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  •  Sheer idiocy, and worse... (10+ / 0-)

    If the president had played hardball as the article seems to recommend (e.g. getting in the way of a visit to Alaska by the interior secretary), and it was found out, the media would blast him for weeks. There would be congressional hearings. There would be editorials, probably even in the NYT, lambasting the president for misusing the power of his office. It wouldn't be pretty - and to tell you the truth, I'm glad Obama is better than these kinds of tactics.

    •  DC Media is hard-wired to support the GOP (3+ / 0-)

      Congressional GOP talking heads fill-up the weekly talk shows and Fox News. So they all get a free ride.

      The Obama admin stays away from providing DC media access, so they get "dinged".

      This is all related to the press' belly-aching a few months ago about not getting enough photos and attention from the POTUS.

      •  No, that's not it (1+ / 0-)
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        The media is hardwired to say "both sides do it", so they can continue to show "impartiality" and have 5 times more Republicans on the Sunday shows whether there is a Democrat in office or a Republican.
        This is about making profit, not covering "news". Not anymore.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 03:15:32 PM PDT

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