Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people”

Pat Caddell gave a fantastic speech to Accuracy in Media on the media and how starting in the 1980s they stopped holding both sides to the same level of accountability. He focuses a fair amount on Benghazi-gate but also mentions a few other things including the media’s silence on David Plouffe receiving $100k from an Iranian front group for giving 2 speeches. Caddell totally nails it by saying that the media has now become a danger to America and an enemy of the people.



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American4America
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American4America

I sat here tonight listening to your blistering condemnation of the mainstream media … and clapped heartily for your honesty and courage. There was no mistaking your sincerity and outrage. GOOD for you! GOOD for you!

American4America
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American4America

I kid you not … all by myself … I sat here tonight listening to your blistering condemnation of the mainstream media and I was clapping with great gusto at your honesty and courage! GOOD for you! There was no question whatsoever about the sincerity of your outrage … and every word you said was TRUE.

jmm64
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jmm64

9 days until Obama will be defeated and the Country can begin a recovery from the past 4 years. Nov. 6 cannot come soon enough.

Dave Templeton
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Dave Templeton

Paul is right on!

drkennn2
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drkennn2

Pat Caddell speaks the truth, pure and unadulterated, no BS.
I love this guy
In my estimation, a true American hero.
He has issued the Clarion call.
We need to wake up America and get involved before we lose all liberty and freedom.
This assault on our constitutional freedom is on our doorstep.

drkennn2
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drkennn2

Finally , a man who sees the truth and has the intestinal fortitude to speak the truth, pure and unadulterated, no BS.
I love this guy. He is a true American Hero.
Pat Caddell has just issued the Clarion Call.
Wake up America before we lose all liberty with a slow insidious march to total
and complete loss of our liberties and freedom itself.
It is on our doorstep. Now is the time to get involved.

sherylandthesixers
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sherylandthesixers

Breitbart lives

Marilyn Levy
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Marilyn Levy

Bravo Pat! It’s about time someone calls out the media for their “left-wing” bias and
their “slobbering love affair with Obama”. Thanks for taking on the media. I pray Romney and Ryan do. If not, we’re headed right down the road to socialism, if not worse. It’s stunning that Americans haven’t figured who the real Barak Obama is yet!

mediaaccess1
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mediaaccess1

Why don’t you run??? sad

steprock
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steprock

Just wow. This man knows where the bodies are buried.

During the Primaries, Newt was out there pushing this kind of thing, but we went with Mister Safe Guy. Middle of the Road. Not too hot, not too cold. And he’s going to careful himself right out of an election.

I’m voting against Obama.

mediaaccess1
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mediaaccess1

That’s what I’ve been saying about the media. Took the words out of my mouth.

stage9
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stage9

WOW! it’s nice to actually hear a reasoned argument without the influence of some blind HOMER’s bias for one party or the other!

Our nation’s downward trajectory is a BIPARTISAN issue! BOTH sides are complicit in crimes against the Constitution and both should be held accountable to the American people!

stage9
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stage9

“Look there is no doubt Romney is blowing an election he could not lose, and has done everything he can to lose it.” — Caddell

Finally! Someone with an unbiased brain speaks!

stage9
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stage9

“Why isn’t Romney saying…”

There’s that language again….

“Thy don’t do it, because this man (Obamney) dares to be cautious. He’s going to dare to be cautious himself right out of a race that was his to lose and he’s losing it.”

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

THat is a fact !

LoFlyer
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LoFlyer

Damn! I never heard such insight from anyone dealing with political journalism! The Republican party should of been taking these guys down years ago. The major news media is the propagandist arm of the Democrats. The Republican’s accept it, buns up kneeling.
Allowing yourself to be screwed for your ideological beliefs is not in the best interests of the nation as a whole.
Its time to put up or shut up. Unfortunately I doubt the Republican’s can do it.
November will be the real leveler of where this country will move.

Louis
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Louis

Pat asks why Romney doesn’t go on the attack – Why doesn’t he stand up and say, “I’m running against two organizations. I’m running against the Democrats and the President and I’m running against the Main Stream Media, which will not tell you the truth.” Now, think about this for a minute. How does he get this message out there without getting it filtered by the very same media he’s attacking? Should he use a bull-horn? That would sure reach millions! Should he go on FOX and preach to the choir? It might make conservatives feel good to hear Romney go on the attack for once but it won’t win over new voters. If Romney goes on the attack against the MSM for being biased and untruthful, stop and think about what the TV audience will hear. The filtered and twisted message from all the networks will be the following:… Read more »

Mike Lee
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Mike Lee

Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. Takes a man like Caddell to speak the obvious truth. Scary times.

wallwatchman
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wallwatchman

The media have become an enemy of the people. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks pat for being honest.

