So I’m going through Real Clear Politics this morning and one of the headlines is from the American Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord: Is Media Matters Obama’s Watergate?
If you haven’t heard, the Daily Caller has done an excellent investigation into the left-wing media watchdog group Media Matters and how they coordinate their attacks with the White House, all with tax-exempt status.
However, reading articles like Lord’s and others have a fill in the blank quality. “Is ________ Obama’s Watergate?” You can fill in Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Contraception mandates, and on and on. My answer to this question in all of its forms is “No, the media won’t allow it.”
So powerful is the Mainstream Media that we cannot have scandals within a Democrat administration any longer. When these stories come out, you wait for the public to be outraged, but nothing ever seems to happen. Fast and Furious would have destroyed a Republican administration, literally destroyed. Hell, they tried to take down Bush for doing what all Presidents legally do: firing U.S. Attorneys.
So when I hear the words “Obama” and “Watergate” I can only laugh and shake my head. Most people still get their news from newspapers and the nightly news on TV. We in the Blogosphere can kid ourselves about the inroads we’ve made, but it’s simply not enough. There’s a media war going on and while we’ve made strides via Breitbart and O’Keefe, we’re still a small rebel alliance against a vast empire. Gonna take a lot more to make a difference.
The election this November is going to be big. If Obama wins another term, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to stop the authoritarian tide. The election has to be about Obama and his failures. If the media manages to make it otherwise, we’re done.