Ramirez: Media bias toward Obama a national scandal

posted at 10:01 am on September 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Michael Ramirez usually lets his editorial cartoons do the speaking at Investors Business Daily, but today he takes pen to paper in an entirely different medium — a column — to vent his frustration over media bias.  While the national media focus relentlessly on issues like Mitt Romney’s taxes and business deals from two decades ago, they pay little attention to mundane trivialities such as millions of Americans falling out of the workforce.  Picking up on Jake Tapper’s observation that the media is failing the country on economics, Ramirez argues that the failing is deliberate narrative-building for the incumbent:

ABC’s Tapper criticized the media for not covering the economy more.

“A lot of people are hurting out there,” he said. “Unemployment is 8.3%. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed.”

In recent polls, the most important issue to Americans continues to be the economy and jobs. What’s not being reported is that there are fewer people employed today than at the end of the last recession — the longest spell without net jobs growth since at least World War II.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at the end of the recession 59.4% of Americans had jobs. That’s just 58.4% today. …

The media’s No. 1 job should be to cover the substantive issues of this campaign without regard to party affiliation or philosophical bias.

That it’s now acceptable for many in the media to flaunt their bias should be, to use Joe Biden’s words, “a big f-ing deal.” Sadly, it isn’t.

Ramirez starts off his column by noting the difference in national media reporting on spelling errors between Republicans and Democrats.  Dan Quayle corrected a student’s spelling of “potato” from an erroneous flash card provided by the teacher, and the media turned Quayle into a national joke — although that wasn’t the only gaffe Quayle ever committed, either.  But to be equally fair, Obama misspelling the name of a key swing state for a photograph has hardly been his only gaffe.  Yet the media rushed to judgment in proclaiming the image a fake, only to be burned when multiple images showed Obama spelling O-I-H-O in an impromptu demonstration.

Some forget that this was the original point of my Obamateurisms series.  The media loved to highlight every verbal miscue of George W. Bush.  At Slate, Jacob Weisberg turned it into a book series, and even took a couple of potshots once Bush retired.  That would be fine if the media treated all politicians equally, but by March 2009 it was already clear that the media would shade its eyes when it came to the same kind of missteps from Barack Obama.  The OOTD series started off as a temporary protest to that media bias, but the flow of material has been so steady that it’s become a semi-permanent feature at Hot Air.

Those are small potatoes, though, if you’ll forgive the pun.  The media has been slow to tell the full story of the jobs crisis ever since Tim Geithner and Joe Biden declared a “Recovery Summer” in 2010.  With some exceptions, the media has not bothered to puncture the claim from Obama of having added 4.5 million jobs, nor putting the decline of the workforce at the front of their stories on jobs reports, or even mentioning the underlying dynamic of population growth that is so critical to understanding those statistics.  This is the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, made worse by this administration’s economic and regulatory policies.  Had that happened under a Republican President, those conclusions would be front-page news every single day.

Ramirez takes one last shot at the national media today in his traditional, Pulitzer Prize-winning format:

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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Doesn’t the lap dog know that Obama will eat him?

steebo77 on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You forgot to mentions Biden’s famous three letter word J-O-B-S.

blammm on September 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Ramirez should have added TFGRP’s hand hanging down and holding a fork.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM

This is why Obama has a slight edge on Romney. If the media did its job, Romney would be polling at 80%.

The Rogue Tomato on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Why do we continue to use the word ‘bias’.

It’s corruption.

Most newsrooms are now filled with activists and radicals.

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Apparently, not one reporter in any news outlet in any of the 57 states believes Obama can make an error.

Scriptor on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

You forgot to mentions Biden’s famous three letter word J-O-B-S.

blammm on September 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

And Obama’s three-word sentence: “Made in the U.S.A.”

Doughboy on September 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

And the liberal media wonders why Barry gives them no respect.

GarandFan on September 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Is the media like Cousin Eddy’s dog, Snot, on Christmas Vacation???? Is it best “just to let him finish”????

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

“Word of warning though, if he does lay into ya, it’s best to just let him finish…”

search4truth on September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

steebo77 on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Great shot.

antisocial on September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

At the risk of making an artistic suggestion the genius Ramirez, I think motion lines need to be added behind the dog to indicate a humping action.

