Accuracy in Media

For the left-wing media, the period between the devastating electoral defeat the Democrats suffered in November and the end of the lame duck session in Congress this month provided an opportunity for Obama to act “audaciously” and fulfill promises he made to his base as a candidate.

At the same time, the President is thumbing his nose at the segment of America increasingly disillusioned by his agenda and executive overreach. The media fervor celebrates President Obama’s most radical policies—from a lifeline to the communist dictatorship in Cuba, to a unilateral rewriting of immigration laws, to an absurd deal with China, whereby the U.S. commits to severe and specific cutbacks of energy use by 2025, while the Chinese commit to nothing except to consider starting cutbacks in 2030, all in the name of global warming.

“President Obama’s decision on Wednesday to radically shift United States policy toward Cuba is the latest and most striking example of a president unleashed from the hesitancy that characterized much of his first six years in office,” reported The New York Times last week. They did mention his past promise to promote normalization only “if Cuba took steps toward democracy and released all political prisoners.” In fact there have been no such steps taken, and “According to the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation,” reported USA Today, “the number of political prisoners detained in Cuba has risen from 2,074 in 2010 to 6,424 in 2013. Through the first 11 months of 2014, that number is at 8,410.” Mark that as yet another broken promise by President Obama in the vein of, “If you like your doctor…”

With the notion that Obama is “unleashed from the hesitancy,” the Times, in essence, dismisses the controversial legacy of President Obama’s far-from-hesitant nor un-noteworthy six years, such as:

Similarly, Politico celebrates “Obama libre:” “If President Barack Obama’s year ended in November, it would have been one of the worst of his presidency,” it reports. “Good thing he had the past five weeks.”

“Obama feels liberated, aides say, and sees the recent flurry of aggressive executive action and deal-making as a pivot for him to spend his final two years in office being more the president he always wanted to be,” writes Politico.

The impression given by both the Times and Politico is that Obama is now unleashed because he doesn’t have to cater to public opinion or worry about upcoming elections. In other words, he is taking all of these actions now that he was previously constrained from doing by political considerations. Not surprisingly, Politico quotes from “a senior Obama aide,” while the Times refers extensively to former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.

“By framing his moves in generational terms, the president is also seeking to make an implicit case that Republicans who oppose them are dinosaurs fighting yesterday’s battles,” reports the Times. Similarly, using a typical straw man, Politico reports that “Republicans” say “Obama’s liberation…is a combination of delusion and bitter denial that’s just setting him up for a lot of pain once Congress is fully in their hands in two weeks.”

Where is the national dialogue about a president’s duty to reflect the will of the people, or the discussion about whether this unhinged President lost his public mandate after the November elections? No, the perception created by his aides and the liberal media is that President Obama is still going strong. As long as the President pursues a left-wing agenda, these news outlets and others will continue their obvious cheerleading.

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  • John Cunningham

    Those of us who knew exactly who this charlatan was from the beginning, are not surprised. Oh, and this talk about his legacy, is all a sham. He wants to be known as the man who destroyed American values. He was trained for this very thing. He is right out of Rules For Radicals and I will never forgive the idiots who put him in a position to do such. May they all rot in Hell.

  • farrightwing

    Let’s keep digging to find the key to unlocking Obama’s sealed files. We need to expose this fraud once and for all. Time is getting short.

  • farrightwing

    And when we do find the truth in his sealed files, we need to hammer all Democrats from this time forward for their lack of vetting Barry The Fraud.

  • stlouisix

    Why does what’s left of a free America have to let the commie bastard
    Obama, his enabling media and Congress set a Constitutional trashing
    agenda straight from the bowels of hell? Easy answer, it doesn’t. It
    can not only demand Obama’s immediate impeachment but also prosecution to the full extent of the law for being a traitor to the Republic. And it can throw the Obama enabling media’s crap right back into its face in the process.

    Enough with this being on the defensive all of the time because we have no opposition in Congress. In my commentary and feedback from coast to coast I see an America that HATES EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING that Obama and his enablers stand for to the point of being on the verge of open revolution which I say, BRING IT ON as ENOUGH IS ENOUGH with kowtowing to an arrogant commie punk whose narcissistic megalomaniac arrogance in diabolically laughing at the misery that he’s BEING ALLOWED to cause to the country needs to be reined in BIG TIME by being told to take his demands and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine.

    You’re a serial sociopathic lying piece of irrelevance, Barack, that is going to be flushed down the toilet everytime it rears its ugly head on any level, local, state, and federal. Just as those NYPD Police turned their back on their commie mayor, Americans in more than name only are going to do the same to you BIG TIME as your sham presidency sinks into the oblivion it deserves.

  • emag

    The main stream media would celebrate if he far ts.
    They are nothing more than presstitutes.

  • Maria-Erlinda Martinez

    Hardcore-Left ideologue and operative dictators of Obama’s genre –history has more than eloquently proved– don’t give damn about the opinion of the people.

    The hardcore-Left of the media –ideologically and praxicologically in full synch with the dictator– can do only one thing: support and celebrate the dictator.

    The Founders must be spinning in their graves at the pusillanimity of those who for all practical purposes just squat on –rather than inhabit– “the land of the Free and the home of the Brave.” for having allowed the hardcore-Left sink America in the black, bottomless pit where they have confined us.

    Come on, Americans of good birth! When are you going to invoke –lawfully and peacefully, of course– the Remedial Clause in the Declaration of Independence?

    That you don’t know what the Remedial Clause in the Declaration of Independenceis?

    Here it goes: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, IT IS THEIR RIGHT, IT IS THEIR DUTY, TO THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT, AND TO PROVIDE NEW GUARDS FOR THEIR FUTURE SECURITY.”

    Yes, and to be done lawfully and peacefully, of course.

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    There is no doubt Obama is saying that if you like your free republic, you can keep your free republic. Communists behave no differently than criminals, and when America allows them to run a mock it is serious business. It is literally a matter of life and death, when they get total control. America needs to turn back to God and the Bible, because without God, the moral rebuke and chastening of the father’s voice is removed from the culture. Remove the rebuke and chastening of criminals and criminals run a mock. Communists know this and yet the average American is woefully ignorant. There was a time in this nation when a preacher would walk toward to a man drinking and he would hide the bottle. There was a time when the people feared God, and godly men. But the marxist professors told Americans that they needed to be “liberated” from all those “mean-spirited” people who were getting in the way of their “self-actualization” and “progress” toward a “more equitable society.” Also known as equality without moral absolutes. The wonderful world of paradise where morality is scoffed at and change is constant, so it matters not if the social engineer’s theory opens a Pandora’s box, because everything changes anyway. Or as Hillary said,”What difference does it make?” But I digress.

    Americans had the sense to elect conservatives in both houses, but unless their feet are held to the fire by the public will, the audacity will continue.

  • Roger – We’ll see how much they celebrate when The “Obama” Conspiracy Trials commence.

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    For one, it cannot be done unless God go before them in the battle. As God did with Caleb, before he went up the mountain. The declaration is founded upon unalienable (not inalienable) rights endowed by a Creator. Those are rights that are inseparable from God. They were a humble people at the time of the declaration. Just look at how Jefferson and others signed letters to President Washington as “Your humble and faithful servant.” They served in all humility. This nation is not a humble people today. This nation has to come before God in humility, before the people can “throw off such government.”

    Once God goes before you, it matters little how the chains are thrown off, only that they are thrown off.

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.