready” jobs he was going to put that Stimulus money into.  He spent the lion’s share of the Stimulus money bailing out states that were going broke, so they wouldn’t have to lay off state employees.  When asked about those “shovel ready” jobs, do you remember his joking response?   I do.   He laughed that there weren’t as many of those jobs as they thought.   Obama had a Democrat controlled House and Senate during his first two years in office.    For all his bluster about raising taxes on the rich, he had the opportunity during his first two years in office.  did he do it?  No, he extended the Bush tax cuts for everyone. 

        You want to blame a Republican House for Obama’s inabilities?   The House has submitted several budget plans to the Senate for consideration and debate and what has Harry Reid and his Democrat majority in the Senate done to produce a budget?  NOTHING.  Reid has declared every budget proposal coming from the House, “dead on arrival”.    For over 1,000 days now there is no budget.  I suppose you want to blame Romney for that too.  

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          no I ain’t…where was Romney’s voice when McConnell said, in effect, screw the workforce if it means helping Obama?

  • James King

    “Informed” Americans have always known about media bias. The problem here is that most Americans are “ill-informed.” Many of them are then “useful idiots.” However, from an “Objectivist” viewpoint, the ill-informed and useful idiots applies to practically all who vote for Republicans or Democrats, the worst thing that has ever happened in politics.

    Even I will vote for Romney this year, making it the first time I have not voted Libertarian since the party was created. Not because I think Romney will obey the Constitution. He won’t. It’s because we’ve reached the point where the Real America will finally die if Obama is re-elected.

    Since Teddy Roosevelt America has slowly drifted toward a Soviet-style government, all the while denying it to themselves. Then the Libertarian Party came along with people committed to obeying the Constitution, and they were greeted with a yawn. Hopefully I will be dead before the final nail is driven, even though I think that will be next year if BO is re-elected. The reason–I don’t want to live to see the final nail.

    I also think this opinion will be greeted with a yawn or something else just as wrong, simply because the electorate is so ill-informed, even those who are well informed also fit into the ill-informed category. Right or Left it doesn’t matter. America will eventually die because the populace just doesn’t care. Those who are alive then will curse their ancestor’s for destroying the only free country ever created.

    Understand that I believe this will happen regardless of who wins next month. I just think it will happen quicker with BO.

    • Paul Courtney

      James:  I read Mark Steyn enough to see your point.  We are going off cliff, and Rs seem to want to keep spending pedal to floor while Ds want to reach for the turbo boost switch.  I might be a libertarian if they could put together an electable slate, but that hasn’t happened in my lifetime.  I know Rs are lesser of two evils, and it’s fascinating that USA has done as well as it has with the voters we have (there’s something to this collective wisdom thing).  Just want to say, appreciate that it’s not easy for you to give your vote to Mitt, hope others join you to help us avoid another 4 yrs of these children playing with matches.

      • James King

        Paul, thanks for responding without an attitude. Another libertarian/Objectivist like me is Craig Biddle, who publishes the journal, The Objective Standard. He is also voting for Romney. In a normal election I would be voting for Gary Johnson or writing Ron Paul’s name in as I have in several elections as a write in.

        If you understand that the Rs are the lesser of two evils and I agree with that description, you must also understand that it is still evil. I’ve talked with many people who have trouble getting that distinction, just as they seem to have problems seeing that the Rs and the Ds are not for the Constitution, or that the Rs are the lesser evil there also.

        I also understand that many, many people have not voted for Ls because they are perceived to not have electable slates, but it is, in this instance, the chicken and egg scenario. They won’t be able to put together an “electable” slate until enough people refuse to vote for Rs & Ds. What amazes me even more than that are citizens who do not even see that the Ls are the only political party who would obey the Constitution.

        I am extremely saddened by my own positions about my country. At the same time I am glad I am old because I won’t see the final throwing of the dirt over the grave, but that if this Commie in the White House is re-elected my grandchildren and their children will see it and may not understand how we let it happen.

        But pick the issue question of your choice and explain to me why so-called journalists never seem to ask, “Why, why not, how, how come,” etc. They don’t. They used to, but now they don’t. Before TR came along Americans were free and created the greatest society in the history of the world, and then it all went to crap. TR is on Everest, and it would not surprise me to someday see BO there too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marijo.oneill Mari Jo O’Neill

      James, you are so right and the scary thing is the no minds that will be out there and vote. The liberals will also be out there trying to grab anyone and everyone to get their vote. The group that should wake up are the Blacks because they think the Democratic liberals and progressives are on their side and they are not. One day they will wake up and see that going back to the civil rights to vote the Dems were against it and the Republicans are the ones the backed this vote.  Wake up people.

  • John

    In addition to the fact that we now know 0bama’s pension is bigger than Romney’s. He lies once again.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      all that hardrightjive: not about equal outcomes: about a REASONABLY LEVEL playing field.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      yeah, Obama’s pension will give him, what 250k per year, 275?, whatever… Romney has made 1/4 of a billion $$$$ raiding profitable companies and sending viable jobs overseas and workers to the unemployment line. You gonna equate offshore tax shelter with how a pension is funded? Does the pensioner have a say in that?

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    Bernie and others are beating a dead horse here.  Most observant political junkies have know the media to be bias long before Bernie discovered that he and the station he worked for were bias.  We didn’t need a book to prove anything.  As a matter of fact since Bernie’s book came out things have gotten worse, they have doubled down.  It is pathetic.  When Romney sticks it to Obama in November, the biggest thrill up my leg will come the day after the election.  I will be taping every damn state run media outlet I can so that I can spend a week drinking beer watching them implode.   Watching folks like those that TEXMEXSOUP listed in his comment below will cause me to get drunk on laughter and beer.  

    • Drew Page

      Send  —  I share your sentiments.   You are right that most political junkies know of the MSM bias, ut I disagree that the country didn’t need a book to inform them of it.   I believe that Bernie’s book said things that needed to be said, in print.   I agree that the MSM has doubled down since Bernie’s book, but then again, so has Bernie.  

      In my opinion, journalism has been transformed into entertainment.    Newspaper columnists live to be syndicated, become famous and be quoted in the media.    TV news readers strive to become TV achors.   Network TV anchor people fancy themselves TV stars.  They are paid millions and  hobnob with big shot politicians who court their favor.    They become part of the wealthy and powerful elite.  Yet to gain access to this elevated status, they must be seen by their viewing public masses as “one of the people” and champions of the underdog, whom in private they regard as a “great unwashed mob” that are too stupid and lazy to be worth any real consideration. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Fox news is probably the most politically-driven station in history. Since 01-09 they have gone into 24-7 Obama Vilification, resorting to edited videos ad balantly false information. half of the Bush II adm. works there. A clue?

      • Jeffreydan

        Change the channel.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          not my point – I was replying to a post which said that Fox was fair & balanced. Got it? thank you.

  • Bryan

    The biggest problems that I see in the media, and American society as a whole, are the constant allegations of racism.  Where, pray tell, in Mr. Goldberg’s article do you find even a peripheral reference to race?  There are none…..yet that is your response.  Even the fact that Mr. Golberg is a Jew appears to be completely irrelevant to you.

    Racism is not a “magic bullet” or “get out of jail free card” that can be played to get one out of any argument, although that appears to be the foundation of every defense of Obama.

    I remember years ago watching an interview with several college presidents of Division I colleges, along with several owners of NFL teams….all of whom had to be interviewed with their faces shadowed and voices disguised, for reasons that soon became obvious once the discussion began.  The topic was the hiring of NFL or Division 1 college head coaches who were black.

    In almost every case, the position of the hiring authority over head coaching decisions was affected by race, but not in the fashion that the stereotypical mindset would cause one to expect.  The problem, explained by the hiring authorities (College President or NFL owner) was this:

    They were in the business of winning football games, not social engineering….they needed to hire the BEST football coach for their organization, regardless of what race he happened to be.  And if he turned out to NOT be the best coach, they needed to feel free to FIRE him as soon as his inadequacy became evident.

    What they had to deal with was the inevitable condition that, if they hired a white head coach, and he turned out to be a bad one for their organization, then they could fire him after only one year, or at most two years, if they decided that this was the best course….but if they hired a black head coach, and he turned out to be the wrong choice, they had to plan in advance to give him two or even three, EXTRA years….enduring a failing program for a demonstrably longer period than that they may have endured under previous (or subsequent) white head coaches, just to defend against the inevitable charges of RACISM that they would endure on ESPN and in the press.

    And there are numerous cases to prove their point of exactly that situation happening……Notre Dame and Ty Willingham springs immediately to mind.  There are STILL allegations that Notre Dame firing Ty Willingham (because they erroneously thought that they would have a chance to get Urban Meyer) was racist.

    You’ve now got exactly the same proplem with Obama and the US Presidency.  He has obviously proven himself to be the wrong choice to fill the USA’s head coaching job, just as Carter did.  But now, if people want to replace the coach with a new one, who happens to be white, then its “racist”. 

     This, I believe, is why the media and the administration pulled out every stop to politically assassinate Herman Cain…..he was their worst nightmare, because the race card wouldn’t be possible at all.

