We all know the mainstream media is in the tank for President Obama; but did their bias and unwillingness to ask the tough questions throughout his Presidency contribute towards the President’s terrible debate performance? Looking at the debate from a slightly different angle I believe it did. In an effort to shield President Obama from the impact his terrible economic policies has had on America the mainstream media has not only done themselves and the American people a great disservice, but they may have unknowingly sabotaged the President’s debate performance last night.
By not holding the President’s feet to the fire when abysmal economic numbers were being reported quarter after quarter for the last four years the mainstream media didn’t do his administration any favors. By not asking the President to defend his policies that clearly have failed they may be indirectly responsible for his undoing. The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire and for the last four years President Obama has not felt the heat. Instead Obama has been protected and coddled by a mainstream media that is more concerned about getting him reelected than reporting the truth. The problem with that is he can only hide from his record for so long before someone comes along and holds him accountable.
That person was Mitt Romney and he hammered the President with the economic reality the President’s policies has created; a reality that sees 23 million people out of work with anemic growth. Finally the President had to defend the indefensible and he was unprepared. After all he had been given a free pass by the mainstream media for four years, how dare Mitt Romney hold him accountable for his record. He looked irritated and lost as Mitt Romney fired fact after fact at him. At one point during the debate he asked the moderator to move on to another topic. He might as well have said “uncle.” The President looked rattled and shaken and not very presidential. For the first time he had to face an opponent who took the fight to him and he was soundly defeated.
So the mainstream media that adores Obama so much is now asking what happened. How could their champion who is such a great orator get schooled? Why was he so unprepared? To find the answer to their questions they need look no further than their inability to be objective and unbiased. Their decision to give the President a free pass in order to protect him may ultimately lead to his political demise because he hasn’t felt the heat until now. And last night he was burned by it. How’s that for irony.
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