Of all the bizarre fictions that the media have spread about Barack Obama, the strangest is that's he non-ideological. The supreme purveyor of this fantasy is Obama himself. During his trip to
In a room stuffed with Marxist crackpots like
“I didn't come here to debate the past,” Obama declared. “I came here to deal with the future.” He explicitly claimed his own biracial skin displayed a new openness on
Now there's a powerful defense of your country, President Obama.
Obama's so egotistical he thinks
Apparently, that sorry act of aggression was John F. Kennedy's failed
There's another powerful way to defend your country, President Obama.
Obama was just as non-confrontational with that other thug Chavez, who pressed him with a copy of a book-length anti-American diatribe called “The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of Pillage of a Continent.” Its author, Eduardo Galeano, typically described
But when Chavez handed him Galeano's thirty-year-old communist diatribe, Obama could only say "I think it was, it was a nice gesture to give me a book. I'm a reader." Being obsessed with himself, Obama also said he should have given Chavez his books. He added that Chavez's harsh rhetoric didn't mean they couldn't engage in civil dialogue. There's only one thing wrong with that sentiment: it's not civil dialogue for Chavez to demand that Obama read about how his country is bleeding the
Yet one more powerful – oh, never mind.
American reporters saw this as a glorious moment. Time's Tim Padgett said the hate-America gift was appropriate, because Obama “proved at the
Only Obama deserves respect, apparently. Padgett thought the Latin leftists should show respect by reading the president's own masterful books in order to admire his “common-sense, post-ideological political philosophy.”
To glimpse at the warped worldview of our media elite, look no further than a news “analysis” by Steven Hurst of the Associated Press, who compared Obama favorably to....Mikhail Gorbachev. Apparently, like Gorbachev, Obama presides over a corrupt and crumbling empire: “During his short – by Soviet standards – tenure, he scrambled incessantly to shed the ideological entanglements that were leading the communist empire toward ruin. But Obama is outpacing even Gorbachev.”
The leftist media look at Obama and see themselves. There are no “ideological entanglements.” They're just out to make the world a better place, insisting that America needs to shrink itself into a smaller, quieter, less “judgmental” partner, and do so while the Western hemisphere goes off a left-wing cliff.
L. Brent Bozell is founder and president of the Media Research Center.