Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Character assassination

It appears CNN and FOX news are trying to put a ratchet on the rising star that is Barack Obama.

Back in December Bill O'Reilly sent his producer to an Obama book signing so the producer could badger Obama. Instead of taking the bait, Obama said he liked watching Bill's show and agreed to make an appearance on the O'Reilly Factor. Also from Fox are the continued rants from Dick Morris about how "empty" Obama is. It is fairly apparent that Morris hasn't done any research.

However, it is CNN that is doing more of a butchering on Obama. There was the Jeanne Moos segment doing a free association piece with "Obama" and "Osama". Jeff Greenfield did a piece comparing Obama's wardrobe with that of Iranian president, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadineja.

Now there was the "mistake" on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer". Before going to a commercial break, CNN ran the photo on the right. Sorry, but if you take a look at your keyboard, you'll notice that the "S" key and the "B" key are not even that close for a mistake.

What are these networks so afraid of? If you don't like Barack Obama, that's one thing, but character assassination is another thing. Why not give Obama the opportunity to at least declare for the presidency and have some healthy debate before you attempt to knock him out.

What these pundits and character assassins don't seem to realize is that the character of Barack Obama is resilient. Time will bear me out on this.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems kind of hard to believe that an agency as big as CNN would do that on air at primetime, but at the same time it seems hard to believe that someone just mistyped it. I hadn't heard about the wardrobe thing, maybe someone's going to start on his middle name being Hussein next.

2:21 PM, January 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN finally did the right thing and apologized. This was just shameful.

12:21 AM, January 04, 2007  

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