Timothy Jacques
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Timothy Jacques

Agreed what he said about Sarah Palin.

Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el
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Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

This is dead on….. Establishment republicans in Washington are a complete joke just look at John Andrew Boehner i think that sums it up… And democrats in Washington for many years now have been and still are socialists…. The main point that the 1st Amendment is being threatened by the press of the last 20 years and could destroy the 1st Amendment through government trying to fix it was dead on… As far as Romney he better lay of this “The president is a good guy” B.S because this man Barack Hussein Obama clearly is not “a good guy”. I would never begin to think any man that is president and craps all over our Constitution is a good man what total nonsense…. The shame is to remove Barack Hussein Obama we must vote him out of office and the only way to do that is to vote for Romney… Read more »

Suzyqpie
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Suzyqpie

So the Republicans became democrats and the Democrats became Communists? Help me out here……….

GutsyCall
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GutsyCall

…and Americans will cease to be free citizens and will become subjects.

Abe Vigoda
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Abe Vigoda

So many holes in this I dont know where to begin. First, This guy has not been a dem since Jimmy Carter was his boss. Second,The republicans arent corrupt? Just the Bush family in business with the Bin Laden family, before and AFTER 9/11 deserves impeachment. Third The Holder Justice dept. is Political? I suppose Bush firing federal attorneys appointed by Clintonis not political? He is right about one thing, though. The Networks don’t cover all the news. Have you ever seen a story about cancer causing chemicals in our food supply? Nope, because Archer Daniels Midland is a major advertiser on all three networks. Caddel doesn’t mention that because ADM is a major contributor to Republicans and, of ,course sites like this.

Mark Adam
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Mark Adam

Pat Caddell shows his honor by speaking the truth.

BabyMal
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BabyMal

This is exactly why Newt should have been our nominee.

Not4TheGimmeParty
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Not4TheGimmeParty

Pat Caddell is representative of what Democrats used to believe and used to be about. They used to have a different view of the social safety net, and obligations of the government, etc. , but were NOT radicals. He is by far one of the bravest Democrats I have ever seen. And he hasn’t abandoned his principles because of the radical element that invaded the party. (something that some so-called former Republicans should take heed of, the ones who tend to call themselves RP Libertarians–and for clarification: Ron Paul libertarian does not = mainstream libertarian)

Baxter
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Baxter

Am I the only person here who saw the GOP debates earlier this year and recognizes that Mitt Romney was handpicked by the liberal MSM network that ran those debates? They deliberately and unabashedly refused some of the those other people time to air their opinions and cut off the mike if they had “too much to say or too much to explain.”

As I see it, Mitt Romney owes his “nomination” totally and completely to CNN and secondarily to all the other MSM outlets who subsequently rolled the ball to the end zone, and got him to an entirely uncontested nomination at the convention. And Pat (who certainly must know better) questions Mitt Romney’s mysteriously cool attitude toward the media? I don’t. Not for a minute.

david r
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david r

This is great! And it is about time someone like Pat Caddell a Democratic operative and political pundit. Has had enough on what his party has been doing. And what the Obama administration is not doing. Attacking rightly so the Republican establishment and their lack of courage on calling out the press and the links they (Press) have with the Democratic party. Is speaking the truth like no one has ever had. And here’s my favorite founding father-Thomas Jefferson’s quote in regards to the press that Pat Caddell open this great monologue with.
” No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.”- T. Jefferson
Sadly,this is no longer true today!

Terrye Cravens
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Terrye Cravens

He is right…but I think that even if Republicans get mad, it won’t help the situation. This kind of institutional bias is not going to be overcome that easily. Tom Brokaw was actually claiming that Romney gave Obama cover by making that statement he made when all that stuff started up on 9/11…they will never admit that Romney was right, even though he was.

Beal Baug
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Beal Baug

It isn’t dirty politics to push for the facts or to demand accountability from the president and his cabinet or that matter the media, which has shown it’s disrespect for the freedom of the press to be accurate and un biased as possible. This media is an arm of the Obama propaganda machine and Romney would not be “dirty” to make this an issue along with Obama’s incompetence and distortion.

bobemakk
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bobemakk

Pat Caddell, a democrat condemning Obama and this entire administration. He is a good man and his message must be seen by everyone.

aposematic
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aposematic

Caddell is late to the party but right on the MSM/Press being an “enemy of the people.” I have said many times over the past decade, and I was also late to the party, that all the evil in America would not be possible if it were not being pushed by the MSM/Press.

dontdrinkthecoolaid
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dontdrinkthecoolaid

The press, like our political system has been polluted by people with an agenda that seek to destroy America. McCarthy is rolling in his grave.

