Outrage of the Day

Obama told The New Republic that the media is not liberal enough! And, of course, everything is the Republicans’ fault.

According to Politico:

The president also faulted nonpartisan media outlets for their adherence to “he said, she said” journalism, which places equal blame on Democrats and Republicans when, according to the president, Republicans should bear more blame.

“That’s one of the biggest problems we’ve got in how folks report about Washington right now, because I think journalists rightly value the appearance of impartiality and objectivity,” Obama told (Frank) Foer (NR editor) and (Chris) Hughes (owner and publisher). “And so the default position for reporting is to say, ‘A plague on both their houses.’ On almost every issue, it’s, ‘Well, Democrats and Republicans can’t agree’—as opposed to looking at why is it that they can’t agree. Who exactly is preventing us from agreeing?”

Obama goes on to say the Fox News and Rush Limbaugh target Republicans who don’t go along with them. But for Obama, the left side is different:

“… the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word. And I think at least leaders like myself—and I include Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in this—are willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done.”

Can anyone imagine President GW Bush acting this way? Of course not.

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