Uncledave on September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I see we are thinking on the same level! ;)

search4truth on September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Obama misspelling the name of a key swing state for a photograph has hardly been his only gaffe. Yet the media rushed to judgment in proclaiming the image a fake, only to be burned when multiple images showed Obama spelling O-I-H-O in an impromptu demonstration.

yep, the MSM walked right into the door with that one… WaPo especially IIRC.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Doesn’t the lap dog know that Obama will eat sue him for poor coverage or polling results?

steebo77 on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Fixed that for you.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

“Word of warning though, if he does lay into ya, it’s best to just let him finish…”

search4truth on September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

heh!! ++

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Chevy Chase would be aghast that the media be compared to Cousin Eddie’s dog……

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

..oh look! Ramirez (Allah praise his name!) caught a candid shot of our favorite Bed-Wetter-I-Told-You-So Eeyore Troll Dr Rin Tin Tin with his master The Pantload POTUS!

The War Planner on September 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Doesn’t the lap dog know that Obama will eat him?

LOLing

LSUtigers on September 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

C

hevy Chase would be aghast that the media be compared to Cousin Eddie’s dog……

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

He’s probably on a conference call right now with his lawyers and Eric Holder.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

You can vote with your pocketbook. Starve the media. Let them feel the economic pain.

bayview on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Real corruption. Businesses look to win favors. Watch what the other hand is doing.

antisocial on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Why do we continue to use the word ‘bias’.

It’s corruption.

Most newsrooms are now filled with activists and radicals.

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Corruption. Or activism. Either word fits. Bias is when you maybe slant your reporting or editorials in favor of one political party or ideology. I think that’s just human nature and is something the average person can price into the news coverage.

But when we’re at the point now where almost no journalist will challenge this administration even after 4 years of lousy results, it’s no longer bias. This is only compounded by the fact that these same journalists are relentless in their neverending attacks on anyone who opposes this President and deliberately bury numerous stories that would damage his administration(or lead to his impeachment in the case of Fast & Furious).

Doughboy on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Let’s not forget the famous Obama line “Cinqo de Quatro”…or the famous “I don’t know how they say it in Austrain…” or the famous “Navy Corpse-man”…or signing the guestbook as if it were the year 2002….

runner2300 on September 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM

The media know, if they treat Democrats, like they do Republicans, the Democrats won’t win another election.

bflat879 on September 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

This is why Texas A&M dropped J-School. They did not cotton to communists in their faculty.

DanMan on September 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

You can vote with your pocketbook. Starve the media. Let them feel the economic pain.

bayview on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Yeah. My wife subscribes to the local paper. She complains that they can’t be trusted to tell any news story. I tell her to cancel the subscription and tell the paper why.

We still get the paper.

I guess a lot of America still gets the paper and should have cancelled by now.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Well, there’s no entity or organization that holds the media accountable. Sure, there are guidelines and ethics put forth by professional journalist associations, but that’s all they are–guidelines. There are no consequences, Liberal media bias is top down and answers to NO ONE. Network news and newspapers have certainly seen loss of viewers and consumership the last decade or so, but that’s done nothing to stem the bias in news media/ entertainment as they make profits elsewhere in their empire that eats that loss of revenue. On the contrary, it’s gotten worse and in-your-face.

Oh, if only conservatives could be organized and militant in taking down these media conglomerates through extensive and relentless boycotting of all their ‘products’ and services. I don’t think their bottom line has ever seriously been threatened.

RepubChica on September 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Let’s not forget the famous Obama line “Cinqo de Quatro”…or the famous “I don’t know how they say it in Austrain…” or the famous “Navy Corpse-man”…or signing the guestbook as if it were the year 2002….

runner2300 on September 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM

let’s not forget him flubbing the toast with the Queen standing next to him, laughing at him.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Yeah, ‘bias’ is way out of date. The MSM are actively working for the Obama campaign in a systematic way – building narratives in coordination. No doubt about it. Look at the rabid “fact checking” of Paul Ryan’s speech that just so happened to dovetail nicely with the Regime’s goal of attacking one of Ryan’s greatest strengths – his unusual level of honesty for a politician.

forest on September 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Why do we continue to use the word ‘bias’.

It’s corruption.

Most newsrooms are now filled with activists and radicals.

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

…E X A C T L Y…!!!
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(for a second there I thought the cartoon was JugEars and the pizza shop man, that had visited the White House before…the ‘Republican’ the MSM said had voted for BaaRock before!))

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

what is this shit about O-I-H-O? its good the media did not picked up this silly outrage.
in the photo its wrong, but from the perspective of the people that were in the line, it was right. all obama is guilty is of not remembering for the mirror effect.

there must be better stories than this!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

a free and independent press…..

