Anyone who opposes Big Media tool Barack Obama will be trashed by Big Media.
John McCain is aware of how Big Media trashed Hillary Clinton. John McCain is mildly starting to take tepid steps to fight against Big Media doing to him what Big Media did to Hillary Clinton.
At this weekend’s “faith forum” John McCain appeared rested, strong, vigorous, focused, determined, alert, personable, funny, commanding, and lucid.
Barack Obama appeared in desperate need of a vacation.
Because John McCain was dynamic and Obama drowsy (and still obsessed with “ME”), Big Media stepped in to rescue their tool.
McCain’s campaign manager Rick Davis asked Sunday for a meeting with Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, to protest what the campaign called signs that the network is “abandoning non-partisan coverage of the Presidential race.” [snip]
In this case, the campaign is objecting to a statement by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on “Meet the Press” questioning whether McCain might have gotten a heads-up on some of the questions that were asked of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who was the first candidate to be interviewed Saturday night by Pastor Rick Warren at a presidential forum on faith.
Warren told the audience that McCain was being held in “a cone of silence” so he wouldn’t hear the questions, which were similar for both candidates.
Warren referred again to “the cone of silence” when McCain came onstage, and the senator joked: “I was trying to hear through the wall.”
Mitchell reported that some “Obama people” were suggesting “that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama. He seemed so well prepared.”
A McCain aide said that is not the case: “Senator McCain was in a motorcade led by the United States Secret Service and held in a green room with no broadcast feed.”
The character assassinations come directly from OBAMA and the Obama campaign. Big Media repeats the Obama character assassinations. Character assassination was and is the weapon of choice for Obama and his Chicago assassins. The Obama campaign writes the character assassination script and Big Media, particularly NBC/MSNBC transmit the character assassinations. The letter from the McCain campaign shows McCain is looking very clearly at how NBC and MSNBC trashed Hillary Clinton.
We are extremely disappointed to see that the level of objectivity at NBC News has fallen so low that reporters are now giving voice to unsubstantiated, partisan claims in order to undercut John McCain.
Nowhere was this more evident than with NBC chief correspondent Andrea Mitchell’s comments on “Meet the Press” this morning. In analyzing last night’s presidential forum at Saddleback Church, Mitchell expressed the Obama campaign spin that John McCain could only have done so well last night because he “may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.” Here are Andrea Mitchell’s comments in full:
Mitchell: “The Obama people must feel that he didn’t do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because what they are putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama. He seemed so well-prepared.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/17/08)
Make no mistake: This is a serious charge. Andrea Mitchell is repeating, uncritically, a completely unsubstantiated Obama campaign claim that John McCain somehow cheated in last night’s forum at Saddleback Church. Instead of trying to substantiate this blatant falsehood in any way, Andrea Mitchell felt that she needed to repeat it on air to millions of “Meet the Press” viewers with no indication that 1.) There’s not one shred of evidence that it’s true; 2.) In his official correspondence to both campaigns, Pastor Rick Warren provided both candidates with information regarding the topic areas to be covered, which Barack Obama acknowledged during the forum when asked about Pastor Warren’s idea of an emergency plan for orphans and Obama said, “I cheated a little bit. I actually looked at this idea ahead of time, and I think it is a great idea;” 3.) John McCain actually requested that he and Barack Obama do the forum together on stage at the same time, making these kinds of after-the-fact complaints moot.
Indeed, instead of taking a critical journalistic approach to this spin, Andrea Mitchell did what has become a pattern for her of simply repeating Obama campaign talking points.
We particularly admire these lucid sentences from the McCain campaign letter:
This is irresponsible journalism and sadly, indicative of the level of objectivity we have witnessed at NBC News this election cycle. Instead of examining the Obama campaign’s spin for truth before reporting it to more than 3 million NBC News viewers, Andrea Mitchell simply passed along Obama campaign conspiracy theories. The fact is that during Senator Obama’s segment at Saddleback last night, Senator McCain was in a motorcade to the event and then held in a green room with no broadcast feed. In the forum, John McCain clearly demonstrated to the American people that he is prepared to be our next President…..
We are concerned that your News Division is following MSNBC’s lead in abandoning non-partisan coverage of the Presidential race. We would like to request a meeting with you as soon as possible to discuss our deep concerns about the news standards and level of objectivity at NBC.
[Meet The Press transcript HERE ]
There are no news standards and zero objectivity at NBC and MSNBC. The McCain campaign is taking a mild step but an important one in beginning to call out NBC/MSNBC for their Obama protection racket.
Indeed, it is possible that one reason John McCain is doing so very well in the polls these past weeks and Obama is sinking is because NBC and particularly MSNBC have had their political assassination time cut back due to Olympic coverage.
The McCain campaign must realize that once NBC/MSNBC return full time to their Barack Obama protection racket every brilliant
Hillary McCain moment will be trashed and the non-stop Obama gaffes and race-baiting will be excused, spun, and hailed.
Hillary supporters know very well the vileness oozing out of NBC/MSNBC and we will speak out even if it is to defend Republican John McCain.
Throughout the primary campaign Hillary was lucid and clearly qualified to be president. Throughout the primary campaign Obama was clearly not qualified to be president.
On Saturday, lucid John McCain “seemed so well-prepared”. Obama was again a celebrity mess.
But NBC/MSNBC character assassinated
Hillary John McCain in order to protect Big Media tool Barack Obama.
McCain and his campaign must stay lucid and remain vigilant.
The Olympics will soon be over. The Obama/NBC/MSNBC/Big Media character assassins will soon return to work full-time.