Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama And The Press

The Obama campaign is certainly becoming more audacious as election day draws near-

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

It looks like they were not sufficiently obsequious towards "Dear Leader". Upstart journalists exercising their freedom of expression- how dare they!

Now it just looks like vindictiveness, and perhaps even worse. Obama and his supporters have gotten vicious with reporters who ask questions and do research that put Obama in a bad light, and this adds to the general pattern we’ve seen since the primaries.

It also looks a little self-indulgent. Obama’s clearing room on the plane for — what? Documentarians who will produce hagiographies about his historic importance. That fits into another pattern we’ve seen for months, one marked with fake presidential seals, The Barackopolis, and infomercials. In the coming Age of Obama, only the worshipers will get front-row seats to history.

If this is the way Obama treats journalists now, just imagine what it's going to be like if he gets into the White House and, as Joe Biden points out, their favourability ratings drop.

Do you think the press is starting to show some buyer's remorse yet- or will that only happen when Obama-approved stooges reporters get access to the administration?

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