Carol Platt Liebau

The Washington Examiner's series on Barack Obama is horrifying, fascinating reading.  It's a story of how one man has -- not so much "failed upward" -- as "mediocred upward."  Many of the hagiographic accounts Americans were sold by respected journalistic outlets are at best woefully incomplete, at worst, dead wrong.

As I finished the series, I realized what a total failure the MSM's coverage of Obama has been -- and just how profoundly ashamed most of its members should be.  If voters had known everything about this man we know now, I doubt he would have been elected, notwithstanding everything from anger at George W. to the financial crisis.  Through a concerted effort to boost Barack Obama -- an effort that continues today -- the press has forever iundermined its own integrity, and the nation is paying the price for its agenda-driven journalism in the shape of a failed presidency.

Here is the series:

Read it for yourself.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.