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DURING the Pre-Debate Era, when many Republicans were shaking their heads in despair, The Free Lance-Star said in an editorial ["Man with a plan?" Sept. 22] that "Somebody Up There" must really like our president to bless him with an opponent like Mitt Romney.
The FLS got it right--at least the first part.
However, it is not the Somebody that the FLS suggests, and you need not travel so far north as to encounter the Pearly Gates to find out who is working with saintlike devotion to get President Obama re-elected, notwithstanding his dismal record.
No, just hop on the Vamoose and visit the ABC, NBC, and CBS news headquarters in New York City. If there are time constraints because you are not unemployed (lucky you!), make your one stop the NBC building, for that organization seems to be the least dedicated to objectivity and the most committed to swaying public opinion with what they choose or choose not to report.
You might be yelling, "Well, what about Fox?" That's a valid question, since Fox obviously leans to the right. But one network can't put a dent in the humongous machine that is perpetually poised to bulldoze over anyone who threatens Obama's chances of re-election.
If you have been depending solely on the likes of NBC recently, you might be puzzled by how oddly inadequate the coverage of the Middle East crisis has been. However, the incessant repetition of Romney's "47 percent" remarks is intended to remind you of the hammering of nails into a political coffin.
Mainstream newscasters would not want you to know that reporters put their heads together prior to a press conference to decide which "gotcha" questions they would ask Mitt Romney. But they invite you to gush along with them over Obama's witty remarks on the Letterman Show, his salsa preferences, the way he (finally) kissed his wife at a basketball game, and his chats with the ladies on "The View." Oh, how they long for you to like him as much as they do!