The traditional role of the press includes investigation diligence and balanced reporting. In 2008, America’s elite legacy media gave up those principles when they avoided vetting then-candidate Barack Obama. They traded the highest standards of their once-noble profession for their own parochial purpose — namely, partisan political advocacy for their favored candidate. The late Andrew Breitbart appropriately named these media the Democrat Media Complex (DMC).
So far, it appears that the DMC will do the same in 2012, distracting voters from core issues like debt bondage for our children in favor of ginned-up crises built atop absurd lies like “Republicans want to outlaw contraception“. That obfuscation strategy worked last time, and the DMC is certain to double down on it now that they need to obscure Obama’s dismal 3-year performance record.
Of course, the DMC still controls most of broadcast television and the print media, including the venerable New York Times from which so many DMC camp followers take their cue. The Times, in my opinion, long ago traded its motto All the News That’s Fit to Print for a tacit, new de facto motto “The News We Choose that Fits Our Views.” That much better describes the current modus operandi by which they hope to achieve their self-assigned sacred mission to re-elect Barack Obama. The revised motto even sounds better.
All that just means it’s up to the New Media, including citizen journalists, to vet the Democrat candidate for President in the 2012 election. A Gateway Pundit example appears below — an unearthed Illinois Daily Herald interview with Harvard student Barack Obama from May 1990. Obama’s words speak volumes about who he is, where he comes from, and what his life’s ambitions are.
Will the DMC print and analyze this interview? Will they ever ask President Obama to explain it to us? Don’t hold your breath. But do read the interview to learn more about the Democrat candidate for President in 2012. Don’t miss the passage at the end that reads:
“… we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous”, Obama said. “I mean, I really hope to be part of a transformation of this country.” And the future of black people and of America generally? “It depends on how good [sic] I do my job,” he said.