Noel Sheppard, Fox Forum
After our nation suffered through more than five years of press members in the full grips of Bush Derangement Syndrome concluding with an election cycle when so-called “journalists” unashamedly showed their support for one presidential candidate, is it possible they could ever lose that loving feeling for Barack Obama and begin actually blaming things on him? Before casting this aside with a quick brush of the hand, consider what’s happened since Inauguration Day. On Tuesday evening, while most media were getting tingles up their legs, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart actually told his largely liberal audience that Obama’s speech sounded a lot like George W. Bush. I kid you not. Two days later, Politico reported a truly stunning occurrence at White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ first briefing: A growing media frustration with Barack Obama’s team spilled into the open at Thursday’s briefing, with reporters accusing the White House of stifling access to his oath re-do and giving Obama’s first interview as president to a multi-million dollar inauguration sponsor.
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