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ELECTION: Liberal media giving Obama a pass

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 193 Comments »
September 21, 2012 1:47 pm

Consider this scenario: John McCain, a Republican, was elected president in 2008. After nearly four years he presided over a sluggish economy, added $6 trillion in new debt, the national debt is now $16.4 trillion and growing, spending is out of control, the number of food stamp recipients has doubled to more than 43 million people, our economy is heading for a fiscal cliff, job growth in anemic at best, unemployment is more than 8 percent and our foreign policy is in shambles.

Sound familiar?

If this were the case for McCain, the mainstream media would tear him to shreds on a daily basis. But McCain is not the president, Barack Obama is. The mainstream media tend to ignore these stories and give Obama a free pass.

Why is that? The answer is simple: The mainstream media are biased to the liberal left. You have ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS and CNN spinning their news away from these important stories. The leader of this liberal left bias is MSNBC.

During this important election year, news reporting is strategically important. However, MSNBC has turned into a propaganda network for the liberals. While the Middle East is burning and our economy is failing, MSNBC spends its time bashing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Turn on any of their news shows at any time and they are painting Romney as incompetent and spineless. It is relentless and to the point of insanity.

News should be news, not a political sounding board.

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