[Vision2020] As Expected From the Daily News . . .
thansen at moscow.com
Mon Jun 20 04:05:29 PDT 2011
Courtesy of today's (June 20, 2011) Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
Posted on: Monday, June 20, 2011
It seems that the press establishment that operates in the U.S. actually is capable of conducting a thorough, stem to stern investigation of the public and private activities and events in the life of a public person, such as, for example Gov. Sarah Palin, who in times past has been elected or appointed to several offices of public authority and trust in the state of Alaska but at present neither holds any such office nor has declared an intent to seek election to the same.
Whatever can be known of Palin's personal and public life has been subjected to scrutiny of near unprecedented duration and intensity. Additionally, both she and her children (with the possible exception of the eldest son and youngest daughter) repeatedly have been personally insulted and demeaned by functionaries of the liberal/progressive/socialist chattering class, a claque closely associated with but not in every instance officially or formally part of the aforementioned press establishment.
Dare we hope that operatives of the press establishment, having belatedly rediscovered the concept of thoroughly investigating the background of a public person (in the case of Palin, a former public official), might even now try to find answers to at least a key few of the multitude of questions they failed to ask three years ago, and ever since, about Barack Obama? Surely supposedly professional journalists should have been as curious about a candidate for the presidency of the United States as they are about a former state governor and unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate. And now Obama wants to be re-elected. Is the so-called mainstream press interested in redeeming its reputation, or is that consideration trumped by a political agenda? Are all those unanswered questions to remain so? If so, why?
Leonard C. Johnson
Is Mr. Johnson actually suggesting that Barack Obama has never been vetted by the media???
Just what "multitude of questions" did the media fail to ask three years ago, Mr. Johnson? How about sharing just one of those questions?
"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change and the Realist adjusts his sails."
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