In an unprecedented move, the five major corporations which own the Mainstream Media have banded together to announce that in order to keep the Presidential race the kind of competitive contest that Americans deserve, President Obama will now be blamed for the gaffes of anyone who ever supported or voted for him.

Their press release, which they handed out to each other, details that this is not only a pro-democracy policy but a pro-recovery one.

“So far, the 2012 race for the Presidency has been very one-sided, with the eventual Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, making self-damaging statements on a near-daily basis while President Obama makes stirring speeches,” explained Time Warner Executive Vice President, Dick Douchington. “This has so far led to a not very competitive race in the polls which is bad for democracy…and our ratings and ad revenue…which coincidentally means it’s bad for the US economy.”

“So, in order to stimulate greater viewership in our news channels, which will generate more commerce in America and strengthen the recovery while energizing our democracy, we are banding together to support a new policy that evens the Presidential playing field, ” Douchington added with a brief fondling of his crotch. “From now on, we will present the statement of anyone who is a Democrat, supports or voted for Obama in the past, whether or not they have ever represented President Obama or even have met him, as statements he is responsible for.”

Douchington gave an example, “For instance, an 87 year old Democrat in a retirement home in Iowa said yesterday, ‘Women should go back to the kitchen and make me Wheatina.’ We have instructed the hosts at our news channels to present segments today asking how this will damage President Obama among women and all Americans who prefer cold cereal and whether President Obama’s delay in responding to this situation we have just that instant reported, will hurt his chances for re-election.”

This is an issue of fairness, Douchington insisted. “If a professional boxer and an uncoordinated amateur boxer who keeps accidentally punching himself in the face were in a fight for the world championship, how is it fair to the promoters who need ticket sales and the fans who paid a lot watch the fight (and could sue for refunds), if it’s not a close fight? You can’t make the terrible boxer better so isn’t it respecting the sport and the public to equalize the boxers by blindfolding the professional, tying his ankles together and shooting him with tasers whenever he gets too far ahead on points? What could be fairer than that?”

Douchington added that thanks to the tens of millions of Democrats and Obama-supporting Americans whose words appear in blogs, emails and ramblings in insane asylums, there will be a plentiful supply of damaging comments to blame Obama for from now until the November elections.

“The press has an important responsibility to the American people and our democracy,” Douchington stated. “What that responsibility is, we may not know, maybe it’s keeping Americans informed about how caring the oil industry is or maybe it’s confusing them with false equivalencies. Either way, we make money and that’s why our Founding Fathers believed in a free press.”

According to Douchington, hotlines and special web pages are being setup by all news channels so the American people can participate in this celebration of democracy and increased ad revenues by reporting the “craziest-assed things” they hear from anyone anywhere who might be a Democrat.

“There is no ‘too crazy’. Our industry’s motto is, ‘If it’s hate, we bait,” Douchington explained, making it clear that the Mainstream Media isn’t directly referring to its pro-masturbation policy in this particular instance.

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Chernynkaya
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As a further indictment against the MSM (as if any were needed) this is the misogynistic crap Newsweek is putting on their next cover:
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kesmarn
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Hah. They wish, Cher! (And welcome back, by the way!)

That will be the U.S. cover. The European ones will have something related to the debt crisis in Spain or the like.

Because the grown ups live in Europe?

Chernynkaya
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Thanks, kes. Yeah, they always put the moronic cover on US editions. But this offends me. Between Tina Brown and her pal HarridanPost, they’ve set women’s causes–especially as professional journalists– back 50 years.

kesmarn
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It really does feel as though we’re losing ground sometimes, doesn’t it, Cher?

I mean battles that we all thought were settled 30 or 40 years ago are suddenly needing to be waged all over again. And I can’t help but think that our black brothers and sisters must be feeling the same way.

Voter disenfranchisement yet again? Really? State rights? “Welfare president”? Sigh…. 🙁

Kalima
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That something like this could affect the President’s poll numbers is mind boggling to me, that the msm have been waiting for a chance to run with something like this is not. Maybe someone should ask Mrs. Romney when she received her last paycheck, and remind the Romneys that money coming into their bank accounts from all of their investment interests, is not the same as actually having to go out to work. Does she get payed for looking after her own kids, then she could say she was working, which is what Rosen meant in the first place, that… Read more »

bito
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Well, said Miss Kalima!! 10 thumbs up ❗

Kalima
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Hello bito, I just got rid of half of my day’s stress in that one comment. When I first read about this, I thought it was so inconsequential, it would have blown over by the next day. Then to see the media cling on to it like a dog with an earth soiled bone, it made me first shake my head, and then shake my fists. These people are lower than pond scum. I had no idea where those poll numbers were coming from because I was busy looking for my helmet to wear during the launch. Now that AdLib… Read more »

bito
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Hello Kalima, I have been without tv or internet since last night, just now back so I’m playing catch-up. I can’t tell where those poll numbers are from either but NPR reported tonight that the gender gap is +19 for PBO in the latest polls (Friday night) and they did a long story on it. I’m stumped. Even after the MSM was exposed at saying that Hillary R. had no affiliation to the campaign, they kept up with the story, they have no shame. I didn’t see any retraction on their mistake? Anyone else? Pond scum serves a purpose in… Read more »

Kalima
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Those poll numbers will climb again soon bito, I’m sure of that. It could have been another Operation Chaos type thing, where some who dislike Romney as their nominee, voted for the President instead, who knows, maybe these people are just really dumb?

