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Greg

You are really reaching with this one. I am sure you are going to blame media bias for these recent poll numbers.

Source: CNN

A new national poll suggests that three out of four Americans feel President Bush's departure from office is coming not a moment too soon. Seventy-five percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday said they're glad Bush is going only 23 percent indicated they'll miss him.

"Earlier this year, Bush scored some of the lowest presidential approval ratings we've seen in half a century, so it's understandable that the public is eager for a new president to step in," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider added,

"As President Bush prepares to leave office, the American public has a parting thought: Good riddance. At least that's the way three-quarters feel. The public has completely lost confidence in this president. President Bush's job approval rating has been at or below freezing since the beginning of the year. The current 27 percent approval rating is one of the lowest ratings for any president, ever."

Only 27 percent of those questioned in the poll approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president; 72 percent disapprove.

So I get it, dismiss the facts, pretend that the American people in large margins view him as a failure as a President and blame it all on the media. Iraq unpopular blame it on the media. The economy heading towards depression, I guess that was the media's fault. His response to Hurricane Katrina, you got it, the media's fault again.

Then on the other hand, you have this.

President-elect Barack Obama is generating a huge amount of goodwill as he prepares to assume power on January 20. Eighty-two percent of Americans approve of the way he is handling his presidential transition, an increase of 3 percentage points since early December, according to the latest poll by CNN/Opinion Research Corp.

Source: US News and World Report Dec 26, 2008

or this

A month before his inauguration, Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they admire most in the world, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. It's the first time a president-elect has topped the annual survey in more than a half-century.

Source: USA Today, Dec 25, 2008

Let me guess, it is the media's fault. As the world rejoices as President Bush leaves office, and everyone around the world seems united behind Obama, it is good to know there are people like yourself whom are devoid of any partisan reasoning to judge things how they truly are.

Simple question name 5 things positive the Bush Administration has done in the last 8 years. The economy? How about the increase in poverty? What about the tremendous job growth under his watch? Coming up with 5 positives should not be that hard. And please do not use the kept America safe route because over 4,000 have died in Iraq, and if you are going to give him credit for that, then he has to take some blame for 9/11.

Peg

Nice of you to comment on something that has nothing to do with my post, Greg.

I'm not reaching at all. Personally, I thought it excellent that President Bush kept in shape, and that it was a fine example for the rest of us. I similarly think the same of President-elect Obama.

Too bad that the press didn't portray it that way.

Greg

If I am correct your post was on media bias was it not? For example you wrote

"Many a tale highlighted the disparity of reporting for Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative. This example, however, may be the one that cannot be topped. If anything captures how the press loves Obama and hates Bush

So when you speak of the press loving Obama and hating Bush were you speaking on the issue of fitness or was this another one of the right wing obsession with this false notion of media bias? I only highlighted that the feeling of dislike for Bush is not media driven, it is reflected by the majority of Americans. So I believe I was commenting on your post.

Fox News Shepard Smith: What media bias?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHKzS5Zl6mY

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