    A man who admire greatly said it best…

    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs.”  -Booker T. Washington (1911)

  • brendan horn

    It is no coincidence that the so-called “journalists” cheered when Obama mentioned Romney’s wealth in a disparaging way. Communists, socialists, and your average liberal hate the wealthy (unless that wealthy person is a Democrat).  As we know, Barack Obama has no clue how to fix the economy. The main thing he has shown he knows how to do is blame others for his failures. His main thrust for getting reelected is his blaming the wealthy for the problems of this country because they are not paying their “fair share”. The ironic thing is that his target audience pay no share. Obama is trying to get as many people as possible addicted to big government and thus dependent on him and the Democratic party. The latest opiate dangled out there by the cynical Democrats is free contraception. The way Democrats talk about contraception one would think it is more useful than oxygen. It is amazing that  the Democrats seem to think life preventing medicine is as important as life saving medicine as we can see that they spend more time on the abortion issue than they spend on any other medical issue.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      I did not hear “disparaging”….only when Mitt brought up Obama’s pension funding did Obama say ANYTHING about Romney’s (pause) “offshore investments”. By the way, mainstream media is largely gone – ever hear of the internet? You know anyone who gets their news from Face The Nation?
      I will say that what is left of the MSM is primarily “Left” as far as political opinion, there is no doubt. But it’s nowheres as extreme as you make it out to be. Remember we have Drudge, Rush, Levin, Coulter, Alex Jones, Jerome Corsi, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, Gaffney, InGraham, Ted Nugent, Newscorp, WS Journal, Washington Times…on and on as counterweights.

      • brendan horn

        Obama has been continuously negative about Romney’s wealth. You cannot possibly believe Obama’s comments about Romney’s wealth are ever intended positively. CBS,NBC,ABC are becoming more and more irrelevant every day but a lot of people are still influenced by them. Sadly, I believe many people are influenced by absurd programming like Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Bill Maher, John Stewart, Colbert. Idiotic liberal comedians are becoming significantly influential. 

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          Continuously negative? No. Just the part about amassing wealth by sending Americans to the Unemployment line thru raiding of struggling, not failing companies.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          I’ll take these comedians over the non-intentional comedians at Fox plus the increasingly bizarrre Limbuagh; Rove; Wayne La Pierre, malkin, Coulter, InGraham, Hannity, Beck, Nugent. R U kiddin’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/VinnyBickler Vincent R Bickler

    The lap dogs of the Left are not even able to save their savior this time around.  The American people are not fooled by Stinky BO, again.  R&R will win in a landslide.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      who’s the “Savior” of the Right? who bows down to him? Limbaugh? Levin? Beck? Newscorp? Ted Nugent? Coulter? InGraham? Gaffney? Wayne La Pierre? Alex Jones? Jerome Corsi? Dick Morris? nah… 

  • asl3676

    Bernie fortunately is an exception to the Jewish tradition of giving back to the community and helping others…Whatever he’s bitter about is his and the rest of the Fox News congregation’s burden… How sad… 

    • bookman65000

      You’re the sad one, as(sho)l(e).  And notice I used the correct word, “you’re”, a contraction of “you are”, not “your”, a possessive.  And you call yourself a lawyer?  You can’t even write proper English, you dolt!

  • Phil Silverman (Majorca)

    Got the point…but Bernie, you are a big part of the ultimate propaganda machine, Fox news. I will admit I’ve been shocked to watch Chris Wallace and the guy with the Doocy kids, on occasion be almost embarrassingly fair and balanced. But overall, that station, run by ex-publicity Director for the RNC, and high fived by half of the Bush adm., is a 24-7 Hate Machine, lately with no aversion to edited video which drives home THIER BIAS.

    • asl3676

      Hopefully our mental health professionals will be ready for the deluge of Fox News and Bernie Goldberg followers after Obama wins….Better buy some ear plugs to keep from listening to the whining on November 6th.. 

      • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

        Not only will Barack Hussein Obama lose in November he will more than likely be exposed for criminal and fraudulent use of a birth certificate, a selective service card and a SS#.  He could be sitting in the same cell that LTC (MD) Terry Lakin had to sit in, unless of course President Romney grants him a “get out of jail free card.”  I don’t think that would happen given the fact that he will more than likely be charged with sedition.  Birthergate is so much more serious than Watergate and even Benghazigate.  

        I will say the talking heads at Fox underestimate those who watch their show.  These so-called journalist said that they thought Obama won the second debate but when they posed the question to 35,000  who watch the show “who won the second debate” 90% said Romney won the debate.  The talking heads must have been watching another debate. 

        • asl3676

          Call 911 and tell the operator that you have suffereed brain damage from watching too much Fox News….

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          guess what? you’re wrong: soc. sec. #? and you can look-it-up: a Connecticut resident erroneously received a SECOND number which eventually went to Obama; birth cert. can look fake, that doesn’t make it fake – I know a lady in her mid-80s who was friends with Sr. Obama – showed me photos of her time as co-worker in Kenya with him. She was there when a messenger showed up at the office, saying that Sr. was now Father of a Son born in HAWAII!!! I spent a hour looking at pictures and hearing the story. She’s afriend and neighbor.>>>>Romney won the second debate, yes, except for Medicare, Libya, taxes, auto bailout, onland drilling, his offshore “investments”.

      • Paul Courtney

        Well, if Obama wins, our mental health care will be provided, no?  Meanwhile, you’ll have to push for another federal program to pay for your earplugs.

        • asl3676

               Mental health may be provided under medicare so Bernie’s followers will be OK….Those not covered can just get drunk for a few days then plan on leaving the country because their “freedom” will be taken away…LOL

      • Drew Page

        I would give you your own advice in response when Obama loses.

    • Drew Page

      The more popular people on Fox are the guys like O’Reilly and Hannity, who are opinion guys.   they don’t purport to be newsmen.   Van Sustren is more of an analyst that an opinion spouter.   The real news guys at Fox are Bret Baier, Shepard Smith and Brit Hume.  These guys aren’t cheerleaders.  without Fox news we wouldn’t have known about Solyndra and the other failed ‘green energy’ companies the administration poured tax money into; about Fast & Furious;  about ACORNs voter registration fraud charges in 14 states; about the Cornhusker Kickback and the Second Louisianna Purchase; about the money Obama spent on sealing his college applications, transcripts and his passport applications; or the real reasons our Middle East embassies were attacked and burned and our ambassador killed.   Without Fox News we wouldn’t  ever see the screw ups, frauds and deceits of the current admiistration. 

      • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

        fast & furious and “voter fraud” were all politically driven “witch hunts”. F & F under Obama was just “business as usual”, his Att. Gen. ended the program which Bush II’s Att. Gen. initiated; Acorn voter fraud – ACORN does nothing more than get people to the polls…if an individual has no ID or is using someone else’s, ACORN knows that the election challenger will nail him/her; stuidies show that maybe 7 out of 25+ million voters actually got a fraudulent VOTE through; O’Reilly and hannity and Beck are full-time hosts with apparently FREE REIGN to vilify Obama for 60 minutes at a time. van Susteran, more a journalist, but after seeing her “interview” with Santorum, I can see she’s in the Ailes camp. Yes, there are a good number of Liberals on board but they never get the last word and are there to build up the big boys, who recite Ailes/Sammon memos.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PPL2AXPXJMWPEJWFN34MPC5RNY terry

    THAT CANDY FATTY SHOULD BE FORCED TO EXPLAIN WHY SHE SCREWED ROMNEY OUT OF HIS ANSWERS BEFORE A NEWS CONFERENCE.  SHES THE
    WORST.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      If she  made mistakes, she made mistakes…..either way Romney lost and lost big. This time on substance AND style.

      • Jeffreydan

          Partisan blindness, pally.

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          Explain, pally? Would like to know. You actually think Romney won on Medicare, taxes, land drilling? What was that insanity about telling Obama to check his pension funders? Does that equate to personal offshore “investment”  [aka TAX SHELTER]? Check your own vision, “pally”.
          (by the way, I love the Honeymooners, too!).

          • Jeffreydan

             ‘Pally’ is common amongst your standard New England folk, R.I. & MA where I recall hearing it most.
              “Pal-o’-mine” comes to mind re: Ralphie-Boy & Norton.

              Governor Romney correctly exposed BO’s fake claim about the record drilling, which is on private land where he has no control. On public land, where the fed decides whether or not it gets tapped, Obama increased/expanded NOTHING.
              The investments topic? It’s a distinction without a difference. Romney pointed out that the guy sneering about offshore accounts is throwing stones from a glass bungalo. Spin it how you like, but Romney got him there and BO wasn’t armed to handle that.

              BO looked pretty bad on Benghazi. When he looked to Crowley and asked her to help out with the transcript, it made him look weak and Crowley appear to be on his side (she was, but figured it wouldn’t be obvious to the audience). I wonder if/how Schieffer (sp?) will try helping BO to appear competent on foreign affairs, because that is currently an extry tall order.

  • Jaitop

    The liberal media destroys lives. They favor poor schools ran by bad teachers as long as they belong to a union. they don’t care if the grow dumb. They need dumbs to buy their votes with free phones and handouts. Some of these dumbs go to college where they find liberal professors feeding them the liberal line only. These liberal kids come out without any idea of the other side. They are hired by liberal networks or news papers which are now wondering why they are going broke or have low ratings. They don’t realize, the people are smart and they can see their bias and how unfair and unbalanced the liberal media has become.

    • Phil (Majorca) Silverman

      got plenty of “check & balance” with Limbuagh, Drudge, Levin, Ingraham, Coulter, Alex Jones, Wayne La Pierre, hannity, Beck, Gaffney, Jerome Corsi…………….

      • TexMexSoup

        Got plenty of “check & balance” with Chris tingle in my leg Mathews, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow, what ever happened to Olberman?, Ed Shultz, Martin Bashir, Soledad Obrien, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS……..oh and Salon, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Andrew Sullivan, bill maher and on and on. 

