Six Segments Bashing Barack Obama Ending with a Hat Tip to Bill Kristol and Karl Marx
Reported by Melanie - April 14, 2008 -
Fox's "business news" show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto turned into the drive-Barack-Obama-out-of-the-race show today (April 14, 2008). After never having played, in full, Obama's "bitter" quote (find it a the bottom of this post), Cavuto devoted six segments to it, in one form or another. And the evidence is in — bingo — that the right wing attack machine is coalescing in its effort to oust Obama.
Cavuto opened his show saying that Obama is trying to shake his "elitist label as the primary nears," and that there's a "shocking new poll in Pennsylvania showing this sticking, and sticking it, to Obama."
With that Cavuto tossed to Major Garrett who reported that "Obama tries to shake elitist label as PA primary nears."
Next came Cheryl Cassone who reported on a Rasmussen poll that found "most voters disagree with 'bitter' remark." Afterward, introducing his next guests, Cavuto wondered if Obama is getting "tripped up because he talks up, or at least uppity?" (Meaning he doesn't talk like an n-word.)
Maria Cardona, a Clinton strategist and Liz Chadderdon, a Democratic strategist were next. Their topic was "could Obama's small town remarks cost him the ticket?" During this segment Cavuto said "there's an inherent arrogance to him." (Again, he's too articulate and smart for an African-American, huh?) At one point the chyron read, "Will Obama's 'Bitter" Remark Help Clinton win the Ticket?"
Next came Carl Cameron who reported that McCain is using the "bitter flap in new fundraising pitch."
Next came Amanda Carpenter of TownHall.com on the McCain camp denying reports "it prefers a matchup with Clinton." Yes, the "bitter" remark came up there to; Cavuto wondered if Clinton widens her lead, "is it your bet here she's actually won this nomination?" (You could almost hear Cavuto saying PLEASE SAY YES!)
All this before the first ad break.
Roughly twenty minutes later — as a sort of reminder or reinforcement of the first uninterrupted bash-Obama portion of the show — Cavuto brought on Dom Girodiano, a Pennsylvania radio talk show host. Their topic of discussion was, "Clinton leads Obama by 20 points in PA according to New ARG [American Research Group] poll." (Here's an interesting ditty I stumbled across about them.) Giordiano said his listeners are "very, very stunned by this," but the money quote of the show came from Cavuto: "I heard one Democrat in the state telling one reporter, I don't even remember, might have been on our network, I don't know, um, that it sounded very Karl Marxie. In other words, that religion has become the opiate of the masses and that really sticks in a lot of Pennsylvanian's craw."
Comment: Don't forget, Fox's audience got bombarded with this today without ever having heard the full quote, which is:
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate, and they have not."
"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment, as a way to explain their frustrations."
Anyway, this is a full-on assault on Obama folks. Wonder which "Democrat" Cavuto heard talking about Obama's remarks being "Marxie?" How about "Democrat" Bill Kristol in his morning's New York Times? A Democrat huh Neil? I want to call you a racist, lying sack of shit (and more), but I won't.
(Hat tip to IR.)