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A Slobbering Love Affair?
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Bernie Goldberg is perhaps one of the most savy people looking at the political scene. His books are also strokes of genius. And his latest, "A Slobbering Love Affair", is right up there at the top. Here is what one reviewer stated at the beginning. You can finish reading it right here.

Quote:Pass the Tissues: The Slobbering Love Affair Between Obama and the Press

Bernard Goldberg's new book reports on media love-in that shows little sign of ending soon. (Listen to Ed Driscoll's interview with Bernard Goldberg here.)


Anyone who doesn’t believe the media fix was in for Barack Obama during the last presidential campaign doesn’t need a book by Bernard Goldberg to convince them.

They need an honesty transplant.


The Hannity interview
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#2
Didn't you just make a post about how the "Obama honeymoon" is ending?
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Abraxas Wrote:Didn't you just make a post about how the "Obama honeymoon" is ending?

I did. And it is. However, certainly not with the sycophantic press/media. Anyone would have to be a complete dunce to actually believe that they are not carrying his water, gleefully.

Of course, you clearly see this, since you are not on the Left, correct? Wink1
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I see unsutainable approval ratings from the start and an inevitable decline to reality - a simple fact that escaped Mr. Goldberg (if he really thinks there is "little sign" of the obvious love-affair "ending soon").

It's not rocket science.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like its from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

... you can almost see the high water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
- Hunter S. Thompson
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Abraxas Wrote:I see unsutainable approval ratings from the start and an inevitable decline to reality - a simple fact that escaped Mr. Goldberg (if he really thinks there is "little sign" of the obvious love-affair "ending soon").

It's not rocket science.

Sigh,..............you still refuse to put things in perspective. Where did you say you were politically?

This is all in context, which really counts most. If you need a graph, then by all means. Make one side approval percentages, and the other side time in office. Then plot those of Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Bubba, Bush II, and then Obama. THEN, you will get a better idea, I'm certain, as to what Goldberg is talking about.

Where did you way you were Politically? :?
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John L Wrote:
Abraxas Wrote:I see unsutainable approval ratings from the start and an inevitable decline to reality - a simple fact that escaped Mr. Goldberg (if he really thinks there is "little sign" of the obvious love-affair "ending soon").

It's not rocket science.

Sigh,..............you still refuse to put things in perspective. Where did you say you were politically?

This is all in context, which really counts most. If you need a graph, then by all means. Make one side approval percentages, and the other side time in office. Then plot those of Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Bubba, Bush II, and then Obama. THEN, you will get a better idea, I'm certain, as to what Goldberg is talking about.

Where did you way you were Politically? :?

lol

I like how I choose to politically identify myself keeps coming up.

I don't agree with you on several things (namely the fact that *I'm* supposed to prove *your* point by making a graph), but we actually agree on many others. I'm not a big fan of Obama, but because I'm not eating up every anti-Obama piece you find, I must support him. The logical fallacy of "us vs. them" permeates this forum and makes it hard for people with slightly different views to join in.

Maybe you're alright with a bunch of guys just agreeing with eachother, but I find more information gets exchanged when you have different people with different opinions.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like its from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

... you can almost see the high water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
- Hunter S. Thompson
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The graph suggestion was to help you prove the point to Yourself, not me. I am more than capable of mentally comparing presidents and their approval ratings. i was an adult during All of the above mentioned presidents, and others too. That perhaps gives me a little bit of an advantage, I guess. I could be wrong though.
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John L Wrote:The graph suggestion was to help you prove the point to Yourself, not me. I am more than capable of mentally comparing presidents and their approval ratings. i was an adult during All of the above mentioned presidents, and others too. That perhaps gives me a little bit of an advantage, I guess. I could be wrong though.

Adults are not incapable of bias simply because they have experience. I could find someone who lived through all those presidencies too but disagrees with you. It doesn't make either of you right or wrong, but it does introduce a debate.

As for making the graph - I appreciate your concern with my education, but I'm not in the buisiness of proving other peoples' points for them. It doesn't mean you're wrong... it's just I'm not going to submit to your intellectual laziness.

If you have a point to make; make it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like its from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

... you can almost see the high water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
- Hunter S. Thompson
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