2016 screenshot of President Obama Listening respectfully while DiCaprio Calls for "Deniers" to be banned from public office.

Obama Longs for the Days When Establishment Media Set the National Agenda

Essay by Eric Worrall

“… Now people will say … I don’t care about the science … cause they’re just all liberals …”

Obama concerned that Americans ‘almost occupy different realities’

BY LAUREN SFORZA – 05/16/23 2:45 PM ET

Former President Obama said in a new interview that what most worries him is that Americans are occupying “different realities.”

“The thing that I’m most worried about is the degree to which we now have a divided conversation, in part because we have a divided media, a splintered media,” Obama told “CBS Mornings” host Nate Burleson.

“Today what I’m most concerned about is the fact that, because of the splintering of the media we almost occupy different realities, right? If something happens that, you know, in the past everybody could say, ‘All right, we may disagree on how to solve it, but at least we all agree that, yeah, that’s an issue,’” he said. 

“Now people will say, ‘Well, that didn’t happen,’ or, ‘I don’t believe that,’ or, ‘I don’t care about the science,’ or, ‘I’m not concerned about these experts, you know, ’cause they’re just all liberals’ or, you know, ‘That’s just conservative propaganda,’” he continued.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/4006754-obama-concerned-that-americans-almost-occupy-different-realities/

The one question Obama doesn’t ask is why the conversation fractured. If Obama wants to understand who caused the problem, perhaps he should try looking in the mirror.

The answer to why is obvious – noble cause corruption. Mainstream media abandoned their original mission of objectively reporting the news, and embraced an alternative mission of trying to re-shape society.

Consider the furore over Trump’s CNN town hall. After Trump’s outstanding CNN performance, critics erupted in anger that CNN had given President Trump a platform.

But millions of people want to hear what Trump has to say.

Why do many mainstream media figures believe CNN should have denied President Trump a platform, when so many of their potential audience wanted to see Trump speak? Were mainstream media objections based on their mission to uphold objective, unbiased reporting? Or were they angry that CNN had deviated from a liberal mission to re-shape society, by silencing voices which dispute the liberal narrative?

When Obama talks about healing the fracture, does he mean giving airtime to other points of view? Or is his idea of healing the fractured national voice an intention to silence those voices he doesn’t like?

Too many people in politics and mainstream media seem to believe it is their mission to protect the public from dangerous ideas and “misinformation”, to be the arbiters of truth, to decide which voices people should hear.

Did people like Obama really expect others would just sit still and take the abuse?

Whether it’s suppressing climate skeptics, refusing to debate skeptics, or deplatforming politicians like Trump, mainstream media and the establishment’s intolerable attempts to shape the conversation through heavy handed censorship are in my opinion the cause of the fracture.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. – CS Lewis

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May 16, 2023 6:03 pm

Barry O is Treasonous Rat #1.

Reply to  karlomonte
May 16, 2023 9:31 pm

Obama does not have a “noble cause” in his body or his mind…

Plenty of corruption, though.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  karlomonte
May 17, 2023 11:05 am

Barry O *is* a Treasonous Rat, along with all the members of his administration that went along with the fraudulent prosecutions of Donald Trump, and that includes, then Vice President Joe Biden.

Here’s what we know:

Hillary Clinton, along with the Democrat National Committee financed the creation of a false narrative linking Donald Trump to the Russians, where the Russians were supposedly helping Trump in the election of 2016.

Obama and Biden were briefed by the CIA and told that Hillary Clinton was planning this false hit piece on Donald Trump long before any of this became public.

All of Obama-Biden national security advisors including the FBI and the CIA knew from the very beginning that this Hillary Clinton smear job was a false narrative that had no basis in fact.

Depite all that, Obama and Biden kept silent while Trump was put through the meatgrinder over this false story, and the members of the Obama-Biden national security team actively promoted this false story, in an effort to undermine the Democrats principal political opponent.

Both the Hillary Clinton/DNC machine and the Obama-Biden national security team pushed this false Russian collusion narrative to the friendly leftwing media who proceeded to spread it far and wide.

The Obama-Biden administration committed treason against their nation by weaponizing the federal government under their control and using the tremedous power of the federal government to attack political opponents.

This is Treason, plain and simple. They sought to bypass the U.S. Constitution and create a false narrative that they hoped would ultimately result in the Democrats gaining political power, and keeping it.

