In the past ten days, we learned via a variety of news reports just how ill-suited is the incumbent to the job of President of the United States. At the same time, we’ve seen a legacy media more interested in the supposed imperfections or alleged gaffes of his rival for the White House.
Without a doubt, most of their coverage of Mitt Romney has been negative whereas they practically tell Mr. Obama’s story for him and ignore (or downplay) these stories which present an image of the Democrat at odds with their narrative.
There are (at least) three stories each of which, if it were about a Republican chief executive, which surely have generated a spate of stories:
- Obama’s aloofness from the process of governing*: The reports from Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book, The Price of Politics showing how Obama has not been particularly engaged in negotiations with congressional leaders over matters requiring legislative action.
- Obama’s failure to attend over half of daily intelligence briefings since he took office, attending none in the six days leading up to and including September 11, 2012.
- His decision to forego meeting with his national security team and congressional leaders in the wake of the attacks on our embassies that day and to jet off instead to a campaign event in Las Vegas.
Now, there are surely other matters reported in the past week which further demonstrate his administration’s incompetence. (Please feel free to address them in the comments.)
Our friends in the legacy media, however, would rather focus on criticizing Mitt Romney for taking issue with the administration’s initially feckless response to the attacks.
*Perhaps, I should have titled my initial post on the matter: Problem is not GOP obstructionism, but Obama’s aloofness.