Accuracy in Media

If you haven’t received the “You scare me” letter to President Obama by now, you’ll probably be getting it by e-mail soon.

The open letter sounds like something that’s too good to be true, but it is. Snopes, the watchdog of all Internet myths and legends confirmed its authenticity with the man who wrote the letter, former Proctor & Gamble vice president Lou Pritchett. (Hat tip to Instapundit)

The open letter puts Obama in a unique category — the first president of 13 in Pritchett’s lifetime who has ever truly scared him. It decries Obama’s policy positions on everything from health care and energy policy to fiscal and regulatory policy; his “blame America” mindset; his lack of experience (in military and business); his background (“culturally you are not an American”), his ties to “radical extremists who hate America”; and his lack of humility.

Pritchett also directed some of his ire indirectly at the media: “You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.” And he blasted Obama for his attempts to “demonize” conservative critics, including talking heads Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.

Ironically, the Obama-loving media did its part to suppress the letter. Pritchett said he first sent the open letter to Obama to The New York Times, but the newspaper neither acknowledged nor published the letter.

Pritchett then bypassed the filter of the liberal media and took his message straight to the people via the Internet. He told Snopes that “experts” said the letter has been seen by more than 500,000 people as a result. The audience snowball is sure to increase in size as the open letter continues its viral roll.

Let that be a lesson to you, conservatives. In the information age, we don’t need the media because we can be the media. Journalists are certainly no reason to be scared of Obama in this era.

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