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Horton, that must be satire

Posted: March 9, 2010 10:14 p.m.
Updated: March 10, 2010 4:55 a.m.
I had to respond to Gary Horton’s column today (“It’s what you don’t see that matters most,” March 3), in which he says that the fact that the major news media aren’t reporting any “bad news” about Obama’s presidency means that we’re all enjoying the “benefits” of “hope and change.”

Gary, I had to wonder if you were writing satire.

Of course we don’t read or see any “bad news” about the current administration in most of the major news media: They’re liberals. The major media are major cheerleaders for liberalism and hate all things conservative.

Was the Bush administration a mess? No doubt.

But the fact that the mainstream media are sticking their collective heads in the sand doesn’t change the fact that they’re glossing over or ignoring huge problems that should concern us all, while giving their buddies in the White House and the left side of Congress a pass.

North Korea’s a nuclear power; Iran’s almost there, too. We’re sending tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan in a war that mirrors the one that broke the back of the Soviet Union.

The economy’s in the toilet; federal spending is reaching new astronomical heights; the president’s and Congress’ poll numbers are plumbing abyssal new lows; America’s still under attack by terrorists like the “Fruit of the Boom” bomber; liberty is under assault through proposed legislation like health care nationalization and cap-and-trade; and on and on.

What do you think the mainstream media would be saying if these same things were happening with a Republican in the White House?

Just because they support Obama and refuse to report the problems critically doesn’t mean things are good.

That’s like saying that because the foxes aren’t raising an alarm, the chickens in the coop are safe.


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