Goldberg: “Something is going on here…”

posted at 10:40 am on October 27, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Bernard Goldberg weighs in on the Tanning Bed Media and its protection of Barack Obama on Fox & Friends today. The author of Bias accuses CNN of journalistic malpractice in its handling of the Sarah Palin interview, but he saves his real blasts for the Barack Obama/Joe Biden campaign. Goldberg says that Biden showed “arrogance” in his treatment of Barbara West of WFTV, and the punishment from Team O for her supposed impertinence portends a big problem for American journalism in an Obama administration:

What I find most remarkable is how complacent the national media has become in the face of this outright antagonism from Team O. The reporters embedded in the campaign have become a little restive, but hardly anyone else wants to talk about Obama’s lack of responsiveness. While the media analyzed Palin’s lack of access to death, no one has talked about how neither Obama nor Biden have held press conferences in over a month, nor much about how they’ve frozen WFTV out of interviews since West started asking Biden tough questions.

Maybe they saw what happened to Joe the Plumber and have been intimidated into silence. Nah, that can’t be it. After all, they participated in that character assassination. Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.


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Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

Ding ding ding ding!

NoFanofLibs on October 27, 2008 at 10:43 AM

The journalists are sycophants first, Democrats/Socialists Second and journalist third.

Elizabetty on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Maybe when you’re so far in the tank it’s impossible to climb out.

JammieWearingFool on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Could it be that the Obama House Of Cards is finally starting to come tumbling down?

bloggless on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Dems used to just enjoy favorable treatment from the media. Now they rely upon it.

Vashta.Nerada on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

Heh…the love that dare not speak its name. These guys are going to be in for a rude awakening after McCain is elected.

ManlyRash on October 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Could it be that the Obama House Of Cards is finally starting to come tumbling down? – bloggless on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

It could be and it is. His ship is sinking.

ManlyRash on October 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM

No, the Mythically Objective Media just want to keep their invitations to the state dinners and cocktail parties with the cool kids.

It’s High School Musical Chairs 4.

Greg Toombs on October 27, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

BINGO!

He is the Cocker Spaniel puppy they got for Christmas, aww.

Theworldisnotenough on October 27, 2008 at 10:48 AM

The journalists are sycophants first, Democrats/Socialists Second and journalist third.

Elizabetty on October 27, 2008

You’re too generous, Elizabetty. More like tenth.

SKYFOX on October 27, 2008 at 10:48 AM

The probama media are simply fellow travelers. They’re in favor of wealth redistribution (thinking that they’ll somehow be exempted).

rbj on October 27, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Could it be that the Obama House Of Cards is finally starting to come tumbling down?

bloggless on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

But not soon enough…only a week to go.

Grantman on October 27, 2008 at 10:52 AM

I’ve concluded the MSM are complete idiots. They carried water for the Clintons, and now they slavishly do the same for Obama. As much as they deride those of us in fly-over states for being brainwashed dupes they appear to be the real drones, devoid of original thought and any desire to do their work as investigative journalists.

They’re all drooling lackeys. It’s so repulsive, and it’s stunning to see people like Matthews make a mockery of himself.

Cody1991 on October 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Once the Messiah takes control, we can stop refering to the “news media” as the MSM and start calling it the SCM (State Controlled Media).

lonesomecharlie on October 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Once the Messiah takes control, we can stop refering to the “news media” as the MSM and start calling it the SCM (State Controlled Media). – lonesomecharlie on October 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Won’t happen. Bambi’s gonna lose.

ManlyRash on October 27, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Only a woman (i don’t mean Couric) so far has had the testes to ask the tough questions.

Perhaps the MSM will grow them before its too late!

Oxybeles on October 27, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Whores for their pimp. They’ll be amongst the first shot.

windbag on October 27, 2008 at 10:55 AM

He is the Cocker Spaniel puppy they got for Christmas, aww.

Theworldisnotenough on October 27, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Is that what it is? I thought it was a christmas gift with accompanying instructions to NEVER feed after midnight or get wet.

