Comments on: Press corps musical chairs on Obama plane Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: David Rash Sat, 01 Nov 2008 18:24:02 +0000 Ha Ha Ha Mr. post-partisan shows his true colors!

By: Brogers101 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 03:04:48 +0000 I find it funny, and revealing how some people “lump” republicans. Specially from a party that says they support blue collar workers and unions, yet most unions have people who “cling” to religion and firearms.

Now McCain kicked some reporters off a plane because they wrote “unfavorable” stories. I think unfavorable stories particularly some that may be misleading by taking a quote out of context or fact ‘bending’ is more legit than kicking someone off because their paper decided to support an opposing candidate.

That being said, it is Obama’s plane and it is his choice. Actions reflect the character and shine through the rhetoric. We should all take long looks on both sides of the party line.

I’m glad JET and Essence magazines, Major Political Media outlets, now have space on the plane. And they weren’t kicked off, they were denied access for the last leg of the campaign, where previously they had access.

Don’t be a yellow dog. Look before you punch, pull, color the ballot.

By: the papa Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:17:26 +0000 What is the problem. Understand the plane was leased from Alaska Airlines and will be parked in Arizona. The fuel was purchased from Exxon just to keep things fair. Understand Bush, Cheney,and Rove bumped the three “Newspapers”

By: Jeff D Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:11:08 +0000 So there is “limited space,” however, the reporters booted just happened to all be from conservative newspapers. I think we are getting a good glimpse of exactly what an Obama presidency will look like. Censorship and favoritism will abound.

While we are on the subject of the media and how they participate in elections, I think everyone who has a subscription to the Los Angeles Times needs to cancel their subscription ASAP. By their own admission they are withholding a video tape that has information of material nature regarding the true character of Barack Obama. This is outrageous!

In my profession I can be fined and even go to jail for withholding information that is material to my clients’ decisions on what products and services to purchase. In just a matter of days, this nation will make the most important decision it could ever make, and we have one newspaper withholding information that could have serious ramifications and speak volumes as to the judgment and character of a candidate.

Is this why the media exists? They have the role and responsibility to act as a watchdog for the public, not hijack elections and withhold information, thus themselves participating in the news instead of reporting it. They have violated the public trust, and have engaged in partisan politics. This could result in a serious mistake for this nation, and yet they sit on this evidence quietly. If it is of no consequence, then clear the air and release the tape. However, a major news outlet choosing to suppress material information is very nefarious, and speaks volumes as to the nature of the content.

A decision to “protect a source” as they state in this instance is outweighed by the seriousness and scope of the choice at hand. Call the Los Angeles Times and cancel your subscription, and be sure to tell everyone you know to do the same. They can no longer be trusted to report news fairly and objectively!!!

By: TimL Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:02:58 +0000 I find it funny that with a tiny bit of research into these Drudge claims they completely fall apart.

Of course to expect a Republican to do any research themselves is as unlikely as me growing wings and gaining flight. They just stick to spewing stinky lies over and over and over. Election cycles are tiresome because your stuck arguing with some moron who has no factual knowledge on any subject and thus, makes up stories like a 4 year old.

By: Lou Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:55:23 +0000 “The Washington Times said it was unhappy with the decision which it noted came two days after it endorsed McCain. A campaign official said the Times was told before it made its endorsement.”

Sure they endorse McCain–they tell the same sorts of lies.

By: jvill Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:12:07 +0000 No Surprise:

Drudge posts more false equivalence nonsense that falls apart upon the briefest examination.

Big Surprise:

The New York Post is in the news business. C’mon. I live in New York. Who they kiddin’?