American Elephants

Obama’s New Press Release: “Rules for Journalists” by The Elephant's Child

Obama’s been busy lecturing lately. He doesn’t take well to disagreement or criticism, His uncomfortable lecture for the Supreme Court really got him in hot water with the legal profession.  Now he has taken on journalists, with some instructions on how to report his positions.

This bears on your reporting,” President Obama said to journalists. “I think that there is oftentimes the impulse to suggest that if the two parties are disagreeing then they’re equally at fault and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. And an equivalence is presented which I think reinforces peoples’ cynicism about Washington in general. This is not one of those situations where there’s an equivalency.” …

As all of you are doing your reporting, I think it’s important to remember that the positions that I am taking now on the budget and a host of other issues. if we had been having this discussion 20 years ago or even 15 years ago … would’ve been considered squarely centrist positions,” Obama said a few moments later.

In other words, if you’re going to report, get it right. I’m the centrist and I’m right, and those other guys are the bad guys. No, he couldn’t have been that obvious, could he?

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