September 28, 2012
Former Democratic pollster Pat Caddell: Media Have Become 'Enemy of the American People'Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media, Political News and commentaries
Roger Aronoff reports at AIM:
In remarks to the AIM conference, "ObamaNation: A Day of Truth," on September 21st, former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said, "I think we're at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy." Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from "organized governmental power," they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.More here. Caddell goes on to say, "this press corps serves at the pleasure of this White House and President," which is similar to what Democrat pundit and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers recently said: "The media seems to be taking their orders from the Obama administration."
Nowhere was this more evident than during the tragic death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya that was covered up for nine days because the press and the administration did not want to admit it was a terrorist attack.
"We've had nine day of lies over what happened because they can't dare say it's a terrorist attack, and the press won't push this," said Caddell. "Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers."
Here are the highlights of Caddell's speech:
You can watch the whole thing here.
Posted by Richard at September 28, 2012 6:01 AM
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