Media have lost integrity

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President Obama claims a mandate. How does a mandate result from approximately half of the individual voters in the nation voting for the other candidate?

All the oratory we’re hearing from this president is the same stuff we heard in 2008. If he received a mandate in 2008, it was certainly dissolved in the elections of 2010. For Obama to feel (if he really does) that he’s just won a mandate to govern as he has in the past four years is an indication of his narcissistic character.

Like so many of us who have a narcissistic bent, he sees what he wants to see. While such a trait can cause interpersonal relationship problems among those of us not in powerful positions, imagine how dangerous it is to have a narcissist at the helm of our nation’s future.

Obama’s words have become totally meaningless. His future actions will indicate if he’s decided to serve all Americans by emulating Bill Clinton’s move to the “center,” or if he’s decided to stick with the agenda of his far left friends and advisers.

We citizens are owed a debt by the majority of the media outlets in our land. The media should do their job and hold this president’s feet to the fire in the same way they would do to a Republican president. The media’s hands-off any embarrassing questioning of Obama during his original run for the White House, his governing and his ultimate electioneering for the 2012 election was an insult to the people the media are supposed to serve. The partisan media will guarantee that we’ll never again have a clean election, arrived at by a fully informed electorate, because the electorate will be kept ignorant of any facts lessening the chance of the media’s chosen candidate.

When a reporter covering an Obama speech receives a shivering sensation up his leg, he should recuse himself from political reporting because of being too close to the story and unable to be objective. Why? Journalistic integrity!

Gene Rickaby

Martinez

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faithson
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faithson 11/20/12 - 01:37 am
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the electorate will be kept ignorant of any facts

pray tell, Mr. Rickaby, I hope you were not caught in the 'No Doubt' bubble of 'fair and balanced' Faux and AM radio, as there media pundits reporting creditably took a hit for missing the mark. Gotta love it when there is NO consequence for being so Wrong. How anyone could listen to the likes of Dick Morris, without understanding what a dismal character he is and the media outlet that lets him spout his rubbish is beyond the pale.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/20/12 - 07:36 am
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thank goodness we have a

thank goodness we have a dividede govt.and our forefathers had the insight to create our govt that way..faithsom we look like we reached your magical number of 50 percent plus 1....SO.....1] what are you going to do when the taxpayers [federal income tax] says screw this. 2] when will the takers actuall say thank you to us for getting up every day and supporting their lifestyle. 3] when will this envy stop..4] when are you on the left going to admit that this class warefare is destroying a once great country.5] a prez ought to be a united [of course again this is one of his broken promises no red or blue states]6] and what is a fair share ?..

grouse
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grouse 11/20/12 - 08:21 am
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Chris Matthews is not a
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Chris Matthews is not a reporter. He's a political commentator...and talk about seeing what you want to see!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/20/12 - 08:58 am
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so why do you criticize the

so why do you criticize the editorial staff???

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rebellious 11/20/12 - 09:54 am
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Faux News

So Faithson, is the implication of calling Fox News this name an indicator you believe CNN and MSNBC are accurately reporting the news? And yes, surprise, I listen to a.m. radio. One thing I have been amazed at is when Limbaugh plays clip after clip of "reporters" using the same exact catchphrase. Scripted, it seems, but a way of getting the message the left wants out there. Too many examples for a coinkedink.

I did try to listen to Air America, but couldn't find it on the radio. Did they go under or something?

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Darby 11/20/12 - 12:22 pm
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Must be age catching up...

... with me. Keep reading the letter looking for Chris Matthews name and just don't see it. Still, if they were candid and honest, not a single member of the formally legitimate media would deny feeling that "thrill". Their guy won (this most recent battle), freedom lost, and they are experiencing a sustained and indescribable a pseudo orgasm.

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allhans 11/20/12 - 05:45 pm
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wayne2410 11/21/12 - 01:04 am
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Todays liberal media is more
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Todays liberal media is more like Tokyo Rose in their defense of Obama. He is about as worthy as her cause was and he is at least as dangerous to America.

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