What would the mainstream media’s response be if former governor Sarah Palin described China’s economic growth to an audience of students in Shanghai as “an accomplishment unparalleled in human history”?
That is what the most inexperienced president in modern American history said in Shanghai this week. I wonder if any of the assembled journalists choked. President Barack Obama makes such unhinged pronouncements with the kind of frequency that if he were anyone else he would be set down by the media as a boobie. I take that back. Vice President Joe Biden is equally gaffable, yet no one in the mainstream press makes him out to be a boobie. When he was tapped to be Senator Obama’s running mate he was widely acknowledged — from ABC to NBC and with all the like-minded newspapers in between — as a foreign policy colossus.
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Both of these men, when un-tethered from their Teleprompters, are prone to gibberish. Actually I suspect that the President’s Shanghai preposterosity appeared in the text rolling down his Teleprompter. His speechwriters are as prone to the absurd as their boss. Nonetheless, President Obama is reputed in the media to be an orator of great gifts and anyway he is very charismatic. So apparently the journalists are insensate as the gaffes, the howlers, the jaw-dropping exaggerations roll forth.
Read More: By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr, American Spectator