It seems clear that our President’s support has fallen over the edge. The mumbles and “grumbles” of the last three years have come out of the closet, and people are actually expressing their displeasure.
With deference generally reserved for a king, the fawning press has deflected every hint of criticism of Obama since the day he announced he was running for office. He was their candidate from day one, and seemed to take the position that any criticism of him reflects badly on them.
In case that isn’t enough, the president’s insurance policy has always been his utter deftness as a Chicago pol. Criticize the commander in chief and you can expect to be mocked, locked out, and castigated by the White House. They did it to Fox news for months and months, and even on MSNBC Mark Halperin was put in isolation for saying Obama acted like a “Dick”.
Over the last few weeks we are seeing a little push-back. And trust me it is “little”. An intrepid reporter stands by his story about the WH telling Ford to pull an ad critical of the bail- out. (Both Ford and the WH deny)
Four years ago, MTV gleefully sponsored “A Conversation with President Obama” Which was a sequel of sorts to “Rock the Vote”. This year they have declined to give the president that stage. The FCC has failed to shut them down so far as a result. That’s progress.
There is no doubt that the White House continues to punish its enemies – take Gibson Guitar which was raided last month for using the same wood a democrat donor competitor uses. The democrat donor was not raided, of course. The press has yet to investigate why the double standard.
To this day, many people have still not heard of Solyndra, LightSquared or Fast and Furious. The political ties between Soylandra and President Obama would have blown the lid off of any other white house, but the press, in it’s adoration of Barack Obama, gave away it’s responsibility to report on the administration’s rampant crony capitalism in exchange for the election of, and access to, the man of their dreams. Fast and Furious should be headlining every newspaper every single day, instead the White House simply refuses to turn over information, ignores direct questions and simply pretends there is no news there, with the willful compliance of most of the media, who, at best give the scandal minimal lip service.
In the last month or so, it appears that some of those same news outlets have sobered up – slightly. Starting to allude to facts is not the same as actually reporting facts. Whether it is out of love or fear, the press appears to prefer President Obama lose his bid for re-election rather than be exposed for corruption. Either way they are a complete and utter disgrace and should be run out of town.
In the words of Ignatz:
“If this country still had an actual free press, rather than a group of courtiers, court jesters and self-made eunuchs fighting hammer and tong on behalf of every left wing administration, F&F would already be just the tip of Barry’s very own Tea Pot Dome.”
Don’t hold your breath.