The Amazing Consistency Of Our Left-Wing Media
March 4, 2013 14 Comments
It’s been remarkable to watch the consistency of the mainstream press over the past few months. They seem to take the same position and follow the same line of questioning almost across the board no matter the issue. We know there are left-wing email groups out there coordinating the news, they’ve been exposed in the past. The mainstream press has tried to distance themselves from those groups but their consistency in asking the same questions and taking the same positions might lead one to believe they coordinate. In the alternative they all come from the same left-wing place and just happen to all think alike.
Bob Schieffer claims “extreme” Republicans are responsible for sequester. He asked liberal GOP Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain whether the extreme ends of the GOP are holding the party hostage. He later declared to Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin that it is beyond arguing who is responsible for getting us to sequester. Obviously it’s those extreme Republicans. Never mind that sequester came from the White House and was signed into law by the President. Little details like that are to be ignored, after all Obama said if we don’t reverse sequester the whole world would come to an end.
The other Sunday talking head shows more or less followed Schieffer’s position and line of questioning. Stephanopoulos is getting all the publicity today because of his interview with lunatic former basketball player Dennis Rodman who visited North Korea and thinks Kim Jong Un is a cool dude. In discussions of sequester though ABC and NBC both blamed Republicans for the impasse. In order to do that of course you have to ignore the fact that Obama proposed and signed sequester into law. He even went further in November 2011 when he said he would veto any attempt to overturn sequestration. One journalist asking poor questions is one thing, all of them on the Sunday talking head shows suggests something much different.
Count me as surprised the media circled the wagons against Bob Woodward last week. I thought for sure they would defend one of their own. Instead, they attacked him in the same manner the White House attacked him. He’s old, senile, crazy. Andrew Sullivan, David Plouffe and a whole host of other journalists and Obama insiders had exactly the same thing to say about Woodward. They allege he exaggerated his claim even though the email in question says Woodward would regret going forward with his story. The email was apologetic, suggesting that Woodward was telling the truth when he said the President’s advisor yelled at him on the phone.
Nevertheless, the media and Obama insiders all say Woodward is crazy, senile and should retire. Other media members have acknowledged that they have received similar threatening emails but they don’t think it’s that big a deal. It’s amazing that the media suddenly thinks it’s no big deal for the government to threaten them. Make no mistake, Gene Spurling represents the government of President Obama. He threatened Bob Woodward, the rest of the press acknowledges these threats are a regular occurence. Yet none of them seem to have a problem with it. Why?
The media is part of the progressive movement that Obama leads. That’s why they don’t question this administration about much of anything. It’s why a reporter asked the President last week why he couldn’t force Boehner and McConnell to negotiate, as though Obama was King Charles I. They’re only focused on the ends, they’re uninterested in the means Obama uses to get to those ends. It’s why they ignore Fast and Furious, it’s why they ignore the truth about sequestration and it’s why they never question the President in any significant way. Whether it’s all coordinated by the media or not doesn’t really matter. They all come from the same political philosophy and they ask the same or similar questions. Then they wonder why they’re accused of bias. It’s incredible to watch.