Former Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell appeared on Fox News Channel with Megyn Kelly on Monday to elaborate on a talk he gave recently in which he claimed that the media has today become “the enemy of the American people.” Caddell called the media’s deliberate downplaying of certain stories that could damage Barack Obama’s electoral prospects as “corruption of the first order.” “We’re entering territory we have never entered before,” said Caddell. “We’ve never had a situation where the press has purposefully decided to pick up a narrative rom the White House to not tell people things that
Comments: I am absolutely thrilled that Fox is having Pat Caddell on so many shows to continue to expose the extreme corruption in the media. He was also on O'Reilly's show. Fox News reaches millions of people so the word gets out.
I'm happy that Caddell is blasting the MSM, but he needs to go on CNN and MSNBC. Appearances on Fox is just preaching to the choir. Most people who watch Fox are conservatives and don't trust the media anyway.
What is really amazing is how many Democrats chose their Party over America. Bill Clinton knows exactly what a failure Barack Obama is, and what a danger Obama is to this country, not just to the economy, but to our national security as well. And what does Clinton do? he endorses Obama and does his best to get him re-elected. Shame.
Pat Caddell is the old fashioned kind of liberal and he's as upset as any of us by the corruption in the "media". As for the rest of the jackal-networks on Cable? Not a chance he will ever be on any of those shows. He would need a body-guard just to get out of his car. Thank you, Pat Caddell!
Pat Caddell is great - I am glad he is at least on Fox but I get annoyed with the people even on Fox who keep interrupting him - like Hannity - such egomaniacs, they have to always be the absolute center of attention.
Caddell reminds us the first responsibility of the press is WATCHDOG OF GOVERNMENT. It is not LAPDOG of government. That is what we were taught in journalism school. And yes #8 they watch only when Republicans are in office. This is the degree of press corruption--now absolute in the MSM.
Yeah. I keep thinking about the 'fiscal cliff' looming on January 1st. If Obie is re-elected (heaven forbid!) it will be a simple thing for Obie to step in at the last minute and 'save America' from certain disaster. If R/R wins, Obie and the crew will still be in power through Jan 1st, they'll let it all fall and the Republicans will be the fall-guys. After all, it happened on 'their watch' and the media will be on 'full watchdog' status pointing that out. A Republican administration will be 'Palinized' and 'Bushed' non-stop. Absolutely unbelievable!
Corruption means illegality, not just bias or ethical shades of gray. The media involved in covering-up Obamagate (his entire "presidency" is a scandal) are surely breaking the law, by whatever legal standards of honesty and transparency businesses are bound to abide by. Or aren't they anymore?
I'm getting so tired of the complaining about these petty criminals as they lie about President Precious every hour of the day. Where are the lawsuits?! The pile of evidence to indict them could reach from here to Mars.
I am certainly in agreement with the posters above who state that CNN and MSNBC would never invite Caddell as a guest. He is too honest and knows of what he speaks. .... Democrats and the propagandist Old Media can't have people discovering the TRUTH from a fellow Democrat.
Many thanks to Pat Caddell, a Democrat who cares about saving the United States of America from the most certain Maraxist dictatorship toward which we are heading.
If Obama gets re-elected, the media will be in for a big surprise as Obama will no longer have any use for them and any stories that might be even remeot;ey critical of him will result in the FCC coming afte them.
Congress has basically reneged on its responsibility as one of the three branches of government to rein in an out-of-control president. The press* was all we had left and for the most part - they too are complicit in this matter.
* - I don't consider O'Reilly a member of the press - just watch how he defended Hillary Clinton last week with Pat Stein ove rthe incidents in Libya. Disgusting.
After Obama's coup fails, and we clean house(in more ways than one), we should make sure that certain media "journalists" are included in the new "deck of cards". This will include: Williams; Maddow; Odonnell; Matthews; Stephanopoulis; etc. After all, they are guilty/complicit in treason and we remember what the traditional penalty is for treason. Patriots are coming after alll of them. It won't be hard-most are clustered in DC and NYC.