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          Ok..now we can spend 7 hrs. making lists. MY POINT was that there are plenty of checks and balances to that Liberal media.

          • john316

            ONE TV STATION!!  Plenty of checks and balances, yea okay, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.  It just so happens that the majority of Americans who watch the news tune in to Fox, for a reason, to get another view from the right.  Bill O’Reilly bends over backwards to be fair, I can’t stand the guy for doing that when the evidence never supports his efforts. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Rupert Murdoch smiles………………

  • kayakbob

    I am a bit conflicted about the media’s now blatant disregard for journalism. On one hand, the arrogance they display in not even pretending to be impartial is frustrating. 

    But on the other hand, the cat is now completely out of the bag – and everyone knows it. ‘Biased journalist’ is now a redundant phrase.

    So in the end, it might be a good thing – if for no other reason than perhaps from now on the Republican candidates, and their staffs(?!) will wake up!  Perhaps from now on, they will fight back instead of agreeing to this nonsense with the hope that the media and moderators will suddenly find the personal or professional integrity they tossed on the side of the road long ago.

  • Trappedincalifornia

    Hmmmmm, I don’t find Mr. Goldberg angry at all. I find him insightful, intelligent and sometimes self-deprecating.
    Is he Jewish? Just like my husband.

  • suki33

    It’s a shame that those journalists don’t feel shame at their involvement in the political process. Thank you for observations that are so clear to everyone but the people who have drank of the Obama kool-aid.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      ever hear of Newscorp, Limbaugh, Levin, InGraham, HANNITY,  Coulter? Nah, they’re not involved in the political process.

      • Jeffreydan

        The journalists Bernie’s talking about are not commentators like you suggest, so put the strawman away. Newscasters/reporters with the overt bias are the problem, and the masses see them far more than the honest ones.

          Claim all you want that the libs and conservatives are equally and fairly represented in this regard, but it’s just that–a claim.

  • kaylwhite

    This is scary!  I remember as a kid in the 70’s I asked my parents why the people in Russia put up with their Government and why they don’t do something about what the Government is doing in Russia.  My parents said “they don’t know what is going on – the TV news is run by the Government and the press too, so everything they see and hear is ONLY what the Government tells them.”  That is exactly why this is so scary.   The media has an agenda and that agenda is to protect Obama and get him reelected.  The media has a huge impression on what people think in this country – and they shape people’s thinking and minds.  Scary again because they don’t give both sides of a story – only one.  I thank God (literally) that we have Fox News, because without them we would be just as blind as the Russians were back in the 70’s.

  • Winghunter
  • Randy

    It is just so overtly obvious where the reportage really trends that even Hellen Keller could see it.  The only thing that would have been surprising is if they didn’t cheer.  Think that might be why the popularity of the “news” is falling off?  Why the NY Times is less of a source of reliable news and more of a fancy “Enquirer”?  Why Fox News scares the you-know-what out of the mainstream media?

  • JmThms

     Strawman. I and most others aren’t calling people who simply disagree with us Marxist. Those people are wrong. They may be ‘center left’ but they are still wrong. Our country by the way is in deep shit because of the influence of the left. far, center, or otherwise.

  • Brushfour

    I have to say I didn’t hear about the cheering from the press corp in the adjacent room.  Man,….that’s disturbing.    Can you imagine the opposite,..(cheering for Romney?)  Very weird.  Very telling.

  • nobozo2012

     Actually, I’m relieved all people are not like you.  Goldberg is one of the most intelligent, rational, and enlightened people of American politics.  You, on the other hand, are a dolt.  A simpleton.  A rube.  PS, what are you doing on this site if you don’t like him or what he has to say?  Is your life that boring?  It must really suck to be you.

  • nobozo2012

    Great article.  The frustrating thing is the uninformed and uneducated will never even see this article.  Nor will they ever watch Fox, not even for a second.  They are glued to CNN and the rest of the mainstream media.  The question is, how do we change that?  

  • http://www.citizenjournalistnow.com/ Ron Ross

    It’s time for citizen journalists to take over. Read my book, Handbook for Citizen Journalists!

  • 5843supie

    angry bernard,   angry bernard,   angry bernard,    angry bernard,   angry bernard.
    are you not glad that all jewish people are not like bernard  ?

    • Robert

      Sir, with all due respect, you are a racist bastard.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

    It’s clear that the hundreds of millions of dollars in negative ads that the Obama campaign aimed at Romney were enthusiastically supported by Obama. What happened to the civility that Obama said we need more of? Obama has outed himself as a ruthless, partisan politician who will say whatever he needs to say to win re-election.

    • Phil Silverman (Majorca)

      when approx. one billion $$$ from the Kochs and Rove were planned to help Romney, I’ wonder if he worried about his OWN “negativity”?

  • Wheels55

    Not a surprise. Sad, but not a surprise.

  • Joel

    Reporters’ bias is a valid story and their bias is affecting this election.

    More important: note the hypocrisy of the millionaire president from Columbia and Harvard and groomed in the ultra-left politics of Chicago calling the challenger “out of touch” with Americans. Note to regular Americans, who could be more out of touch than the guy who sits in Wright’s pews and breaks bread with Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorhn.

  • http://twitter.com/profchuck22 Charles Ivie

    I have a friend who is a journalism professor at a major college.  He told me that many people go into journalism because they “want to change the world and make it a better place”.  This attitude is reflected in most reporting today.  A majority of “journalists” are left leaning and it is difficult for them to hide their political compass from their readers or viewers.  Many are openly biased and should be classified as “commentators” rather than reporters.  When a “journalist” believes his or her job is to influence rather than inform they become propagandists rather than reporters.  If you can tell what a reporters opinion is on a particular story they are no longer objective and their work should be viewed with suspicion.

  • POC247

    What’s even more amazing is that none of these so called reporters pay attention to just who is rich and who isn’t. While sneering at Romney’s wealth, they have failed to track the bulging bank accounts of those in Obama’s sphere and how they got it….Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel, David Axlerod just to name a few.

    And when Obama talks about everyone receiving a “fair share” what does that mean in calculable terms? How would he redistribute wealth? Does every household get a yearly amount based on the number of family members? If I have a car can it only be one kind, one value and everyone has the same……but maybe a different color or is that unfair? If a white person owns a black car is that racist? Are we all supposed to buy the same groceries from the same list at the same store? Based on Michelle’s menu’s are we all supposed to share the same caloric intake for each meal? Do we all wear the same style and own the same amount of clothes made by the same manufacturer? Does everyone work the same hours? How is it policed so that everyone contributes exactly their “fair share” of labor to the government collective? Do we all take the same breaks, the same vacations at the exact same time?  Do we all live in identical housing with identical furnishings? I wish someone would ask Obama how he defines the “fair share” doctrine. Or better yet, why doesn’t he see to it that I can earn the same amount his friends earn being around him. I don’t have to have Romney’s wealth to be happy…I would be content with my fair share of what Obama has.

    • Wheels55

      And, not one of these so-called journalists wish their bank accounts were smaller. They have dollar envy.

      • Phil Silverman (Majorca)

        Probably not when it’s invested overseas only. Romney has made 1/4th of a bil’ sending Americans to the unemployment line and their STILL VIABLE jobs to China and Mexico.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003464795186 Hugo Dawggy

    The media is communistic..just like Pravda in Russia..they only print what BO wants them to…ABC,CBS, NBC, CNBC,MSNBC, CNN, HLN, PBS. NYT, LAT, USA TODAY..vs  FOX…and all the LIBS can come up with is BINDERS>>>GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT STARTS WITH BO!

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Really? with Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp? with NRA sites? Alex Jones, Jerome Corsi, Levin, Limbaugh, Beck…you should feel it’s a fairly level playing field.

  • E. Jay Nilsson

     Just as a thought experiment, let’s say a klansman is taken after a violent rally to the emergency room of a small town’s only hospital.  Let us further suppose that the only physician in the ER is an African-American doctor.   Will the physician feel motivated to give the klansman sub-standard treatment, or will he give the klansman the very best help he’s capable of providing?  I realize that even posing this question might offend all physicians and, especially, black members of the profession; but the question is for illustrative purposes only and is not meant to offend.  But WHY would the query offend?  Because we all know the answer–the physician would do the very best he could, regardless of his personal feelings regarding the klansman.  But why would he do the very best he could?  Because he is, almost certainly, a true PROFESSIONAL!  Now contrast the professionalism of our health-care providers with the “professionalism” of the MSM.  The difference is so stark that any reasonable person would conclude that the MSM’s alleged professionalism is, in fact, virtually nonexistent!  As an aside, I should add that I believe  Fox News should clearly insert “commentary” in a corner of the TV screen when people like O’Reilly and Hannity  are doing their programs.  

    BuzzN

  • texexpatriate

    Anyone waiting for the MSM to become objective or truthful, or as I call it, the Marxist Media, will have a very long wait.  Likely you won’t live that long, if you are over fifty years of age.  By then there won’t be an MSM, just propaganda agenices that are recognized as such.  They’ll have been replaced by what we call the alternative media today.

  • http://twitter.com/sbgranny Sheila Bigel

    It is amazing how a party that champions the so-called “fair share” does not play fair.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      yeah, returning to 39.6% is a sign of bad sportpersonship

  • dah

    & Michele Obama got a job at a hospital for 300K a year sending the uninsured to another hospital…so, who really cares about the poor??   More good deeds coming out about Romney (without a photo op) then we will ever hear about Obama….and Clinton?  he just parlayed his job into becoming one of the wealthiest men in the US….how much of that do you think is legit?  And we all know how much Clinton cared about the little person.

