The media have been in bed with Obama from the word go. It has been a dispicable disservice to the people that they supposedly are trying to keep informed. Their bias is so rampant these days, I refuse to watch MSM news of any kind. They treat people like they’re morons, in the case of the left they are correct, but the rest of us are too smart for their lying bullshit.
And FINALLY! There’s a reporter that actually is reporting this fact. Too bad it’s the Canadian media that is doing it.
Rex Murphy Sep 17, 2011 – 7:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 19, 2011 8:14 AM ETAs the bad economic news continues to emanate from the United States — with a double-dip recession now all but certain — a reckoning is overdue. American journalism will have to look back at the period starting with Barack Obama’s rise, his assumption of the presidency and his conduct in it to the present, and ask itself how it came to cast aside so many of its vital functions. In the main, the establishment American media abandoned its critical faculties during the Obama campaign — and it hasn’t reclaimed them since.
Much of the Obama coverage was orchestrated sychophancy. They glided past his pretensions — when did a presidential candidate before “address the world” from the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin? They ignored his arrogance — “You’re likeable enough, Hillary.” And they averted their eyes from his every gaffe — such as the admission that he didn’t speak “Austrian.”
The media walked right past the decades-long association of Obama with the weird and racist pastor Jeremiah Wright. In the midst of the brief stormlet over the issue, one CNN host — inexplicably — decided that CNN was going to be a “Wright-free zone.” He could have hung out a sign: “No bad news about Obama here.”
The media trashed Hillary. They burned Republicans. They ransacked Sarah Palin and her family. But Obama, the cool, the detached, the oracular Obama — he strolled to the presidency.
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