Just a reminder. Pat Caddell is one of the last conservative Dims. Like Zell Miller. The Dim party of today in not the party of yesteryear. There was a time when some of the Dims actually loved the U.S.A. But in today's climate, virtually all of them are "progressives" and are nothing more than socialists. As such, I'm going to cut Caddell some slack. Plus I agree with him.
I don't despise all Democrats. just the corrupt and dishonest ones, which comprises about 99%. There are a few good ones. One that comes to mind is Evan Byah. Watch for him in the future. It's the Democrat party, not the Republican party, that needs an intervention. If they don't turn themselves around from this socialist ideology, they are finished as a party. I would not be surprised to see a couple of new parties sprout up in the years ahead. How about a true conservative party?
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M Stuart, 10/2/2012 10:30:58 AM (No. 8904031)
Pat Caddell has always been willing to listen to all points of view. It's very unusual that people claw themselves back from the dark side. They usually slide toward it.
Pat is unlike Bob Beckel who said the other day after the events of 9-11-12 that President Precious's foreign policy was a success. Bob Beckel earns his salary for being The Five's Resident Fool.
Agree BOR made a fool of himself on the interview. I watch Bill a lot, but I have to use the DVR. That way I don't have to yell, and I get to watch Dennis Miller twice.
Bill Clinton's role in this election is despicably shameful. He has basically thrown any pretense of spousal responsibility away by planting his nose up Obama's butt. After the way Obama treated Hillary in the '08 primaries, a real man would have stood up to the lousy weasel and kicked his skinny butt from here to next week.
Kudos to Pat Caddell for speaking out. He is a Democrat I admire and respect, joining Joe Lieberman on a very short list.
By the way, one more vote for Bill O'Reilly having become a hopeless, pompous bore. As a previous poster indicated, the only way to watch that show now is to record it and then go to segments with guests like Brit Hume, Charles Krauthammer, Dennis Miller, etc.
Caddell has been out there from the very beginning-------but one of his major gripes is that the Romney campaign doesn't listen to him, or anyone else of any party or persuasion. E.G. there have been so many times where a quick response ad on t.v. (and Romney supposedly had $ as well, but apparently his donors are drying up in disgust) would be a major move, but the Romney campaign has been SO careful that they never ever did anything.....God forbid they offend. I agree with Caddell, and personally can't even face the debates, because, though cautious, Romney is putting ALL his eggs in the debate basket, with a Press out there that will minimize any positives-------VERY RISKY. And if he drags defeat from the jaws of victory, with such a horrendous opponent, I personally will never forgive the man!
And as to Bill Clinton, the primal pragmatist, if Obama is re-elected Hillary can come in in 2016 and run....if Romney wins he may go for a 2nd term (especially if he is successful!) and Hillary, now in her late 60's, will be too old to run. Bill doesn't give d---- about America---he cares about Clinton.
It is the Media's main thrust right now to fool Republicans, Independents and even Democrat opposition into thinking that Obama is leading in all polls, the objective being getting people depressed and not showing up to vote. I believe that most conservatives and anti Obamaites have been identified and their opinions ignored by the pollsters. It is easy in a computerized world to get any result you want.
If Obama was really leading this race, he wouldn't be campaigning seven days a week. His lies so much now that the MSM is hard pressed to cover it all up. I love this country, but if Obama wins, I have my Island all picked out. So do the rest of my family and friends. That Obama cell phone hag bothered me to no end.
We all know of the problems with the LSM. The questions are whether Romney will confront it a la Gingrich, and whether someone (Rupert and Roger?) will counter with less biased on-air broadcast news programming. Now for a brief "commercial":
A reminder to check out "Campaign Insiders" streamed Monday mornings on live.foxnews.com. Archived versions are available on the site, if you can't stream it live. There's another live session carried on FNC Sunday afternoons, but the online version is more comprehensive. Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen and John LeBoutillier put on one of the more informative political shows around. It can be accessed via your computer, Roku, Xbox, PS3, or whatever internet streamer you have. Programming overall is quite good on this site, and definitely worth a look.