Keep warm, that is pretty cold for your neck of the woods.

Good night bito.

choicelady
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They are continuing the assertion that Rosen is a “Democratic party operative” in this morning’s New York Times.

Duh.

choicelady
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Kalima- MMNBC showed the comment made almost no dent in the polls they had. Women overwhelmingly support Obama. Period. What amazes me are the numbers of men supporting Romney who has it in for them. He has no interest in even middle class white males – they are just fodder for corporations, and they are to be sacrificed when bottom liners so decree. Are white males THAT racist or starry-eyed rich wannabes? Yikes. Women and children have been the bellwethers for what will happen to men. Since the beginning of the nation, what occurred to women and kids, dragged into… Read more »

Kalima
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I think that our most of members here have more knowledge, integrity and plain common sense than most of the elected lawmakers combined cl, and agree that everyone, including the men should be afraid of what they will lose if the RepublicanTP gets their way to impose their crazy policy on the nation. Look at their disgraceful attacks on women concerning two issues that are legal in your country, abortion and contraception. As I have said before, states have far too much individual power, a power that the Repubs are using to destroy everything most people hold dear, knowing that… Read more »

Chernynkaya
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Kalima, I just wrote you a long reply, then it disappeared. But here’s the gist of what I wanted to say, after I told you I couldn’t agree more!! Many in the media are starting to push back against the criticism of Rosen–including David Axelrod. For example, Joe Scarborough was incensed: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/ And many are now criticizing Ann Romney for pretending she understands SAHM’s–she who sent her 5 boys to boarding school, had nannies and chauffeurs and one house for each son. Here’s a taste of Axerod responding to Romney’s Eric Fehrn: @davidaxelrod:Harold Simmons pledges $36m to GOP, and calls… Read more »

Kalima
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Sorry you lost your comment, isn’t that just a real bummer? I’m glad to see the Tweets, but want to see many more, and from someone other than David Axelrod, although he is doing a stellar job in taking the other side down. Living in Asia, I have very few options for news programms in English here, so BBC World, and CNN international are all I have to choose from. I watch no tv during my day, and the last time I watched CNN was for the SOTU speech. I think that AdLib’s suggestion of not watching the worst offenders… Read more »

KillgoreTrout
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It amazes me that Obama’s poll numbers could fluctuate so rapidly. I was surprised, and a little disappointed by Obama and Michelle apologizing for Rosen and sticking up for the Romney’s, but all in all, I think this is a very small issue. I don’t think most women were fooled one bit by Ann Romney’s statements. I think Obama thought he was just being “presidential,” and he was defending attacks on a candidate’s or politician’s spouse. I think he just wanted to end the whole petty issue. Of course, you know the media would run with it, trying to stir… Read more »

Chernynkaya
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I’ve been angry about this ridiculous episode for two days now. I’m not sure why this—of all things—got under my skin so, but it really has. When I first heard Hilary Rosen’s statement, my reaction was, “Tell it!” I heard nothing at all controversial. Then I saw David Axelrod and Jim Messina on Twitter saying she was offensive and calling her to apologize. I went back to replay the video and STILL heard nothing wrong with what Rosen said. Eventually, reading Twitter, I realized that the media and the Right (or am I being redundant?) twisted Rosen’s words to pretend… Read more »

SueInCa
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Cher Go back and look at the video of her original comments. CNN identified her as a Dem Strategist and a CNN contributor. THEY did that in order to boost their slumping ratings. They know she is not in any way attached to the campaign yet they lied about it and if they did not know they are even more stupid than I thought. I also agree with Adlib below about choosing your battles. This was a trumped up sound bite by all the MSM and not one got her position right and all misconstrued her comment. The media is… Read more »

KQµårk 死神
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If you look at the recent polls it’s terrible news for Obama and the Dems because the gender gap is bigger for Obama and Dems with men than it is for the GOP and women.

http://polltracker.talkingpointsmemo.com/

bito
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I see a lot of Rasmussen and Fox polls in there and if they are included then they should have PPP in the mix also. Actually, I can’t tell what polls they are using for their average.