    • barjandor

      ……and respected women!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPNB6IPETRLINDT2YVYONNTUEY BARBARA

      … and young impressionable interns

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      how is it a “good dead” to raid a struggling company, send the workers (some 2 yrs. from retirement) to the Unemployment office, and their still viable jobs overseas, and pocketing ONE MILLION DOLLARS?

  • sjangers

    Good story, Bernie. Thanks for your continued efforts.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      keep up the good work (pause) on the fair and balanced station. How long will it be before you join in on “Impeach Obama” ?

      • sjangers

        Was that question for me or Bernie, Phil?

        • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

          Bernie, that fair and balanced, non biased “journalist”. 

  • Superamerican

    It is not the mainstream media (MSM) it is the NON-FOX MEDIA (NFM)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPNB6IPETRLINDT2YVYONNTUEY BARBARA

      CBS is trying to be a better hard news station

  • Webmaster

    We need to remember journalists didn’t try to hide their bias under the Third Reich in Germany, either, proving if you allow it to continue they will eventually go the full mile. 

    This time there is no conservative U.S. to come to the rescue.

    • Dispatch66

      Except for William L. Shirer at CBS who defied the Nazi’s and almost got himself killed but then that was THEN and this is NOW. In todays world, CBS would have kissed Adolph’s feet and fired Shirer.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPNB6IPETRLINDT2YVYONNTUEY BARBARA

      After serious thought about how to rein in propaganda and not violate our free speech, I belive the news should be rated just like we rate movies.   N = hard news  O = opinion.   I do not think it will effect viewership for shows people know are opinion such as O’Reilly or Chris Matthews.   But it would certainly clean up what people could interject as news if someone like Soledad O’Brien,  Anderson Cooper, George Stephanapoulous had  to have a BIG FAT O on the screen of  “interpretative news” shows. 

      • Wheels55

        Interesting. Assigning the “O” would be easy. But who gets to decide the “N”? Can we add a “CO” for Clown Opinion?

  • Walt

     This is why when I want the truth I turn to Fox News.  They’re unbiased, informative, truthful and balanced.  Unlike the biased media who are still carrying on a slobbering love affair with the Democratic liberals…

    • http://twitter.com/profchuck22 Charles Ivie

       Fox news is an anomaly in the media business.  They ACTUALLY try to be balanced and they usually succeed.  That cannot be said of any of the other so called Main Stream Media.  Liberals hate Fox because they are not in the tank for Obama.

      • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

        Fox once was fairly fair & balanced. Since 01-09 it has ben 24-7 Obama emasculation. Read THE FOX EFFECT, THE NEW HATE, and THE 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE.

      • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

        they are in the tank for any Republican who opposes Obama. They have had many GOP Presidential candidates on staff. Are still ga-ga over Palin. Love Newt. Think Romney is ok.

  • md

    Let’s stick to facts, Cavvie, and not your obnoxiously written opinions. Examples of media bias toward Obama are so numerous, one cannot keep up. Crowley is a most recent example. Stick to the facts, Cavvie.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      no GOP bias? ever listen to Limbuagh, Drudge, Corsi, Alrex Jones, Beck, Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter, NRA outlets, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal…

  • Lucky3511

    @Bernie, you may have the ability to get out the disgraceful media action on Thursday Oct 18th 2012 @11:00 EST.  I had stopped working to listen to Ann Romney tell Mitts side of the story on the view.  She and her Son, who was in the audience were giving a clear picture maybe a little biased but it was a Mitt Romney, we had not seen or heard of. It was probably coming across to the East Coast folks pretty well. Channel 7 (ABC) did their usual when dissing a guest,  pulled a special report to Gazump the channel until Ann was finished talking. It was a relatively serious matter, “A police office had died on duty” but, twenty minutes before their news channel came on. And no other channel considered it serious enough to interrupt their shows. I tell you, If it had been my family involved, I would have been disgusted at Channel 7,s use of this tragedy in a political move to shut down Ann Romney. My disgust of this channel will be a long time going away. And I hope everyone else on the east coast who saw this political farce agree.

  • http://twitter.com/cavvie5150 cavvie

    This is the only debate that should matter to potential voters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPgfzknYd20

  • Renabuz

    The words spoken in the next and last debate will be the ones that count. Obama has a 4 year record which has led to the dismal economic conditions we now live with. Romney should lay them out clearly using the simplest language possible and repeat the outline of his plan adding that if all Obama can do is to call him a liar without showcasing a new plan other than the one that led to this dismal mess, the only conclusion possible is that he hasn’t one and is simply relying upon continuing his policies which have failed miserably as measured by this dismal mess. The shills in the media can applaud till their arms fall off but they can’t do a thing to change the debt, poverty and  unemployment that is real and present. Proof that Obama is a liar in all areas would be a clear recitation of the timeline of the Benghazi mess and Obama and company’s statements along the way. Obama can rant and rage while his bootlickers can praise and applaud all they want but in the end the world will see the indictment of an incompetent, dishonest faker. 

  • http://twitter.com/cavvie5150 cavvie

    It’s crazy that i’m telling a journalist this but when it comes to bias, it matters more what you put on paper or on air.  You’re really giving me applause?!?! Thats your evidence of bias?!?! SHOW me a show that’s as biased as the ones you appear on Fox.  It doesn’t exist.   The so called “mainstream media” is where you go for news, those longing for the days the Morton Downey show flip over to Fox.  And cry me a river Fox news.  You cannot have it both ways.  You can’t crow about your ratings and how you’re beating THIS show and THAT show and then play the victim to the “mainstream media” at the same time.  Pick a role. 

    • sjangers

      It’s often very difficult to “prove” bias, cavvie. I can point to the way hundreds of stories are handled in the New York Times or on broadcast networks as evidence of bias and a bright representative of those organizations can present a credible argument to demonstrate that they aren’t proof of bias at all. In the same vein, you can make similar arguments about FOX News and an intelligent representative for their interests could “prove” that there was no bias in the examples you cite.

      Most clear examples of bias are rare- although bias is certainly not- and difficult to prove. But examples of personal bias, as offered by Mr. Goldberg, can be telling. People who have so little sense of professionalism as to behave like those journalists did at the Presidential debate, we can reasonably conclude, probably don’t maintain the highest journalistic standards, likely resulting in many instances where their bias enters their job performance and taints the information they present to us as news.

      You can do what you want in seeking information, but you’re shortchanging yourself if FOX News isn’t one of your regular sources. Their news operation is actually rather good and no more biased than what you’ll find at CNN or one of the broadcast networks. And a little balance could be good for your equilibrium. I’ve recognized the bias in broadcast news for years and turned to FOX for some balance a few years ago. And turning to FOX really opened my eyes to how far off base some of the other outlets have become.

      As an example, almost three years ago Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts to fill the unexpired term of Ted Kennedy. It was a pretty big story at the time and I went looking for news on the election several times that evening because I wanted to know what was happening. FOX News had devoted their operation to covering the special election and as it became clear that Brown would win they spent most of their air time dissecting the event; probably too much time, despite the importance of what was happening.

      I was also checking CNN coverage that evening because I wanted their take on events. I visited CNN six or eight times, hung around ten or fifteen minutes on several occasions, and never heard mention of the Brown story once! A huge story and no mention! CNN appeared to be focused entirely on some sort of in-depth coverage of relief efforts in Haiti or the D.R. following a hurricane or earthquake that happened there two or three weeks earlier! The Scott Brown story got very brief mention a couple of times in the continuous text scroll at the bottom of the screen, but I never would have even noticed if I hadn’t been actively seeking information.

      I think it’s fair to believe that coverage on both CNN and FOX that evening offered evidence of some bias, although I better understand the FOX decision to devote their evening to what was a major political event in America. I have no idea who at CNN decided that such a significant election shouldn’t receive any coverage, but I’m guessing it was one of the laughing reporters in the room at the Presidential debate Tuesday night. And that’s why Mr. Goldberg’s observation is important. What he points out is telling. It’s significant. And if it feels crazy to you to be offering a respected journalist advice on how to cover bias, it’s not for the reasons you think: It’s because it is crazy.

      • JmThms

         What makes the generations-long corruption of the MSM so especially pernicious is the fact that what they do is legal and they have feigned objectivity. They have been snake-in-the-grass about it. Its part of their culture. You know where Rush Limbaugh and Shawn Hannity are coming from. But Cronkite, Rather, et al are snakes in the grass about it. That MSM person Ted Koppel said in his interviw with O’reilly  that with the ‘old’ people (Cronkite, Rather, etc) you didn’t know where their politics was. BS. If that were so there would have been no grievance on our part. And therefore there would have been no pent up demand for talk radio and Fox news in the late 80’s and mid 90’s.

        • sjangers

          I don’t know that I was as acutely aware of the bias of a Cronkite or Jennings, Jm.  Even Koppel was someone I respected for years before I became aware of a pattern to his world view.  But with those guys it was more something that I sensed, or became aware of over time.  Some of the folks in journalism today are pretty transparent.

          I think Bernie pretty much hit the nail on the head in his book “Bias”.  Much of the lack of objectivity that’s out there in MM today isn’t deliberate.  It’s the result of the culture that they all live in.  Many probably aren’t even aware that there’s a problem.  It’s disturbing to think, but probably true nonetheless, that many of the JournoListas and the laughing hyenas at the debate the other night may not even recognize that they have a bias, or that it might affect the quality of their work- and not in a good way.

