Where’s The Criticism Now?


June24, 2009

Gary Bauer writes in his ‘End of Day Report’….

CNS News reports that President Obama has gone on at least 11 golf outings in the five months he has been in office. These trips were made in the midst of an ongoing economic crisis that Obama has called “the worst since the Great Depression,” wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a democratic uprising in Iran. The media have been enthralled by these outings, and have written favorable stories on Obama’s golf game. I don’t begrudge the president time away from the office, but the media’s treatment of Obama stands in stark contrast to the shabby treatment George W. Bush received when he took similar breaks

Obama this past Father's Day weekend

Obama this past Father's Day weekend

Throughout Bush’s presidency the media wrote stories attacking him for any vacation or golf outing while American forces were fighting abroad. Mike Allen from the Washington Post wrote a story titled, “Before Golf, Bush Decries Latest Deaths in Mideast.” In the story Allen wrote, “However incongruous the setting, the president plunged ahead.”

Pres. Obama and Vice Pres. Biden together on Father' Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pres. Obama and Vice Pres. Biden together on Father' Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009

Two weeks ago, the same paper carried a story titled, “Just the Sport for a Leader Most Driven,” (good grief!) by Richard Leiby. He wrote, “The attraction seems to be simple. It’s a great escape; the game demands such attention and nothing else matters. It’s time spent with friends, an unhurried afternoon in loose clothing (shorts seem to be Obama’s preference). To some, Obama’s frequent outings reflect a cool self-confidence.” The sharpest criticism Obama received from this story might have been about his wardrobe.

Once again, the liberal media bias is on full display. And in case you forgot, ABC’s infomercial for Obama’s socialized healthcare scheme is on tonight. I can’t think of a better time to take our dog for a walk

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