Paul C.
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Paul C.

So true, so true I can’t believe how corrupt the MSM is. If this moron gets in again you can bet MSM and Media Matters will try to shut down FOX and any other network that goes against Obummer.

mrterry50
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mrterry50

It looks like the Romney campaign is losing this election because they won’t fight, won’t speak up about these issues of the press. Its Bob Dole all over again. Stupid!!

Jaels_Song
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Jaels_Song

Considering of where we are in America, I will consider it more than “stupid” on Romney’s part. Because the consequences of an Obama reelection bear such serious consequences for America’s survival, I will consider Romney unwillingness to fight darn near criminal negligence. Romney will go down in history as the inner circle Neville Chamberlain. Newt seems to be the only one who has the intestinal fortitude and wisdom to know how to take this media on. Maybe Romney should be doing be practicing debates with Newt too.

Chicago politicians are their own brand of criminal terrorism. Remember what they did to Leon Klinghoffer? Uhhh huuu…

poptoy1949
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poptoy1949

This is the absolutely the BEST Expose’ of the press I have ever listened to in my entire life. Mr. Caddell said what is long over due. There are times I feel that what you here from the main Stream Media is something that comes straight out of Iran or the former Soviet Union. You are fed what they want you to hear…..not what you NEED to hear. GOD help us. Something is indeed very wrong in this country. Everyday I feel our freedom just slipping away and very few seem to give a Damn.

celestialjunk
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celestialjunk

My favorite … “The Corrupt Party” …. and the “Stupid Party”.

Sucks having to vote for the Stupid Party.

Suzyqpie
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Suzyqpie

Why do we accept these as our choices? Why does the wastefraudabuse go on unabated? Why is Medicare, medicaid, social security, broke, disfunctional, and a rift with wastefraudabuse? We accept this from the people we elected to represent us? OK I’ve been a “Bleacher American.” I plead guilty, is it to late? We can no longer expect, morals, values, and issues of charater to guide us?

Jaels_Song
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Jaels_Song

I have loved this guy for years. God bless Pat Caddell a true American. I sure do wish he would switch sides.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

The Dems need some actual Americans left in their party so they can rebuild it. We need Republican control of government right now, but I’m under no illusions about that being good for very long.

We need to get back to a status where the Dems and Repubs both hated Communism. For a start.

UnCL3
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UnCL3

I believe that this guy has a target painted on his back now….because now he’s an “enemy of the Party”…

Always liked this guy, one of the few Democrats I can stand…Zel Miller also comes to mind.

TheFop
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TheFop

This is an ongoing problem, and it’s not right for Pat to pin it all on Romney. The Republicans have not adapted to the fact that A) the media is more blatantly biased than it ever was, and B) a lot of older people who were more socially Conservative, have died off over the past 30 years, and have been replaced by young people who have been indoctrinated by our Left wing educational system, which has emboldened the media to promote ideas (like gay marriage) that would have never gone over with people who were born in the early 1900’s and are now no longer with us. So while not whining about media bias made sense back in the days when the GOP were winning lots of elections (20 out of 24 years between 1968 and 1992), this passive “above the fray” approach does not work anymore. I think the… Read more »

PVG
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PVG

Agreed! Romney is fighting 2 opponents and would come off like BO’s incessant whining if he would start calling out the press. Who here thinks if Mitt started calling the msm out that they would man up and straighten up? ……………..Crickets!

The Political Commentator
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The Political Commentator

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FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Thanks Scoop, to bad this is on every TV channel. My respect for Pat Caddell continues to grow.

There is nothing I would like to have more in politics than a tough decision to choose a representative from dems or gop that holds America’s interest above party or their self.

And by that I don’t mean for the gop to move more toward the democrats.

PK
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PK

It is interesting that Pat Caddell pointed out that GOP was somewhat complicit with the “journorlist” mainstream media (including some political pundits from Foxnews) to destroy their own. McCain’s campaign team litterally throwed VP candidate Sarah Palin to the pit of CNN and ABCnews (Katie Curric and Charlie Gibson) and some pundits from the right joining the chorus. Romney’s chief campaign strategist, the “mad-genius” Stuart Steven, the old-school campaign chief from Bush dynasty, obviously is of the same mindset with his ultra-cautious approach not to offend the media with the hope they’ll be treated with due respect. Oh boy, they were in a shock of a lifetime as they found out the concerted effort of the new “journorlist” media were all out to destroy them. The campaign team failed to aggresively call them out, challenge them to refute the false allegations, yet they simply let the false narrative defined them.… Read more »

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