Organized media campaign against Palin and for Obama explains poll disparity

July 22, 2010 05:49

While a Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds Obama would lose to an unnamed Republican and his approval rating has dropped to the lowest yet, American voters like Obama more than Sarah Palin, giving him a 49 – 45 percent favorability, while she gets a negative 35 – 49 percent. The Daily Caller expose of the organized leftist media campaign to prop up Obama and bury negative stories about him while targeting  Palin with a vicious smear campaign may shed light on those numbers. Editorial

Now we can see real world results of an orchestrated media campaign to support one candidate and disparage another. A new Quinnipiac University National poll shows that Obama is more popular with the general public in America than Sarah Palin giving him a 49 – 45 percent favorability, while she gets a negative 35 – 49 percent.

The Daily Caller has recently revealed the existence of a group of journalists, news media and academicians who joined online at a site called Journolist to compare notes and create strategies for their treatment of the ‘news’.

In their first story released, The Daily Caller exposed the efforts of the group to protect Obama from negative stories like his 20 year long association with his pastor Jeremiah Wright. Wright’s anti-American rants and black liberation theology could have exposed Obama’s own anti-American proclivities and if covered openly and unbiased may have made the difference in the election. In one instance it was suggested to attack a prominent conservative as racist to deflect attention fro Wright.

“In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Today’s release highlights the organized smear campaign against Palin that began immediatley after she was announced as McCain’s VP pick.

The Daily Caller writes:

Daniel Levy of the Century Foundation noted that Obama’s “non-official campaign” would need to work hard to discredit Palin. “This seems to me like an occasion when the non-official campaign has a big role to play in defining Palin, shaping the terms of the conversation and saying things that the official [Obama] campaign shouldn’t say – very hard-hitting stuff, including some of the things that people have been noting here – scare people about having this woefully inexperienced, no foreign policy/national security/right-wing christia wing-nut a heartbeat away …… bang away at McCain’s age making this unusually significant …. I think people should be replicating some of the not-so-pleasant viral email campaigns that were used against [Obama].”

These leftist ideologues who pretend to ‘report the news’ even went so far as to attack her role as a mother to diffuse any positive thoughts of her having kept her ‘Downs baby’.

From The Daily Caller:

Ryan Donmoyer, a reporter for Bloomberg News who was covering the campaign, sent a quick thought that Palin’s choice not to have an abortion when she unexpectedly became pregnant at age 44 would likely boost her image because it was a heartwarming story.

“Her decision to keep the Down’s baby is going to be a hugely emotional story that appeals to a vast swath of America, I think,” Donmoyer wrote.

Politico reporter Ben Adler, now an editor at Newsweek, replied, “but doesn’t leaving sad baby without its mother while she campaigns weaken that family values argument? Or will everyone be too afraid to make that point?”

So many Americans get their only news from what has been dubbed the ‘mainstream media’ but has been exposed as the propaganda media arm of the leftists. How many points is this type of coverage worth in an election? 5%, 10%? Certainly enough to sway enough public opinion to effect the outcome of close elections. After all, that was their goal.

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