And I’m not going to believe that Obama and Biden were not behind this criminal activity. All these federal agencies are not going out on their own to do this attack on the U.S. Constitution. Their leaders told them what to do.

So I want the news media (Fox, no hope for the others) to start injecting Obama and Biden, and Clinton’s names into this mix. They are the perpetrators of this attack on American soverienty and should be indentified as such. And they are not done yet trying to undermine the constitution. They are still in postions where they can do this country enormous damage. This is an ongoing problem.

Every one of these scoundrels should go to jail for trying to overthrow a duly elected government.

It’s Treason!

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 12:34 pm

You got it right. Another Nuland Color Revolution, applied to America itself. Brandon it the puppet.

michael hart
May 16, 2023 6:11 pm

I wonder how much time Obama actually spends reading alternative sources and alternative interpretations to the legacy media. They have been increasingly short of honest facts and increasingly full of pre-digested opinions for many years now.

Trump was lied to by his oh-so-special state information sources while in the White House and I expect Obama was too.

Ron Long
May 16, 2023 6:13 pm

I saw the interview with Obama today. Different Realities? Reality is reality. The fact Obama says that is a clear indication that he believes political operations can define a reality useful to political interests. Reality requires introspection, and the CAGW Loonies follow their agenda without critical thinking. Look at the conservative versus liberal interpretation of the Durham Report.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Ron Long
May 17, 2023 2:04 am

I loathe 0bozo but I think he means that we live in a false illusion of reality and his every thought apprehends the fullness of perfect Reality.

Reply to  Ron Long
May 17, 2023 6:48 am

The comments made here on Obama’s interview are as good as the comments made by Trump on the CNN program.
Thank you WATTSUPWITHTHAT for posting.

Tom Halla
May 16, 2023 6:17 pm

Obama is old enough to remember the old Big Three Networks, which were heavily regulated by the FCC. There was very little dissent, and before the Fairness Doctrine was eliminated, no real broadcast alternatives.
Despite Google, Facebook, and Twitter (pre Musk) sucking up to the Democrats, by and large, it is rather less overt than the pre Fairness Doctrine repeal. Which does not deny that Facebook and Google suck up to the Democrats, and blatantly censor information, which has gotten worse.
Obama wants a Ministry of Truth, which will treat the public like mushrooms.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 17, 2023 2:32 am

Yes, exactly. 0bummer decries the existence of deviant media that is not perfectly obedient to him and provides aid and comfort to those he sees as his enemies. The problem is rampant insubordination, widespread unchecked misinformation!

He loves to um spout uh platitudes right? that um you know make him kinda look uh like this um unbiased intellect uh towering above the uh ignorant masses with his ya know “balanced” comments.

But somehow they’re always 90% mimicking what deplorable conservatives are supposedly saying wrong and then balanced with one throwaway comment rebuking the socialist side. The dim soccer moms fall for it every time. See, he’s not a communist because he chastised his cadre to know the doctrine and not just denounce the evil capitalist running dogs with epithets.

Reply to  Tom Halla
May 17, 2023 6:26 am

I like mushrooms.
Life would less enjoyable without them.
It is morons, I do not like

May 16, 2023 6:32 pm

The quote from CS Lewis at the end was perfect, eco bullies will end up being worse than fascists.

Reply to  PCman999
May 17, 2023 8:46 am

The ” Ecco bullies” are a new form of fascists.

The 20th fascists were not robber barons, they were eugenic moralists to a T. They did everything they could to wipe out what they referred to as decadent. They felt they were morally superior and had a right so that might might make right.. So they sought to wipe out the who they deemed undesirable in attempt to establish supremely moral (deformed morality) and right empire that was as evil as any..

Fluid fascism of today is eugenic and moralistic to the core. They have superior knowledge and superior vision for the future for us because we ( the human population) are the problem.

Kit P
May 16, 2023 7:18 pm

I do not care about what Obama cares about.

And no I do not have to agree it is an issue. It is not a fact it is theory about the future.

For 30 years, spent nuclear fuel was an ‘issue’. We had a solution, we had a design. Obama ordered the NRC to not look at the science.

An 10 years later, I was right! Not an issue.

I can agree with one thing. I grew up near Chicago and worked near there a few times. Did not retire back there. Of course my life style is much more modest. No I am not trying to save the planet (already did that). Did not get a book deal.