Marine_Bio on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

I find it amazing that our Press can find documents and leak them about Top Secret Government projects which protect America…

But can’t find a real copy of Barry’s birth cert, or his Harvard Records… or even report on the FACT he Campaigned for Odinga in Kenya (who then instigated violence when he lost, and had signed an agreement to institute SHARIA Law in Kenya)….

The Fifth Estate is given wide Freedom of Speech, and from prosecution because it is in the public interest that it be fair, and free, enough to get important stories out… but it comes with the implied contract that they be fair, and dig into everything. When that stops… when the Press is MAKING the news up, instead of reporting it farily, we need to look at that social contract.

Romeo13 on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Obama just had his birth records in Hawaii SEALED! I guess grandma’s illness was a ruse? Or pure coincedence? I’ve never been a conspiracy guy but holy crap!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79174

cannonball on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

What Bernie is saying makes so much sense as to why the media is laying off tons of people, becuase no one no longer believes them and they are losing viewers and readers

ConservativePartyNow on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Oh, my friends, the mainstream media doesn’t love Obama.

They know they are losing their viewers and their power to alternate media. If Obama is elected, they are promised a Fairness Doctrine and a muzzling of the Internet through a similar application of laws.

The enemedia wants their power back, and the thug has promised to deliver. They don’t love him — they love the power they’re losing, and they want it back.

bonnie_ on October 27, 2008 at 10:57 AM

us political junkies need to point out during this discussion that the MSM didn’t just start this type of lying/shilling for the dems this cycle, its not just about Obama. They have the american people brainwashed about Bush, Iraq(the facts, history), Katrina, and really everything. Its not that new, been going on for years now, and they should all question the ‘conventional wisdom’ on the issues out there now that they realize how in the tank the media really is.

jp on October 27, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Any honest journalist with the slightest bit of integrity (are there any?) has got to be scared to do anything. The viciousness of their fellow “journalists” and Obama’s potential retribution for stepping out of line will cause them to rethink doing anything to harm the one. They will value their career over doing what is right. I hope McCain can come thru next week. Then you’ll see a flood of stories saying Obama really was a bad choice…I hope.

Muletrain on October 27, 2008 at 10:58 AM

Is it really a surprise under an Obama dictatorship that the media would be silenced? I’m sure along with his acceptance speech being written, coins being created with his image, and a stadium being prepared like a pagan temple for his jubilee, that uniforms and office space is already prepared for The People’s Press Ministry.

(air hand bump) Hail Obama!

Hening on October 27, 2008 at 10:58 AM

Obama just had his birth records in Hawaii SEALED! I guess grandma’s illness was a ruse? Or pure coincedence? I’ve never been a conspiracy guy but holy crap!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79174

cannonball on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

So apparently he wasn’t there just see grandma

ConservativePartyNow on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

our media turning into a tribalistic groupthink propaganda arm for one political party against the other is something the Founders did not forsee in First Amendment.

the larger problems is the Education policy and fact all the Journalism schools these fools come from are the same ideologically.

jp on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Once the Messiah takes control, we can stop refering to the “news media” as the MSM and start calling it the SCM (State Controlled Media).

Hmm, can’t I just call it “Der Sturmer” and get it over with?

Oh wait, I already called the LA times that. Nevermind.

mjk on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

I think there is an air of intimidation created by obama but perpetuated by journalist and newsrooms that attack anyone who might stray from the narrative.

tomas on October 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM

why have birth certificate sealed unless there is something to hide?

jp on October 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM

I guess grandma’s illness was a ruse?

Seems interesting that he went to see granny (who might not live to election day) and didn’t take his daughters to see her one last time.

keebs on October 27, 2008 at 11:01 AM

cannonball on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

I don’t think it was a conspiracy. She is named in the Hawaiian suit and Hawaii law states that birth records are private information. By sealing it, she does two things.

1. Prevent shenanigans from people trying to get into the records.

2. Prevent Barry’s shenanigans from entering the fray.

I think the bigger problem here is that if the american people don’t have the standing to police the by the people for the people US constitution, who the heck does?

Something doesn’t pass the smell test there.

