Yesterday evening, before the debate and a dinner engagement I had, I tuned into CNN’s “Prime News” to get a feel for the debate that I would eventually miss. As usual, two pundits of the so-called “best political team in America” were discussing the previous debates and what needed to be fielded in last night’s debate.
In fair and balanced reporting, one pundit usually represents the Democratic Candidate and the other analyzes the Republican Candidate - and both usually have opinions slanted for their particular candidate. The public is supposedly shown the interpretive argument and talking points of the two candidates. Last night was different, and if one of the pundits was representing the Democratic point of view - it didn’t show and was generally a session of attempting to provide rationale for McCain’s previous behavior, and what he needed to do in this debate to change his sagging poll numbers. Whether either candidate decided to ramp-up the negativity in the upcoming debate, it wasn’t needed. CNN made sure that Ayers and the allegation(s) in regard ACORN were well known before the debate began as they participated in a “fair and balanced” discussion that was neither. It was an Obama slug fest, carefully orchestrated by CNN to prime the public for what they appeared to know what was coming, more negativity and leaving the real issues on the sidelines.
I switched the channel and tuned-in the Situation Room and was pleased to see Wolf Blitzer interviewing Donald Trump, who appeared to surprise Wolf Blitzer when he stated that Bush should have been impeached for leading us into a fraudulent war. Blitzer attempted to leap to the administration’s defense and stated they had received bad intelligence - which Donald Trump very clearly stated he believed was a downright lie. The theme of Trump’s rhetoric was that Bush lied and people died - and he compared Bill Clinton’s sexual encounter as minute when we take into consideration the breadth of the crimes President Bush has perpetrated upon the nation - and Trump stated clearly that it would be good for the nation if Bush was impeached.. Wolf Blitzer is a former AIPAC Lobbyist, and for me, the best part of the interview was watching a wide-eyed Blitzer get hammered with truth and facts about this President that too many people are hesitant to point-out on national television. In fact, Donald Trump, who is well respected in the United States, stood-up for his beliefs and obviously shocked CNN as well as those who had invited him to be interviewed on the Situation Room - and the shock on Blitzer’s wide-eyed face was priceless.
Understanding the Mainstream News Medias support of McCain is easy. A recent report stated that “74% of CEOs Believe Obama Would Be Disastrous for the Nation.” Seventy-four percent is a staggering figure, and when you understand the bulk of corporate America is against Obama, it then is easy to understand why the “Corporate Media” is doing their best to slant their coverage to favor McCain:
74% of CEOs Believe Obama Would Be Disastrous for the Nation
By Noel Sheppard
October 9, 2008 - 10:29 ET
With the nation in the middle of what is being regularly reported as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a new poll found that 74 percent of America’s top business leaders fear “an Obama presidency would be disastrous for the country.”
Don’t be surprised if you didn’t hear about this, for virtually no major mainstream press outlet felt it was important to share with the public.
Do you think Obama-loving media would be so apathetic if this poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders were scared about what a McCain presidency would do to the economy?
Despite the answer, our supposedly impartial press seem totally disinterested in Chief Executive magazine’s just-released survey which found some CEOs worried that if implemented “[Obama's] programs would bankrupt the country within three years” MUCH MORE
I imagine the CEO’s are fearful of an Obama Presidency; we’ve literally paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to CEO’s who have overseen the destruction of their own companies and contributed to the economic crisis we now face, and they know that under an Obama Presidency, that practice will be halted. I think that Wall Street and several of America’s banks are unnerved at the prospect of making money the old fashioned way - by working and amassing profits through responsible business practices that will be judged on their performance, and if they lose, will not walk away being paid with ridiculous “Golden Parachutes” for essentially overseeing a company’s downfall.
You can tell the right-wing conservatives and Neo-conservatives are panicking, and in doing do, are inadvertently demonstrating to the United States how vile and hateful they are. Instead of focusing on the issues that pose a struggling economy for years to come, the hate purveyors are working full time to rile-up the uneducated and fearful within our nation. Rush Limbaugh, in a rant I haven’t read since the days of George Wallace and the beginning of the civil right’s era, attacked blacks in what can only be described as hate speech, and in my opinion, the type of rhetoric that eventually leads to violence:
Rush Limbaugh Says Angry Blacks Are In 30 Year Plot To Train Black Children as Militants | Crooks and Liars
By John Amato Tuesday Oct 14, 2008 5:20pm
Limbaugh: We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed. And yet during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years or be it the last 20 years, it seems that a majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated, and behind. They’ve been left behind. They are acting like they’ve been left behind, and of course we’ve heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America, that we are unfair, that this country is just horrible and rotten.
…The federal government became the father. The father didn’t have to hang around in order for the kids to be okay, depending on how you define okay. But as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff, you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going on for two, maybe three decades, right under our noses.