KQµårk 死神
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The hypocrisy of this media created controversy is that if any Republican was held up to this standard they would lose all support with the absurd rantings of GOP supporters. For example just this past week two NRO writers were fired for being racists. Yet you done see anyone saying they are conservatives so Romney should be blamed for what they said. IDK if it’s going to matter much anyway another Romney adviser implies Romney is a total fraud and phony by saying what Romney says on the campaign trail is not what he believes. Pivoting to the center is… Read more »

SallyT
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Gee, AdLib, the poor President wouldn’t get anything done if he had to take the blame for every mis-statement I have made. It would be an endless battle for him as I keep stepping into it……

However, where is the apologize from the other side for this statement:

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/catholic-league-rosen-had-to-adopt-kids-ann

foodchain
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foodchain

Sally, I can laugh with you about verbal missteps–I think they’re funny but not so for others, lol. But what the heck, adopting kids is now a bad thing? Some perverted comment on her “inability” to have children compared to Ann. But compared to a Mormon having more kids than a Catholic? This must be so confusing for their priorities” lesbian couple adopts kids which helps non contraception issues, vs pretty white woman who has procreating men that are not Catholic who are busy trying to convert the world to Mormonism. If this wasn’t so despicable it would be a… Read more »

SallyT
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FC, this hole thing has peed me off as you can tell from all my comments. Rosen comment was taken out of context and yes she shouldn’t have started with “never worked a day in her life” but the whole point was whether Mrs. Romney could be a good judge of the economic needs of the day for women since she was not challenged with any. So, lets turn this into a “Mommy War” but OH Wait, NOT Lesbian Mommies!

bito
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Whooee! Now that’s Christian! Didn’t Jesus say something about “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ?

Catholic League @CatholicLeague

Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.

KillgoreTrout
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I wonder how many Nannies and maids Ann had at her disposal, to help her “raise,” those 5 children. And 0 financial worries. Is “lesbian dem,” a new political party? Why did they have to bring Hilary’s sexuality into this? Scumbags.

SallyT
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KT, I don’t know if the following is fact because they haven’t verified but I think she is probably close to the truth.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/ann-romneys-childhood-nanny-dishes-on-privilege

KillgoreTrout
Member

Good old Stephanie Miller. I called in to her show a few years ago when she was on Air America. She’s a pretty funny lady.

SallyT
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And, Bito, this peed me off too because they are against birth control and abortion but should these babies be born and put up for adoption, NO NOT TO GAY COUPLES!!!! Because they are not good parents and set the wrong example to children according to them! Oh, I hope a varmint mommy bites them all in the ass! Bito, am I on one too much today? It is Friday the 13th and my evil side that is really my fighting side is out today! Hose me down with cold water should I get to far out there! 😉

KillgoreTrout
Member

Sally, I was born on Friday the 13th! Talk about “Born Under A Bad Sign.”

SallyT
Member

So was my Daddy, KT, and he was a great guy! Just like you! 😉

KillgoreTrout
Member

Aw, shucks Sally! 😳

bito
Member

That was a nasty tweet and as Christians they should be ashamed of themselves. With Ann’s millions why didn’t she open a shelter for battered women, be a foster family, adopt children? Am I blaming this tweet on her? Why not, turnabout is fair play, no? As KT said:

“Why did they have to bring Hilary’s sexuality into this?”

You’re all right Sally, there is a lot to be angry about today but we will keep the hose handy. 😉

bito
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Very good AdLib but almost difficult to laugh at, I fear it’s true. I caught the segment when “Wonder Boy” Russert finally was informed that Hillary Rozen wasn’t an adviser for anyone, not the DNC. Not the WH. Not Obama2012. But she was a Democrat. He looked dumfounded but..but..but…my hand out I got says she was!!! Fox says she is, Mitt says she is NBC says she is….It’s gotta be true! All the cable talkers took that squirrel, painted it red, fed it till it became big enough for a Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and took it for a walk. When… Read more »

SallyT
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Bito, what got me was that CNN didn’t speak up right away to say she worked for them! They let it go because they liked that all the other channels were playing the clip from their show.

bito
Member

Sally nearly everyday I tell myself, “don’t bitch about the media, too easy.” But then they pull bone-headed things like this, simple fact checking. What would it have taken to check if Hillary Rozen did or did not work for the WH, DNC or Obama 2012–three fucking phone calls by a bloody intern?
I also was wondering about why CNN was so quiet about it, like Adlib says: They got the memo from Dick Douchington.

SallyT
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I know, Bito, I know. But, it just peed me off! Now watch this and a-hole Wolf Blitzer try to come off as the hero for making Hillary apologize again and again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mts39aQqTMs

SueInCa
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Can I leave your slogan on Twitter?

bito
Member

Tweet away @susand900

SueInCa
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Done