Reply to  Kit P
May 17, 2023 9:21 am

We had an even better solution until Jimminy Carter ended it.

May 16, 2023 7:30 pm

To me it’s obvious they don’t really care about the environment – only political gain, that’s why they don’t care about the environmental damage caused by rushing the implementation of turbines, panels and batteries before they are ready for prime time (if they ever will be) – all the current and previous generation stuff will be landfill long before it’s worn out or justified it’s environmental cost.

William Howard
Reply to  PCman999
May 17, 2023 8:53 am

the former head of the UNIPCC is on record saying that the environmental movement is more about the destruction of capitalism than the environment – all you need to know about those watermelons

May 16, 2023 7:36 pm

I like Obama but truth be told he’s never really had much of a clue about people and life.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 17, 2023 3:03 am

The trick is to listen carefully. The phrases that you don’t immediately disagree with will be the part he throws out to make himself look fair-minded. But in the end he’ll let you know that you’re a fool or maybe a racist if you cling bitterly to those illusions.

Reply to  Rich Davis
May 17, 2023 6:33 am

Exactly correct.
He is a wolf in sheep clothing
He is a very subtle thinker and speaker.
Former President of the Harvard Law Review
We have to thank Biden for promoting him as a “clean ….”

He likely was the most subversive President of American society and culture, started the woke movement, because, deep down, like Alec Baldwin, was not a part of it.

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 17, 2023 6:31 am

I believe Obama always thought he was the most intelligent one in the room. Which is true if he is the only one in the room.

Reply to  terry
May 17, 2023 9:23 am

Obama has always been a typical leftist.
Absolutely convinced that he is right and willing to do whatever it takes to force everyone else to live up to his standards.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  terry
May 17, 2023 11:31 am

Obama has no redeeming qualities. He is a divider,not a uniter, just like all radical Democrats.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 18, 2023 5:02 am

But he has a higher than average melanin content in his skin! Isn’t that what really matters? As Dr King taught us.

Oh wait. Maybe it had something to do with the content of their character not their skin’s melanin content? I’m getting confused.

Kit P
May 16, 2023 7:44 pm

I would like CBS to hear my reality.

So it election night. My wife and I are sitting someplace in our motor home. We did have local TV coverage but not fox news since we retired. There were times when I would say, don’t make me turn off Fox News. It not that I disagreed but getting upset is not healthy. We both had an intense dislike for the Clintons.

Since the NYT had already crowned Hilary queen, I was not allowed to watch the election results. So I went to the back and turned on the TV. My MH only has two TVs.

To my surprise, CBS news was fighting back the tears. Did one of them get news that one of their children had been killed?

CBS news was getting a reality check from the American voters.

William Howard
Reply to  Kit P
May 17, 2023 8:55 am

caught the democrats sleeping and not cheating enough – fixed that in 2020

Reply to  Kit P
May 17, 2023 9:26 am

Back when Newt Gingrich led the Republican revolution and captured control of both the House and the Senate for the first time in 50 or 60 years. One of the talking heads, described the election as the voters throwing a temper tantrum.

May 16, 2023 8:05 pm

“The thing that I’m most worried about is the degree to which we now have a divided conversation, in part because we have a divided media, a splintered media,”

So sorry for His Elegance, but even the guys who wrote the Constitution understood that humans have differing opinions, and that the last thing they wanted was some kingly soul to direct current trends of thought.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  insufficientlysensitive
May 17, 2023 5:23 am

Nailed it- not understanding this is not understanding the American Constitution. It’s certainly a major theme if not THE major theme.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 17, 2023 6:38 am

Despite being a smart lawyer, Obama was mentally and culturally not a part of the U.S. Constitution

Tom Abbott
Reply to  wilpost
May 17, 2023 11:37 am

Obama has about as much love for the United States as any other radical Democrat has: Not very much.

Remember, Obama was schooled by leftwing radicals from an early age.

And remember his wife saying after Obama was elected, that this was the first time in her life that she felt proud of her country. Think about that for a moment. Not much love.

