The media has a bizarre crush on Obama. Obviously, Fox News is not part of it. They lean the other direction. However, the numbers show that the press gives Obama a pass on pretty much everything by either endorsing his policies or by simply not covering them.
Robert J. SamuelsonThe Obama Infatuation
Is the press giving the president a free pass?
Jun 1, 2009 | Updated: 1:47 p.m. ET Jun 1, 2009
The Obama infatuation is a great unreported story of our time. Has any recent president basked in so much favorable media coverage? Well, maybe John Kennedy for a moment, but no president since. On the whole, this is not healthy for America. [...]
The next time you read, hear, or see, coverage for Obama, take a deeper look. Analyze it. Is it the writer's "hope" and wishful thinking? Is it actually coverage of a meaningful topic? Did the author/talking head do real research or just act as a mouthpiece for the administration's press releases?
Yeah. That door swings both ways...