It was earlier this week, on Monday, that Barry “Almighty” once again bemoaned the political environment surrounding this year’s presidential elections as he also called on journalists to hold candidates and themselves to a higher standard. Funny, he didn’t seem to feel that way either time ‘he’ was running for president. In fact he preferred not being held accountable for anything that he might have said or done in the past, or especially when it came to the many baseless accusations he made against his political opponents.
Barry spoke at the presentation of something called the Toner Prize, which apparently is named for someone by the name of Robin Toner, who was, or so I’m told, the first woman to be national political correspondent for The New York Times. During her nearly 25 years there, Toner was said to have covered five presidential campaigns. She passed away in 2008. Now I may be showing my ignorance here, not that I care, but I never heard of her. Most likely because I make it a habit NEVER to read The New York Times.
And then, in sounding remarkably like John Kerry-Heinz from earlier in the week, Barry said that the number one question he gets as he travels around the world, at taxpayer expense, is “What is happening in America?” He said it’s because people abroad understand America is the place where you “can’t afford completely crazy politics,” and they care about the most powerful nation on earth functioning effectively. So am I to assume that for that last seven years America has been seen as functioning effectively? Who knew?
Barry said, “We are all invested in making this system work. We are all responsible for its success, and it’s not just for the United States that this matters, it matters for the planet.” I thought this was a rather odd thing to hear coming from a man who has spent nearly every waking hour as president doing as much as he possibly can to prevent the system from working. In fact he has demonstrated, and more times that I can count, that he doesn’t really NEED the system to work. In fact I would argue the Barry prefers himself to the system!
Barry returned from his trip to Cuba last week and recalled the news conference he held jointly with Cuban Dictator Raul Castro. He described the event as remarkable as the two leaders were forced to answer tough questions that were televised to Cubans, and the world. He said, “I don’t know exactly what it will mean for Cuba’s future.” And he added, “I think it made a big difference to the Cuban people. I can’t think of a better example of why a free press is so vital to freedom.” So is he saying that because of this one visit Cuba now has a free press?
Barry called on the broadcast networks and producers to give reporters room to follow what he referred to as being their instincts and to allow them to dig a little deeper. Now I must admit that I find that as being a little odd, since in both 2008 and 2012 Barry seemed quite content with the fact that most reporters employed by the state-controlled media showed absolute no interest in ‘digging a little deeper’ into what was seen by many of us on the right as being his very questionable background. We were told there was no there, there.
And Barry went on to say, “A job well done is about more than just handing someone a microphone. It’s to probe and to question and to dig deeper and to demand more.” And he then went on to say, “The electorate would be better served if that happened. It would be better served if billions of dollars in free media came with serious accountability, especially when politicians issue unworkable plans or make promises they cannot keep.” Perhaps if the media had dug a little deeper back in 2008 our country would be much better off today. But nope!
Barry said he understands there are pressures “to feed the beast” with more gossipy, softer stories, but that leads to consumers failing to understand the world as well as they should, which has consequences for the country. But we are in a time now at a time where our ‘news’ media is nothing more than a wholly own subsidiary of the Democrat Party, whose purpose is to inundate the airwaves with all manner of liberal propaganda. Propaganda with the specific purpose of preventing consumers from understanding the world as they should!