Barack Obama: Hey Media, Stop Reporting What The Other Side Says!
Warner Todd Huston | August 19, 2012
According to The New York Times, President Obama is a â€œvoracious consumer of news.â€ But heâ€™s not at all happy with a media that has been apparently engaged this whole time in a one-sided love affair with The One. He has harsh words for the media establishment.
Times writer Amy Chozick herself seemed quite star struck by the prez giving us paragraph after paragraph filled with evidence of how impressed she is with Obamaâ€™s reading habits and media interaction. But for the President, the feeling isnâ€™t mutual.
You see heâ€™s mad that the press keeps giving the other side so much coverage.
Â Â Â While Mr. Obama frequently criticizes the heated speech of cable news, he sees what he views as deeper problems in news outlets that strive for objectivity. In private meetings with columnists, he has talked about the concept of â€œfalse balanceâ€ â€” that reporters should not give equal weight to both sides of an argument when one side is factually incorrect. He frequently cites the coverage of health care and the stimulus package as examples, according to aides familiar with the meetings.
See? The Me-Myself-and-I President says that the press should just stop giving that â€œfactually incorrectâ€ side all that darn coverage. Only he is the right one, so that is all the press needs to report. There is no â€œother sideâ€ to an issue. Just Obamaâ€™s.
Naturally the Times found a far left blogger that agrees with Obamaâ€™s thought that only his side need be reported but at least quoted John H. Hinderaker, of famed Powerline blog, to the opposite effect. See? Balance.
Still, it must sting the Obamedia that he thinks they are failing him. After the constant outpouring of love theyâ€™ve displayed for him, he still gives them the back of his hand. This unrequited love must be painful, indeed.
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