"I'm a sap, a specific kind of sap. I'm an Obama Sap," admits David Brooks, the softest touch at the New York Times. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek, now says of the president: "He wasn't ready, it turns out, really."...You would think this might prompt some sober reflection from an American mainstream media dying in part because of its dreary ideological conformity. After all, a key reason why 53% voted for a man who was not, in Tina Brown's word, "ready" is that Tina and all her pals assured us he was. Occidental, Columbia, Harvard Law, a little light community organizing, a couple of years timeserving in a state legislature: That's what America's elites regard as an impressive resume rather than a bleak indictment of contemporary notions of "accomplishment." Obama would not have withstood scrutiny in any society with a healthy, skeptical press. Yet, like the high-rolling Wall Street moneybags, they failed to do due diligence.Read the whole thing.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
It looks like the useful idiots of the "centrist" MSM outlets are finally realizing that they...screwed up backing Obama in 2008. They fell in love with the idea of electing the "first black president," and instead of actually vetting him, gave him a pass on his lack of real credentials. Mark Steyn has an excellent column in Invester's Business Daily on this. Here's a quote: