Campaigning Instead of Reporting
I agree with this criticism of today's mainstream media. Tragically, they render the issue of freedom the press essentially moot.
What could be more symbolic of the failures of the Obama foreign policy than the contrast of hearing the president and his surrogates repeatedly touting the killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. Seal team with pictures of the American flag replaced by al-Qaida's menacing black standard at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis?
It's the kind of stuff that's made for TV news, and would certainly lead off the Big Three networks' evening newscasts if it were a President McCain or Bush in office.
The photos of a U.S. ambassador dying in the streets would be declared the death knell of any GOP president running for re-election.
But our media, in a chilling threat to voters' ability to choose a national leader based on accurate reporting of fact, used the Libyan disaster to attack ... Mitt Romney.