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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 04:32 PM

The "Equalization Factor" is behind the absurd media overcoverage of " Obamacare Rollout"

As has been pointed out many times by many people here, the mainstream media attempts to show that "they are all alike" Democrats and Republicans, "all the same crooks" ..as they say. In this way, the mainstream media helps the Republicans to draw in those who would normally fall in the Democratic camp. There are many uninformed and totally biased people who vote against their own best interests. Something happened recently which may have tipped many of those into thinking seriously about forgetting that nonsense and becoming Democrats . That was the "Government Shutdown." That gave incredible coverage to the utter stupidity of the Republican talking points. Incredible numbers of people saw through that rhetoric to the truth, which is the Republicans only care about themselves and those they hold allegiance to: the rich and powerful who couldn't care less about those workers laid off, and those programs stopped. Self centered bastards. True definition of Republicans.

What was the mainstream media to do? How could it recreate that feeling that all of them are equal? The shutdown stood all by itself as a horrendous action by the Republicans. Now the mainstream media also holds allegiance to the rich and powerful. It wants a so called " equal playing field" which glorifies their reporting and ultimately supports their view point. Republicans are over represented and the mainstream media knows it, and wants to keep it that way. Why? Because the mainstream media is a "big business" protected by Republicans. (Disney, Comcast, Paramount Pictures..)

Therefore, that is the answer as to the absurd "over coverage" of the "Obamacare Rollout" It is an attempt by the mainstream media to remove the stigma of the "Government Shutdown" and return the electorate to the so called: "they are all incompetent crooks position. That is why David Gregory got the orders to compare the rollout to the beginning of the "Iraq War. " Anything that will trick the uninformed to believe that "the rollout" is equal to the "shutdown" is very important.

Equalization is very important giving the Republicans a chance to control one branch of government. There are many in that 70 percent that viewed the "shutdown" as "awful" that would change parties. Those would come to us, and the Republicans would disintegrate if it happened for good. It is no mistake that the mainstream media has overcovered a mistake by Obama. Just like it is no mistake that it under covered the very small increase in health care costs the last few years. Anything to keep the "equalization factor" in place. They are, "all incompetent crooks" is the mantra that the mainstream media will present to keep it going to protect itself and the Republicans. It does not matter if in the process the mainstream media looses all sense of honesty and fairness in news coverage or anything else. The mainstream media is Republican and wants to keep the Republicans in . It makes a lot of sense to me. That "shutdown" threatened the existence of the Republicans, and this "rollout coverage" is an attempt to save them. It an ugly lie, , but what else is new?

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Reply The "Equalization Factor" is behind the absurd media overcoverage of " Obamacare Rollout" (Original post)
Stuart G Nov 2013 OP
get the red out Nov 2013 #1
Stuart G Nov 2013 #2
Dawson Leery Nov 2013 #3
Stuart G Nov 2013 #4

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 04:52 PM

1. I agree

I can't believe the media didn't see how ridiculous, and even insulting, they were in some of the comparisons they made to a web site problem. It was disgusting.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 05:33 PM

2. It is rediculous and insulting to us. Actually stupid.

But these comparisons are not aimed at us. Mainstream media people don't care about us, it is those who might believe the lies that is who these people care about. If many of those "true believers" can be talked into believing this rot about the "roll out.", that it is the worst thing that has ever happened., then the mainstream media has served its own purpose. It may keep those people in the Republican Party in spite of it not being best for them. Keep them where they will vote for "us, not themselves". And it has worked, in my opinion.

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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. k/r

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 08:44 PM

4. I need to add this latest example..now on the front page of DU, and

in "Latest News Forum"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014657289

Galraedia (3,263 posts) ..... Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:38 PM

Fox News host: Obamacare ‘touches so many people’s lives’ unlike ‘Katrina or the Iraq war’

partial quote from that post:
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Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Monday suggested that President Barack Obama’s health care law was even worse than devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina or the Iraq War because it “touches so many people’s lives.”

In a segment on America’s Newsroom, MacCallum invited Fox News contributor Brit Hume to examine a recent conservative claim that the president was trying to “change the subject” from the health care reform law by negotiating to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

..........................................“What I keep coming back to in all of this is unlike other issues — Katrina or the Iraq war — that we’ve seen in second term, this is something that touches so many people’s lives across the country,” MacCallum opined. “And you don’t know whether the president is going to be able to successfully dodge it.”

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