Lee Riffee
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 12:22 pm

Yes. There was the ongoing debate about where Obama was born. I won’t go into that here….but, it seems few ever questioned where and how he was raised. There in lay the problem. A person can be born in the US and spend most of all of their formative years in another country. Being exposed to other cultures can be a beneficial thing, but it can also color a person’s lifetime outlook.
I really do think that the requirements to be a US president should be amended so that anyone who grew up in another country (unless their parents were in the military) should be disqualified. Obama is one instance that proves such a qualification change is needed.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 6:52 pm

Great observation

May 16, 2023 8:22 pm

Well “O” reality quote of the year … If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor

Ooohhh, hang on .. that was “Lie of the Year”

Lee Riffee
Reply to  jimbob
May 17, 2023 12:23 pm

And now we have Biteme – “No one is coming after your gas stove!”

Mr Ed
May 16, 2023 8:23 pm

A divided conversation? Such as if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?
Or you can keep your plan and your premiums will go down $2500? Then
there’s the ” Red Line in the Sand” on Assad policy. And the media’s blindness
on spying on Trump. Irreconcilable differences divided says I.

May 16, 2023 9:16 pm

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”

Neil Postman, “Amusing Ourselves to Death” (1985)

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  upcountrywater
May 17, 2023 12:07 am

We have a mixture of both in this society.

Reply to  upcountrywater
May 17, 2023 8:58 am

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.

I would suggest that they both were right.

May 16, 2023 9:18 pm

“Now people will say, ‘I don’t believe that,’’… or, ‘I’m not concerned about these experts, you know, ’cause they’re just all liberals’

The other day a story-time reading to children by a trans person (WTF!) was cancelled because the parents did not believe the self-serving ”experts” who think it’s ok to promote their own agenda at the expense of the kids. Is that what he means?
Or what about the fact the kids can no longer read or add up because of ”progressive” education policies from the left. Maybe that’s what he means?

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Mike
May 16, 2023 11:42 pm

When I was in China a few years back, I went to an exotic zoo. The Thai transvestites were in an enclosure beside the crocodiles.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
May 17, 2023 6:39 am

And they loved each other?

Reply to  wilpost
May 17, 2023 9:37 am

long time

Reply to  Mike
May 17, 2023 9:34 am

As is usual for Obama, he assumes he is right, and then starts to invent reasons why other people would disagree with the reality that Obama has discovered.

I don’t know of anybody who rejects climate “science” because those who are behind it are liberals.
Everyone that I know who reject climate “science” do so because the so called, science has been disproven.

The projections do not match reality.
The solutions being pushed don’t work.

Simple as that.

May 16, 2023 10:25 pm

BHO is just not that bright. The media called him a genius and his wife beautiful, both obvious lies.

Peta of Newark
May 17, 2023 1:51 am

In UK, the National Media, in the form of the BBC, pretty well still does set the agenda

A lovely example, 2 articles about ‘Ukraine’ and unusually, BBC opened a comments thread.

I put my peacemaker hat on, tried to point out some of the recent history of the Ukraine, Olivers Stone’s film, how the ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ (a Gov-funded NGO cover for the CIA) sent armed provocateurs into otherwise peaceful demonstrations in Maidan to start fights, how Biden is pumping insane amounts of money and arms into the place, how it is being trashed via that and in turn we are trashing our own European economy,
How Obama, Nuland and other Harvard-trained lawyer friends (with E. European names) of the White House plotted, schemed, fixed elections and paid people off.
How Biden (under Obama at the time) likewise did all sorts of underhand shit.
How the officials installed by the US organised the terrorising of ethnic Russians who’d lived there for 3 centuries
How the BBC (and US media) put out a rumour that the Crimea Referendum was ‘fixed’ because the turnout and ‘Yes Vote’ was so high
To describe what NATO is and why it should have been disbanded 30+ years ago.
And all the BBC does is encourage National Jingoism, Warmongering while creating a massive opprtunity for petty/childish name-calling & ad hominems in the comments section.

I asked: All those young soldiers (both sides), civilians and infrastructure are being destroyed for what exactly? While we trash our own economies because of it, as if Net Zero wasn’t sufficient.

And every word I put into there was ‘Removed By Moderators’

Climate Change is NOT the problem we have here………………

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 17, 2023 4:04 am

My mother’s only brother volunteered to fight in WWII. He was captured and went through horrific experiences including being bombed by allied planes while transported through Germany and in a POW camp. Had he been able to foresee these and what is happening in Europe today, he would not have volunteered nor would many others. I cannot but despise the warmongering of politicians and media. Our Western leaders today are by and large truly despicable people.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 17, 2023 7:52 am

How low has the US sunk?

