Are the media finally turning on Obama?

Sunday, April 27, 2014
By Paul Martin

Thomas Lifson
April 27, 2014

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post thinks that they are, and cites this front page article from the Obama-friendly New York Times that points out his failure to get a trade deal with Japan and the collapse of the Mideast Peace Process. As he notes, other failures in the foreign policy realm were in evidence in the same issue of the Times, but relegated to inside pages.

It is clear to me that foreign policy is the one area of President Obama’s administration on which he is vulnerable to mainstream media backlash. On the domestic front, especially with ObamaCare, the media are completely onboard, and will only acknowledge problems when forced to do so, and will always take the position of supporting fixes, not repeal. But in foreign policy, actors with no commitment to Obama’s agenda get a vote, and they can wreak havoc.

Unfortunately, unless matters come to war, the American public cares less about foreign affairs than about domestic matters, and Obama is unlikely to go to war. So foreign policy is a relative safe area for the media to criticize him.

And what consequences would Obama-supporting media face if they speak and write honestly about the dimensions and consequences of the chaos Obama is leaving in his wake?

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