MSM: keyword–INdependent, not “In his Depends

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

To Obama, it might as well be a Big Mac humping his leg.

MadisonConservative on September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

4 years ago, anyone speaking about “slowing the rise of the oceans and healing the planet” should have been laughed out of politics. Instead, the speech was hailed by the corrupt media.

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

there must be better stories than this!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

change the president and we may begin to get some.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Oh, if only conservatives could be organized and militant in taking down these media conglomerates through extensive and relentless boycotting of all their ‘products’ and services. I don’t think their bottom line has ever seriously been threatened.

RepubChica on September 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Yes. But boycotts shouldn’t be against advertisers, they should just be tune-out, and unsubscribe. None of the news outlets on TV or print can survive a 40% loss of viewer and subscribers – even if we are the 40%, and my guess is that conservatives consume far more news products than others do. It’s more likely 50/50.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

this dog humps the leg of an empty chair. Might say something about the chair….….and the dog.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

waahhhhhhhhh. What a bunch of chicken hawk pants wetters.

tommyhawk on September 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Ramirez Rocks…as usual

workingclass artist on September 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

It is a scandal and it will not change. In fact, I bet they believe that copping to it, absolves them of it and they will continue to exhibit their ridiculous bias.

Blake on September 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

You can vote with your pocketbook. Starve the media. Let them feel the economic pain.

bayview on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

…most of them are starving…you think MSNBC is a money maker?…we need to go after their corporate parents!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I guess a lot of America still gets the paper and should have cancelled by now.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

We used to be a two paper town, one more liberal than the other. The less liberal one consumed the Post and now the Comical is so far left its unreadable. I used to take both papers and enjoyed both. I would love to take a paper and waller in it over coffee in the morning like I used to but I won’t support what we are being offered. And looking down the street at the delivery rate I’m not alone.

DanMan on September 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I suspect that the media was ‘advised’ against any negatives about the emperor. I just read an article where the WH is ‘abusing’ Gallup for having negative polls for the emperor.

Of course, the media does seem too eager to subvert their obligation to report the news, rather than manipulate the news. The Brits have it right, their news people are called News Readers, clearly defining their role as that of reporting the ‘news’ as they are told, without question.

xmanvietnam on September 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

OT: Rare props to MSNBC, they are replaying actual 9-11 coverage

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Doesn’t the lap dog know that Obama will eat him?

steebo77 on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

He would consider it an honor.

zmdavid on September 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

What always surprises me is how many Dem voters refuse to believe that there is any Left-wing media bias in the Legacy Media. They adamantly deny that it exists. I’ve had these arguments many times over the years. Never ceases to amaze.

visions on September 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

the media abuses their Constitutional freedoms by becoming slaves and dependent to the Democratic party.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

That it’s now acceptable for many in the media to flaunt their bias should be, to use Joe Biden’s words, “a big f-ing deal.” Sadly, it isn’t.

…but it’s not to the media because the whole purpose of liberals having control of it….was to set the narrative.

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

change the president and we may begin to get some.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

there wont be any president change with this idiotic spins. there is no media bias here except in the repub favor.in ignoring a story that only makes them look silly.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

there must be better stories than this!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I’m partial to “corpse-man”, but there are plenty of others to choose from. Dude is so smart he can gaffe in Austrian and four other languages.

For Biden the “FDR/1929 crash/go on TV” compound gaffe is an all time classic. And Katie Couric didn’t even bat an eyelash when he uncorked that onslaught of stupid on her – just sat there nodding like a bobble-head.

forest on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I don’t expect miracles. The sad part is that the media was granted freedom of the press just for times like this. What a waste of a power when they don’t use it to expose reality.

COgirl on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

The “Obama leg humping” media! Perfect name for them.

Charm on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

This is why Obama has a slight edge on Romney. If the media did its job, Romney would be polling at 80%.

If the media did its job, Obama would’ve been impeached when F&F came to light (among other incompatencies over the last 3.5 years).

crazy_legs on September 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

But boycotts shouldn’t be against advertisers, they should just be tune-out, and unsubscribe. None of the news outlets on TV or print can survive a 40% loss of viewer and subscribers – even if we are the 40%, and my guess is that conservatives consume far more news products than others do. It’s more likely 50/50.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Agreed–advertisers should be 100% free to run their ads where they choose without having their businesses bombarded by political terrorist demands. A large scale, long term tune-out and cancellation should ideally take care of the advertisers as they’ll take their business elsewhere eventually.

