The former KFI radio host has a new website, www.howobamagotelected.com, where his premise is Obama voters were stupid to have elected him and that the news media didn’t do their jobs.Â And since KFI’s signals boomed well into the OC, I’m sure readers will remember Zieglar’s “work.”
The Orange County Register might agree with his premise, having offered up an Orange Grove column to Nicholas Wishek on this same topic last week.
From Zieglar’s site, here’s his premise:
On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama’s limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple… the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.
An extensive interview with www.fivethirtyeight.com and Zieglar appears here.Â The arrogance from Zieglar just exudes through the Q&A.Â Its much like the copy Zieglar wrote for his site www.therealkfi.com.
In his defense of the poll (and his upcoming documentary), Zieglar writes:
“The bottom line here is that this poll proves that this election (like perhaps all of our elections) was illegitimate and based almost entirely on the news media deciding it wanted (for various reasons) Barack Obama to be President. I plan to prove that with my next documentary “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected”
One of the questions Zieglar asked Obama voters is “where did Obama launch his politcal career?” With the “correct” answer being in the home of William Ayers (though I’d argue Obama’s political career was launched well before that when he was a community organizer.Â
On the Orange Grove column, Wishek writes:
“While Barack Obama ran a superior campaign, he also had a huge advantage from overwhelming support of the mainstream media. President-elect Obama benefited not only from the bias of the stories written, but by the absence of stories never written.
Take, for example, all troubling the aspects of Obama’s associations, his personal history, and the stated agenda he has espoused. These sorts of stories should have been considered valid questions to investigate, but were mostly ignored. Whereas the questions of Sarah Palin’s unwed teenage daughter’s pregnancy and the cost of the governor’s new wardrobe were deemed more newsworthy. Such reporting does not bode well for the future of our country.”
Google “Barack Obama”+”William Ayers” and nearly a million hits come back.Â Google “Barack Obama”+”Rev. Wright” and 2.2 million hits come back.Â “Obama is a Muslim” draws 3.5 million hits.Â The news about Obama’s “troubling associations” has been reported to death.Â Its been on every mainstream news program, in every major TV network newscast, talked about endlessly on talk radio and written extensively about in the Blogsphere.
Obama ran a great campaign and had a superior national organization.Â He was on message from Day 1 through election night.Â John McCain ran a terrible campaign; his message changed as often as his positions.Â Conservatives never fully embraced him, and right or wrong, as a Republican, he bore the brunt of blame for President Bush’s failed policies since he was hardly a maverick in voting with the president 90 percent of the time.
As far as voters being stupid, a CBS/New York Times poll released shortly before the election showed that 14 percent of Republicans and 13 percent of independents believed Obama was a Muslim.Â And 23 percent of all Texas voters believed Obama was a Muslim before the election.Â As far as proving voters are stupid, I’m sure Zieglar, who remains a huge advocate for the Iraq war,Â voted for W twice.