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Learning Firsthand How Media is “In the Tank” for Obama

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We hear it over and over — the media is “in the tank” for Obama. It takes on real meaning when you experience it firsthand.

A few weeks ago, I did an in-studio interview with a Wisconsin talk show host who will go unnamed. My purpose here is not to embarrass this individual but to give you insight into how the media automatically “protect” Obama.

I was contrasting the abortion positions of Clinton/Obama and McCain and mentioned, as I did in yesterday’s blog, that as an Illinois senator Obama even voted against a measure which would protect babies who survive abortion attempts.

A look of surprise came over the interviewer’s face. He said that Obama’s vote was likely a procedural vote. The surprise was then mine because the interviewer conjured up out of thin air a procedural vote which did not exist.

Undaunted, I repeated that Obama voted against a bill that would protect babies who survive abortion attempts. Again, the interviewer refused to let it stand and said (thinking he would get the last word in before a break in the show) that Obama’s vote was procedural.

Well, I thrive on getting in the last word on radio shows. I told the interviewer he was being “unnecessarily kind” to Obama and that the vote was a substantive, not a procedural, vote — that Obama did not even want to protect babies who survive abortion attempts. Break!

In reality, I was the one being unnecessarily kind. Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act not once, but twice. Then, in 2003 as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, he prevented the bill from advancing to the floor for a vote by the full senate.

Obama fully believes by his actions that the “right” to an abortion is the “right” to a dead baby.

And, now you have another example of the media being “in the tank” for Obama.


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