It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.
According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
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Asked by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:24 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
I really don't see the big deal. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that some journalists are more likely to print certain stories than others. Even SNL had skits making fun of how liberal journalists pretty much licked between Obama's toes they were so enamoured. I always assumed there was some group somewhere where likeminded media types got together to do this stuff. I'd fall off my seat in shock if there isn't one with a conservative bias.
The fact that it was shut down so quickly once there was a leak looks bad. It does lead one to think they purposefully meant to mislead people, which is different than reporting with bias, imo.
Answer by Bezu at 10:59 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:59 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
LOL..right wing blog that shows no documents...LOL...OK
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:10 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:08 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by gammie at 11:18 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 11:44 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:44 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:45 AM on Jul. 22, 2010
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