who knew? the camera lies….

Mark Landler, writing in the New York Times today, in an article titled ‘Looking Toward 2012, Obama Finds North Carolina Less Receptive’, said that “Mr. Obama got a less warm and fuzzy reception from a lunch crowd at Countryside Barbeque in Marion”.


Crikey, it looks pretty “warm and fuzzy” to me.

Thanks LOL


McDowell News: President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Marion on Monday, where he ordered lunch from Countryside Barbeque and had his photo made with lots of excited patrons ….

….. He met with Councilman Lloyd Cuthbertson, Councilwoman Juanita Doggett, City Manager Bob Boyette and other folks. He also took time to have his picture made with as many people as possible….

“He was very personable and took time to talk to everybody,” said Cuthbertson. “He was interested in what people had to tell them. It is an honor to meet the president of the United States, regardless of one’s political affiliation. This opportunity does not happen every day …. We should be proud he chose to stop in Marion of all places between Asheville and his next scheduled visit.”

…. Joyce Hawkins said she joked with the president and asked him if we would pay for everybody’s lunch. Obama told her that he would pay for her lunch and the three others at her table. When it came time for Hawkins and her group to leave, the wait staff told them that sure enough, the president of the United States had paid for their meals. And for her service, Obama left Cable an $8 tip.

Even though it lasted around an hour, the presidential visit may be the most memorable event at Countryside Barbeque. “It’s pretty exciting stuff,” said Noyes.

Full article here


Interesting opening line from an Atlantic Review article a few years back: “The New York Times’ Germany correspondent Mark Landler often exaggerates and is sometimes just wrong.” Indeed.


From yesterday:

Finally finds a warm crowd? Yep, the people of North Carolina had been frosty all day:

President Barack Obama waves to people gathered along a road in Boone, N.C., during his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour, Oct. 17. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Citizen Times

Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, N.C.

Boone, N.C.

Original video here

West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, North Carolina

**** You can tweet Landler here ****

78 Responses to “who knew? the camera lies….”

  1. 1 hopefruit2
    October 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Does this guy have a Twitter account? I think he should be blasted with pics from this diary and openly called out on his lies.

  2. 27 collegekay
    October 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Wow. Such a blatant liar.

  3. 28 LOL
    October 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

    No problem Chip. I hate these people…I really do. Here is the story from local press http://www2.mcdowellnews.com/news/2011/oct/17/presidential-plate-go-ar-1506536

    • 29 hopefruit2
      October 18, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Thanks LOL. I tweeted Landler this article also and told him to note the difference between this one which doesn’t have any snarky subtle digs at the President with his NYT article.

    • October 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks, LOL..I was going to link that right here that I got from you last night. I reposted it on DFP with some pics that Chips provided us with. Will the reality based people ever out do the Giant Mediawhore Propaganda Machine?!

  4. October 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Hi TODers. I tweeted the liar as well. So sick of the lies.

  5. October 18, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Here’s video of David Axelrod schooling Morning Joke when the idiot compared our brilliant President to Cain.


    • 35 CTGirl
      October 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Thank you! I so want to see this smack down!

    • 36 Linda
      October 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Mika and Willie are asking stupid questions.

    • 39 Ladyhawke
      October 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Thanks pob,

      I lift my glass to David Axelrod. In fact I was out of my seat because he told the Morning Joke Crew a bit of truth. Don’t you just love Joe with his selective memory? I loved it when David said you can’t have it both ways. I remember when folks were saying the president was trying to do too much. Now they say he can’t get anything done with the Republican majority in the House.

      And poor Mika, kept harping on why the president can’t get congress to do what he wants. She needs to read the Steve Benen article that shows how out of step the GOP lawmakers are with GOP voters. If they won’t listen to their own constituents, what makes her think they are going to listen to the president. He’s not a magician. She’s pathetic. I don’t know how David stands them.

      • 40 a4alice
        October 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

        You know what? you raise a good point LH. So I sent Landler a tweet with proof here at TOD now it’s time to give credit where it is due. I’m going to tweet Dave a thank you for setting it straight by telling the truth,

  6. 43 Tulips
    October 18, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Just tweeted a picture is worth a thousand words, it reveals lies and agenda.

  7. 44 JER
    October 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Here is video from the Countryside BBQ stop, with comments from the owner and employee: http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wlos_vid_5707.shtml

  8. 45 ChristiMtl
    October 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

    WTH is wrong with these people. I’m sick of the lies,.

  9. 46 bonkers
    October 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Dude’s whole twit feed is filled with sarcastic condescension toward the most popular politician in the world right now, and possibly ever.

