“The Man Who Never Was”

Tony Blankley authoritatively restates the glaringly obvious about mainstream media coverage of Obama:

The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign.

While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08, for the first time, the major media consciously are covering for one candidate for president and consciously are knifing the other. This is no longer journalism; it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.)

And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly or even halfway honestly presented to the country by our watchdogs — the press. The image of Obama that the press has presented to the public is not a fair approximation of the real man. They consciously have ignored whole years of his life and have shown a lack of curiosity about such gaps, which bespeaks a lack of journalistic instinct.

Thus, the public image of Obama is of a “man who never was.”

Earlier this year, when I realized that Obama was a 20-year congregant at a racist church based in the “black theology” of Jeremiah Wright and James Cone, I noted that a white candidate who belonged to a church based in an equivalent racist theology would have been laughed at and hooted right off the big stage of national politics, and desrvedly so.

No one knows where a man’s heart is, but attending a racist church for 20 years is a pretty good tip-off.

But the media has cradled and protected Obama, and are content to ask more questions about Sarah Palin in a heartbeat than they have about Obama over two years.

It’s pathological, and getting worse.

More: While not a great McCain enthusiast, I believe that he qualifies as the only sane alternative. As a candidate for President of the United States, Obama cannot be given the benefit of the doubt on his association with that church, its pastor, or its “theology.” That I would not vote for Obama in any case, given his hard Left record, is a separate point, though not a separate matter. The “black theology” of Trinity United is a mish-mash of both racism and Marxism, and under the “no enemies on the Left” formulation of the Left, the excuses for the church are understood in context. But the context itself is rotten, and the Orwellian misdirection being used to sucker voters is more than just appalling.

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