OBAMA-DROOLING MEDIA CREATE THEIR VERY OWN LAME DUCK
The Post & E-Mail
News Analysis by Joan Swirsky
That’s right, and it wasn’t only Katie Couric. For the past two years, when Obama was in campaign mode and after his ACORN- and foreign-money-fueled election, the entire leftwing media debased what once passed for legitimate journalism. With absolute consistency, they:
- Failed utterly to vet an inexperienced, document-concealing candidate (we still haven’t seen Obama’s Illinois law license or an authentic birth certificate).
- Failed to investigate the veracity of aggrandizing information spewed by Obama’s spin doctors and then repeated their spin (they still say, for instance, that he was a law professor, which he never was).
- Failed to conceal their stunning lack of objectivity through the softball questions they asked and, as Bernard Goldberg says, their “slobbering” obsequiousness.
- Failed to distance themselves from the leftwing radicals who see racism where none exists – and even echoed their paranoia!
- Failed to camouflage their personal biases both for Obama and against any of his critics or political opponents and competitors.
- Failed to correct his virtual avalanche of lies, which John Ellis has catalogued in scandalous and chilling detail, saying that “the accumulated weight of Obama’s deceit is overwhelming…as a result, this nation is now in a position where it cannot believe a word that he says, and that amounts to an unprecedented crisis of confidence in the Presidency.”
TYRANNY OF THE AMERICAN MEDIA
As UK columnist and commentator Gerald Warner asks: “Why is it that the true view of Resident Barack Obama (you know, the illegal alien living over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington) is openly expressed in the major media around the world, but nary a word of it is printed in any of the newspapers in the United States? Increasingly, the red god of Islamic communism in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, is becoming more immune from scrutiny from the media out of fear of the race word. Whenever he is criticized for his un-American actions, his communist actions, or the out-and-out theft of the wealth of the American people, those who criticize him are accused of being racist. That’s a First Amendment travesty.”
That travesty is because most in the American media are liberals, including a majority of writers and TV and radio people who are not well-paid but still thrilled to be working in the field. Overwhelmingly they take their marching orders from their bosses. Which leads to the obvious question: Why are so many media moguls liberals – you know, the people who flourish in this competitive world, thrive on free-market capitalism, and like their taxes low and their government non-intrusive. Perhaps it’s the megalomania that often comes with being a head honcho. Call it the oligarch mentality, liking the notion of the few at the top calling the shots for the many beneath them.
Or maybe it’s the oh-too-cozy relationship between news and entertainment, the latter traditionally steeped in bleeding-heart causes and “feelings” and the former both eager and happy to be included in their lavish self-congratulatory affairs, the latest of which – the Screen Actors Guild Awards – led the “news” and featured Hollywood liberals dripping with bling while thousands of Haitians lay buried or dead beneath tons of rubble.
It is this same media that foisted Obama onto the national stage by failing to do their jobs professionally and with integrity. Like a collective of Dr. Frankensteins, they created their own monster. It is relevant to mention here that after nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001, one of Obama’s closest friends and colleagues, Rev. Jeremiah Wright – whom the media significantly chose not to expose for his rank anti-American, anti-white, and anti-Semitic ravings – whipped his congregation into a joyful frenzy when he said that the chickens (of revenge) had come home to roost (on American imperialism). Translation: Big bad America got what she deserved!