    • 47 hopefruit2
      October 18, 2011 at 10:43 am

      It’s personal…as is the case for most of the media now.

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

      UGH. I just waded in there and turned right around and bolted. NYT jumped the shark a long time ago but GEEZE.

    • 49 Olivia
      October 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Did you see this one:

      MarkLandler Mark Landler
      Bus Tour: Obama is at Asheville NC airport to call for spending to upgrade its runway. But it was long enough for Air Force One to land

      • 50 Ladyhawke
        October 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        This just reeks of desperation. This guy just has an axe to grind. It’s really sad and pathetic that this is what passes for journalism these days.

  10. 51 anniebella
    October 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

    The media sure doesn’t mind lying, do they?

    • 52 MB32
      October 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

      No they don’t. It’s sad and dangerous for our democracy. And when a paper of record like NYT condones this lying….I just have no words. We are in the fight of our lifetime and the corporate media is aiding and abetting those forces who aligned themselves against democracy.

  11. October 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Did all of these reporters go to Rovian school of Politics?
    It seems, all of them are swiftboat masters!

  12. October 18, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Geitner is on cspan2.
    If you listen to the pl, he is the Devil.
    However, if you solely listen to him, you like him more and more and more.

    • October 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

      LOVE him. Razor sharp mind. HIs grasp of the whole entire picture is staggering. Thank goodness he agreed to stay on.

      • 57 Ladyhawke
        October 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

        totally agree meta. I think Tim Geithner is terrific. He never seems to get the credit he deserves.

      • 58 nathkatun7
        October 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

        I completely agree with you, meta. Sec. Geithner is very brilliant and tireless in doing his job. I don’t care what the PL say he was the right pick for Sec. of the Treasury.

  13. 59 MsKitty
    October 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Reminds me of a line Richard Pryor used in his standup routine: “who are ya gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

  14. 61 Tulips
    October 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

    chipstick for the traffice, debunking this liar is good.

  15. 63 hopefruit2
    October 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Someone just tweeted this:

    // Getting ready to meet President Obama. Trying to remember how to breathe. Not really working. //

    I guess that’s what drives liars like Mark Lander and Ben Smith stirring mad…

  16. October 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Geither giving Vitter the SLAP!! WOW!! He’s going off with facts and info. BRAVO.

    • 65 hopefruit2
      October 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Geither is no fool and he has our President’s back – and that’s why the PL can’t stand him. They are JEALOUS and filled with HATRED.

  17. October 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

    LOL OMG! Look at all those haters in NC! The media is shameless in their attempts, but thank goodness the RIGHT cameras who took these photos don’t LIE. Make NO mistake, President Barack Hussein Obama is POWERFULLY POPULAR, and the media can’t hide that FACT for naught.

  18. 68 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Chips pulled out all the stops for this post. Go TOD, go! 😆 😆 😆

    These media whores are incorrigible, they can’t help themselves. They’d need serious rehab to give up their addictions to falsehood, half-truth, gossip, drama and false equivalence. I think it’s too late for most of ’em.

    • 69 hopefruit2
      October 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

      The contagious virus which causes ODS has also infected the media, I’m afraid.

      • 70 PoliticalJunkessa
        October 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

        They’re so used to a certain media model: a very intellectually lazy form of stenography. They can’t investigate to save their lives. They wouldn’t know the truth if it hit them upside their heads. They don’t know how to flesh out a story. They don’t know how to source their work. They have no understanding of history. They love reporting in teenage, gossipy, mean girl fashion. They write in the passive voice “some people say”, etc. Their language is dull and lacking in details and color. Their hides are for sale to the highest corporate bidder and they’ll crank out the drivel to earn their keep. They’re a lost cause.

  19. October 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Tweeted Landler, thanks for the headsup on this scoundrel.

  20. 73 MB32
    October 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Thanks Chips for debunking the lies and speaking truth. I just love this site, as well as the other prag-prog sites. I love the pushback! That’s why GOPolitico felt a need to write an article that tries to marginalizes us: They can’t handle the truth and they know this site as well as our Twitter cohorts have been very effective pushing back against their dishonesty.

  21. October 18, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I sent this guy an email and told him to come to this site and look at the pictures and to stop indulging in yellow journalism.

  22. October 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The local reporters are excited. What is Landler talking about? If this is frosty I’d hate to see North Carolinians when they give a warm greeting

  23. 76 kefauver
    October 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    The New York Times is a shell of what it once was. This is example #2,457 why it is not a liberal paper. I guess it’s trying to outdo the Post now.

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