Barack Obama has been the beneficiary of Affirmative Action for most of his life. He benefited from Affirmative Action during his academic career and has admitted as much:
“I must say, however, that as someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy when I was selected to join the Review last year, I have not felt stigmatized within the broader law school community or as a staff member of the Review.”
And that’s fine, but Obama has also enjoyed the Affirmative Action treatment from the press during his entire Presidency. They have protected him over and over:
The administration, with the full cooperation of the media, has successfully turned “Benghazi” into a word associated with nutters, like “Roswell” or “grassy knoll,” but Attkisson notes that “the truth is that most of the damaging information came from Obama administration insiders. From government documents. From sources who were outraged by their own government’s behavior and what they viewed as a coverup.”
Evan Thomas suggested Obama was a “god” and Brian Williams bows to him.
Williams might try to blame the brain tumor for that behavior.
Congressman Joe Walsh opined that Barack Obama won the Presidential election because he is black.
“This guy pushed every one of the media’s buttons,” Walsh said in an interview with the Media Research Center. “He was liberal, he was different, he was new, he was black. Oh my God, it was the potpourri of everything.”
Walsh was responding to a question from Media Research Center President Brent Bozell about the “race warfare games” of the Obama administration.
“They are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to to protect him,” Walsh said. “They, I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation.”
But that needs a qualifier- the press protects him because he is a black democrat.
And Tina Brown pretty much echoed the sentiment:
She notes that being black trumped being a woman.
In dumping Hillary for Obama, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) said:
“I simply thought that given the opportunity, it was too important that this country elect an inspiring black president.”
This springs to relevancy because of what is happening to Rand Paul and what is going to happen to GOP candidates. The media bent over for Obama. Paul is not so fortunate. To wit:
A day after announcing the launch of his 2016 presidential campaign during a fiery speech in Louisville, Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul got a bit testy during an interview on the “Today” show Wednesday.
Appearing via satellite from New Hampshire, the tea party favorite took issue with “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie’s line of questioning about how his views on several key foreign policy issues seem to have changed over the years.
“Before we go through a litany of things you say I’ve changed on,” Paul said, cutting Guthrie off, “why don’t you ask me a question, ‘Have I changed my opinion?’ That would be a better way to approach an interview.”
“Is Iran still not a threat?” Guthrie asked.
This might be expected from a normal media but we don’t have a professional media. We have an Obama worshipping media.
Guthrie never asked Obama about any of his galactic flip-flops in 2012. Neither did anyone else, for that matter.
Obama opposed same sex marriage, opposed the personal mandate, swore it wasn’t a tax and on and on. As you have read here frequently, Barack Obama lies about everything. Dan at Squirrel Hill has collected about 1000 examples of Barack Obama perfidy.
In return for its fawning obsequiousness what did the press get? One of the grandest of lies – the promise of unparalleled transparency.
Obama Administration Has Gone To Unprecedented Lengths To Thwart Journalists, says the Huffington Post.
The Columbia Journal Review issued a scathing report on the relation between Obama and the press:
An exhaustive study of every official exchange Obama had with the press corps in 2014, supplemented by a review of daily press briefings and interviews with more than a dozen current and former correspondents and White House press secretaries, reveals a White House determined to conceal its workings from the press, and by extension, the public.
The CJR asserts that the White House press is more distant than it has been in over 50 years. Obama stuffs the press and all they can say is “Thank you sir may I have another?”
Several questions ensued, about Ebola and CIA Director John Brennan, and Obama again seemed irked. He joked that no one had asked him about his looming birthday plans, then added, “You’re not that pent up. I’ve been giving you questions lately.”
That exchange underscored the grave distance between the press corps and the president many had covered day in, day out, for more than six years. And it raises an uncomfortable question: Is there any point, anymore, to having a dedicated White House press corps, scrambling for any contact with the famously enigmatic president? At what point does spending 11 or more hours a day following around one man become a fool’s errand, better replaced by coverage of the White House and its occupants from afar? If the distance between the president and the press corps is becoming so institutionalized, why bother trying to bridge it?
Perhaps, but why continue the unquestioning obeisance? The answer is painfully obvious and it is the same reason no one dares talk impeachment.
A blind man can see what’s coming. GOP candidates are going to be subject to the grilling that Obama never faced from them and more often than not those questions are going to come from left leaning female “reporters.” The left wing media has begun hunting Scott Walker’s “changes” as well.
One white Republican gets “testy” and another is “walking back beliefs” but the black democrat President who has done all of that and more while throttling the White House press corps dances merrily past unchallenged. Feel free to locate one instance in which CBS News blared “Barack Obama is already walking back beliefs he held just two years ago…” How about NBC?
I dare ya. The closest I’ve got is
“Obama walks to improve his cholesterol”
That’s about as tough as they ever get on Obama despite his spitting on them. It’s almost as though they suffer from collective battered reporter syndrome.