Media bias can sometimes be difficult to nail down. While looking around for some comparison opportunities on vacationing presidents, citing just one of many to be found below, it’s unclear if our media cares more about the lives of Palestinians, or vacationing Democrat presidents.
Whatever their motivations, a survey suggests their priority is either not the protection and defense of America; or it is the protection of a Democrat in office.
To be fair, former President Bush enjoyed plenty of vacation time. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that former presidents have encouraged sitting office holders to make the most of them when they’re planned. Also, advanced communications today give reason to ask just how out of touch any sitting president might be at a given time. However, how the media handles presidential vacations is a different matter. A non-biased media would be consistent.
Days ago a terrorist was about as successful as one could be without succeeding in trying to murder a large number of Americans by bringing down a commercial airliner. As Michelle Malkin points out, Obama was slow to respond, later did – weakly, and has cited a “systemic failure” in our nation’s homeland security system, while praising Janet Napolitano, his cabinet-level appointee responsible for DHS. Meanwhile, the International press has been covering a broader current threat from an alleged Yemen-based network of trained al Qaeda operatives.
He has delivered two hasty, tie-less statements on homeland security from a makeshift podium in Honolulu whose underwhelming sum impact has been the equivalent of voting “present” (Obama’s career m.o.) By his own admission and in direct contradiction to his hapless DHS Secretary, the president acknowledged yesterday that “systemic failure” led to the breach.
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