The servile media in Obama’s America

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By Robert Knight - - Sunday, January 17, 2016

At my very first reporting job, the editor had a banner above the newsroom that quoted humorist Finley Peter Dunne’s admonition to newspapers to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

Thus, he trumpeted his view of the press as a vehicle by which to reform society. Reporting objectively? Surely you jest.

That pretty much sums up the media today, although they’re nowhere near as honest about their true calling as was my editor, an old-style liberal who was open about his biases but still actually attempted to provide fair and balanced coverage. Nowadays, they don’t even bother to pretend.

Nothing has exposed this more than the media’s servile stance toward the Obama administration, which can do no wrong except occasionally moving too slowly to the left for their taste. Newspapers, wire services and the major TV networks demonstrate the dangers of a Washington-based press gone native. Even Fox News, the exception to this rule, has only a few journalists who challenge the claims of the progressive social and cultural agenda.

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