          • JmThms

             Right, and that is why it so much harder to rectify. With barking dogs (Limbaugh, etc) its easy to know where they stand. With the old guard MSM it was much more under-the-radar. And their influence was more of a slow drip over time. But that makes it so much more destructive. The one thing I have a hard time agreeing with Bernie on is that most of these MSM people aren’t aware of it. I know I don’t have the experience and perspective Bernie has, but I would think the more plausible scenario would be that they recognize it but they rationalize it away.

          • sjangers

            I’m sure there’s some degree of rationalization, Jm, and probably more so today when some of the word processor warriors see themselves valiantly counteracting the pernicious influence of a FOX News, but I really think Bernie was mostly on target. 

            Think about any time in your life where your environment underwent a substantial change and then reflect on any changes that resulted in your assumptions and your way of looking at things (world, profession, relationships).  I think you’ll discover that a mundane consistency can blind you to things that are otherwise very clear (i.e., you adapt to your environment in very broad ways), and that’s much the same for folks who work in the largely isolated environment of major media.  It’s a weird concept when you consider that their role is to explore the world and bring information to us, but the majority of the time they really are interacting with people at work and in their communities who have very similar world views.

            Just as an aside, right now I’m re-reading “The Pursuit of the Presidency 1980″.  It’s really interesting to see the seeds of many ideas that we now take for granted about the media and their role in the political environment were already taking shape, although most of us certainly didn’t perceive it at the time.  If you have the time and inclination, I recommend the book to you.

    • don f

      have you never watched msnbc ? i suppose you think  chris matthews and rachel maddow are unbiased center of the road journalists. 

    • nickshaw

       “It doesn’t exist.”??? LMFAO!
      PMSNBC is the anti-O’Reilly show 24/7!
      What world do you live in, Helen?

    • JmThms

      You either have got to be the most intellectually dishonest idiot in this thread or the least gifted in critical thinking. Or both. The success of Fox News and its orientation has to do with a reaction to the GENERATIONS LONG ideological corruption of the MSM. Essentially since the end of WWII. ‘Pick a role’? What kind of stupid comment is that? Their success, as I have said, is based on the corruption of the MSM.

    • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

      Yeah, Bernie, Mr. fair and balanced. When an African-American journalist got emotional when he learned of Obama’s election, Bernie saw that as unprofessionalism.

  • Tovahsez

    Oh Bernie….how I love you!  If I was single again you would so be on my short list of male prospects.  Let’s all hope the veil will be finally lifted from everyone’s eyes and everyone would at last see that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes!!

  • Tdivison

    MSM is so silly. They scream “Romey is sucessful and his wife owns horses!” My response is “so?” The whole idea of being sucessful is being able to enjoy the fruit of your hard work. Ask any guy who has ever dreamed of buying a motorcycle or bass boat, they get it.

  • http://twitter.com/porcelain10 patricia

    Type your comment hObama DOES Have Investments In Cayman Islands Trust….and has a bigger pension than Romney! | World o http://fb.me/1jSxkXCuK 21m

  • Vbplayer3

    Bernie, it’s stuff like this that makes me check your site every day.  You have great insight and unique ability to state the facts clearly.  I love it.

  • Jhag39

    I tried, for a moment, to see the MSNBC reaction to the second debate, but it was so vile and hateful I could not last more than that moment. I can accept that in opinion oriented programming. However, when the news branches of the networks fail to report on an item for the  purpose of providing cover for one party, OR THE OTHER, I am repulsed. Huntley and Brinkley must be spinning in their graves

    • greatj

      jhag39,
                  Everyone knows by now that M.S.N.B.C.takes their orders from Obama and the Democratic party.They will say and do anything to get Obama reelected.To work at M.S.N.B.C. you must be indoctrinated to hate all Republicans and Conservatives.They are dishonest and disgraceful.

      • http://twitter.com/PhilSilverman7 Phil Silverman

        sure. and Fox has no connection to the RNC.

        • greatj

          Only an Obama toady would make such an comment.

  • bobemakk

    Bernie, you are spot on.  I feel that the self proclaimed Messiah/Obama is a notorious liar and tries to expose anything he feels that will make Romney lose.  However, Romney is my choice and the more that Obama and Biden speak, the less popular they become.

    I also posted this writeup on my own personal facebook page. And by the way, why are all the debate moderators from the lamestream media. What’s happening here? Doesn’t the fair and balanced side of the US have any say?

  • Paul Courtney

    Bernie:   It must be really hard to hold the urge to applaud for 4 years.  My compassionate side hopes they won’t have to suffer much longer.

  • http://twitter.com/LindaMaldonado Linda Maldonado

    I stopped watching the View (even though they aren’t media) back in 2007-2008 when it was so obvious of their bias towards BHO. The same for CNN & MSNBC. We have serious problems that are currently affecting our country and as Americans we should be getting straight answers from Washington. Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear for my vote but the truth!

    • asl3676

      Great idea…..don’t watch or read anything you don’t agree with….ignorance is bliss

      • Ted Crawford

        Given your post of the past, you are eminantly qualified to make such a remark!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/XCQGC2VDAWROELL22F7MQJKGF4 Jack Cox

          3676 needs to watch `2016` Ted. He may have a different take on the scum in office now. These kind of enemies of the true Americans, ones who love our country, are getting tiresome. These wretched ignorant non-Americans want to see this nation fail. It doesn’t make any sense. The brainwashing has worked for the P.O.S. POTUS up till now. If these bunch of dummys would realize what the Muslim is doing and wanting to do to our nation, he would shut his damn mouth!

  • Lucky3511

    When did the press die in America? It seems to have been forever since we actually heard balanced reporting. CNN tries to stay not too deep into the left side. Fox is the conservative channel. Trouble is, I forget when Fox actually reported any news., they are more like fashion reporters talking about what the various people in the news are wearing. There is no mainstream media for the right wing. No wonder America is flying round in ever decreasing circles downwards.

  • Libertyman

    Plus, the fact still remains that BO never answered Romney’s question as to what was in his retirement portfolio,  and if any of his investments were held from companies overseas. This was a flippant retort by BO to deflect the question.  Typical lib response e.g. Joe Biden.

    • asl3676

      Romney’s point was absurd….Obama may hold shares in some mutual fund that invests in China….Romney holds direct investment worth millions in Chinese companies….

      • Jeffreydan

          “Romney holds direct investment worth millions in Chinese companies….”

          I’m going to assume you have correct info about Governor Romney’s investments and not press you on that.
          But it is YOU who is absurd, as well as BO. Romney never got all sanctimonious about investments. You liberals have a real problem with profits from overseas accounts, right up until you learn that libs profit just as much if not more from same.

          You lost this one, hypocrite. “Smart” guy like BO would’ve made sure he wasn’t benefiting from foreign investments.    

        • asl3676

          The only reason this came up is because Romney says he is going to get “tough” on China…While this is political b.s. it does lead to a charge of hypocrisy….Who cares where he invests? No one has problems with overseas investments unless your running for President as a “tough” guy…

  • asl3676

    Bernie is whining again….Amazing how the media wasn’t biased after the first debate…….Bernie’s new book should be titled ” How to Whine, Moan and Play Victim for Fun and Profit “

    • http://twitter.com/cavvie5150 cavvie

      as Jon Stewart said Bernie…..”Go F**k yourself”. 

      • nickshaw

         Was that in Jon’s comedian voice or his newsman’s voice, Helen?

    • nickshaw

       Would that be a book about how the liberal media reacted after Zero showed up at the first debate, Helen?

  • michael schafbuch

    I sense that some MSM with keen noses are getting the scent of blood. The point is close where the hounds than run together will veer away from Romney and attack there own. These pack animals don’t  like a loser and when a few big ones turn on their master, the pack will follow.

  • Paleo1453

    Why is Romney’s record with Bain in play, but Obama’s connections with Acorn are out of bounds?

    • PVMan1

       Now that is a good question…libs?

      • nickshaw

         I second that, PV!
        Isn’t it odd that when unflattering video of Zero’s past associations show up it’s dismissed as not relevant or “old” (2007 is considered old???)?
        Yet, a boyhood prank, unsubstantiated, or a painted rock get days, if not weeks of coverage.

  • Gus1249

    Excellent piece.  Maybe Foxx should have place a hidden camera in the “Spin” room.  Besides, haven’t most of our Presidents been wealthy to start with?

    • asl3676

      It’s not how wealthy you are…it’s what you did to make your money….

      • nickshaw

         You mean like the Kennedy family fortune, Helen?
        At least Mitt’s was made legally!

        • asl3676

          Perhaps thats why Joe Kennedy never ran for office….Did Jack Kennedy ever work?

          • Brett

            Letters and numbers, also known as “Helen”,(good work nickshaw), Joey K. was too busy making illicit monies to ever want to run. You know that. Why do you continue to embarrass yourself with such juvenile statements? Stop wasting our space, time and oxygen. JUMP!

      • Brett

        Ah, letters and numbers. There you go again. Making the kool aid and hoping somebody, anybody will drink it. Your statement is absurd as usual. Oblahblah doesn’t care how you made your money if you’re the top 1% or earn more than $250,000. He simplywants it to redistibute and give to others in entitlements. You know that. He has said it and been saying it for months.. Any intelligent person knows that and would be repulsed by it. But as you’re always telling us, you’re a lawyer, so that excludes you from the intelligence quotient. Stop wasting our space, time and oxygen. JUMP!

