The media pretty much does what the Obama Campaign wants........

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The media pretty much does what the Obama Campaign wants........
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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 3:41pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doQnm6PtLnU

 

Interesting prospective from a media  insider........

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For all we know, Obama has a similar "pitiful thesis" and you're okay not knowing? That's what I find puzzling. Why it becomes a huge deal (in the media and with the public) for some candidates what their thesis or transcripts reveal, but not others? I 'think" I know the answer, but it still puzzles me.

According to Politico:

There's not a whole lot of information available about Obama's time at Columbia University in New York,which he attended for three years after attending Occidental College in Los Angelesfor one year and from which he graduated in 1983.

His campaign would not release his transcripts, and it says it does not have a copy of his thesis, which dealt with Soviet nuclear disarmament and which has drawn intense interest.

 

FWIW:  Most people are adults when they are in college, graduate school, law school etc.

ETA: I am aware that there is a typo in the above portion pasted from Politico. I am unable to fix it, so I apologize that  the words "Los Angeles" run into the word "for".

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McDonnell was 34 when he wrote that pitiful thesis. It's a huge deal because of the way, as an ADULT, he said certain nasty things about certain groups of people. As I recall, he also had a plan for Republicans to follow included in his thesis.
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According to Anthony's link, 400 classmates "taken at random" didn't know Barack Obama. Heck, I couldn't name one single person who was in any of my classes, and I received my degree in 1999.
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The only thing that was required of me was proof of my degree. No one cared a bit what my grades were...just proof of my degree.
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I keep hearing the excuse that no one cares about school, graduate school, etc because it was so long ago. If my memory serves correctly, the left (media) made a huge deal out of a thesis written by Bob McDonnell when he attended CBN University (now Regent University) some 20+ years ago.  Hmmmmmm.......I wonder why the double standard?

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Can you imagine if not one person could remember Mitt Romney in school? Do you think the response would be, "So, what's your point?"

Yeah, the media probably wouldn't have any questions about that.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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According to The Wall Street Journal, it was 400 of his classmates, those in the same class major, 1983 pre-law and political science, as Obama, which is a much more narrow field than 20,000 students. There is definitely something strange about it, but because the media "does pretty much whatever Obama wants", they'll never press him for answers and we may never know.

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Maybe some don't like him, but that doesn't make him a "political hack". He's is the senior political analyst for Time magazine, Time.com, and MSNBC and serves as a board member on the New Hampshire Institute of Politicss at Saint Anselm College.  As I see it, he calls it like he sees it, speaking the truth.

 

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In the line of work that I am in, an applicant has to supply his transcripts to get a job. A friend of mine, who is in the same field, just took a job with LabCorp and had to have her college transcripts faxed to them before they could hire her, along with her certification. She is a molecular genetics technologist, which is quite impressive, but not quite as important as POTUS.

So  the statement, "...after a few years in the workforce, you don't need a college transcript because your work experience shows what you can do...."    doesn't apply to every job. Perhaps the office of the president should require a more strict requirement, so that the people can make a more informed choice. What harm can be done by a candidate supplying his/her transcripts and other credentials for the job?

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