But that’s not enough at all. Conservatives, Repubs, Indies should engage in massive call-ins and protests to/at conglomerate headquarters and even to their homes if necessary. We’ve gotten to that point. We’re either gonna do something about it or keep gnashing our teeth in frustration. Don’t know about you, but I’m sick of all the liberal-media-bias whining. It’s becoming acceptable practice. What a devastating ground for conservatives to cede

RepubChica on September 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

the media abuses their Constitutional freedoms by becoming slaves and dependent to the Democratic party.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Sorry Ted, but the Fifth Column Treasonous Media isn’t a Slave to the Democrat Party. The Fifth Column Treasonous Media and the Democrat Party are both different arms of the American Marxist Aristocracy that rules America.

SWalker on September 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

A free and independent dog could hunt and find food on its own. It could behave professionally. This weak, needy and sick pooch stays on the democratic porch with the rest of the puppies.

It’d be nice to see the return of investigative journalism—like O’Keefe, and the guys at the DC and Breitbart.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Hardest hit by this cartoon? David Brooks of course. That leg humping is going to play havoc with the crease in Obama’s trousers.

CitizenEgg on September 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

OT: Rare props to MSNBC, they are replaying actual 9-11 coverage

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Are they cheering?

Capitalist Infidel on September 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

dead federal agent

MSM: ohhh ohhhh i’m almost there….

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

OT: Rare props to MSNBC, they are replaying actual 9-11 coverage

faraway on September 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

….they are probably doing this to increase the effect of Obama getting Osama.

“…remember how horrible this was…..think God Obama brought America justice for this”……

…what you want hear them talk about is how important it is to win the war against the Taliban/al-qaeda in Afghanistan and not allow them to launch attacks from there again.

…..what we won’t hear from them is Obama’s promises to defeat al-qaeda/Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan and how America will not be safe until we do.

Now Obama declares the Taliban “is not our enemy”………the very same people who supported and helped orchestrate these attacks on our country on September 11th.

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Whoa…did I just find a magic color button in the comments? New feature or just me?

CitizenEgg on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

If the media did its job, Obama would’ve been impeached when F&F came to light (among other incompatencies over the last 3.5 years).

crazy_legs on September 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

If the Fifth Column Treasonous Media had done the job charged with by no less than Benjamin Franklin, then Barack Insane Obama would have never gotten within 100 miles of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

SWalker on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Today the media is “doing it’s job” by blaming Bush for 9/11. Got to do anything possible to drag Bush into the mix. Absolutely Bush hate fest going on at NYT and HuffPo. It was Bush’s fault apparently. No word about Clinton, the President that was in office 8 months earlier.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

For Biden the “FDR/1929 crash/go on TV” compound gaffe is an all time classic. And Katie Couric didn’t even bat an eyelash when he uncorked that onslaught of stupid on her – just sat there nodding like a bobble-head.

forest on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Couric’s not the brightest bulb in the box. Just thinks she is.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The media will suddenly find itself and correct its dereliction of duty all of a sudden…the day Romney wins the election, so no worries!

Alinsky on September 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Remember when high gas prices were an impact on people in their daily commutes and how it ads to the prices of all that they purchase? Now it’s a good thing because it produces evil carbon and people need to stop eating so much anyway. What a world!

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Case in point. Just did a quick scan of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC websites. Nothing noted about the teachers strike in Chicago.

fistbump on September 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

What is it with the Democrats and threes? You’d think they were God or something.

unclesmrgol on September 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I don’t get the newspaper, does the NYT and WaPo still list the killed and wounded in their papers daily?

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Remember when high gas prices were an impact on people in their daily commutes and how it ads to the prices of all that they purchase? Now it’s a good thing because it produces evil carbon and people need to stop eating so much anyway. What a world!

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

….if you get a chance…look at the front page of USA Today.

Obama’s raising taxes on the middle class with his “cigarette tax” is touted on the front page as “less people smoking as cigarette prices rise”……

So increasing the cost of goods on the people who can’t afford it the most is spun as helping them quit smoking.

Just think of all of that awful steak,fried chicken,and chocolate cake Obama will be saving us from as the prices of food shoot through the roof.

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I’m partial to “corpse-man”, but there are plenty of others to choose from. Dude is so smart he can gaffe in Austrian and four other languages.

