Obama Gets a Pass

The Left’s domination of the mainstream media is a significant detriment to any effort to improve the philosophical culture. PowerLine has more on this topic:

Having run interference for Barack Obama throughout the campaign, the press is now preparing to do the same once he has been sworn in. A common theme, as the media anticipate Barack’s ascendancy, is how tough he has it. Today’s Associated Press account is typical: “Like Lincoln and FDR, Obama faces nation in crisis.”

By portraying Obama as a new President facing crises not of his own making, the press is giving him a get-out-of-jail-free card that he can play should (or rather, when) his first term fails to measure up to the hype. This fact demonstrates the on-going need to deal with fundamental principles in the battle rather than concretes such as the economy, foreign policy, etc.–the mainstream media makes it too easy for Obama to argue that the concretes are out of his control and not his responsibility.

Update: The Washington Post admits to its own glaring bias (hat tip PowerLine again):

The Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.

And, they don’t seem particularly contrite.

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