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Stephen Kruiser

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May 22, 2013 - 11:03 am

Shattering the illusion.

Is the worm turning against Barack Obama? After four-plus years of being given the benefit of the doubt by the bulk of the US media, the President now suddenly feels more vulnerable.

Today both the New York Times and the Washington Post have run prominent and angry editorials and columns slamming the administration for its attempt to criminalise a Fox News reporter James Rosen for working a State Department source to obtain a story.

The “Rosen Affair” – as it is now known – is poisoning the well in Washington at an alarming rate for Mr Obama, with an indignant White House press corps now battering the official spokesman Jay Carney at his daily briefings to the point where Politico is running speculative stories wondering whether it’s time for him to go.

While it is critical for the MSM to remain more loyal to themselves than to the president at this point there is no reason to believe that they will actually do so for any length of time. The relationship between the lapdogs and The Idiot King has been a very one-sided, abusive one at best. On the rare occasions that the press has found themselves questioning their idol they have usually returned to covering for the very thing they were curious about in a matter of days.

This is a big moment in history for the First Amendment and, unfortunately, those who benefit most from it have also been neglecting it at their peril for far too long.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I get the feeling that something has changed between the MSM and this president. Witnessing the casual manner in which he routinely rolls victims of his own ineptness under the bus may have awakened their own sense of self-preservation. Obama may have run out his string with Benghazi - the IRS and DOJ scandals - and the MSM isn't about to go down with him. You can plead ignorance for only so long before you completely lose the public trust - a trust on thin ice as it is.

Imagine any reporter or news organization (other than MSNBC/Mathews) running interference to the end - Obama's end may well be their own end. The old 'cut your losses' adage isn't lost on the smarter MSM operatives. They'll find another star to hang their collective hat on - they may have to wait a long time but they are good at hunkering down. Just look at the gap between Carter (the last loon of the WH) and Barry. A gap that seems likely to repeat the pattern IF at least 51% of the American voters have been paying attention.
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"While it is critical for the MSM to remain more loyal to themselves than to the president at this point there is no reason to believe that they will actually do so for any length of time. "

Exactly. While I have high hopes that the MSM has finally lost their blinders and will start to do real journalism again instead of covering for their idol (or idle) Obama, I am deeply concerned that this will just be a momentary tic of excitement, then they'll be back to "business as usual" as the administrations lapdogs, ignoring all his many failings.
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