Will those at the VA who lied in order to get bonuses be forced to return those bonuses before they are fired? Will those who held up the VA as a health-care model for glorious ObamaCare be tarred and feathered and driven out of the national discourse? Will Barack Obama be held to account by Big Media? The answer to all is likely “no”.
The problem is Barack Obama and his malevolent allies many of whom are in Big Media. Barack Obama is a treacherous boob. Big Media is an enabler and Praetorian Guard of the treacherous boob:
The big news Thursday was that America’s economy shrank during the first quarter of 2014, its worst performance in three years — but reporting that news apparently didn’t sit well with several major media outlets.
“U.S. economy shrinks, but it’s not a big deal,” read a headline on CNNMoney.com.
“Blame Old Man Winter: economy contracts for first time in three years,” NBC News tweeted.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis revised the numbers downward from prior estimates to show the nation’s GDP contracted at an annual rate of negative 1 percent. It was the first negative quarter since 2011, and one more three-month stretch in the red would put the U.S. is back in recession. But nightly newscasts sought to present the data as a blip, blaming it on the weather — if they mentioned it at all.
“All that snow and ice froze business, but most economists believe it sets the economy up for rebound this quarter and there are some encouraging signs in the numbers,” CBS News’ Anthony Mason reported.
Neither ABC nor NBC reported the disappointing numbers at all. The preliminary quarterly estimate from the U.S. Department of Commerce had been that the economy grew at a modest 0.1 percent rate.
CBS News did report that the housing statistics are evidence of real problems because for 99% of the housing market “the recovery is running out of gas.” Also, “wage and job growth have failed to keep up.” Megan McArdle also noted that “this is a sign of an economy that is still very weak” especially as the Fed keeps pumping money six years after Obama occupied the White House. At CNBC the question was Time for Democrats to panic over economy? But for most of Big Media it is still imperative to protect Barack Obama.
Bad Obama economic news? Big Media says “not a big deal”.
Big Media will defend Barack Obama by making noise about the bad waiters instead of focusing on the poisonous food of the head cook. The problem is not the waiter with big clown feet tripping over himself at the podium. The problem is not the hero soldier waiter given a job he was not fit to handle no matter how well intentioned he was. The problem is Barack Obama.
New waiters serving the same poisonous food will not fix the failing restaurant. Moving chairs on the poop deck of the Titanic won’t change the deadly course towards the iceberg.
The problem is Barack Obama. Shinseki, Sebelius, Carney are not enough. One more resignation is required.