Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Two stories about media/government collusion. The second more galling and an example of leftist moral relativism

Reporters criticized President Obama (/section/barack-obama) on Tuesday after he scolded a Washington Post reporter at a White House press conference (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-to-trump-stop- whining/article/2604859) for shouting out a question.

At the end of a joint press conference Tuesday in the Rose Garden with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama addressed the refugee crisis taking place in parts of Europe, and the surge of immigrants into the U.S.
After Obama wrapped up his comments on it, Post reporter David Nakamura called out a question regarding Central American migrants flooding into the United States. Obama answered and then sarcastically thanked Nakamura for the question.
"But I appreciate you shouting out a question since I'm sure there are a lot of other colleagues of yours who would want to do the same," Obama said before exiting the garden. "Thank you very much, everybody. Appreciate it."
On Twitter, reporters defended their peer.
"In the Dept. of Whining, [Obama] is still doing it, too — after 8 years — when Nakamura asks legitimate question in Rose Garden," said CNN's Jeff Zeleny, referring to Obama having just made a comment about Republican
Donald Trump (/section/donald-trump) "whining" over the election.
Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Memoli said, "For the record, no,
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Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Memoli said, "For the record, no,
Nakamura's colleagues don't begrudge his shouted question."
It's not the first time Obama has complained to a reporter for shouting out a question. In 2012, conservative reporter Neil Munro, then with the Daily Caller, called out to Obama regarding an announcement he was making about an executive action on Immigration 
"Excuse me, sir, but it's not time for questions," Obama said to Munro. "Not while I'm speaking." He told Munro that "next time I'd prefer you'd let me finish my statement before you ask that question."

So much authoritarianism from Democrats: You must be on an approved list for this thin skinned man? Yes, Obama, Democrats rig everything they can...see Bernie Sanders run for the nomination. 

NYT columnist on Clinton sex scandals: 'None of it matters'

Liberal New York Times columnist Gail Collins argued that compared to Republican Donald Trump (/section/donald-trump), the sex assault scandals that swirl around Bill and Hillary Clinton (/section/hillary-clinton) are irrelevant.
In a conversation-style column between Collins and Arthur Brooks, a conservative and president of the American Enterprise Institution, Collins said she's "uncomfortable" with Bill Clinton's history of sexual misconduct allegations, but said that is irrelevant.
"This is the part of this campaign I find the absolute weirdest — you may have a point," Collins said when Brooks referred to Hillary's involvement (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-omit-hillarys-role-in-bills-sex- scandal/article/2603336) in Bill's scandals, "but right now none of it matters anyway! We have one candidate who's demonstrated over and over that he's a man we absolutely can't trust with control of nuclear weapons. That's
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pretty much a bottom line."
She added that Trump has "demonstrated over and over that he doesn't have the minimal personal attributes needed for the job."
It is recent accusations of sexual misconduct, however, that have entangled Trump's campaign and helped his sharp decline in support , according to both national and battleground state-level polls.
Trump has attempted to combat the allegations (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-unnerved-by-trump-effect-on- senate-majority-after-video-sexual-assault-allegations/article/2604820) by denying them and also by rehashing accusations of rape and sexual assault against Bill Clinton, and the role Hillary Clinton (/section/hillary-clinton) played in trying to discredit his accusers. 

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