For the past 5 years I have maintained that we don't really have a problem in government and its leaders, we have a problem with the press or media. Government self corrects if the media operates in truth and reality. When the media uses its resources to steer our beliefs in spite of the truth, we get a government that plays to that defect. If the media has no political leaning and only shares unvarnished truth then an equilibrium occurs and a balance happens in our country.
The media is in the process of waking up. It has a new standard. What is truth? President Obama, who is used to defining truth for us, is slowly waking up to the reality that his press corp does not believe every word he speaks anymore.
Reasons I believe it is turning. Today I saw
- AMC played the Woodward and Bernstein movie. Only a few weeks ago, they were playing Run Away Jury (about banning assault weapons). There were some really good lines in the W&B movie about the President's abuse of power and the hushed silence when they finally had proof that "they all are invovled." That coincides with the next one.
- The headlines in the Boston Herald read "OBAMAGATE". The lead story was about how Dems are angry about the IRS abuse of power. Pretty soon they will be asking Obama "What didn't you know and when didn't you know it?'
- Jay Carney is being compared to Ron Zeigler, Nixon's Press Secretary. Carney's last presser had a completely different atmosphere as the Press Corp finally found its independent voice. This is a huge turn and cannot be underestimated. The focal point of Obama's phenomenal success has been the lock-step of the Press Corp. They dictated truth from Carney's podium and especially from Obama's teleprompter. If that audience disbelieves them, then the magic is gone.
- And this just in from the AP. Gov't obtains wide AP phone records in probe. Uh-oh! The AP has learned just how intrusive and arrogant our government can be. I mean, who knew? That's a shocker! But wait a minute. This might mean that the AP will figure it is no longer BFF with BHO.