Media Praise Obama For His Wonderfulness

I came across an Associated Press headline that left me racing to the toilet to hurl: Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands

Let me play the first few bars of this article for you, so I can explain what is so profoundly wrong with it:

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush’s unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.

“What an opportunity we have to change this country,” the Democrat told his senior staff after his inauguration. “The American people are really counting on us now. Let’s make sure we take advantage of it.”

I have two reactions.  In no particular order: 1) Wow.  That Obama.  So wonderfully bi-partisan and non-divisive.  I hope they come out with an Obama teddy bear so I can hug him all night long.  2) It is truly frightening that a newspaper as large and as important as the Associated Press would print something so blatantly untrue and so nakedly partisan in its presentation.

Let’s see a couple of titles that should serve to contradict the paper’s thesis that Obama is avoiding partisan political stands:

Barack Obama to end US army’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy towards gays

Obama reverses Bush abortion-funds policy

Our Socialist Energy Czar

Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’

Support for the LGBT Community (Obama’s own website detailing his radical plans to advance the political goals of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders, accessed January 25, 2009).

And, of course:

Bush’s “War On Terror” Comes To Sudden End (detailing Obama’s closure of Gitmo and his dismantling of Bush’s successful intelligence/security measures).

Way to avoid those “divisive stands,” Barry.  With such a reporter as this telling the story, Obama might well be able to chop off the heads of every evangelical Christian in the country and still be “avoiding divisive partisan and ideological stands.”

I wonder.  Before the author praised Obama for his “avoiding divisive partisan and ideological stands,” while simultaneously comparing him favorably to that “unpopular Bush,” did she bother to check President Bush’s first week to compare/contrast how “divisive”, “partisan”, or “ideological” Bush actually was in relation to Obama?  I mean, doesn’t the comparison completely fall apart if it turns out that Bush wasn’t any of those things his first week, either?

You’ve got to love liberals for their constant blatant hypocrisy.  At least they’re consistent.  Here’s the game: if you don’t submit to their extremely radical liberal ideology, you are “divisive.”  Think just like us, or we’ll brand you as “divisive” and then start throwing in other terms such as “partisan” and “ideological” as pile-ons.

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5 Responses to “Media Praise Obama For His Wonderfulness”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Well, Mr. Eden said it himself. This is the AP talking. The anti-white bias of that organization is legendary. It’s extreme liberal views are also legendary. In short, it is another “information” organization with an Agenda. Period. All of the stories the AP reports must be checked and cross checked. They cannot be trusted by people seeking the truth.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Bobby,
    I might be wrong, but the way I see AP, it’s all over the board from moderate to flaming liberal (i.e. it’s never conservative). Sometimes the news coverage is objective (by a few reporters). But way too often I agree it is just as you describe.

    Too often, it’s just a biased rag. JAMES TARANTO of the WSJ has a piece titled, “Pliability Journalism: Change comes to the Associated Press.” What he means is they USED to be “accountability journalism,” where they held Bush’s feet to the fire as their policy. But now the standard has changed (Obama = ‘change’), and now it’s “pliability” journalism where they bend their standards to conform to the Obama message.

  3. Ole Grandpaw Says:

    Read Time Magazine February 2nd Edition and if you agree you will also fall down on your knees and stare at His Wonder. Please however, prepare for some more Bush Bashing. The Hate Campaign continues and the assault on Sarah Palin with it.

    But one ‘’journalist’’ [fellow named Peter Beinart] does conceed that ‘’No mater what grand visions Obama may harbor to remake the World’’ may be a little difficult.

    Be ready to heave if you read Joe Klein.

  4. Ole Grandpaw Says:

    Oops, center par. My mistake. ‘’does conceed’’ replace by conceded.

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    Ole Grandpaw,
    I’ve heaved enough the last few months. My stomach hurts from heaving.

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