All this directly applies to Ukraine 

The US, as part of its hegemony, color revolution policies, spent $5 billion, and violently ousted a legitimately elected government in Ukraine in 2014, and replaced it with a hand-picked, oligarch-cabal of NAZI-sympathizing gangsters that fans the flames of their “hate Russia” campaign, to hide its corruption, and to justify an 8-year genocide of the ethnic Russian people in East Ukraine, who have lived there from the 1500s, aka “poking the bear”

When Russia finally decided to put and end to it, the US/NATO/EU elite clique grabs it as an excuse to “weaken” and dismember, resource-rich Russia, WITH ANY LETHAL AND SUBVERSIVE MEANS NECESSARY, FOR AS LONG AS IT TAKES.

Fortunately, the BRICS+ countries and its 19 applicants, and many other countries are seeing this power grab for what it is, and fear FOR WHAT IT MAY BECOME.

Those countries do not agree with THAT outcome, i.e., their SUBSERVIENCE AND EXPLOITATION by the US/NATO/EU elite clique

Reply to  wilpost
May 17, 2023 9:35 am

Speaking of living in your own version of reality.

Reply to  MarkW
May 17, 2023 11:31 am

My reality came from many years of studying European history, and from having lived in Europe for 23 years.

I could have added references to back up each statement, but that would have doubled the length of the comment, resulting in it not being posted

Your version likely came from the US mass media

Tom Abbott
Reply to  wilpost
May 18, 2023 4:16 am

“I could have added references to back up each statement”

That’s what is needed in order to show there really is a conspiracy.

Conspiracy theorists make claims that are not backed up by facts. If facts are involved, then it’s not a conspiracy theory.

Making unsubstantiated claims is a conspiracy theory.

That’s all I hear when it comes to the Ukraine war from the pro-Russian side; Unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

Unsubstantiated claims don’t fly in climate change and they don’t fly in politics, either.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
May 17, 2023 11:48 am

Yeah, really.

The conspiracy theories promoting Putin’s aggression get wilder and wilder.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 17, 2023 11:46 am

“I asked: All those young soldiers (both sides), civilians and infrastructure are being destroyed for what exactly?”

The Ukraine war is a Putin ego trip. It started out that way, anyway. I doubt he is getting much of an ego boost now as he sends countless young men to their deaths for no good reason other than to satisfy his soaring ego.

May 17, 2023 3:18 am

Conservatives don’t need propaganda. We just point to librul progressive outcomes with their visionary grand plans-
World’s biggest carbon capture plant running at one third capacity, Chevron Australia reveals – ABC News
Joining the wave generators and geothermal brain farts attempting to change the weather.

May 17, 2023 3:32 am

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May 17, 2023 3:34 am

And meanwhile it is being said that the DNC will have no debates for their democrat Presidential primary.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
May 17, 2023 11:51 am

Biden is consolidating his power (or whoever is pulling Biden’s strings).

I doubt Biden will debate Trump, when the time comes. If the time comes. Biden may be so damaged by congressional revelations coming about his corruption that he may not be the nominee.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 12:41 pm

And just watch the press cover for them, but if Trump is the Republican nominee and refuses to debate the democrat nominee unless the moderator and forum meet his requirements, the press will go bonkers!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
May 18, 2023 4:25 am

That’s true.

But then the press is going to go bonkers if Trump is the nominee anyway.

I am so looking forward to Lefty/Never Trumpers heads exploding when Trump is nominated. 🙂

I hear Trump is talking to Tucker Carlson about Carlson being a moderator of a debate. Tucker is the kind of moderator Trump needs. He wouldn’t cut Trump off in the middle of his sentence because Trump was making a good point, like the leftwing hacks that usually do this job do to Trump.

When Trump introduced the Hunter Biden laptop into the debate in 2020, and Joe Biden lied to the American people by claiming 51 former intelligence officials had declared the laptop to be Russian disinformation, the leftwing hack moderator allowed Biden to make that claim about 51 intelligence officers, but when Trump tried to reply, the moderator interrupted him and said, “Let’s go to another topic”. Running interference for Biden is what she was doing. And did so effectively in this case. The laptop topic was dropped.

May 17, 2023 3:45 am

Meanwhile on my MSN feed not a single story about the Durham report being released is headlined. One has to scroll down a ways to find NYT and WP crap on that story. Nothing else from anyone else.

