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The Hill: Media ignore anti-Obama Dems

As seen on Drudge:

While many in the media appear unable to locate a copy of their job description, help is on the way. Every political journalist should watch “The Hope and the Change” produced by Citizens United upon its release next week. Why? Because they actually talk to the Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 in some key battleground states but are now bitterly disappointed after four years. Political reporters don’t seem interested in listening to these voters and even pretend they don’t exist. Yet it’s these voters who are going to make Decision 2012.

That the man with the silver tongue who began with some of the highest approval ratings since they’ve been tracked could find himself below 50 percent at this late juncture should be one of the most-reported political items this election cycle. That so very many Democrats — not to mention independents — who voted for the unknown Barack Obama in 2008 are now turning away from him is news. Big news.

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“The Hope and the Change” doesn’t mention Mitt Romney. It examines what went wrong, who is affected by the failed Obama policies, and just how critically they have been wounded. Privy to an early screening, I wondered why I have not heard from the media about the disaffected Democrats and independents who have put Obama under 50 percent — a precarious position for an incumbent president.

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