        • asl3676

          And what is wrong with redistribution? Americans have paid income taxes for almost 100 years…Isn’t Social Security and Medicare redistribution? Isn’t corporate welfare redistribution? You don’t seem to mind redistribution of your income to Exxon Mobil? 

    • Lucky3511

      Most of our presidents have been wealthy to start with for sure. But Obama is probably the only one, who went to multi millionaire on the presidential salary. He also is the only president who gets millions of dollars in donations through his websites, from foreign countries like China and Russia. Oh I guess I was mistaken thinking that was illegal?

      • asl3676

        Obama made his money from his books which were written before he bacame President…What’s your point?

        • NS Sherlock

          For that exact reason, you can no longer rag about Romney’s finances as his money is prior to his becoming president too. Douche.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhermione Irene Forbes

    Mitt was referring to investments Barry has in China..in HIS pension

  • http://thedivaworld.blogspot.com/ Debrah

    Additionally, Crowley’s performance during the debate was astonishingly dismal.

    • Lucky3511

      Not dismal, disgusting.

  • Deny916

    I don’t think obammy is that smart and I think that’s why his college records are under lock and key.  The lame stream media keeps trying to tell us how brilliant he is but I have never bought into that.  If he’s so brilliant how come he can’t give a speech  without his trusty companion the teleprompter?  Can’t he remember what he needs to say?  Something doesn’t add up to me at all…and I’ll bet his grades were LOUSY.  Just as lousy as he is as president

    • CCNV

      And HOW did obammy know that the slovenly moderator just ‘happened to have’ a transcript of his speech in the Rose Garden? I think someone has been slopping the hog…

      • Deny916

        Good point CCNV!  I wondered about that too.  What do you want to bet obammy knew the questions too?

        • CCNV

          I noticed hardly any ‘uh’, ‘um’, ‘ah’, so my guess is he had those questions prior. Otherwise, he’d have yammered on for 17 minutes.

      • nickshaw

         And why did the moderator not have the transcript of her own position on Sept. 30th when she was interviewing Axeldouche?
        You know, when she didn’t think Zero said it was an act of terrorism.
        I’m thinking being made a moderator of presidential debates brings on early Alzheimer’s or something.

      • asl3676

        So Candy Crowley is slovenly which makes you what?  Get back on your meds as soon as possible or call 911…..

        • CCNV

          Grow a pair, draft dodger. What a disgusting piece of garbage, you freakin’ COWARD!

          • asl3676

            Are you posting this from a mental institution? Take a deep breath and ask for some extra lithium…

        • CCNV

          Low-life bottom feeder. What a COWARD! Afraid to fight for this country but run like a sissy from your responsibilities. What a disgrace! Explains why you want to drop to your knees in front of obammy and see where he’s been.

          • asl3676

            You got that right…. I chose not to get my head blown off chasing down Viet Cong …Vietnamese never did anything to the U.S. did they? Law school was dangerous enough…..LOL

    • asl3676

      And what law school did you graduate from? What bar exam did you pass? Were you worried about dumbass Bush’s grades? 

  • Moronpolitics

    The people that need to wake up are the Republicans and their supporters.  I have already committed myself -what little life I have left — to either forming a new party or WILDLY changing the moronic one I have been stuck with.  The BIGGEST problem is that they might as well put up “NO NEGROES” signs.    Oh, they run a black candidate now and then, but otherwise.. they never ask for any black people’s votes.  Apparently, they think only black democrats get them?   duh.    Beyond that when they are NOT dealing with a sitting President like Obama they STILL let the Dems run roughshod over them on Liberal-ators, etc.    None have been as downright stupid as McCain, insisting his VP go for an 8 hour walk around interview that would be chopped into a “ten dumbest answers” Lowlight video,  then having her appear on SNL so that a MAJORITY of the country polled thought the woman satarizing her was actually the candidate, Double DUH.     When I run the circus,  Brit Hume will be the most liberal person running the debates..

    • PVMan1

       You should shorten your screen name to simply “Moron.”

    • nickshaw

       LOL! I gotta’ go with PVMan. You really should just use your nickname, Moron.
      Just can’t put that deck of race cards away, can you?
      Repubs ask ALL Americans to join them! They just won’t pay certain sub-groups to do so.
      Have you ever heard a Repub black man speak?
      They generally eschew the label “African-American”. Most say we are all Americans and it doesn’t matter the color of a man’s skin but the “color” of his character!
      See, there’s the difference. Libs want us all in our little enclaves. Much better to play against each other when necessary. Zero gave a perfect example of this when he outright lied in a speech about the feds not caring about the black folk in New Orleans!
      Do you ever hear of Repubs pandering to white folk in this manner without serious backlash FROM OTHER REPUBS?
      Come in out of the rain, Helen!
      ‘Cause it’s not rain that Dims are leaking on you!

  • nickshaw

    There’s another way to look at this, Bernie.
    In an hour and a half debate, this was the only instance that those in the press  room had reason to gloat.
    And if you consider exactly what it was they were cheering, that’s pretty darn lame.
    If Zero had more to say of substance there would be high fives peppered throughout the debate.
    That makes this display even more sad.
    Just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/Trochilus Trochilus

    A short phone-recorded video clip of that spontaneous applause outburst would have been nice.  And I’m sure there were more instances during the exchange — such as on one or more of the 28 times when “our gal Candy” interrupted Romney, including one time to incorrectly “fact check” him on Benghazi. 

    With a little video, we could attach names to the faces and identify the real miscreants.  Gee, I guess there were no real journalists there to record it.

  • Judy Gruen

    The hypocrisy of the media is one reason I never give to the alumni association where I got my master’s in journalism. The double standards you mention are only a partial list, and yet, the leftist reporters only see what they see as normative. The scariest part is that they don’t even recognize the problem.

    • michael schafbuch

       Haha! I don’t go to mine either for the same reason

    • Lucky3511

      Well done Judy, When I was young, I wanted to be a reporter. but I left “The People” newspaper in London at a very early age to move into International Project Management. I have to admit, it was the best move I could have made. Journalism in USA is very limited.

    • asl3676

      Perhaps you don’t give to your alumni association because your cheap….

      • nickshaw

         And perhaps YOU don’t give to an alumni association because “your” not a member, Helen?

        • asl3676

          Are you referring to me as Helen because you’re a homophobe or are you stuck in the 1960’s?

          I contribute to both of my alumni associations albeit not as much as they would like..LOL

          • nickshaw

             LOL! Just like a lib, Helen.
            Right. Over. Your. Head.

        • asl3676

          It is over my head….enlighten me..

          • nickshaw

             Forget it. Your not worth the trouble, Helen.

      • Brett

        “Your” cheap should read “you’re cheap”. And YOUR a lawyer as you tell us 8 or 9 times a week? Methinks not, letters and numbers. Go chase some more ambulances and stop wasting our space, time and oxygen. JUMP!

  • joer1

    Bernie , as usual you are clearly right.   I don’t read newspapers anymore and I have cancelled my subscription to my local papers … Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald.  Does anyone remember when the Miami Herald was a real “newspaper”?  I certainly don’t watch MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, & CNN.  Their revenues are down and their viewership and readership are the lowest ever, but they are in denial … they think it’s the Internet, “new media”, & bloggers.  They will not accept responsibility for their own demise.   The country needs “the Fourth Estate”.  The focus of criticism needs to be the JOURNALISM SCHOOLS that are populated by Liberals.  These schools should be forced to answer for themselves … they are in denial too.

    • PVMan1

      Right on! I canceled my local newspaper and told them that one of the reasons I did was because of their liberalism…supporting only Dems. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve called back wanting to offer a deal…NO DEAL…no more of MY MONEY going to any outright liberal organization.

  • GlenFS

    We have a candidate who has demonstrated an essential skill for any GOP president: handling the opposition party and their media support at the same time.  In my opinion Romney did this and still got the better of  it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHOWZO7PTWEB522QIDPTZ7LS3A Clark Kent

    It wasn’t an issue with John Kerry. 

    The question is, if Romney wins, will they get more negative and how long will the public let them?  How low can ratings go before advertisers bail.

    Newsweek is going under.  Will they all fall on their swords for the liberal meme?  Why is there only one Roger Ailes?  Can’t anybody else smell the money in conservative media?  Can’t anyone else recognize the hunger for balance? 

    It’s crazy.  

    • asl3676

      Thank god there is only one Roger Ailes…lol

      • nickshaw

         I like to think there’s at least one Roger, Helen.
        Do you realize that your objection to an outlet that voices opposition to the regime is akin to being happy with just a single state media organ?
        I’m guessing people like Bernie shouldn’t be allowed on the intertubz in your world as well. Am I right?
        It says a lot about you.
        And it ain’t pretty.

        • asl3676

          Did I say that Fox News, Bernie Goldberg or dumbasses like Hannity should be banned or censored? I find them quite entertaining and amusing…

    • PVMan1

       Thought I read yesterday that Newsweek did go down…

  • Johnny Deadline

    Isn’t it amazing that so many of the MSM consider Fox News a joke and a blight on the news profession,  yet the MSM can’t see or admit their own hypocrisy? Matthew 7: 3, anyone? Most of these journalism school twerps wouldn’t pursue a Democrat-based scandal if Starbucks included it with a free espresso macchiato and cheese danish.  