Marine_Bio on October 27, 2008 at 11:01 AM

And now the MSM says this:
White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote

ConservativePartyNow on October 27, 2008 at 11:02 AM

I had the revolting thought this morning that the media is making a concerted effort to get this Socialist Joke elected just so they’ll have more to whinge write about when the Revolution Comes(TM).

Liberty Girl on October 27, 2008 at 11:03 AM

TOP 25 Daily Papers in New FAS-FAX
 
By E&P Staff
 
Published: October 27, 2008 8:30 AM ET
 
NEW YORK Here are the top 25 daily papers ranked for the six-month period ending September 2008 based on a Monday-through-Friday average, according to the new FAS-FAX from the Audit Bureau of Circulations released today. The percent change compares this period to the same period a year ago.
 
USA TODAY — 2,293,310 — 0.01%
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — 2,011,999 — 0.01%
NEW YORK TIMES — 1,000,665 — (-3.58%)
LOS ANGELES TIMES — 739,147 — (-5.20%)
DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK — 632,595 — (-7.16%)
 
NEW YORK POST — 625,421 — (-6.25%)
THE WASHINGTON POST — 622,714 — (-1.94%)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — 516,032 — (-7.75%)
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — 448,271 — (-11.66%)
NEWSDAY — 377,517 — (-2.58%)
 
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC — 361,333 — (-5.51%)
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — 339,430 — (-7.07%)
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS — 338,933 — (-9.28%)
BOSTON GLOBE — 323,983 — (-10.18%)
STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS — 322,360 — (-4.26%)
 
STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J. — 316,280 — (-10.40%)
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES — 313,176 — (-3.94%)
PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND — 305,529 — (-8.58%)
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — 300,674 — (-11.06%)
DETROIT FREE PRESS — 298,243 — (-6.84%)
 
THE OREGONIAN — 283,321 — (-8.45%)
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION — 274,999 — (-13.62%)
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE — 269,819 — (-3.00%)
ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES — 268,935 — (-6.88%)
THE SACRAMENTO BEE — 253,249 — (-4.22%)
 
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003878040
 
Ignore the AP, burn the J-schools.

ignatzk on October 27, 2008 at 11:04 AM

The MSM have gotten themselves caught between a militant, anti-American Marxist and very angry American crowds. Couldn’t happen to a better industry.

progressoverpeace on October 27, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Seems interesting that he went to see granny (who might not live to election day) and didn’t take his daughters to see her one last time.

keebs on October 27, 2008 at 11:01 AM

According to media reports, he only visited her for 7 hours (three separate trips) during the entire time that he was there.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 27, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Oh wait, I already called the LA times that. Nevermind.

mjk on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

I think the alleged “journalists” represent a new political class. We should start referring to them for what they are…….fellat-ocrats.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 27, 2008 at 11:06 AM

Obama has all these millions to throw around and the has-been media is shilling for him for free. What a bunch of a**holes! I know they expect something in return but what they will get is a slightly softer bootheel on their throat.

SKYFOX on October 27, 2008 at 11:07 AM

Maybe when you’re so far in the tank it’s impossible to climb out.

JammieWearingFool on October 27, 2008 at 10:45 AM

I heard “journalists” can’t swim.

Harpoon on October 27, 2008 at 11:07 AM

For anyone who doesn’t like the McCain option, take it anyway and come back to fight another day. We’ll still love you in the morning. Something’s rotten with Bommy and I think America is finally getting it that America’s very existence has come into play.

johnnyU on October 27, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Bernie Goldberg didn’t say CNN committed journalistic malpractice, he said journalistic fraud which, at least to me, sounds even stronger.

RW_theoriginal on October 27, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Seems interesting that he went to see granny (who might not live to election day) and didn’t take his daughters to see her one last time.

keebs on October 27, 2008

He just doesn’t want to punish his daughters with a reality of life.