Newspapers and other media forms are no doubt expecting to be bailed out should Obama be re-elected. Don't be surprised when he throws billions at them . Another example of the complete corruption and dishonesty of the media was on display this weekend. The headlines blared that the US death toll in Afghanistan had reached 2000. The Obamaphone and low information voters no doubt assumed that all the deaths happened during the Bush years when the media anti war movement was at it's apex. The dishonest and corrupt media refused to tell the public this weekend that the majority of those 2127 deaths have occurred in ..just.. the.. last... 45 months since Valerie Jarrett became the de facto Commander in Chief and ordered our troops to surrender to protect Afghanistan Muslims. The Obama/ Jarrett / Holder pro Taliban Rules of Engagement jeopardized the life of every soldier and Marine in Afghanistan. It is unconscionable and near criminal for the media to have given Obama cover this way. 9/11/2001-January 20 , 2009 US casualties in Afghanistan -630. January 20, 2009 to the present- 1497 deaths and climbing. For every 20 soldiers that died in Afghanistan, Obama played a round of golf.
No. 7. With all due respect, I don't think a term used to describe WJC is "shame.". By definition, shame Is a feeling of humiliation. . . Caused by a consciousness of wrong behavior. And we all know, Bill said his behavior was "inappropriate," --- not wrong. Nothing is "wrong" anymore. Just "inappropriate.". The misuse of words started with him and will end with the Flying Monkeys in the White House.
Is there anywhere in the Constitution that specifically disallows any government legislation from being passed in the lame duck transition period? If not, I would be in favor of a suspension of all government legislation during this so called lame duck period and /or, implementing the swearing in of the new president and congress immediately following ratification of the elections. As of now, there is too much time for real mayhem to occur.
Law-enforcement officials in the U.S. are expanding the use of tools routinely used by computer hackers to gather information on suspects, bringing the criminal wiretap into the cyber age. Federal agencies have largely kept quiet about these capabilities, but court documents and interviews with people involved in the programs provide new details about the hacking tools, including spyware delivered to computers and phones through email or Web links—techniques more commonly associated with attacks by criminals. People familiar with the Federal Bureau of Investigation´s programs say that the use of hacking
A handwritten note about Obamacare from President Obama was auctioned off for nearly $10,000. The auction house Nate D. Sanders put the final bid at $9,799. Some 10 people bid on the note in the July auction, and it was one of the highest bids for an Obama letter in his presidency. Here is how Sanders promoted the letter: "Excellent-content autograph letter signed by Barack Obama on his health care legislation. On official White House stationery, undated but likely early 2010, Obama writes in full, ´´Beth - I received your letter, and want you to hear back from me.
Like a battered spouse in an abusive relationship, the Pentagon paid billions of dollars to companies even though the same companies were known to have defrauded the government in the past, according to a report compiled by Department of Defense officials. But the Pentagon´s ability to research sanctions levied by DOD offices against contractors, and to monitor sanctioned contractors as they merge, acquire new names and become new companies, is as piecemeal and filled with guesswork as that of anyone trying to do such research from the outside, with limited integrated systems and unique identifiers, the report said.
Hillary Clinton, get ready for your close-up. The former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential candidate is the subject of a series of Hollywood projects set for release in the near future. On the line-up: An NBC miniseries called “Hillary,” a CNN documentary based on Clinton’s life and a movie, dubbed “Rodham,” dramatizing her early years as a Washington lawyer. Plus, there’s an HBO documentary about former President Bill Clinton in the works. Martin Scorsese (of “Taxi Driver” fame) is directing that film, which will focus on his presidency and post-White House life. What’s causing the flood?
Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie is appealing to “ChristieCrats” in a new re-election ad touting his bipartisan credentials. The Youtube ad, which the Christie campaign is quick to note does not appear on television or radio, highlights the outburst of Democratic love for the governor following his high-profile embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy late last October — a move that angered many national Republicans who felt the photo op damaged Mitt Romney’s chances in the 2012 presidential election. “There are so many Democrats endorsing Chris Christie’s re-election that they actually have a name, ‘ChristieCrats,’”
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman and California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa has subpoenaed the U.S. Treasury Department for documents related to the IRS targeting scandal. The Treasury Department, headed by Obama appointee and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, said that it is cooperating with the subpoena. Issa also accused acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel of obstructing his investigation Friday in the final IRS hearing before congressional summer recess.
On his show Friday, Glenn Beck became convinced that many members of the Obama administration act like racists, after breaking down the “anatomy of a racist”: they see groups over individuals, they lack objectivity, and they seek power through conflict. Beck concluded that the president and his allies are trying to sow the seeds of a race war. Beck has previously leveled these same charges at Obama, calling him a racist who is uncomfortable with white people four years ago, but in an exchange flagged by Right Wing Watch, this time he upped the
Rent free in their empty heads. There would be no home field advantage in Alaska for Sarah Palin if the former governor made a run for the White House in 2016, according to a new poll released Friday. Hillary Clinton, the front runner for the Democrats in 2016, would beat Palin 49-40 in a hypothetical match-up, according to a survey from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Palin is the only potential GOP candidate Clinton topped in poll. Despite it being her home state, only 18 percent of Alaskans think Palin should make a bid for the
CHARLOTTE —What does the term “summer camp” mean to you? Swimming? Hiking? Arts & Crafts? Archery? Hot dogs? Ghost stories by a campfire? For children in the Middle East “summer camp” could mean rocket launchers, hand grenades, suicide vests and learning how to manage an improvised explosive device (IED). From the beginning of June until the first week in July, Hamas organizes month-long summer camps for nearly 100,000 students. More than 60% of them are young men between the ages of 10 and 22. According to the Chairman of the Hamas Central Summer Camp Committee, Moussa al-Sammak,
OCALA, Fla. — Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, is being sued by a former employee she fired after he testified against her handling of evidence in the case. Corey fired Ben Kruidbos, her office’s information technology director, after his June 6 pre-trial testimony in which he revealed information concealed from Zimmerman’s defense team by the prosecution. His termination letter included allegations of serious workplace misconduct such as violating public records laws. However, the allegations conflict with the kudos Corey’s office gave Kruidbos on May 16, when he received a pay raise for “meritorious service.”
WASHINGTON — The 2016 presidential marathon began this week when Hillary Clinton had a very visible, heavily promoted White House lunch with President Obama, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw a political punch at one of his potential rivals for the Republican nomination. If there were any doubts that the former secretary of state plans to run for president, they were put to rest when she and Obama had lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office on Monday. The White House photographer, Chuck Kennedy, took pictures of the tete-a-tete that were
By granting a yearly and renewable asylum to Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin has challenged President Barack Obama. He has made it clear that the famous “reset” button with Russia, signed onto and endorsed by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of State, meant only that the United States would allow Russia to get away with what it wanted in international affairs as long as Putin’s authority was not challenged. Russia would continue to aid its Syrian ally, no matter what “red lines” were crossed, and all the United States would do is urge Russia to act differently.
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze gave some ambiguous and potentially dangerous self defense advice Friday on “Hardball.” Glaze, speaking in opposition to “Stand Your Ground” laws, said in a circumstance where someone “comes at you” with an axe handle one should attempt to either “talk,” “fight with your fists,” “run away,” or “deescalate the situation,” but not shoot the attacker: MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an ax handle. CHRIS MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the ax handle armed or not?
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
An odd dark vertical line that was observed in the sky over Florida earlier this week has left meteorologists puzzled. The shadowy apparition was spotted and photographed by Mike Weight at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin, Florida, Wednesday. Weight was walking on the beach at around 12.30pm. The day was bright and sunny, but there were thunderheads forming to the east. ‘I was looking North when I observed what looked like a ray of dark light coming down from a small cloud to the surface of the Gulf about a half-mile away,’ the 73-year-old man wrote in an email
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.