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February 5th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Media Pressures Cancer Group

Matt Lewis, Michelle Cottle and Howard Kurtz look at how media pressure resulted in a reversal by the Susan G Komen Foundation.


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  1. Mizter

    I hardly ever watch tv, the only times I do, it's for live tsorps, river monsters on animal planet (kick-ass show!) and pawn stars on history channel (another kick-ass show). Thanks to hulu and netflix, people are watching when they want to watch. So, SocialSense makes complete sense.

    March 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
    • Nikhil

      The subtle wits of American ledaers fly high and low – why? – that is because the past stands too deeply engrained in them and they want to live with it for their moments of excellence – Sarah Palin the excellent lady continues to give a plus to Obama on his creative charge and in that sense, she is indirectly doing good service for America. Republicans should be happy to learn this Truth that has brought America to the state of Light for Obama to pick on it.One thing good about American Democracy is it is “truly participating” and lasting with lessons for others to follow in modernity to tap blue horizons of life.Those blue horizons just do not end in economics that has many minds to tap the financial barometer of the country self educative in working of its affluent class and ordinary class both domestically and internationally relating to perfection with budgeting of money in economic plans that have been existing and are in the process to move charismatically with a tide over where bipartisan element also comes into play well integrated to test the mettle of the top leader of the country who has to stand over the continuous democratic element evolving of the country both in economic as well as inherently in spiritual terms for the good of the people at large mixing with the culture of exchange that has humanity behind it to survive?? By nature, the present President of America has that element in him – I should not be saying this but I am being inherently made to convey this as comment of exception for America and for Obama whose whole (Obama and his better half) stand as an extension through the ex Presidential candidate’s Charisma Of the Secretary Hillary Clinton that President Obama’s Charisma has selflessly absorbed for function in the cabinet gracefully for America and the world.That shows the humbleness of President Obama and maturity of Hillary Clinton of acceptance without a feeling of high and low of ego regarded as exceptional in Divinity.I was not supposed to make this comment and I have done so to urge the Republicans to accept their Light within of consensus through individual projections under control as Obama’s gesture of bipartisanship that will come to address.In short, this comment is all about health and health care where economics alone does not come into the picture with a rigorous analysis on it but should also extend as leverage to the person in play (Obama) who is also selflessly poised with corrections on it over the infra structure of it that he has proposed for approval as ego of his working element as the executive public ally chosen as the President that had appealed to the public at large voting even putting behind able ledaers like McCain?George W Bush was the last to steer America into the Light over the past of America and that stands as the subtle truth even today as on date with Bill Clinton the ex President of America giving support through his excellent independent caliber for Obama ultimately to head the show of America that was time bound of its reality that sees no barriers and to which he accepted well in his individual capacity as the free lance ex President of America. I have to stop here because it basically conveys the essence of this communication for Obama today that he is today to execute for America and the world at large?? – I do not see ego hassles when I am on my draft of communications because they flow spontaneously through me in my absolute “switch off” capacity from the lower realms of life as a being of life for the Being that I am for life.I thank all for bearing with me or rejecting me at the mind levels because that is how I am poised for all life to relish me as food.

      April 4, 2012 at 4:18 am | Reply
  2. Ed

    If Andrea Mitchell wants to give her opinions, she should quit her job as a reporter and take one doing commentary.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  3. Lynn

    I don't want to refer to the host because I can't seem to catch his name. I am watching CNN for Whitney Houston updates today so as a result I had to sit through the interview, in part about Roland Martin and I gotta tell you this host seems so insensitive to "Black or African-American celebrities" I say this regarding his very quick interview about WH, he starts off by saying "does she deserve this much attention" ?? And when the black reporter stated just like Elvis Presley immediately he hits back with the comment, yeah just like "the guy" "Michael Jackson" then he goes on to make reference to the WH situation with such a low degree of consideration or respect but seemed to want to put out there her worst days, hence the clip about the Diane Sawyer interview; his inability to refer to the black man he had on "HIS" show, with inaccurate information, he did not know the mans association?? Hmmmmm

    February 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • Altrove

      Maybe you are in denial, Jaquitita. When you lump nveryoee together and call us all uncivilized you show your own ignorance. Furthermore, if NWO is your definition of civilized then I think you should do some research before you get on here and start bashing people.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  4. Matt Lewis Doesn't Get it

    Despite the comment above, the main problem in this segment was that both commentators apparently are from that media elite Matt Lewis is talking about and don't know enough normal folks to ask about what happened here. It wasn't very hard to figure out.

    Media coverage basically picked up the storm of anger that was on social media for half a day before the story hit regular news. Not sure why it's biased to cover the reaction when the substance of the reaction is that Komen not only messed up, but they alienated millions by coming right out and saying that mammograms for poor women really weren't important to them. Lewis' bias is fairly easy to spot. Not sure if they could have found someone less inclined to think everything is about abortion. Or at least a woman who understands that there are a large number of poor women who have to get their health services at Planned Parenthood.

    As for Cottle, don't think much of her either. And her point about why this issue was an issue was incorrect - especially when related to the Obama administration thing on mammograms. That was basically taking new, unproven, unduplicated scientific results and suggesting we make a major shift in health provision based on them. Not a good plan.

    Overall, I like Howard Kurtz and his willingness to discuss what's going on in media, but wow, can you get him some people who might know what they're talking about?

    February 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Sergio

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      March 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  5. Disgusted by Cottle

    Based on her performance today.I was surprised to discover that Michelle Cottle is called a "journalist". She was as one sided, completely biased and wholly belligerent in her position on Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she moonlights as their mouth piece.

    February 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply

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