SKYFOX on October 27, 2008 at 11:09 AM

The future history of the Obama administration:

“They came first for the conservative TV reporters, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a TV reporter. Then they came for right wing talk radio, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a radio pundit. Then they came for the right wing blogs, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a blogger. Then they came for Fox News, and I didn’t speak up because I didn’t watch Fox News. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

Tantor on October 27, 2008 at 11:09 AM

The MSM thinks they will get free pass to Obama if he is elected. And that may be true, until something so un-seeming (like the NPR redistribution tape)and they ask a question and get blown off…then the MSM will begin to realize that they have lost.
Only the ones who kneel at Obama’s presence will be able to interview, and they will defend him to the death…we saw it with Clinton. But there will be fewer and fewer…
Caveat: They (MSM) have completely capitulated to the Muslim’s. They fear them, but for a different reason, they fear them for their lives, not livelihood.

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM

If you look at the entire scope of journalism in this country today, there are few outlets that you know are out there that you can trust. The rest, CNN, MSNBC, AP, Tribune Company, they have all sold out their journalistic integrity to the place that they are no better than controlled news services like Pravda. If it wasn’t for services like Fox News, I honestly don’t know who I could trust anymore as far as honest, fair reporting of the news.

pilamaye on October 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM

nor much about how they’ve frozen WFTV out of interviews since West started asking Biden tough questions.

getting nervous about what they’ll do to you Ed? or the boss?

ThackerAgency on October 27, 2008 at 11:14 AM

From that World Net Daily story.

Those listed as entitled to obtain a copy of an original birth certificate include the person born, or “registrant” according to the legal description from the governor’s office, the spouse or parent of the registrant, a descendant of the registrant, a person having a common ancestor with the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, or a person or agency acting on behalf of the registrant.

Didn’t Barry tell us he was related to Dick Cheney?

RW_theoriginal on October 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM

From that World Net Daily story.

Those listed as entitled to obtain a copy of an original birth certificate include the person born, or “registrant” according to the legal description from the governor’s office, the spouse or parent of the registrant, a descendant of the registrant, a person having a common ancestor with the registrant, a legal guardian of the registrant, or a person or agency acting on behalf of the registrant.
Didn’t Barry tell us he was related to Dick Cheney?

RW_theoriginal on October 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM

LOL. That would be so awesome

ConservativePartyNow on October 27, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Finally, a journalist explains MSM bias.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Story?id=6099188&page=1

Gulf Coast on October 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

Considering all the “leg tingling” and “gushing” over obama, I think a lot of male reporters are acting out their own sexual identity confusion.

Blake on October 27, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Do you think Obama will direct the Treasury to change the currency to make it more “diverse”. Serious quesiton.

DerKrieger on October 27, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Let’s recap..

It took less than 72 hours to know Joe the Plumber’s intimate life’s details through the illegal use of government computers..

It took less than 3 weeks to seek to destroy Gov. Palin and to have in hand video of her in a bathing suit, playing flute and speaking in a church..

It took a year to show Obama (and Oprah) had been attending and were still attending a racist church and his relationship with a couple whose stated goal was to kill 25 million amercians..

It took a 1.5 years to find tapes of him on NPR esposing Marxist rhetoric…

Media bias…….nah

theblacksheepwasright on October 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Let’s recap..

It took less than 72 hours to know Joe the Plumber’s intimate life’s details through the illegal use of government computers..

It took less than 3 weeks to seek to destroy Gov. Palin and to have in hand video of her in a bathing suit, playing flute and speaking in a church..

It took a year to show Obama (and Oprah) had been attending and were still attending a racist church and his relationship with a couple whose stated goal was to kill 25 million amercians..

It took a 1.5 years to find tapes of him on NPR espousing Marxist rhetoric…

Media bias…….nah

theblacksheepwasright on October 27, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Is it at least POSSIBLE that the MSM will feel a bit of ..
SHAME in what they’ve done?

Be CAREFUL what you wish for, MSM… you just might get it

originalpechanga on October 27, 2008 at 11:21 AM

oops.. sorry for the duplicate post.. systems appeared frozen

theblacksheepwasright on October 27, 2008 at 11:22 AM

The mainstream media is simply showing the result of years of indoctrination by liberal professors in liberal journalism schools. The critical importance of impartiality and balance has been overshadowed by the perceived role of journalists as advocates for the supposed “voiceless.” Furthermore, as Bernard Goldberg has pointed out so well in his books, these people are surrounded by others who think just like them. As a result, they see themselves as the mainstream and they see conservatives as some sort of extremist “other” out on the fringes. They really believe that they are the mainstream.

