Friday, September 26, 2008

The news media and Barack Obama's background

They practically riffle through Sarah Palin's dresser drawers--but they won't examine Barack Obama's past associates, as Tony Blankley pointed out the other day:

"But worse than all the unfair and distorted reporting and image projecting are the shocking gaps in Obama's life that are not reported at all. The major media simply have not reported on Obama's two years at New York's Columbia University, where, among other things, he lived a mere quarter-mile from former terrorist Bill Ayers. Later, they both ended up as neighbors and associates in Chicago. Obama denies more than a passing relationship with Ayers. Should the media be curious? In only two weeks, the media have focused on all the colleges Gov. Palin has attended, her husband's driving habits 20 years ago, and the close criticism of the political opponents Gov. Palin had when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
But in two years, they haven't bothered to see how close Obama was with the terrorist Ayers."

No, they won't. And this is because, quite simply, most news reporters in the United States are liberals. Never forget--back in 1972, a poll was taken of political reporters. They asked which presidential candidate they'd voted for, the Republican Richard Nixon, or the liberal Democrat George McGovern. 90 percent of them reported they'd pulled the lever for McGovern--90 percent!!! I doubt 90% of McGovern's own family voted for him.

Things haven't changed.