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Reply to  rah
May 17, 2023 9:40 am

On orders from higher ups in the DOJ, the FBI has removed everyone who worked on the Hunter Biden corruption investigation from those duties.

Reply to  MarkW
May 17, 2023 11:03 am
Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
May 17, 2023 11:55 am

Which just shows the arrogance of the Biden administration. They think they can do things like this right in front of our noses without repercussions.

Maybe they are right, or maybe they are wrong, but this action of the Biden “Justice” Department and the IRS demonstrates their mindset.

Reply to  rah
May 17, 2023 11:07 am

The NYT and WAPO refuse to return their Pulitzers received for their “reporting” on “Trump Collusion”. These days almost all of Pulitzers having to do with current events are for fiction.

Lee Riffee
Reply to  rah
May 17, 2023 12:38 pm

The Pulitzer prize is like the Nobel Peace Prize – both are a joke! They used to be a real honor….but not anymore.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
May 17, 2023 11:52 am

Censorship by ommission.

The Leftwing Media propaganda machine is consistent: Attack Republicans and Defend Democrats.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 12:37 pm

That is the usual mode of lying for them, but when it comes to the Trump Collusion case, they were lying by commission. They are doing the same right now concerning what is happening at our southern border too. Did you know that 24 states, all with Republican governors, have promised or already sent help to Texas at Abbots request? Not a single democrat run state has responded to the Texas governor’s request.

May 17, 2023 4:41 am

He was the worst president then, and he’s the worst ex-president now… way to go Barry.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Alpha
May 17, 2023 11:57 am

I used to call Obama the worst president, but Biden has surpassed the damage done by Obama by about an order of magnitude, and Biden has only been at it a little over two years.

Joe Biden is definitely the Worst President Ever!!!

May 17, 2023 4:50 am

I will agree with Obama that there should be one common source of information for the whole world under 1 condition: I get to be the only one who decides what the whole world hears and therefore what they think.

Should any others have different opinions, I have the authority to cancel both the opinions and the people who hold those opinions.

general custer
Reply to  DonK31
May 17, 2023 6:23 am

“I have the authority to cancel . . .the opinions. . . .”

You might have the authority but neither you nor anyone else has the ability. Even in the most draconian tyrannies the opinions of the opposition circulate underground, as was the case in Rome, colonial North America, revolutionary France and the Soviet Union.

Reply to  general custer
May 17, 2023 7:34 am

That’s what Winston Smith thought until he was overwhelmed by Big Brother. He learned to love Big Brother until he was destroyed.

I am Big Brother.

general custer
Reply to  DonK31
May 17, 2023 8:47 am

Winston Smith is a fictional character. Robert Morris, Voltaire and Solzhenitsyn were real people. You’re a dope.

Reply to  general custer
May 17, 2023 12:25 pm

You don’t understand satire.

Reply to  general custer
May 17, 2023 8:07 am

I await the DC establishment trying to fund block wardens. That is exactly what they are trying to remotely with their cameras in the UK.

Paul B
May 17, 2023 5:09 am

He reflects on the alphabet news domination from a time when they played it fairly straight. The splintering is driven by those same outlets taking on an agenda while, at the same time, the internet exploded our choices.

He will never see that

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Paul B
May 17, 2023 12:00 pm

“He reflects on the alphabet news domination from a time when they played it fairly straight.”

The Leftwing Media hasn’t played it straight since the Vietnam war.

One should question *everything* they hear from the Leftwing Media.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 17, 2023 12:46 pm

Question, Hell! I’m to the point now where I will reflexively go with the opposite of what they are saying on many issues. Guns, crime, climate, etc.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rah
May 18, 2023 4:38 am

That’s me, too. I always assume they are lying for political purposes until proven otherwise.

May 17, 2023 5:17 am

Obama completely overlooks the left’s failures to be in any way objective, such as ruling out wide swathes of debate such as comparative crime statistics, success of stable families and homogenous societies by ruling them out as hate facts, or else just to state complete and utter nonsense such as the ability to change sex, or to present extremely unlikely extreme projections from flawed models as settled science or facts.

Joseph Zorzin
May 17, 2023 5:18 am

“we have a divided media”

so we should have a monolithic media? Izvestia and Pravda anyone?

