This just in from the always-worth-reading Dr. Victor Davis Hanson: Lord Obama. Excerpt:
Think of the following: the Fast and Furious scandal, the VA mess, the tapping of the communications of the Associated Press reporters, the NSA monitoring, Benghazi in all of its manifestations, the serial lies about Obamacare, the failed stimuli, the chronic zero interest/print money policies, the serial high unemployment, the borrowing of $7 trillion to no stimulatory effect, the spiraling national debt, the customary violations of the Hatch Act by Obama cabinet officials, the alter ego/fake identity of EPA head Lisa Jackson, the sudden departure of Hilda Solis after receiving union freebies, the mendacity of Kathleen Sebelius, the strange atmospherics surrounding the Petraeus resignation, the customary presidential neglect of enforcing the laws from immigration statutes to his own health care rules, the presidential divisiveness (“punish our enemies,” “you didn’t build that,” Trayvon as the son that Obama never had, etc.), and on and on.
So why is there not much public reaction or media investigatory outrage?
There are two possible reasons.
- The public is just plain disinterested.
- The media is overwhelmingly in the Obama camp.
Of the two, I honestly think the first is a greater part of it – and more depressing. We have produced a society where more registered voters are intimately familiar with which of the Kardashians are getting married/divorced/pregnant than with incidents in another country, including such things as a U.S. Ambassador being beaten to death and dragged through the streets.
To be sure media bias is there and real; Dr. Hanson gives several examples of the beating the more recent President Bush took in the media, and how they are looking the other way at the various hushups and incompetencies of the Obama administration. But this isn’t the 1970s; there are plenty of alternate media sources for those of us who want a variety of viewpoints.
The problem is that most people just don’t seek them out. Most people aren’t interested in challenging their own opinions, their own preconceptions, their own biases. (To be fair this is true of people of every political bent.)
And many of these people vote.