Pat Buchanan nails it in an article entitled, “What if ‘SNL’ mocked Michelle Obama?”:
Perhaps the only institution in America whose approval rating is beneath that of Congress is the media.
Both have won their reputations the hard way. They earned them.
Consider the fawning indulgence shown insider Joe Biden with the dripping contempt visited on outsider Sarah Palin.
Twice last weekend, Biden grimly warned at closed-door meetings that a
great crisis is coming early in the term of President Obama…
Is Russia about to move on the Crimea? Is Israel about to launch air strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites? What is Joe talking about?
If one assumes Joe is a serious man, we have a right to know.
Instead, what we got was Obama’s airy dismissal of Joe’s words as a
“rhetorical flourish” and a media – rather than demanding that
Joe hold a press conference – acting as Obama surrogates
parroting the talking points that Joe was just saying that new
presidents always face tests.
Had John McCain made that hair-raising statement, he would have been
accused of fear mongering about a new 9/11. The media would have run
with the story rather than have smothered it…
“Rhetorical flourish” my butt. This is a perfect example of how our institutions have broken down, leaving America incredibly vulnerable to the forces behind pranking us with the likes of the Obamessiah. The rest of Buchanan’s article is worth the read, while we are still permitted to read about what is really going on. ◄Dave►