There Is No Daylight Between MSM and the Obama Campaign
I know that's true on most days, but today is particularly noteworthy. Yesterday was a horrible day for President Obama's foreign policy. On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two of our embassies were attacked, our Ambassador to Libya was murdered and three other men died. The Ambassador's body was reportedly mishandled in the streets.
And while Americans cringe over the multiple apology-lines to the terrorists issued by President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, the media are focused like a laser on ... Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney condemned the attacks and the weak sauce response to them and the media decided, following the Obama campaign's lead, that this was very bad. Romney held a press conference and all of the questions were about the timing of Romney's comments last night. Who cares? I mean, who (other than Obama campaign operatives who are trying to change the story as quickly as possible and treat all Romney criticism as illegitimate) cares?
The media seem curiously incurious about how these attacks were allowed to happen, what the U.S. security policy was in the days leading up to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, why the Obama administration insists on apologizing for our Constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of religious expression, or anything else. They're just completely grafted on to the Obama campaign.
This may have all the effect of yelling at a tornado to stop, but no one should wonder why the media has lost so much favor over the years.
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