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Why is it the international press can see it so clearly

when the domestic media can't seem to pin it down?

Time is running out for Barack Obama to have healthcare Bill passed
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6802128.ece

No "it's the Republicans' fault" no "fearmongers and extremist opposition." It just lays it out in plain English:
"the elderly, independents and suburban women — critical swing voters — are deserting him. "

Wouldn't it be nice if the news in our own country could admit the facts so plainly?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 5:06 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "gd - use the "full editor" option, highlight the text, then click the little paperclip looking link button to insert the link."

    Ah, thanks! I haven't been in the habit of using the full editor.

    And excellent point on opinion versus articles.

    I think I may have your answer.

    Newspaper cutbacks. US newspapers have slashed their staffs. These stories aren't getting reported by the US media because there isn't anyone to DO it any more!

    The Tribune company has eliminated HUNDREDS of reporters, and those who are remaining get judged on how many column inches they produce. Never mind that it can take many days to produce in-depth stories.

    If Woodward and Bernstein were reporting today, they'd never be given the time to break the Watergate story.

    Electronic media? It's ALWAYS followed print.

    Such is the price of cuts in pursuit of profit. Capitalism is a two-edged sword...and this is the
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:00 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:07 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I'm going to enjoy watching him go down in a puff of smoke.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Which media are you looking at? I think that's going to be the key. I'm finding all kinds of things I think you'll agree with. (Sorry, I don't know how to make these active links...is it standard html?)

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-naw-obama-taxes22-2009aug22,0,2276570.story

    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13169203

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/08/21/obamas-ratings-get-new-scrutiny/
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:16 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • gd - use the "full editor" option, highlight the text, then click the little paperclip looking link button to insert the link.

    And only the first of those is articles, the other two are editorials - meaning they won't get picked up and run in newspapers or recapped on newscasts. That's the problem. The facts are right there, and they are being padded and hedged to avoid stating the obvious, that he's losing his support in full demographic groups, not just with fringe extremists.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_13169203


     


    woo hoo thanks NP..I didn't know how to do it either!

    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 5:32 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I would enjoy seeing nancy go down even more.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • CArpy, I wish someone would just throw a bucket of water on her, and see what happens!!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:50 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • lol "I'm Melting, I'm Melting!!!
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:51 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Because they aren't owned by a company looking at their bottom dollar trying to make a profit.

    Freedom of the press is American isn't really free anymore. It comes with a price tag that has profits and losses attached to it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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