Evelyn - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 94 moms have responded )
Ok my fellow Obama Mamas....throughout the campaign as well as before and after, I have heard this phrase time and time and time again. How unfair the "liberal media" was to poor Sarah Palin and her pregnant teenage daughter. How much they loved Obama and how he got all this good press. I still hear it all the time from my friends/family on the right. Were we all watching the same coverage? Were we all reading the same newspapers and blogs? After the initial frenzy over Bristol's pregnancy I rarely even heard it mentioned AT ALL. Obama stepped up and chastised anyone who tried to sensationalize the issue and asked respectfully that all attacks on the children of the candidates cease. Which after that point they pretty much did. I mean come on, they barely spoke about how McCain CHEATED on his handicapped first wife with Cindy! I mean if there was EVER a story that could have been used against someone, that's it. Regardless of whether you think it's true or not, it could have been a huge deal.
On the OTHER hand, am I the only one that remember allllllllll the negative press that Obama received? I must have seen that clip of Rev. Wright played at LEAST 1000 times and I'm not even exaggerating. I didn't turn off the news stations for about 8 months last year lol, that's why I'm not exaggerating. :-) How many times was he called a socialist? They called him out for "paling around with a terrorist" His aunt was deported, He bought his home from a shady character, the list goes on and on and on and on.
So can someone please explain to me why the press is given this liberal label? Oh and newsflash republicans, Obama gets good press now because he deserves it. :-/ Unlike his predecessor.