The press isn't even trying anymore


#1

The folks in the MSM aren’t even trying to hide their bias anymore. And they wonder why their ratings are in the tank.

CBS News Political Director’s Astonishing Advice: Obama ‘Must Go for the Throat,’ ‘Pulverize’ & ‘Declare War’ on the GOP

         Jan. 19, 2013 3:21pm             [Madeleine Morgenstern](http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/madeleinemorgenstern)                                   

President Barack Obama needs to “pulverize” and “destroy” his Republican opponents if he wants to leave any kind of legacy — according to CBS News’ political director.
“Go for the throat!” declares the title of John Dickerson’s latest column for Slate, posted Friday. Its subtitle: “Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.”
In it, Dickerson — who was named CBS News political director in 2011 — says Obama, facing political gridlock and endless clashes with House Republicans, has the challenge of “how to be great when the environment stinks”:The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat.
How should the president proceed then, if he wants to be bold? The Barack Obama of the first administration might have approached the task by finding some Republicans to deal with and then start agreeing to some of their demands in hope that he would win some of their votes. It’s the traditional approach. Perhaps he could add a good deal more schmoozing with lawmakers, too.

That’s the old way. He has abandoned that. He doesn’t think it will work and he doesn’t have the time. As Obama explained in his last press conference, he thinks the Republicans are dead set on opposing him. They cannot be unchained by schmoozing. Even if Obama were wrong about Republican intransigence, other constraints will limit the chance for cooperation. Republican lawmakers worried about primary challenges in 2014 are not going to be willing partners. He probably has at most 18 months before people start dropping the lame-duck label in close proximity to his name.

Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.

Fox News’ Brit Hume took notice of the column Saturday morning, tweeting out the link and noting Dickerson’s affiliation with CBS.
Read Dickerson’s full column here.

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CBS News Political Director’s Astonishing Advice: Obama ‘Must Go for the Throat,’ ‘Pulverize’ & ‘Declare War’ on the GOP | TheBlaze.com


#2

The funny thing is. The Press thinks that Obama will destroy the GOP. It will do that itself if left to its own devices


#3

Evil is winning.


#4

The national MSM have made their partisanship abundantly clear, and Rs and conservatives have done little about it. With no consequences MSM folk are proceeding Full Partisanship ahead.


#5

Our country is doing so great. Is fox considered msm?


#6

I can’t post new threads in this section apparently or something.

What’s the most unbiased news org you all know of? Particularly do you know of a news source that compiles articles from local sources. Like say if something happens in Uganda then they use reports from Ugandans. Basically the most pure form of news.

I use Reuters and other small news things. Allafrica.com is actually really good