One wonders what the president’s image would be if the legacy media weren’t covering for him. “The broadcast network evening and morning” newscasts have yet to cover the administration’s plan to force Catholic charities and hospitals “to cover sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs and contraception without a co-pay” in their health insurance plans.
And lthough “NBC News did manage to cover Michelle Obama’s appearance on Ellen” last Thursday, Mark Hemingway reports that not a single national news program covered Attorney General Eric Holder’s congressional testimony on the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal. “Nor did it make the front page of the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, or USA Today the following day.”
Instead of pressing the president on these issues, when interviewing President Obama before the Super Bowl, the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, served up, as the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard put it, “this gem“:
Mitt Romney is the guy who’s running for your job. He may eventually become the nominee. He’s a guy who’s been incredibly successful in his life and career. He’s made a lot of money. It’s not a crime. It’s part of the American Dream. Do you think though that Mitt Romney can identify with the middle class and the underclass in this country.
Seems Matt Lauer relishes playing Obama’s megaphone.