    • PVMan1

       Had to look that up, Matthew 7: 3: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

      • Johnny Deadline

        I had to look it up because I thought it might have been said by Saint Bernie.  :) Unlike many professional journalists I strive to be accurate. 

    • Lucky3511

      They would pursue it, just long enough to get their sticky hands on the macchiato and cheese danish

      • Johnny Deadline

        Good point Lucky. Maybe if we covered the Obama administration with sticky foodstuff we could get reporters to adhere to the facts and stick to the real story.  

  • Scooterscum

    These MSM reporters who are cheering on BHO and trying to slant the election his way, will be relentless in their persecution of President Romney.  Their curiosity and demands for ‘the public has a right to know!’ will suddenly return on 11/7.  

  • http://twitter.com/Jcdavidson37 John C. Davidson

    You just can’t seem to stop getter better and better with yoour assesment, Barnard. My bros. widow lives on Singer Island, sir.

  • Frank P

    Bernie, I enjoy your gigs on The Factor (would that we had a similar platform and journalists of that quality in the UK); surely the debacle of the assassination of the US Ambassador and his staff in Benghazi is one of the worse cover-ups in US history – far worse than Watergate? Obama should be hammered about it every day until the election then impeached immediately afterwards. He is a shill for the US far Left and several Chicagoan crooks, to boot. He is not only a traitor to America, he is a Trojan Horse for the destruction of what remains of Western Civilisation. Please wake up America, the UK has already been flushed down the tubes; the Long March has already comprehensively occupied our institutions and handed over our sovereignty to the Marxistry of Brussels. It’s boots have already sullied the carpet of the White House, Oval Office. You have less than a month to evict on of its ciphers. Act now! Or live to regret. 

    • PVMan1

       You got it, Frank…as far as Watergate goes…at least no one died.

      • nickshaw

         Well, except journalism shortly afterwards, PV. ;-)

    • asl3676

      The UK has plenty of journalists of Bernie’s “quality”…They work for the Murdoch’s..

  • Caren

    One of the best parts of the Romney victory will be that he was able to swim up stream not only against the negative adds and vile rhetoric of  BHO but the biased MSM as well.  Victory will be that much sweeter.

  • Wallace Flint

    Hi Bernie,
       Thank God those clowns who call thwmselves journalists, didn’t cover World War ll, they would probably be rooting for the other side! They are truly a disgrace to their profession. I often wonder why they root against the U.S.
      ” What goes around, comes around”. A polite way of saying “you’ll get yours!”
      They have a lot coming to them.

                                   In God We Trust!
                                    Wally Flint- Boonville, NY

  • Greggsan

    Alexander Pope said it many years ago:

    “Some ne’er advance a Judgment of their own,
    But catch the spreading Notion of the Town;

    They reason and conclude by Precedent,

    And own stale Nonsense which they ne’er invent.

    Some judge of Authors’ Names, not Works, and then

    Nor praise nor blame the Writings, but the Men.

    Of all this Servile Herd the worst is He

    That in proud Dulness joins with Quality,

    A constant Critick at the Great-man’s Board,

    To fetch and carry Nonsense for my Lord.”

    Nothing new here.  Move along.  :-)

    • puppets

      I like that. Obama caught “…the spreading Notion of the Town” indeed when he said Washington was broken. Is that such a bad thing? It certainly struck a chord the world over and made people think there might be a way through the godawful mess you lot find yourselves – and by extension, the rest of us – in. Good politicians are rarely artists or visionaries and, to be honest, artists and visionaries are usually better employed in other endeavours. The best politicians all have a necessarily superficial knowledge of many things, a “finger on the pulse” if you will and a tendency to mirror the concerns of the electorate. Obama’s problem is that once he mirrored what seems to me your electorate’s primary and primal concern – Washington is broken – he then had to say he was going to fix it. Then of course he couldn’t. Problem is Romney won’t even bother trying, so no point there. You need someone who can actually do what Obama said he could, free your ailing democracy from vested interests and give it back to the people. Any contenders?

  • Sue Nolan

    Bernie,  then there is the applause started by Michelle Obama right in front of the ongoing debate–also considered foul play and against the debate rules ethics for the audience.  But Candy Crowley didn’t call her out of bounds either.

    • PVMan1

       In an interview before the debate, MO said she doesn’t really pay close attention to the debate because she’s too busy following the rules.

    • asl3676

      I agree….Michelle should be jailed before she beats the crap out of Tagg Romney….LOL

      • CCNV

        Or, before she starts gnawing the wooden chairs with her bucky beaver teeth.

        • asl3676

          and her big black lips…..

          • Jeffreydan

              Your comment is not being reported because it might get deleted as a result, and everyone should be able to see what a sniveling bigot you are, a*s**l*.  

          • CCNV

            Spoken like a cowardly draft dodger.

          • Brett

            …..Or crushes a watermelon with her thunder thighs…. Just what lips were you referring to letters and numbers and be specific, before you stop wasting our space ,time and oxygen. JUMP!

          • asl3676

            I was mocking the moron who said Michelle Obama had buck teeth..and thanks for your spell check services….shows you have a future in unpaid work…

  • http://twitter.com/tcd24035 Thomas Duke

    I’m not sure what your point is here. I see cars whizzing by all the time as I walk through parking lots and on sidewalks – driving too fast and making it dangeous for others.  But trying to change behaviors is something that should be carefully cosidered before executing….

  • Kevin

    By default a “journalist” who does not try to hide his/her bias is NOT a journalist.  A new or existing word must be substituted for the word journalist when one’s bias cannot be subdued by one’s objectivity, because that person is simply not a  journalist. It’s like Biden saying he is a Catholic, but failing to take a pro life position. He is simply using the wrong word to describe what his faith is. It is not Catholicism, plain and simple. It’s like people of the same sex who want to make a lifetime commitment to one another, co-opting the word that has always been used to describe a man and woman making a lifetime commitment to one another, marriage.  It is whatever society says it is, and if society eventually adopts the word marriage to describe same sex couples, then certainly the definition of  “journalist” could be broadened to include those liberals in the press room.

    However,  there are plenty of terms that already exist that could be used, such as: liberal, advocate, voter, partisan, observer, participant, or onlooker.  All those words work for someone who was present and clapped for Obama’s snide remark.  Heck, those words pretty much all apply to Michelle Obama, who clapped also, at some point during the debate, perhaps at the same moment, I don’t remember.

    But there is one word, that I will probably never use to describe journalists again: neutral.

    And I mean that “by and large”, not to encompass every single person in the field. However, there seems to me to be so few truly neutral voices out there, that it might as well be stricken as a descriptor of modern day journalism from anybody’ s lexicon.  The problem is, heretofore I always thought that neutrality and journalism were inextricable, one from the other. Therefore, journalism may indeed need to be redefined to include the biases brought by the reporter.  If that becomes the case, look out. Everyone with an opinion and a keyboard or microphone is now a journalist, which means basically nobody is a journalist, which means journalism as we know it is dead. And therein lies the deadly conclusion, known and felt by many, described in its logical progression.

    • asl3676

      So Jews who eat pork are not real Jews? Catholics who use birth control are not real catholics?   What a moronic analogy…

      • bookman65000

        Speaking of morons, as(sho)l(e), look in a mirror (if you can stand it).

  • Kathie Ampela

    Bernie, this is a new low, and I didn’t think we could get any lower.  Reporters getting loaded in the press room and cheering for the President at a debate. Something else bothers me..did you notice that in the exchange over Libya, when Romney challenged Obama over whether he called it a terrorist attack, did you notice he asked Crowley for the transcript? He said to her: “transcript, transcript” how did he know that she had the transcript? And why is it that CNN is in possession of Chris Stevens’ diary? 

    • Jeanhbuck

       I, too, thought that highly suspicious.  Obama must not only have known Crowley had the transcript, but I think he may also have known what the questions would be that evening.  And, was I the only person (other than my husband) who thought it unusual that a woman would ask a question about gun control?  As a woman, who doesn’t especially like guns I thought that very odd.  As for Mrs. Obama’s loud clapping, does that not surprise us?  She must be very proud of herself now.  It’s difficult to follow directions when you don’t listen and pay attention.

  • zyzak

    The media in his pocket is worse than a communist owed newspaper. Every once in a while some poor soul will write the truth about communism and then vanish. Here in America where we have free speech, the stinkin media stays silent when they know full well that the president’s men are manipulating and shaping what we hear. The truth must be told and this emperor without any clothes
    will be removed from office  in November.

  • puppets

    Romney “unfiltered”?

    Yea, right.

    47% unfiltered.

    • nickshaw

       Such an appropriate screen name, Helen.
      Come up with that by yourself, did you?

      • puppets

        Not sure who Helen is. I’m a puppeteer from Australia. My nickname is “Puppets”. If it really matters to you, my name is Paul Doogood and I live in Doncaster East, Victoria. Now, got anything worthwhile to say?

        • nickshaw

          Nope. Just making the obvious connection between Zero voters or, in your case, Zero supporters, and  Zero himself.
          And I use “Helen” for all libs who don’t use real names when they comment. That’s because they all resemble Helen Thomas in one way or another.

          • puppets

            Yea mate. You’re not connecting. Not sure if you got the bit about me being Australian so you might want to talk straight and spare me the cant. Meanwhile, got any thoughts on the 47%? 

        • alegalcitizen

          Well Yes I do, take care of your OWN country, and keep your nose out of the US.   
          We have enough of our own LIBERALS without having a puppeteer from down under telling us how to run our lives.  

