Barack Obama Continues His Attack on the Free Press

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Barack Obama gave an interview to The New Republic which should be very concerning to people.

The only people who stand between Obama and the corrupt mainstream media are Fox News, Talk Radio, and the Internet.

Barack Obama would like to shut all opposition down. If you don’t believe that, read the interview. Read it that is if you can get through the reporter’s fawning sycophancy and Obama’s narcissistic self-comparisons with Lincoln.

Barack Obama is unhappy with the press in general according to the interview. He thinks the mainstream press treats the Democrats and Republicans equally when the Democrats are the only ones trying to do the right thing.

The press isn’t slobbering all over Barack Obama enough and casting enough dispersions on Republicans? Is he kidding?

I must have missed all those glowing articles about Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, John Boehner and so on. I can’t, however, seem to find a negative thing about Obama in the mainstream media.

One quote by Mr. Obama from the interview:

Well, no, let me be clear. There’s not a—there’s no equivalence there. In fact, that’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity. And so the default position for reporting is to say, “A plague on both their houses.” On almost every issue, it’s, “Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree”—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?

And I want to be very clear here that Democrats, we’ve got a lot of warts, and some of the bad habits here in Washington when it comes to lobbyists and money and access really goes to the political system generally. It’s not unique to one party. But when it comes to certain positions on issues, when it comes to trying to do what’s best for the country, when it comes to really trying to make decisions based on fact as opposed to ideology, when it comes to being willing to compromise, the Democrats, not just here in this White House, but I would say in Congress also, have shown themselves consistently to be willing to do tough things even when it’s not convenient, because it’s the right thing to do. And we haven’t seen that same kind of attitude on the other side.

Barack Obama wants the press to understand that they are expected to support Democrats over Republicans in all things and at all times.

Barack Obama showed his usual contempt for Fox News and Rush Limbaugh during the interview:

One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.

I think John Boehner genuinely wanted to get a deal done, but it was hard to do in part because his caucus is more conservative probably than most Republican leaders are, and partly because he is vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with Obama.

One of the owners of this far-left online journal – New Republic – is an Obama donor and former Obama campaign employee.

The press in this country cannot be trusted as it is and we have a president bullying them into presenting a one-sided viewpoint instead of reporting facts.

One good example of the biased media was evident this weekend. The Pro-Gun Control rally of 1,000 people was covered throughout the media but there was virtually no coverage of the March for Life rally of 100,000 people. Hillary Clinton’s glasses also made the mainstream news.

We don’t have a free press in the United States.

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