ah yes, the liberal media….

Tonight’s CBS News, starring John Dickerson:

“In national polls he (Mitt Romney) beats Barack Obama.”


Dickerson must have missed the last national poll (June 8), by Reuters/Ipsos (here): “….President Obama leads all potential Republican challengers by double-digit margins. He is ahead of his closest Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 13 percentage points – 51 percent to 38 percent.”

“The emails turned out to be great news for Sarah Palin …. she can also say that she was given a thorough tea-cleaning by the media and there were no bombshells, which is good news for her.”


He must have missed dozens of those emails, including the ones about her getting questions in advance from friendly media, having her staff research the answers and feed them in to a teleprompter, which she then read from during her ‘interview’. Seriously.

And funny, Dickerson neglected to mention that Alaska officials redacted information from more than 2,300 of the emails, and held back 953 entirely (Washington Post). Um, how could the half-termer have been given a “thorough” cleaning by the media when her Alaskan buddies withheld all the damaging stuff?!

‘Palin emails redacted by same people who worked for her’

Paul Jenkins (Anchorage Daily News): As they prepare to finally cough up more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s emails gleaned from her brief, odd stint as governor, Alaska officials tut-tut they are going to withhold 2,415 pages from the public. Why? Those communications are privileged, personal or somehow exempt from Alaska’s disclosure laws. Or so they say.

How convenient. Guess where the good stuff will be. No, really. Guess. Now, you might wonder, as I do, how emails sent or received by a governor or her minions on state time, using state resources, yakking about state business can be personal or exempt from disclosure laws. But state officials say there is the right to privacy thing and the attorney-client privilege thing and the “deliberative process” thing. Apparently – and it was a shock to me – there is no public’s right to know thing.

Who made these decisions? It turns out state lawyers and folks in the governor’s office – where some, it turns out, worked for Palin but now work for Gov. Sean Parnell, who was Palin’s lieutenant governor – made the calls on those 2,415 emails. Not an impartial panel of citizens and lawyers, or folks lacking direct or indirect ties to the authors of the emails or any court. Just insiders.

More here

Quality reporting, Mr Dickerson 😉

E-MAIL: evening@cbsnews.com

18 Responses to “ah yes, the liberal media….”

  1. June 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Liars, liars, liars. Think I’ll Tweet Dickerson.

  2. 2 GGail
    June 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks Chipsticks, you are on the ball with the Contact Information. I have a few words for CBS News.

  3. 3 Tally
    June 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    The key phrase here regarding the mission Palin emails is: “attorney-client privilege.”

    • 4 hopefruit2
      June 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Why don’t we send the media some tiny mustard sofas loaded with hidden cockroach eggs. Tell them that the pretty lil’ sofas are for conducting their Sunday interviews with their favorite GOP governor, mayor, rep or senator.

  4. June 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    They keep on quoting that wa post abc news outlier! The phuckers!

  5. 7 Asher in Boston
    June 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    WTF. Under what rock does he live? LIAR. Yeah, yes liberal media my ass.

  6. 8 zizi
    June 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    They create their own alternate reality. Their matching orders from Koch funded propaganda networks via the corporate media is to polish the turd that is Mitt Romney. The goal is to get him past the teatards in the early states. So lying about President Obama is their strategy for creating an air of inevitability about Romney.

    The corporate media are in on the con game.

  7. June 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Hey, if they want to portray Obama as the underdog, so be it. These clowns will catch up after election day while we’re celebrating another landslide.

  8. 12 anniebella
    June 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I sent Joh Dickerson a email and I told him exactly what I think of him and the media. I told him that he and the media is a disgrace. I told him that I have seen polls were President Obama leads Romney and any other Republican canidates. But they don’t mention that. I just told him exacyly what I thought of him.

    • June 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Good on you Anniebella, they might never change their lying ways, but there’s no harm in letting them know not everyone is fooled by them 😉

      • 14 HZ
        June 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

        Chipsticks, I am about to see one also. I just came back to my computer. I am tired of the lies, However, we will stick together and do our part. Good night, Chipsticks, and I do thank you for our beautiful site here.

  9. 15 HZ
    June 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I meant send one also.

  10. 16 africa
    June 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    They never disappoint, so predictable. Tomorrow, Mr. Dickerson will get a nice e-mail from me and it will be copied to others from other networks. I have wirten them all week about this very kind of thing and got a response from at least one of them explaining why he reports on certain polls. Tomorrow, I will send him another note, yet again about the media and its quest to develop a narrative that suits thier own purposes.

  11. 17 halo
    June 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    The media loves talking down Obama. It’s what they’re trained to do.

  12. 18 Sue in Minnesota
    June 12, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Time to pull the plug on theses networks. I’ll let them know that by selective editing they are by my definition liars.

    Americans would not be so tolerant of ineffective and corrupt politicians if we had reliable access to unbiased and balanced political coverage. They are a cancer infecting our Democracy .

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