BIG BLUNDER - TAKING THE MEDIA FOR GRANTED
By Chuck MacNab
The media has been on Obama's side since he was elected... and before. It didn't matter how ridiculous were his mistakes, how many he made or even how senseless his advocated policies were. With the exception of FOX News, a few bloggers and Tea Party-Patriot organizations the major media covered his back. They dug up, and sometimes just simply invented, reasons why what he did or what policies he advocated were "plausible." Then, of course, there was always George Bush to blame! In short, they sold out to Obama and slurped up and re-invented whatever bogus hogwash made him look good.
We started analyzing the tealeaves about the time Obama came on the national scene. Our forecast was that whatever he touched in government would be both incompetent and corrupt. Sadly, time has proven our early indicators to be accurate in this regard. He has proven, as we have written in many commentaries, that the Administration now in office is not simply flawed, it is dangerously inept. Just how corrupt it is will be brought forth by current and future Congressional hearings. We hope they will dig deeply enough to show the American people the truth.
Misinformed, "low information" voters elected Obama to office and now we (including those just mentioned) are beginning to see the results of not paying better attention. It has taken some years, but the numerous scandals that are just now emerging are the result of appointing incompetent political hacks to oversee every department of government and allowing them to have free reign.
The closest example of what is going on here is the corrupt African "Republics," who are being run by former tribal chieftains. Chaos reigns in most of those countries because their political activities are guided by the cult of personality and pervasive corruption. Only the elites, temporary as their positions may be, have opportunity, security and some of the comforts of life. Ordinary people in those societies can only be described as being hungry, unhealthy, insecure and generally miserable. Those at the top in such societies are accountable to nobody (who is still alive and functioning after "the system" gets through with them) and suffer no penalty from anyone because they are completely controlled. What we have taken for granted here as a long time ethical standard is now being turned into an argument that supports and perpetuates a corrupt and self-serving leadership. In looking at the Obama Administration certain indicators and some similarities to these African "republics" should cause concern, especially in a society that believes it is free and is supposedly protected by a Constitution.
Maybe the "discovery process" has finally begun! Now, at least for the moment, the media has developed "an awareness." Why? Well, that's a no-brainer. The liberal crony club of Obama and his hand picked bunch of dummies that work in the White House must be tone-deaf. They may have believed so much in Obama's invincibility that they made the blunder of all blunders. Result? THE MEDIA DISCOVERED THEY WERE UNDER ATTACK! All of a sudden, the Associated Press becomes the target of phone hacking by the Justice Department. Horrors! It's OK to beat up on the Tea Party and Patriot organizations, even some religious organizations and others, but it's OUT OF BOUNDS to target the media! That's OFF LIMITS!
Now, we don't care what side of the political philosophy you are on. You don't attack the media...that's where they draw the line. So, now the media are sounding an alarm for that "failure to understand." But, not to worry, the Press may undoubtedly be back at BO's side before long. However, two good things may come of this Administration feeling some media heat. The first is stronger legislative protection for media (including web commentators, we hope). The second is a wake up call for many of those who once considered that liberals were big defenders of free speech. They are... but only when it is speech they approve of! The fact is that Barrack Obama has proven himself to be a President who seeks all the power he can dream up to destroy the Constitution and the individual rights protected by it.