This anchorwoman in Florida (bless her soul!) has managed somehow to avoid drinking the kool-aid. She was asking the questions that millions of us have been wondering about. She is looking at these issues from our perspective — a perspective that liberals either can’t or won’t stretch their necks out far enough to see. As a result, their view of conservatives has a funhouse mirror distortion. She comes off to them as a freak — dangerous. But her questions represent us. We must be dangerous freaks as well.

CrusaderMom on October 27, 2008 at 11:22 AM

So apparently he wasn’t there just see grandma

ConservativePartyNow on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Don’t get weird on us.
Obama could have sent a team of attorneys to take care of this, he didn’t have to go personally.
The Governor is a great friend and supporter of Palin’s. She sealed the records so they were not misused (unlike Joe the Plumber’s records). She is following procedure to CYA, so if they are exposed, she is not responsible.
But the confusing part is this…

I think the bigger problem here is that if the American people don’t have the standing to police the by the people for the people US constitution, who the heck does?

Marine_Bio on October 27, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Who else but a citizen has more “standing”? We are the constitution. If not “him”, then who?

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Oh please. All this handwringing about media bias has been going on (in my lifetime) since Viet Nam. The same clowns wailing that “Journalism is dead” sang the same tune in 2004 and 2000. Funny how after those election days they lost interest in the topic, just as they lost interest in ACORN and fraud in Wisconsin.

The difference now is their guy is about to lose so suddenly bias is worse than it’s ever been.

sanguine4 on October 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Hell, we know more about Joe the Plumbers background in less than 2 weeks than we know about Obama in all the years he’s been in politics but thankfully things are starting to leak out of that tank but will it be enough before election day to completely break through it?

Yakko77 on October 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Finally, a journalist explains MSM bias.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Story?id=6099188&page=1

Gulf Coast on October 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM

Good post, but just read Bernie’s Bias, one of the most interesting books.
He shows that the MSM actually does not believe it is slanted, they are so immersed in their own culture they assume the rest of the world is to.
Many more good points, his book is the best.

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 11:28 AM

The media wants a bailout to save them from their viewers and readers.

tarpon on October 27, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

The chill is starting to spread…could the American people be waking up? It feels like it out here…

JustTruth101 on October 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Obama just had his birth records in Hawaii SEALED! I guess grandma’s illness was a ruse? Or pure coincedence? I’ve never been a conspiracy guy but holy crap!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79174

cannonball on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Imagine that: Osama Obama concealing his past? What next, refusal to reveal the client list from his lawyering days?

I seem to recall the MSM raising a small fuss over McCain’s birthplace. All they have done with Obama’s far worse situation — made worse still by his refusal to come clean — is to assert that The Messiah was born in Hawaii as if that is established fact,, which it manifestly is not.

Goldberg is absolutely right, and is being proven more so every day.

MrScribbler on October 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I’m guessing when if Obama is elected the media will get tough (tough being a relative term) in order to prove they are fair and balanced. Should be amusing to watch.

Dash on October 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM

White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote

If they keep this up they will instigate a race riot war.

Guardian on October 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Once the Messiah takes control, we can stop refering to the “news media” as the MSM and start calling it the SCM (State Controlled Media).

lonesomecharlie on October 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM

I am fearful that charlie’s words here will come to fruition and the “change” Obama’s planning will leave the people of this nation with no recourse to criticize our government without repercussion—-right after the democrats eliminate the 2nd amendment.

Rovin on October 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Party first.

Seixon on October 27, 2008 at 11:36 AM

This is getting to be to scary. Obama is not an American born citizen. I am not to keen on Michael Savage. I agree with some of his views. Most of them I just blow off. But the interview with Berg on his show last week. Sealed it all for me. Yes, Berg is far fetched on his 9/11 theory. But what he said about Nobama, was to compelling for words. I also remember on Fox News when they interviewed Nobama’s Paternal grand mother. She said, she was in the delivery room when BO was born. The Media that has been covering up for BO needs to be punished. How dare them. Bet you BO gave them a lot of money. We need to fight like no other. This is some serious stuff. Our Country is in serious trouble. McCain has to win!!! To hell with third party votes. McCain needs to win. No, I am not happy with McCain. But, he has Palin. She is fantastic! I believe she will stand her ground. And add insult to insult. On Fox News site the UN said a prayer for BO to win. It is time to run those thug bastards out of our Country! I am so pi&&ed off I am steaming through my nose and ears.

sheebe on October 27, 2008 at 11:37 AM

White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote

If they keep this up they will instigate a race riot war.

