Monday, June 22, 2009

The voice of a god. . .

From Front Page Magazine:

As John Ziegler in his excellent documentary “Media Malpractice” has demonstrated, during the 2008 election the press moved from liberal bias to advocacy. While the New York Times published a highly critical report alleging that John McCain had an affair with a lobbyist and questioned whether he was eligible to be president because he was born on a military base, they ignored questions about Obama’s eligibility and his extreme inexperience.

Rather than talk about the issues, the media were busy ogling a shirtless Obama and elevating him as the world’s newest celebrity. Chris Matthews even reported that Obama gave him a tingly feeling in his leg, and he stated it was his job to make the Obama presidency a success.

The media have only gotten worse since the election. In recent weeks, Obama made the claim that his stimulus bill has “created or saved” over 150,000 jobs and will do the same for roughly 600,000 jobs this summer. This claim is completely fabricated; even the director of the Bureau of Labor Statistics admitted they could not prove how many jobs they have created and saved. Would President Bush have been allowed to con these same journalists by fabricating a story to back up his economic proposals?

The news media have ceased reporting the news; instead they focus on celebrity worship of Obama. On a recent hour-long special with Obama, host Brian Williams asked him no substantial questions, but he got Obama to plug the new “Tonight Show” host, Conan O’Brien. Then Williams bowed down to Obama as they parted ways. If we hadn’t seen it ourselves, we wouldn’t have believed an anchor of a major news broadcast would bow to any president.

But it gets worse, on “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” the editor of Newsweek, Evan Thomas, while calling Reagan “parochial, chauvinistic and provincial,” stated that “Obama is standing above the nation, above the world…he is sort of god.” This is the same Evan Thomas who in 2007 stated, “Our job is to bash the president, that’s what we do.” Evidently the media only bashes the president if he is a Republican.

The media adulation is getting ridiculous. Reese Schonfeld, the former president of CNN, in an article on Huffington Post argued that crazy Obama-haters were driving up Fox’s ratings. These liberal media elites simply don’t get it. The American people want to watch the news, not uncritical praise of Obama’s every move. One Monday this month, Katie Couric drew the smallest audience for “CBS Evening News” since 1991; you would think these folks would get the message. Stop treating Obama like the messiah, or viewers will tune in elsewhere to get their news. Right now people are flooding away from the mainstream media and watching Fox News or tuning into websites such as People want objective and factual reporting, not propaganda.

As is so often the case the Holy Bible offers hope and comfort:

And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
-Acts 12:21-23