Despite historic levels of incompetence, a foreign policy in ruins, an endless stream of scandals, the trainwreck that is ObamaCare and a moribund economy, the current occupant of the White House still enjoys the perks of a slobbering, sycophantic media. All anyone needs to do to verify that is watch a minute of these twinkie-munch sessions known as “interviews” with network types. But to the clowns at Media Matters, who reside in some bizarre alternate universe, the Obama media is now universally hostile. Really, can they beclown themselves any more than this?
In interviews with POLITICO, reporters and pundits from across the ideological spectrum noted that Obama has fewer and fewer safe harbors in the fourth estate. Five years ago, the media was seen as being so sympathetic to the junior Senator from Illinois that it irked even his Democratic challengers. But in his second term as president the tone of both the news coverage and the editorial analysis has become far more critical. Of course, with more than two years left in his term, the notoriously fickle press’s pendulum could always swing back in Obama’s direction, particularly now that the immediate Syria crisis appears to have abated, at least for the time being.
But for now even Media Matters For America, the liberal watchdog group dedicated to monitoring conservatives, has noticed a new level of hostility toward the president from mainstream and liberal outlets.
“It is now almost universally hostile,” Eric Boehlert, a senior writer at the organization, told POLITICO. “It’s become consistently critical.”
everyone enjoy D.C. Sunday shows today where pundits lined up to explain how a peaceful resolution in Syria = Obama failure? #libmedia
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 15, 2013
Honestly, it’s even more embarrassing to use this guy as a source. It’s not as if he’s got even a shred of credibility. He’s nothing but a deranged Obama mouthpiece who never leaves his basement, pathetically obsessing over every perceived slight of Obama and obsessing over Fox News to the point of madness. But for Politico, he’s a reliable go-to source. How sad.