I have never seen so much manipulation as I have in this election by the news media. Because of their hands-off coverage of Barack Obama, it seems we are about to get our first unqualified president. My research finds that Obama has no political capital in Washington, D.C. He has had no meaningful legislation attributed to him in his 1½ years as a senator. He is unable to demonstrate the populist candidate he is trying to portray vs. his extreme leftist record he attained during his tenure as a state legislator in Illinois.
Race has been, and continues to be, brought up by his campaign anytime something negative is brought up about him. Case in point, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright issue. No one said anything about the race of the men and the fact that it is a predominantly black church until it was brought up by the Obama campaign and the media.
I have yet to hear how or what he plans to change when he becomes president. Nothing but motivational speeches we don't need. To the news media: Research his past and report accurately. He's not as squeaky clean as you portray him.
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