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    Theoretically, couldn't Obama be getting positive press coverage because he's doing a good job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    Theoretically, couldn't Obama be getting positive press coverage because he's doing a good job?
    To play devil's advocate....What has he done so far that is so good to get so much positive press?

    Do you think that Clinton or Bush would have got the same press if they acted/did the same?

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    If the press is giving him a pass, it's a pretty big 180 for them since he was getting more negative and less positive stories than McCain during the election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    If the press is giving him a pass, it's a pretty big 180 for them since he was getting more negative and less positive stories than McCain during the election.
    Are you sure about that? I would have to research this again but I thought that most of the press was positive for Obama both when he was going against Clinton and McCain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    Are you sure about that? I would have to research this again but I thought that most of the press was positive for Obama both when he was going against Clinton and McCain.
    I think the reason the Obama's press was better during the election was that he was running a better campaign. Whether you liked his ideas or not, he kept organized, kpet on message and never got flustered.

    If the press runs mostly negative stories about the Detroit Lions, that does not imply press bias against the team, they just aren't very good.

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    I don't really follow US politics very closely. Honestly (and maybe this is unfair) I think people- both in the press and otherwise- are just so relieved to be rid of George Bush that Obama is a breath of fresh air. Also, as ODH mentions, Obama just seems very competent and in control. Clearly, his policies lean left so he's bound to piss of those who lean right, but he just seems a lot more capable than Bush. I guess time will tell if his policies really are better or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I think the reason the Obama's press was better during the election was that he was running a better campaign. Whether you liked his ideas or not, he kept organized, kpet on message and never got flustered.

    If the press runs mostly negative stories about the Detroit Lions, that does not imply press bias against the team, they just aren't very good.
    There is no arguing that he ran a better campaign than Hillary C. and McCain. I was just refering to the fact that he also had better coverage then too.

    I honestly don't see how anyone can say that the Press isn't giving him a lot more room and better press than Bill Clinton or Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I think the reason the Obama's press was better during the election was that he was running a better campaign. Whether you liked his ideas or not, he kept organized, kpet on message and never got flustered.

    If the press runs mostly negative stories about the Detroit Lions, that does not imply press bias against the team, they just aren't very good.

    The team comparison is not a good one since teams can be measured in more objective terms. They favored his ideas while campaigning and they don't run negative articles on him now. News anchors have a glow on their face when his name comes up.

    What is the good that he has done that would make your team example fit? Gas prices are back on the rise (more than doubled since he took office), he's quadrupling the highest-ever deficit, he pushed through a stimulus to stop 9% unemployment and we got that anyways, he's allowing Iran to get nuclear capabilities when he said he would do all he can to stop them as a candidate (he understands an OPEC country's need for nuclear power without addressing our need for it). The media will instead let him blame everything that doesn't go well on Bush and when something does go well, he'll get credit for that. If it takes 2 years for the economy to turn around (which would be the slowest recovery since the great depression), they'll let him blame those 2 years on Bush and thank him for magically navigating a phoenix from the ashes.
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