One Who Flew Over the Clueless Nest
First, in the likely event that I’m dating myself with the thread title. I’d like to point out the notable plot deviation in our modern story by Nurse Ratched (MSM) and McMurphy (Obama)… Obama seeks the insulation provided by the nest of MSM protection. He just doesn’t think it’s enough and he doesn’t want to escape.
Walter Mead illustrates the complete insulation from reality of the Obama administration in regards to media coverage: Obama thinks the media treats him unfairly.
You can’t make up this stuff.
200 proof clueless part:
But overall, this president still benefits far more than most of his predecessors from a press that generally likes him, agrees with his policies on most key issues, and deeply hopes that he will be re-elected in November. Few incumbents have ever had this kind of support from the Fourth Estate; few challengers have ever had such a hard time getting a break from the media as Governor Romney.
Moreover, some of President Obama’s complaints are unsettling. As he sees it, the liberal narrative is “the truth”, competing narratives are “factually incorrect”, and the press has a duty not to treat truth on an equal basis with falsehood. By this standard, any article that doesn’t heap scorn and disdain on those who disagree with him is biased; “balance” is an illusion when it comes to subjects about which liberals are passionately convinced that they are right.
Liberals are often some of the least tolerant people when they are sure they are right; like the Massachusetts Puritans from whom, culturally and intellectually, much of modern American liberalism descends, they believe in freedom for God’s Elect — and force to make the heathen and the unenlightened Do Right.
Good read; Mr. Mead has some historical context over there to go with the hysterical context of the Obama administration.