Guardian on October 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM

That’s been the defense strategy all along. BHO likes scorched Earth and wants to see America burn if he loses. That’s been clear since the start.

progressoverpeace on October 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM

The chill is starting to spread…could the American people be waking up? It feels like it out here… – JustTruth101 on October 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM

They are waking up. Dark clouds are forming. Look to the skies. The storm is approaching.

ManlyRash on October 27, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Who else but a citizen has more “standing”? We are the constitution. If not “him”, then who?

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 11:24 AM

From the World Net article on Judge Surick’s decision.

Surrick defers to Congress, saying that the legislature could determine “that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the Presidency,” but that it would take new laws to grant individual citizens that ability.

“Until that time,” Surrick says, “voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring.”

So, if it the party falls on its face, who does this?

I feel like the Constitution that George Washington intended has been hijacked.

Marine_Bio on October 27, 2008 at 11:46 AM

from the “White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote” article…
“I have broken kielbasa with those people. I went to school with their children. I have gone to Sunday Mass with a deer-hunter hangover with those people. They are bitter with good reason, and they are armed because they are scared. They mean well, but they are easily spooked.”

Besides the obvious call of “racist”, this guy should be scared. He won’t be welcome at the next Oktoberfest or Sunday Mass. Though they might let him tag along for a deer hunt – as long as he wears orange.

connertown on October 27, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Surrick defers to Congress, saying that the legislature could determine “that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the Presidency,” but that it would take new laws to grant individual citizens that ability.

“Until that time,” Surrick says, “voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring.”

I missed the “some citizens are more equal than others” clause this so-called judge seems to have found.

Fits in perfectly with Osama Obama’s view of the Constitution as a flawed document filled with “negative liberties.”

MrScribbler on October 27, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

Maybe YOU just don’t understand what “Hope and Change” means, Ed.

SARCASM

Rick on October 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM

According to media reports, he only visited her for 7 hours (three separate trips) during the entire time that he was there.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 27, 2008 at 11:04 AM

I think it’s obvious that Granny does not accept or tolerate MichelleMyBelle. Most likely it is because she is opposed to inter-racial marriages. I suspect she raised him “white” meaning that she instilled in him “typical” middle class values. I also suspect that Obambi’s momma got told by Grandma and Grandpa to get lost when she announced that she was pregnant by a black foreigner. Or it could have been the Muslim religion and Obambi’s momma deciding to convert and go to Indonesia.

Obambi is a product of a drive-by sex relationship and his father he dreams of is a deadbeat dad. This what he is driven to prove – that he is not social detritus.

This guy has a serious personality disorder. It explains his searching for a father not worth finding, his grandma who would rather die than face MichelleMyBelle, his commitment to super-socialism (hiding in a group), etc., etc., etc.

He is a chameleon who reminds me of a chimera.

platypus on October 27, 2008 at 12:01 PM

I find it amazing that our Press can find documents and leak them about Top Secret Government projects which protect America…

But can’t find a real copy of Barry’s birth cert, or his Harvard Records… or even report on the FACT he Campaigned for Odinga in Kenya (who then instigated violence when he lost, and had signed an agreement to institute SHARIA Law in Kenya)….

The Fifth Estate is given wide Freedom of Speech, and from prosecution because it is in the public interest that it be fair, and free, enough to get important stories out… but it comes with the implied contract that they be fair, and dig into everything. When that stops… when the Press is MAKING the news up, instead of reporting it farily, we need to look at that social contract.