For Biden the “FDR/1929 crash/go on TV” compound gaffe is an all time classic. And Katie Couric didn’t even bat an eyelash when he uncorked that onslaught of stupid on her – just sat there nodding like a bobble-head.

forest on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

yes there are better gaffes. also, the only real criticism in this story is of the WP, that pushed an even more idiotic defense of obama claiming the photo was “Photoshopped”. not only they could not think by thyself of the mirror effect, but put out an silly theory to justify obama “mistake”. now that IS idiocy and media bias.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Today the media is “doing it’s job” by blaming Bush for 9/11. Got to do anything possible to drag Bush into the mix. Absolutely Bush hate fest going on at NYT and HuffPo. It was Bush’s fault apparently. No word about Clinton, the President that was in office 8 months earlier.

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

..yea..because in liberal land Obama is not responsible for what was happening to the country his first year in office because of everything that he “inherited”……

………..But Bush is responsible for an attack by jihadist just months into his tenure that was planned and funded on Clinton’s watch and fueled by his “paper tiger” policies dealing with the many attacks by al-qaeda during his Presidency.

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

If he gets reelected I bet there will be a tax on “non-nutritional” food.

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The recession that ended in the spring of 1992 was very mild compared to this, and the economy of the country was in much much better shape.

Yet right through the election the MSM broadcast an endless stream of stories about how people were still struggling, hurting, and suffering due to the recession and the state of economy, and GHWB wasn’t doing anything about it.

Now they are all but ignoring a much worse economy and a precarious GDP that has been on the precipice of slipping back into recession for over three years.

The bias of the MSM is more than just a scandal. The MSM are functioning as a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party and it is deliberate. The MSM is the enemy.

farsighted on September 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

fistbump on September 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

It’ll be interesting to see how this strike plays out. There are some pretty ugly visuals here for Obama — literally (and not in the way Joe Biden means it). Have you seen that fat load who heads the teachers’ union and boasts about having spent her college days getting high? Nice role model for the kids, eh?

The Chicago teachers are the highest paid public school teachers in the nation, with an average salary of $76k, before factoring in the value of their generous benefits package. That’s about $30k more than the average salary of Chicago taxpayers, in a school system where the average 8th-grader lacks basic reading proficiency. The teachers are striking because the 16% pay raise that’s been offered to them is too little, and because they don’t want to be subjected to performance evaluations (like every private sector worker in the country).

Will Rahm cave? Is this performance art, being staged by the unions so their wholly-owned-subsidiary Barry Obama can step in and save the day (and be hailed as a hero by the fawning MSM)?

Stay tuned.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Losers always blame the media.

plewis on September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I’ve been around for a while, as most of the posters here seem to have been. I’ve been active in politics at all levels, and attended a large number of meetings at local and state levels to listen directly to politicians present their positions.

I understand how easy it is to make verbal mistakes in certain situations, and can forgive simple things like potato(e) and OIHO. What I do not understand, and cannot forgive are the newsies(?) who report things that I didn’t see or hear even when I was there in the room; or who leave out things that I have videos of; or who report not what a politician said, but what they wanted to hear. I think such blatant bias must be punished as not only improper or incompetent, but treasonous. The damage they do to America.

dahni on September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

The MSM seems to have largely embraced Chrissy’s belief that it’s his job to help make Obama a success. I guess the only part Chrissy left out was the phrase, “no matter what.”

Liam on September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Hmmm, I think this cartoon needs the following revisions:
– dog should be licking, not hugging.
– dog should be licking boot, not hugging (nicely creased) pants.
– hearts should be intermixed with $$$
– scatter few (empty, half-empty, broken) wine glasses for good measure about boots.

profits101 on September 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Will Rahm cave? Is this performance art, being staged by the unions so their wholly-owned-subsidiary Barry Obama can step in and save the day (and be hailed as a hero by the fawning MSM)?

Stay tuned.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Obama will act as a deus ex machina here and you can probably take that to the bank.

ted c on September 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

what is this shit about O-I-H-O? its good the media did not picked up this silly outrage.
in the photo its wrong, but from the perspective of the people that were in the line, it was right. all obama is guilty is of not remembering for the mirror effect.

there must be better stories than this!

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

”. not only they could not think by thyself of the mirror effect, but put out an silly theory to justify obama “mistake”. now that IS idiocy and media bias.

nathor on September 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM

…I don’t use the Preview button either…but is this ^ ^ ^ how you are thinking when your thumbs are going over the keys?…… Do you grow it yourself?

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I don’t know whether to pity Ramirez for being the special needs child of the Fifth Column Treasonous Media or to laugh at him for being one of the first of the Rats to abandon ship.

SWalker on September 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

IBD has always been pretty solid. If anything, it leans conservative.

