The Democrat Media Complex Feedback Loop
Here’s how it works:
1) The media has a narrative they want to push. With very few exceptions, the bulk of the “mainstream” media is in the tank for Obama. Everything is viewed through the “How does this help Obama?” lens. If it doesn’t fit that narrative, the media throws temper tantrums like the one we saw last week when Romney dared to question the wisdom of coddling people who reportedly get upset over a movie that they say insults Mohammed.
2) The media will craft every story around the narrative. The settled wisdom last week was “Romney made a mistake” and that was the story they were sticking to. Over and over and over. There was no room for anything else like, say, questioning whether the Obama administration made things worse by giving the ridiculous rationale legitimacy by denouncing a movie over and over again. What happens, then, is that the coverage of the situation is either incomplete or spun so badly in Obama’s direction that even the “unbiased” coverage skews towards making it sound like Obama was right and Romney was wrong. Facts be damned.
3) Then, after days of narrative building, polling companies go out and “survey” the results. Like this.
About four-in-ten Americans (43%) have followed news about the attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and the killing of an American ambassador very closely, making it by far the most closely followed foreign news story of the year.
Those who have followed this story have much more positive opinions about Barack Obama’s handling of the situation than Mitt Romney’s comments on the crisis.
I’ve looked at the survey, and while there are still some questions being held for a future release, there seems to be something missing. Namely, any questions about where these people who claim to have followed the news about the embassy attacks obtained their information.
I think this would be a valuable piece of information. I have a feeling the questions weren’t asked because they didn’t even think about it. It’s a closed system. To repeat:
1) Biased media crafts a narrative.
2) Biased media reports nothing but that narrative.
3) Polling companies “confirm” the narrative.
Rinse and repeat.
That’s how it works.