Romeo13 on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Worth repeating a dozen times or so…

tom on October 27, 2008 at 12:08 PM

MrScribbler on October 27, 2008 at 11:53 AM

I like Surrick’s other reasoning:

…regardless of questions of causation, the grievance remains too generalized to establish the existence of an injury in fact. To reiterate: a candidate’s ineligibility under the Natural Born Citizen Clause does not result in an injury in fact to voters. By extension, the theoretical constitutional harm experienced by voters does not change as the candidacy of an allegedly ineligible candidate progresses from the primaries to the general election.

I never had much respect for law schools or lawyers, but this is just over the top stupidity.

progressoverpeace on October 27, 2008 at 12:09 PM

this guy is salivating to implement the most aggressive version of the fairness doctrine he can get away with.

you can see the mask coming off, he’s angry when he gets questioned, and he can’t hide it much longer; he wants to lash out.

jeff_from_mpls on October 27, 2008 at 12:10 PM

The critical importance of impartiality and balance has been overshadowed by the perceived role of journalists as advocates for the supposed “voiceless.”

CrusaderMom on October 27, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Nah, that’s not it. These schmucks in the media could give two sh*ts for the “voiceless.” They went to J-School not to be objective reporters but to change the world. After all, how many reporters make the history books, much less actually study them?

RickZ on October 27, 2008 at 12:12 PM

I’m not seeing the messiah’s qualities in Mr. Obama.

The Messiah was supposed to be merciful to those who fell short of his standards, Obama wants payback.

The Messiah was supposed to suffer and serve. Obama commands protection by the media and a National Civilian Security Force.

The Messiah was supposed to be humble, gentle as a lamb. Obama is an arrogant, angry man who sends his thugs to attack anyone who disagrees with him.

The Messiah was supposed to re-align our values from material things to the immaterial things that matter more. Obama is obsessed with material possessions and social class.

These things would appear to suggest Obama is not the Messiah. He seems to be very different from the Messiah.

jeff_from_mpls on October 27, 2008 at 12:17 PM

progressoverpeace on October 27, 2008 at 12:09 PM

I had feared the stupidity of this decision. I was never a huge conspiracy person, but didn’t dismiss the Berg suit outright due to his being a truther. I felt that as a US citizen, Berg has the right to have this simple question answered. However, I suspect that Obama knew what would be up with this decision, constitutional law was his specialty.

But therein lies my biggest rub with this. Given his refusal to just hand over these documents to the discovery process or congress as John McCain did, and motions for dismissal, what is the purpose in leaving these lawsuits out there?

Just to play devil’s advocate, lets assume Berg has merit to his allegations. What does it mean for the US to elect a president who does not meet the constitutional requirement? Does that invalidate our adherence to the constitution? And doesn’t that also mean that Obama knows what implications would exist?

Ugh, need more coffee.

Marine_Bio on October 27, 2008 at 12:22 PM

or even report on the FACT he Campaigned for Odinga in Kenya (who then instigated violence when he lost, and had signed an agreement to institute SHARIA Law in Kenya)….

Romeo13 on October 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM

I do not understand why the media, including Fox News, isn’t all over Obama’s connection with his pal (by his own admission) Odinga, a man who wishes sharia law on his country and encourages the pursecution of Christian. Even Americas who are comfortable with the concept of redistribution would be fearful of Odinga’s influence on our Executive Office. This scares me more about Obama than anything else. Why aren’t McCain/Palin hammering away at this?

greekinfidel on October 27, 2008 at 12:28 PM

White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote

If they keep this up they will instigate a race riot war.

Guardian on October 27, 2008 at 11:31 AM

That’s been the defense strategy all along. BHO likes scorched Earth and wants to see America burn if he loses. That’s been clear since the start.

progressoverpeace on October 27, 2008 at 11:38 AM

William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were well in tune with Charles Manson, or rather, he was even a more crazy extension of their philosophy.
All of their thinking seems well-encapsulated in “Helter Skelter”..race wars were a large part of the plan to destroy the U.S. That book scared the hell out of me when I was a kid.

nyrofan on October 27, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Just as the reporters hid their long knives behind their backs for eight years during McCain’s “Straight Talk Express”, his nomination brought them out with a viciousness akin to the Taliban.

Now it’s the MSM’s turn if Obama is elected because they will find out quickly that the kind of America he wants to create will have, as history has shown, little use for the media.

