Spin Masters: New book explains how media bias helped re-elect Obama

The days of young people graduating from college and starting their exciting careers are over, according to Washington Examiner editorial page editor David Freddoso.

“We think of people between the ages 25 and 54 as being in the heart of their careers,” Freddoso writes in his new book, Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama. “It’s the period where you take your first job in the field that interests you … You start a family and you buy your first home … you establish your complete independence from your parents.”

But, Freddoso argues, “In the Obama recovery, those days are over.”

This is just one of the stories, highlighted in Freddoso’s book, that was shuffled under the rug by the mainstream media during the 2012 presidential election. Major news outlets reported that the job market was in recovery under the Obama administration, but Freddoso points out that there was zero job recovery in this particular demographic.

“People who should be building their lives now are sitting at home playing their video games,” Freddoso said during an event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. ”Hopefully, they’re trying to find a job or something, but they’re probably collecting unemployment benefits.”

Despite these grim statistics, Obama still won the majority of the youth vote in the 2012 election.

Freddoso argues that liberal media bias may have played a part in this outcome, but also says that college students can be “shielded of the results of a bad economy, to some degree.”

“You’re far less likely to be hit by the ineffective economic policies the Obama administration has put into effect,” he explained.

The media’s portrayal of Obama’s so-called recovery is just one example of its inherent bias, according to Freddoso.

He first decided to write “Spin Masters” after the media decided to focus more on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s gaffe about the Benghazi attack than the actual attack.

“You saw a story about foreign policy failure get turned into a story about a Mitt Romney gaffe,” he told Red Alert Politics.

Freddoso predicts the liberal media bias isn’t going away anytime soon, but still urges conservatives to not “lose faith about the ideas that work in the real world.”

“You just have to get better expressing them and understanding them,” he said. “That’s how to overcome liberal media bias in the long term.”

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    The new liberal media wants Obama in there to help ruin this country to get more political control over what they spoon feed the American public , AS far as I recall Obama is the only setting President to 1st bar a public news agency from attending new pres conferences , Secondly the ones he chooses to attend are in his pocket and will lie and distort the facts to keep him on the job..
    Never has a president ever been reelected with such a miserable economic record .. I find it suspicious that just before the election the numbers went down to 7.9 from 8.3 and still at 7.9 when in reality as Jack Welch suggested they have to had cooked these books and they did as most real job market annalist put the true unemployment rate at up-wards of 14% to 20%plus.. Look around and see who is not working or being driven out of jobs from health-care and taxes .. Obama is a total JOKE period but Its not a funny joke rather sad I think..

    Obama is a total fool if his level of Business and Financial knowledge was the size of his ego man we would be in a boom time economy..

  2. Eric Coddington says:

    We hold these truths to be self evident that Americans Freedoms and way
    of life is under attack, because of Our steadfast adherence to the one
    thing no one can take away from Americans, Freedom must endure, and
    shall endure!

    I have a problem with your reporting it is truthful honest straight forward
    and truth is, I could not be more proud of you for this boldness. I can not
    my self stop my tongue since the Lies to the American people have gone
    way past a few to a out right attack on every thing we hold to be true and
    honest and with Integrity !
    We have people that we have opened the door for to come enjoy our
    Country, but not to destroy our Faith and Beliefs, and disrespect the very
    God Bless America that blessed America. We allowed you to worship as
    you want, but never to (as is being done this very minute) attack 200 years
    of developing a system that works very well for every one, unless abused!
    1. Trying to disarm Us by attacking our second Amendment ! You say to
    protect our Citizens and Children, but you lie, because a 45 cal would have
    allowed that Principle to make a canoe out of that intruders head. So tell Us
    how disarming us making a great black market for gun runners makes us safe!
    As a twice honorable discharged U.S.Marine what they are putting forth Obama
    and his followers is a out right assault on our freedom and rights! Obama is
    looking for another way to shove his plan to rule as King. He must remove us
    Citizens who see through the out right lies! You know the Freedom keepers who
    will not let your lies disarm us so our freedom is gone. The guns US Citizens got
    is why we pulled away from a King who tried to shove his views down our throats!
    We assembled and became an army a American Nation. That fight is coming to
    US and it is the guys at home to the rescue, because the liberals gave up their
    grit and courage and back bone totally.
    2. We have state of the Art protection in our Military, but what has not been
    up dated is our leaders remembering they work for us ! Power in the hands of
    a leader who says one thing means another is dangerous ! He does not hide his
    out right defiance, because so many are convinced he is doing well just as the media
    who sold their souls to what ever told them and broad cast every day. Our people
    sit and wait for jobs and get brain washed with the media who out right lies to them. I
    would they turn off the T.V. wake up to the real world like on the Matrix it is not what
    liberal media is telling you folks! The real War is one day coming to our shores so
    toss out the junk food get out enjoy your areas good spots and see what is really
    going on on your turf not what you are feed by media.

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