Mr Ed
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
May 17, 2023 8:21 am

“so we should have a monolithic media? Izvestia and Pravda anyone?

We pretty much are in a monolithic Orwellian state considering the
total blackout on the Biden crime family bribery corruption story by the
mainstream media.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mr Ed
May 17, 2023 12:03 pm

Yeah, if anyone wants any proof that the Leftwing Media is running interference for Biden and the other Democrats, this should be it.

The Leftwing Media won’t cover anything that is detrimental to Democrats. Or if they do cover it, they distort the facts to make the Democrats look good.

Lies, Incorporated.

May 17, 2023 5:55 am

Like all closed-minded people, Barrack Obama doesn’t want to hear anything other than his point of view. It’s evidence of a self-centered, narcissistic mindset.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ScienceABC123
May 17, 2023 12:04 pm

If you don’t agree with Obama’s opinion, Obama thinks there is something wrong with you. A common character flaw of radical leftists.

Bob Hunter
May 17, 2023 6:28 am

Obama wouldn’t respond to campaign questions from Fox News, therefore the Fox reporter had George Stephanopoulis ask the question on his behalf. And Obama is wondering about different realities. YEESH
BTW why would Climate Alarmist Barrack & Michelle buy an ocean side mansion several feet above sea level if ocean levels are rising?

May 17, 2023 6:41 am

Obama, just another bandwagon voice advocating “one reality” bounded by censorship and disgusting endemic mind control propaganda. A soft form of might makes right on the fluid fascist bandwagon.

May 17, 2023 8:43 am

There is no “almost” about it, we don’t occupy the same reality. And it’s not just Americans – it’s only more visible here.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tony_G
May 17, 2023 12:07 pm

No, it’s not just Americans. It’s everyone in the Western Democracies who have radical leftists in positions of power.

The leftists live in one false reality and the rest of us live in the real world.

Gunga Din
May 17, 2023 10:45 am

Barry about those who haven’t swallowed the Green Kool-Aid: ‘I don’t care about the science,’ 

Actually, many DO care about science.
They just don’t care for politicized science masquerading as actual science.
(Mann was wrong. Is he one of Barry’s “experts”? Did Barry ever take a biology class?)

May 17, 2023 10:58 am

That malicious twerp promised to “transform” America, he DID transform America, and now he’s agitated because media are “splintered” and he wonders why “the conversation is fractured”?

Did he really expect all 330 million people to fall into lockstep behind him?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  tom_gelsthorpe
May 18, 2023 4:56 am

I think Obama was trying to set up a situation where it doesn’t matter what 330 million people think and they will just do what they are told because they have no other option. Obama weaponized the Executive Branch of government to force, through various means, his political outlook on everyone else.

And this Big Push appears to be continuing with Joe Biden who is following the Obama outline, and turning the authoritarianism up to 11.

Lee Riffee
May 17, 2023 3:04 pm

It blows my mind that so many on the left simply cannot understand (or refuse to consider) that anyone might not take what they say as gospel. It is an amazing lack of awareness…. Like a chronic liar wondering why no one believes him, or a thief who puzzles at why people lock up their belongings when he is around.

May 17, 2023 6:04 pm

Barri has a habit of saying the quiet part out loud, and leftist media toddle along with it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  2hotel9
May 18, 2023 5:04 am

Somebody ought to ask Barri why he remained silent while Trump was attacked for being in collusion with Russia, when Barri knew good and well that this was not true, and was a hoax dreamed up by Hillary Clinton.

The only conclusion you can draw is that Barri was fine with Trump and the nation suffering over a false attack by Barri’s Executive Branch.

Imo, when Hillary ginned up this fraud, Obama and Biden were eager to get on board and use the power of the federal government to push this false narrative as a means to destroy their mutual political opposition.

I think Obama and Biden are hip-deep in this attack on the U.S. Constitution.

Of course, there’s no evidence of that yet, but Biden doesn’t seem to be able to hide the evidence of his personal corruption very well, so maybe he didn’t hide his traitorous actions very well, either. Time will tell.

The Republican congress has a lot of investigating to do to right this Ship of State.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 19, 2023 4:49 am

The Mueller Report clearly shows that the only people in collusion with Russia were the Obama Admin, Hillary Rodham Clinton and William Jefferson Clinton. The Durham Report further clarifies the levels of criminal actions taken by Democrats to further their insurrection against the people of America.

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