• Just in Case You Actually Thought the “War on Women” is Finally Over…

    Forget Obama; It's the media who are in need of a "new tone"

    The way the mainstream media has covered President Obama’s first post-midterm press conference, news viewers would be forgiven for mistakenly believing that POTUS has truly struck a “new tone.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos even remarked on Good Morning America that Obama was “taking his medicine” yesterday. Not true at all, as he could barely bring himself to admit defeat. Obama even attempted to downplay the results of Tuesday’s sweeping GOP victory by announcing that two thirds of the country chose not to vote, as if those votes would have automatically gone to him if they had.

    No, it’s the same old Barack that we’ve seen for six years, whether the media decides to concede that or not. But since he’s clearly not going to change, what I’d much prefer to see at this point is a “new tone” FROM THE MEDIA. Consider John Boehner’s press conference today, which was the first chance the House Speaker has had to address the press since the Republicans’ big win. As you can see in the clip above, a typical hack reporter attempted over and over again to drag Boehner into the mud and throw his own caucus members under the bus by declaring that the new freshmen are all a bunch of women-hating, gun-toting extremists.

    Mr. Speaker, you have a new crop of conservatives coming into the House who have suggested, among other things, that women need to submit to the authority of their husbands, that Hillary Clinton is the Anti-Christ, and that the families of Sandy Hook victims should just “get over it,”” said Nancy Cordes of CBS. “So the ‘Hell No Caucus,’ as you’ve put it, is getting bigger.”

    Boehner rejected the premise of Cocky Cordes’ question, pointing out that the new Congress is full of fresh faces from all walks of life, young and old, female and black.

    Nancy’s response? A big, fat smirk on her face.

    But on immigration, for example, you tried to act in the last Congress and your conservative members yanked you back,” she insisted.

    Boehner wasn’t having any of it. “No, no, no, no, no, no. Again, I would argue with the premise of the question. What held us back last year was a flood of kids coming to the border because of the actions that the president had already taken,” the Speaker responded.

    From guns to immigration to health care, Republicans can’t win when it comes to news coverage, despite the fact that the voters of this country just selected their party to get things done. Reporters will even revive the Democrats’ “War on Women” charge, despite the tactic being clearly rejected by the electorate this week.

    The persistence of the left-leaning media in trying to characterize conservatives as a bunch of crazies — even after America has rewarded Republicans with the biggest victory the party has seen since World War II — is tiresome. So I’ll say it again: why doesn’t the MEDIA start setting the example for a “new tone” when it comes to covering politics? If journalists like this are so concerned about average voters growing cynical of the process, then perhaps they should stop treating the party that was just chosen to lead Washington like absolute crap. It’s obvious that President Obama isn’t going to lead the charge for more optimism about the happenings on Capitol Hill, but the media certainly could help…if they actually wanted to. Rather than get to know the new members of Congress, reporters have already concluded two days after the election that they’re a bunch of worthless Tea Party extremists. Wow, what a new day.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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