- May 22, 2012
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A Dreadful Media Campaign
Brent Bozell @ Newsbusters:
Throughout the very long presidential election cycle, two trends remained consistent. The media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obamas Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders.
From the start of the Republican race in 2011, every candidate who took the lead then took an unfair beating. They even slimed Sarah Palin in case she decided to run. Martin Bashir announced she was vacuous, crass, and according to almost every biographer, vindictive too. Newsweek mocked Michele Bachmann on its cover, making her look pale, confused and nutty, with the headline The Queen of Rage. Politico and other media outlets tried to pin sexual harassment claims on Herman Cain without naming, or even knowing the accusers. They did the same to Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and finally Mitt Romney.
Despite the news medias infatuation with him, Obama rarely reciprocated. He reduced to a trickle the medias access by minimizing the number of White House press conferences. He hasnt called one since June. When Obama did consent to interviews with news shows, it was more of the same, with embarrassing fawn-a-thons from Charlie Rose at CBS and Brian Williams at NBC.
Even the September 11 attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the deaths of our ambassador and three others, and the subsequent, and ongoing serial dishonesty of this administration in its refusal to take a lick of blame for the scandalous lack of security, and the refusal to help the men in need has been brushed under the rug to help Obama. The only man hammered on that issue was Mitt Romney.
Bozell Column: A Dreadful Media Campaign | NewsBusters.org