The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013


Overwhelming media bias in favor of the Obama administration and the big government thrust of the majority of the Democratic party is, quite possibly, the greatest single threat to good government and a positive economic trajectory for the United States. The reason is simple: most low information voters (and that is a very large number of people) get all of their news from the alphabet networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, along with Left-leaning print media. Opinions are shaped from this information, attitudes are solidified, and as a consequence, the electorate can make very, very bad decisions without considering the downside, the context, or the unintended consequences. Sadly, it should be the job of the media to inform, to provide objective context, to challenge power and authority, to project some of the possible consequences of big government decisions. Nah ... won't happen.

Recently I've been referring to the main stream media as "Obama's trained hamsters." I like the image—a small rodent-like creature in a hamster wheel running in circles without every looking to either side, so focused on the bit of cheese (approbation by this administration or the hive mind of other Left-leaning journalists) that they simply don't understand they're getting nowhere and doing nothing.

Obama's trained hamsters were at it again at the president's news conference yesterday. Politico reports:
President Barack Obama sustained an hour-long press conference today without a single question about his signature healthcare law and the glitches that continue to plague the insurance exchanges -- a point that frustrated several conservatives.

"Explain to me how in a dozen questions the second biggest story of the week, the debacle, doesn’t even come up," Brendan Buck, the press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, asked in an email to POLITICO.

"Questions from WH press corps are pathetic," Brit Hume, the Fox News analyst tweeted. "As of this moment, not a single tough or challenging inquiry."
Why is anyone surprised? Frustrated, maybe. But surprised? It's just the hamsters running in the wheel. Afraid that if they ask a tough, relevant question, it might hurt their guy, and that is absolutely forbidden. Journalism at its best.