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Wow! What you learn from the Brits perspective…

From the UK Telegraph via Drudge.

You’ve gotta read the whole article. I always like to read how the foreign press portray us. This is a really good article.

The end of the road for Barack Obama?

“Obama’s big problem,” a senior Democrat told me, “is that four times as many people watch Fox News as watch CNN.” The Fox network is a remarkable cultural phenomenon which almost shocks those of us from a country where a technical rule of impartiality is applied in the broadcast media. With little rest, it pours out rage 24 hours a day: its message is of the construction of the socialist state, the hijacking of America by “progressives” who now dominate institutions, the indoctrination of children, the undermining of religion and the expropriation of public money for these nefarious projects. The public loves it, and it is manifestly stirring up political activism against Mr Obama, and also against those in the Republican Party who are not deemed conservatives. However, it is arguable whether the now-reorganising Right is half as effective in its assault on the President as some of Mr Obama’s own party are.


The root of the problem seems to be the management of expectations. The magnificent campaign created the notion that Mr Obama could walk on water. Oddly enough, he can’t. That was more Mr Axelrod’s fault than Mr Emanuel’s. And, to be fair to Mr Emanuel, any advice he has been giving the President to impose his will on Congress is probably well founded. The $783 billion stimulus package of a year ago was used to further the re-election prospects of many congressmen, not to do good for the country. America’s politics remain corrupt, populated by nonentities whose main concern once elected is to stay elected; it seems to be the same the whole world over. Even this self-interested use of the stimulus package appears to have failed, however. Every day, it seems, another Democrat congressman announces that he will not be fighting the mid-term elections scheduled for November 2. The health care Bill, apparently so humane in intent, is being “scrubbed” (to use the terminology of one Republican) by its opponents, to the joy of millions of middle Americans who see it as a means to waste more public money and entrench socialism. For the moment, this is a country vibrant with anger.

Amazing admissions: “We controlled the message, the media”

Republicans can take some lessons from these videos. She’s very forthright in her explanations about the campaign tactics they used, how they used them and why they worked. The Republican party doesn’t have much time to get up to speed.

Obama stayed away from the press and put his message out in measured ways on YouTube and his websites. That way his handlers were able to control the message. However, one distinct time that they failed to control the media and the candidate was this:

And when “spreading the wealth” caused him so many problems, he came back by denigrating Joe the Plumber:

But I’m wandering off topic now…

What I find also amazing in this is the admission that the media was duped by the campaign. Duped, used and manipulated. And still the MSM will be singing his praises. Those guys are just not bright enough to understand what she’s said about them.

Story @ WorldNetDaily.

Other media outlets should be afraid of this black-balling of Fox. On Sunday, several administration officials went out again and reiterated the Dunn line that Fox is not a credible news agency and even chastised the MSM for allowing Fox to set the news agenda. I guess that Rahm would have preferred that once Fox broke the ACORN story, no one else would pay attention to it. And maybe that was the veiled intention of his comment: “just because Fox says it’s news doesn’t mean the rest of you guys have to cover it, too.”

Video and story @ NewsBusters.