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Baker’s dozen of the top articles at VASS – political commentary in 2012
Given the mainstream media preference and investment in President Obama, how did they do in giving the public an honest understanding of the candidates? Overall, it can be seen that while the rampant bias of the 2008 election was not present in 2012 there was still significant bias on the part of the mainstream media and social media. What does the American public lose if the news media cannot, through partisanship and preference, ask tough questions and be the watchdog of politics as it was originally intended to be?
That’s the big news, but the other story is how Americans voted. Stated another way, the hope of eventual change overrode the fact that no change has occured.
2012 election results throughout election night.
How long until news media openly manipulates voters to ensure that political favorites maintain power?
The real question for the history books will be which event in this election cycle was the one that made the difference in the end, the attack in Benghazi or Superstorm Sandy.
Politics is a dirty game, but even this game has rules. Pipe dreams and allusions don’t befit a presidential race, or candidate. Or at least we would like to still believe that.
Indeed there are many words that can be used to describe the end of the 2012 election. For President Obama, none are “Presidential”.
Transparency is NOT an issue for just inbetween election cycles. The questions avoided are as important as those answered, and who is asking is as critical as the answer given.« Previous Entries