Thursday, May 24, 2012

Barack Obama - #3913 - Team Obama Shifts Direction as More Dems Balk at Bain Attacks - Hot Air (2) Brent Bozell - The Mainstream Media: Shameless Bias by Omission - Media Research Center (3) Obama a 'Little Flat in Denver, Colorado - Weekly Standard

Remember when the media kept insisting that the unity problem in the presidential election belonged entirely to Mitt Romney and the GOP? Good times, good times. The Hill reports this morning that Team Obama’s strategy of demonizing Bain Capital has two high-profile members of the Democratic Senate Caucus backing away from their party leader: Some influential Democrats on and off Capitol Hill are refusing to give President Obama political cover for his attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. Despite pushback from more than a half-dozen Democrats, the Obama campaign on Tuesday defended how it has scrutinized Romney’s business background. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a widely respected member of Congress, stopped short of criticizing the president, but made it clear that the campaign should pivot. “It’s done,” she said. “Go on to other things now.” Feinstein has always been considered the more moderate of the two Senators from California. What about a Senator who identifies more with the class-warfare Left — like, say, Chris Coons of Delaware, who cruised to victory in 2010 over Christine O’Donnell? He’s not biting, either: Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told The Hill, “I think the average American … hopes that this campaign will focus on competing visions for how to strengthen our economy, help create jobs and move the country forward.”  Read more..........

The Media: Brent Bozell - Shameless Bias by Omission - Media Research Center - You’d think the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty would be a major news story. But ABC, CBS, and NBC don’t judge news events by their inherent importance as relates to the future of our freedoms. They deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it, or doesn’t it, advance the re-election of Barack Obama? If it doesn’t, it isn’t news. On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a “religious institution” can be defined under their ObamaCare law. Never has the Catholic Church – or any order, for that matter – undertaken something of this magnitude. It’s truly jaw-dropping that ABC and NBC completely ignored this action on their evening newscasts, while “CBS Evening News” devoted just 19 seconds to this historic event. No, let’s be blunt: They spiked the news. This is the worst example of shameless bias by omission I have seen in the quarter-century history of the Media Research Center.  Read more..........

Obama a 'Little Flat in Denver - The Weekly Standard -President Obama was in Denver this afternoon for a fundraiser. But the event does not appear to have been quite the success the campaign was hoping for. According to today's White House pooler, the New York Times's Peter Baker, "The crowd was obviously supportive and glad to see him, though the room at times felt a little flat and Potus seemed a little tired after a long day that’s not even close to being over." (The president has two more fundraisers tonight in Los Angeles.) Moreover, the campaign announced that the president "[would] headline a reception for 700 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. General admission tickets started at $500 apiece, though a selected number of Gen44 and Grassroots tickets were available for $250." The campaign now says, according to the pooler, that only 550 people showed up.  Read more.......

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