Me­dia com­plicit in Obama joyride

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Mon­ica Crow­ley does a fine job of not­ing how Pres­i­dent Obama went about his promised “fun­da­men­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the na­tion” (“The party of Obama and its bit­ter reck­on­ing,” Web, Nov. 30). She doc­u­ments Mr. Obama’s con­trol of the pres­i­dency and Congress in 2008, and the pit­ting of Amer­i­cans against each other. But there is one other as­pect of the “left­wing joyride” that should be dis­cussed: the left’s con­trol of the me­dia, which gave Mr. Obama cover dur­ing this time and failed to keep Amer­i­cans in the know.

Had the me­dia cov­ered the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion as doggedly as it cov­ered the ad­min­is­tra­tions of Ron­ald Rea­gan and both Bushes, the joyride prob­a­bly would have ended much sooner. After all, those who con­trol the in­for­ma­tion con­trol the power.

I some­how doubt the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion will get the same pass Mr. Obama got from the main­stream me­dia.


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