If the majority in the media would actually tell the American people the truth the race for the presidency would not even be close. Mitt Romney would be crushing Barack Obama if the media even had a shred of objectivity.
Over 90% of the media are nothing more than campaign surrogates for the Obama Campaign Team. The alphabet stations, their affiliates, CNN, and MSNBC are so biased in their coverage that it is not only despicable, but blatantly obvious. This is not some new revelation either; nor is it even a shock to the American people.
According to a September 21, 2012 Gallup poll, 60% of all Americans distrust the media. The number of Americans who distrust the media is now at an all time high. The American people understand that the garbage the leftist media tries to shove down our throats as news is filled with lies, distortions, and half truths.
Nothing could make this point any clearer than the recent coverage of the two tapes that have recently surfaced.
The first tape, allegedly shot by the unemployed grandson of former President Jimmy Carter shows Mitt Romney speaking at a fundraiser in which he accurately says that 47% of all Americans do not pay taxes. He then goes on to say that because of this fact the President has a cushion and a built in advantage. His only mistake in this comment was his articulation which the candidate himself acknowledges. What he should have said was that out of the 47% that don’t pay any taxes a percentage of those are retired living on social security, the elderly or infirmed, or those in society with special needs.
The fact of the matter is according to our United States Treasury Department the top 50% of all income earners pay 96% of all the taxes. By contrast, the bottom 50% of all income earners only pays 4% of all the taxes. So in reality Mitt Romney’s comment was correct. The sad truth is Barack Obama has succeeded in growing that number over the past 4 years. More people than ever before are dependent upon the government then at any other time in our nation’s history.
The next tape was from 1998 featuring the President speaking at Loyola University in Chicago. In it the President states that he is in favor of redistribution of wealth. This concept of taking from the rich and giving to the poor is so foreign from what our founding fathers believed. When you take from the rich you give the rich less incentive. When you give what you have taken to the poor you make the poor more dependent. Nobody wins.
This was not the first time a socialist collectivist comment was spewed from the mouth of the great redistributor in chief, and sadly probably won’t be the last. Barack Obama has had a history of making these types of statements because this is what he believes. He famously told Joe the Plumber in 2008 that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.