The media will then cry “foul” for their lack of Access to him after the sycophantic, apple polishing, race baiting they have been engaged in for him over the past 18 months.

There’s nothing like being hung by your own petard.

pocomoco on October 27, 2008 at 12:35 PM

ManlyRash,

I’d very much like to believe you. But in skimming posts over the past 3 months, I’ve yet to see you provide any reasons or evidence. Is your optimism based on blind faith or what? Please don’t read any hostility into this post; I’m genuinely curious.

JDPerren on October 27, 2008 at 12:41 PM

It doesn’t sound like Barry sealed his birth certificate, sounds like the governor (a friend of Paln’s as another poster points out) sealed it, specifically noting the people legally entitled to get a copy.

The governor of Hawaii has now put the onus on Barry:

If your birth certificate is not forthcoming it’s because you will not release it.

Maybe a political move to cut out all Barry wiggle room on this?

A McCain/527 ad coming?

Maybe I’m thinking too much LOL….Let’s roll!

ex-Democrat on October 27, 2008 at 12:47 PM

The reporters embedded in the campaign have become a little restive, but hardly anyone else wants to talk about Obama’s lack of responsiveness.

Useful idiots of the West.

Shy Guy on October 27, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Rush’s point is that the MSM is aligning to show their ability to shape the election (I guess that course on objectivity at J school was only an elective). Obama is not their Messiah, he is their temporary beneficiary. Post election the MSM will gradually turn the screws on Obama just like they did Bill Clinton. After all, they have to deliver eyeballs for their advertisers.

Mark30339 on October 27, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Tough, imnpertinent questions? What about White House Press conferences (Bush and spokesmen/women)? Does this show that Obama and Biden are not ready for prime time? It certainly seems they can not handle the tough questions and respond by not just attacking the character of the questioner, but actually using govt resources to shut down and elimnate any and all opposition.

jerseyman on October 27, 2008 at 2:07 PM

from the “White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote” article…
Posted by Flint 08:20 AM, 10/27/2008
Jonathan, I know in your own little world that there could not possibly be a reason for anyone to disagree with the plans that Sen. Obama has laid out. But seriously, does it have to be all about race? Sure, some people won’t vote for him because he is black and some will vote for him only because he is black. But I’ll bet the large majority that will not be voting for him will do so because they genuinely disagree with him on policy. Yes, I know, it’s hard for you to believe that anyone could possibly disagree with his, and apparently your, viewpoints. So let’s reverse the situation. Did you vote for Lynn Swan? A lot of ‘white folks’ did. The same ones you are saying now should not be allowed to vote because they won’t vote for a black man. So if you didn’t vote for Swan, you sir are a racist. Doesn’t matter if you agreed with his policy or not. The only thing that matters is that you voted for a white man instead. The same goes for all the blacks in PA that didn’t vote for him. They voted for a white man instead. Does that make them racist as well? Checkmate pal. It’s not the color of the skin, it’s the man’s character. Isn’t that what Dr. King preached? So if we ignore color and vote on principle and we don’t happen to vote the way YOU want us to, we are racist. But if we ignore our principle and vote for a man based only on his color then we are enlightened? I guess when you run out of ideas you have to find something else to pull out of your hat. In the case of the Obama campaign it’s race.

One of the best comments I’ve ever read.

VikingGoneWild on October 27, 2008 at 2:34 PM

The probama media are simply fellow travelers. They’re in favor of wealth redistribution (thinking that they’ll somehow be exempted).

rbj on October 27, 2008 at 10:49 AM

BINGO! They think it will never apply to them. Ahhh but those who have been schooled in Stalinism know the real truth.
A purge is coming……..

Badger40 on October 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM

What I find most remarkable is how complacent the national media has become in the face of this outright antagonism from Team O.

Good observation.

Maybe they saw what happened to Joe the Plumber and have been intimidated into silence. Nah, that can’t be it. After all, they participated in that character assassination.

Another good observation.

Maybe they just love Obama more than free speech and an independent media.

Yes, sir.

apacalyps on October 27, 2008 at 8:37 PM