Democrat journalist for the New York Times thinks....

United States
October 24, 2008 10:33pm CST
That the media has been unfair and slanted towards Obama. She said to Greta on Fox, that she thinks the media has been making vicious PERSONAL attacks on McCain and especially on Palin, while leaving the Dems pretty much alone. She said that Palin's comments against Obama are regular, part of Palins' job as VP candidate and NOT PERSONAL, but speak directly to the issues of Obama's candidacy. While the media has delighted in tearing apart Palin, saying she is stupid, unqualified, and talking about her clothing, etc. This journalist is from Alaska. Her family is "VERY, VERY liberal" and she is voting for Obama. Yet she felt so strongly about the way the campaign is being handled by the press that she felt she had to speak out. When asked what her family says about Palin, she said that they are very, very, very liberal and so of course they don't like Palin's attacks on Obama. BUT they loved her as Gov of Alaska. She said as Governor, Palin was much more bi-partisan, and in fact attacked Republicans more than Democrats. BUT as she noted, this is a presidential campaign and she is running for VP so she has to make attacks on the Democrat candidates. I missed her name and I'm not sure if she is a columnist for the NY Times or the NY Post -- did anyone see this and could fill in my blanks?
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I saw that interview too and I was happy to see it. There actually was an Obama supporter Democrat that had the respect to state the obvious that Obama is being left alone and is getting it easy. Obama has the media and a ton of money, and this is what will win the election for him... and that is wrong. The markets are adjusting to what an Obama Administration will mean, and if ya notice it's not good. Companies have separate plans for Obama Administration and for McCain Administration. I know we want change here but the word change is taking over this election and in the markets the word change is causing the lack of confidence in America's future.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
Thanks Missy. Would you make a new post elaborating on that point about the markets and the companies plans? I think it REALLY, REALLY needs to be heard by as many as possible.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Thanks for the Best response. I spoke about the markets everywhere on this site but no one wanted to listen. Then the markets dropped 929 points between the two days after the election... no one reports on it...it went up some the third but we will see what it does on monday. I don't believe the out come will be what anyone hopes for. I think it's going to be a very long time before the markets will ever stabilize during an Obama administration.
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yeah, that was the largest two day drop following a presidential election, and the first day I think was the second largest after election drop for one day. Fox news reported a lot about it. I guess the other media were just interested in not allowing anyone to make a connection.