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

..yea..because in liberal land Obama is not responsible for what was happening to the country his first year in office because of everything that he “inherited”……

………..But Bush is responsible for an attack by jihadist just months into his tenure that was planned and funded on Clinton’s watch and fueled by his “paper tiger” policies dealing with the many attacks by al-qaeda during his Presidency.

Baxter Greene on September 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Well Duh… I was starting to think you would never get with the program. ;p

SWalker on September 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Doesn’t the lap dog know that Obama will eat him?

steebo77 on September 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Obama will eat all of us, with a side of arugula.

maryo on September 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Ed, it seems “today” means “two weeks ago” to you. I suggest you fix that. That article was posted on August 27, not today.

BigWillieStyles on September 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Losers always blame the media.

plewis on September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

We’re definitely losers who accept media malpractice as a permanent condition in our culture–no doubt about that.

RepubChica on September 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

On the cartoon I’m just not sure which one is the bigger mongrel.
The media proves once again that there is no bottom to their corruption and stupidity. Given the results of four years you would think they would be critical of the Chief Fool. I suppose they have invested to much of themselves in their absurd beliefs.

arand on September 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The mainstream media is overwhelmingly populated and dominated by statist and nihilist brainwashed “journalism” school and liberal arts degree grads who become the most dedicated to the activist proposition of “changing the world” and “making a difference”.
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They view journalism as a prime career choice for spreading the gospel and “enlightenment” of left – progressivism.
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They have exactly the same mindset and objectives of the now radicalized Democrat party.They’re the same people.
They are interchangable as you can see as they smoothly move between Dem power positions and media power positions.
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MSM=Dem party
Dem party =MSM

(Now get ready for the laughable tautology from a lefty that the media is actually conservative because they are owned by corporations.)

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Ed, it seems “today” means “two weeks ago” to you. I suggest you fix that. That article was posted on August 27, not today.

BigWillieStyles on September 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

lol

This is hard to do!

Isn’t anybody writing things today that can be linked to?!?!?!?

tommyhawk on September 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Dan Rather spurting out “We won”while reporting the 2000 election convinced me of the corruption.

docflash on September 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

dahni on September 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I agree, verbal gaffes are only interesting in the way they are reported or not reported, they have not impact on how I view the person.

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Will Rahm cave? Is this performance art, being staged by the unions so their wholly-owned-subsidiary Barry Obama can step in and save the day (and be hailed as a hero by the fawning MSM)?

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I’m not seeing this. How does this come out looking good for The Won? He sides with the teachers and that throws his former Chief of Staff under the bus as well as the people in Chicago who on average make a little over 1/2 of what the teachers make. He sides with Rahm, he loses not just CTU, but all of the unions to whom, as you say, he is beholden. I just don’t see a win here for Jugears, no matter how this plays out. What outcome can it appear that he will influence and generate a win?

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

BigWillieStyles on September 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Good catch. I just figured Ed’s inbox was overflowing, but I remembered seeing the cartoon back then. It’s already a timeless classic though, so it will always be relevant.

Oh and I fixed that freaky highlighted word problem I was having; stupid Google Chrome ext got clicked somehow. Annoying when that happens.

CitizenEgg on September 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

He even got the pant crease just right. LOL!

katy on September 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM

If the Fifth Column Treasonous Media had done the job charged with by no less than Benjamin Franklin, then Barack Insane Obama would have never gotten within 100 miles of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

SWalker on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

This. … and it bears repeating. Look at what the MSM did when Sarah Palin was nominated VP; they practically parachute dropped brigades of reporters into Wasilla to dig through dumpsters, ransack the library, talk to everyone who knew Sarah from the time she was an infant all for the purpose of finding something with which to smear her. While all the reporters and journalists were busy on the Palin front, they assigned Jimmy from the newsroom to do a few archive checks to see what offices Barack Obama had held in the past and to read and outline his two autobiographies in order to let the folks at home know what schools he had attended and how cute his family was.

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Hmmm, I think this cartoon needs the following revisions:
– dog should be licking, not hugging.

profits101 on September 11, 2012 at 10:55 AM

You’ve never been around small dogs, have you? That dog isn’t hugging Jugear’s leg. ;-)

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Wonder how many media references to the “Bush’s jobless recovery” there were in the time before the 2004 election?

danking70 on September 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

You’ve never been around small dogs, have you? That dog isn’t hugging Jugear’s leg. ;-)

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I am lol. I guess that picture needs a few more words for some folks.

CitizenEgg on September 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

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