Man - during the Bush administration, any time a third-rate third-world tin-pot crack-pot thug opened his illiterate mouth mouth to criticize the president, every media outlet rushed it to page one, with accompanying editorials bemoaning how our "unilateral cowboy-ism" was destroying our relationships with our allies and enemies.
Of course, in the age of Obama, when the president of France (which was the nation who's disdain most upset the left) rips the current administration a new *sshole, it doesn't even get reported.
Check out Sarkozy's smackdown of Barack Obama - reported in the National Post of Canada:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.
“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map,” he continued, referring to Israel.
The sharp-tongued French leader even implied that Mr Obama’s resolution 1887 had used up valuable diplomatic energy...Mr Sarkozy has previously called the US president’s disarmament crusade “naive.”
Not so sure how long the media can continue to play "hide the ball" with the reckless and inept behavior of the Democrats and Barack Obama. But refusing to report on the Van Jones debacle could not save his job, ignoring the ACORN scandal could not prevent them from being defunded, and laughing off the NEA propaganda push has done nothing to prevent that agency's image from being permanently tarnished.
The only thing they have proved is themselves irrelevant to the democratic process, and too weak to prevent the truth from smashing through alternative reporting venues. And in the long run, their loss of credibility hurts their preferred candidate, as the media is no longer viewed as an honest broker and an open source of information. Instead, the torrent of electronic information will continue unchecked and unfiltered, and Obama will not have the security wall of a mass media to defend him.
Which, in the short term, is a good thing. But in the long tern, perhaps not so useful to democracy:
Our Founding Fathers envisioned the press as almost another branch of government. It was to be free and nonpartisan, and would serve as a check on governmental power; it would expose scoundrels and keep politicians honest. It appears that things are not going as planned....