Talking Points Memo: Will the Media Help President Obama in the Last Two Weeks of the Campaign?
During tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly posed the question: will the national media help President Obama in the remaining two weeks before Election Day? O’Reilly said, “It is widely believed the national media want President Obama to win the election.”
When it comes to influence, O’Reilly discerned that is it the TV news operations that have greater influence than newspapers and the Internet. O’Reilly ran through the players, spanning from Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer and Anderson Cooper.
After going through the roster of anchors, O’Reilly surmised, “Talking Points believes there is not one, not one Republican among that group.”
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Bob Beckel reacted to the Talking Points Memo, telling O’Reilly, “All I can say is the Republicans may want to get some people to enroll in journalism school and maybe they’ll have an opportunity to get themselves in some of these high positions.”
The Five co-host said he does believe that there is a tilt by the national media toward President Obama. But, Beckel added, “There’s a lot more outlets now, there’s more places to go to get information, and the idea that they’re the decision makers of a national election is just silly.”
Check out the pair arguing … and agreeing with each other: