Barely twenty-four hours after writing that the MSM was giving Illinois Senator Barack Obama “free pass” in his bid for the White House, it appeared ABC News was revoking it. Soon after ABC revoked that pass (well, perhaps that network wasn’t the first), CNN followed suit.
Yesterday, I had (inadvertently) timed my cardio workout to coincide with the evening news and looked up to see ABC’s Charlie Gibson reporting that questions were being raised about the Senator’s connections to Tony Rezko whose corruption trial began yesterday in the Windy City. Today, while working out, I looked up to see Jack Cafferty raising similar questions about the Illinois Democrat’s ties to Rezko and also about his campaign’s conflicting statements on NAFTA.
It seems he’s finally getting the media scrutiny that other candidates have endured.
Ann Althouse asks, “Why did it take so long for the media to ask Obama hard questions?” (Via Instapundit.) Ann includes a clip of a video of the Democrat flustered because he’s had to answer eight questions! Eight questions! I expect I’ll have to answer far more in my dissertation defense.
I guess he never watched President Bush’s press conference. Even though the press is answering tougher questions of this candidate, he’s still getting kid-glove treatment compared to that Republican (or any Republican for that matter) regularly receives.
It’s nice to see the press inquire into Obama’s questionable relationships and shifting stands. Let’s hope the press remains as tough with him (or his rival should she win) should he secure the Democratic nomination. But, past experience shows that that may be too much to ask.