          • puppets

            Righto. The minute you start minding your own business. Won’t be holding me breath.

        • nickshaw

           Interesting.
          You don’t think I understood that you are Australian?
          Didn’t I say “…or, in your case, Zero supporters…”?
          Apparently, world wide, libs have trouble with reading comprehension.
          As to the “47%”, I thought it was pretty sneaky of Zero to leave that little stinky gem until his closing statement where it couldn’t be rebutted. Just the type of low blow we’ve come to expect from this Resident.
          You did hear that Mitt said he mis-spoke when he said that, right?
          Not to mention there was an unknown length of time snipped out of that “secret” tape right after he spoke those words. You don’t find anything odd about that?
          The people who held it up as an example of Mitt’s “duplicitousness” insisted the tape was complete and never mentioned the edit. You’re fine with that?
          We’ll never know if Mitt qualified that statement at the time, will we?
          Could we not put it down to the level of the, “I’ve been to 57 states with one more to go!” mis-speak of Zero?
          You know, it’s pretty sad when you only have one example of Mitt mis-speaking while I can name quite a few of Zero’s, don’t you think?

          • puppets

            Yea, got that. I was more referring to the Helen Thomas reference. And the Zero thing. Cant. Jargon. Doublespeak. Groupthink. With me? And no, didn’t hear how Mitt “mis-spoke”. Just heard him speak.

        • bookman65000

          You certainly don’t have anything worthwhile to say, so shut up already.

  • Patrick

    “Reporters who cover baseball games aren’t allowed to cheer for their
    team while in the press box.  It’s just not tolerated.  Even journalists
    who dwell in the world of sports know that reporters aren’t supposed to
    take sides.”

    Exactly, it’s one thing if you’re a commentator from a commentary show, but it’s totally another if you’re an objective journalist from an objective news outlet that’s mainstream. Anyway, it’s a presidental debate where issues are supposed to be discussed, not a baseball game or a boxing match (which frankly debates have all too often become).

    • puppets

      Define “objective” in the context of contemporary American politics. Good luck.

      • bookman65000

        Well, you ain’t it, dumbass.

  • Bfreewoman55

    Stopped watching msm months ago…can’t ever get a clear story line…many seem to think Obama is some kind of God. Also stopped watching some tv shows as more and more tv celebs or movie celebs think their opinion matters in politics.  They are paid to entertain me, and only to entertain me. as a consequence of their mouthing off, I have turned off several shows.  This is how I, personally, can effect change.  If people don’t watch, lose advertisers, no more shows.  Don’t spend money on movies, no profit, no jobs. I do not think I am the only person in this great country of ours that feels this way. 

    • JohnHD

      I agree whole heartedly. I have heard some of these so called intelligent movie stars spouting their political opinions and nonsense. And, I will never again go to or pay for a movie that they are in.

      • puppets

        Yep. Dumb movie stars ROCK!!!

    • puppets

      Turning off things that don’t agree with your point of view effects change? Bollocks! What it really does is close your mind and reinforce your prejudices while sparing you the burden of challenging and perhaps even – God forbid! – overcoming your convictions. This is how democracy ends: not with a bang . . .

    • Deny916

      Amen Bfree!  I am doing the same thing!!!! 

  • Rosemarybutzer

    Talk about taxing the internet. This is a young people’s issue.

  • WTF?

    The good news is that thanks to posts like these, and the work being done on sites like Breitbart, more Americans are aware of this type of bias than before.   Now it’s up to the rank and file conservatives to carry this message into our own social media outlets, like our FB pages, etc.  

    • puppets

      So conservative media is not biased?

      • nickshaw

         Why, yes they are and the majority don’t try to hide it or lie about it. Some, who work for liberal outfits (huh, that would be most of them!), may dissemble a bit but, that’s to be expected if they want to keep their jobs.
        I didn’t hear of any reports from the press room of the conservative reporters giving high fives, laughing and clapping when Mitt got his hits in. Did you?

        • puppets

          No. But I see a lot of lying bullshit on Fox.

          • nickshaw

             Ohhh, now I understand what they mean by the rapier- like wit of Australians, Helen!
            I was talking about lying about their political persuasion.
            You understood that, right?
            Do they lie about this on Fox?
            And if, as you insist, there is a ” lot of lying bullshit on Fox”, what do you think of PMSNBC, NBC or, to a slightly lesser extent, CNN?
            Are they paragons of virtue down under?

          • CCNV

            An adult puppeteer? Sounds like a pedophile to me.

          • alegalcitizen

            Proof please!  Don’t dish it out without giving examples puppeteer!

        • puppets

          They all lie. I’ve already said that. The bias is clearly on both sides. What’s missing is the centre. Why do you have to be so combative? You merely prove my point.

          • nickshaw

             All this bull about being in the “middle” and compromise is just that, bull, Helen.
            Representatives are elected to act on the will of their constituents, not to water down what they want with compromise.
            They expect their reps to fight until the other side changes their mind or they are outnumbered.
            Compromise with progressives has gotten America into the state it is now and conservatives ( the majority, I might add) have just said they have had enough!
            In fact, gridlock is not such a bad thing! At least they are not making more laws to screw things up even more!
            Unfortunately, gridlock will disappear after next January. Conservatives and real Republicans (not the progressive infected ones like McLame and Graham) must make sure America gets back on track as the greatest country on earth, not a poor shadow of Europe.
            Yes, I said “unfortunately” because even “our” side needs watching very closely. If Mitt fails to do what he was elected to do, he can expect to be booted out by the same people who elect him this time.

        • puppets

          By the way, the Australian wit is not “rapier-like” despite what you may have been led to believe. It’s somewhere South of laconic. You may want to keep this in mind when digesting my posts – do your blood pressure the world of good. Cheers and nighty-night cobber.

          • nickshaw

             Whatever you say, Bruce.
            Oh, wait, I’m sorry. That’s Python making fun of your laconic wit.

      • crofootski

         My experience is that conservative JOURNALISTS are not biased, but of course conservative commentators are.  That’s why they are commentators.

        • puppets

          So ALL conservative commentators are biased and ALL conservative journalists are not? Ah, the benefits of higher education!

      • http://twitter.com/RE_Peter2 Peter Buckland

        I would say yes, the cons media is certainly biased against the mainstream, but if u ONLY watch mainstream u DEFINITELY don’t get a comptlete picture.  Fox is CONSTANTLY giving BOTH points of view so u can make your own judgement!

      • WTF?

        How many conservative media types were high-fiving each other in the first debate? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHOWZO7PTWEB522QIDPTZ7LS3A Clark Kent

        Conservative media is a small percentage of the media.  It’s talk radio, conservative blogs and Fox against newspapers, the rest of TV and Hollywood.

      • Lucky3511

        Yes they are biased, but they report what they see even when it is not to their liking. Left loons like yourself reporting from 20 odd hours flying time away from the country, strikes me as a little odd.

        • puppets

          What’s a “left loon”? You people are so confusing. Is that a bird that flys with a limp? Is there really no centre left in your politics, cos I am SOOOO not a radical. Your country really is in deep shit if anyone who disagrees with a conservative is necessarily Karl Marx. Grow up. Please!!!

      • JmThms

         Not even the point. Again, the success of Fox news and talk radio is due to a response to pent up demand due to the years and years of liberal media bias. As Deep Throat said in the underground garage, “You’re missing the overall”.

      • bookman65000

        We’re not talking about “conservative” media, you ignoramus, but the “Mainstream” media, which touts itself as unbiased.

  • Cgregers

    If these idiots had vetted Obama 4 years ago, he would not be in the White House. He has created this environment of division.  They drink his juice because none of them, including O, have an original thought of their own.

    • puppets

      Neither has Romney. Obama at least identified the problem: Washington is toxic. Your politics is broken. The fact he can’t fix it as much as anything proves his point.
      But seriously guys, I’m an Australian and the rest of the world is watching you lot squabble over the sort of fluff and nonsense typified by this article with increasing trepidation. Or haven’t you heard? While you fiddle – Rome is burning.Of course the Liberal media is biased! Partisan! Polarised! So’s the Conservative media! What’s Fox News for chrissake? Balanced?!? Everything in your bloody country is biased, partisan and polarised at the moment and all indications are it’s a disastrous path you’re travelling. Any chance you might stop banging on about what seperates you, lower the tone a bit in your discourse and rediscover the meaning of the word “compromise”?Chance’d be a fine thing indeed. Just let us know when you’re ready to talk about what matters, and if you haven’t been left behind . . .

      • nickshaw

         And Australian politics is any different, Helen?
        How’s that carbon tax working out for you? You know, the one that was promised would not be implemented by the winners of your last election?
        Are you worried that the US won’t be there the next time you get into trouble because of it’s political squabbling?
        I would think you would be more worried for the safety and economic well being of the world if Zero remains in power!
        You know, since he’s doing such a bang up job on both fronts!
        Apparently, libs are libs, no matter where in the world you look for them.

      • bookman65000

        You Australian twit.

      • potvin

        You don’t have any idea what you’re talking about, mate. I’m Canadian and follow American politics closely and can tell you that the American press is severely liberal and severely biased. Because Fox News isn’t biased it comes off as conservative. It’s also the most watched cable news network in the country. Get off the left-wing blogs, mate.

        • AllenJ

          Fox news not biased? Wow! That has to be the biggest joke of the year. Since when does a network hire an election participant (Rove) as an analyst? The answer is never. Rove’s embarrassing performance on election night is proof of that.