Heather Ginsberg

We have all heard about liberal media bias, but this is just over the top. When the president begins looking to reporters for advice and approval of his policies, you know there is a problem! And not only is President Obama flaunting his positive reviews from the media a problem, but the fact that these reporters are giving their opinions seriously calls their professionalism into question.

In his speech that lasted over an hour yesterday, President Obama said reporters praise his economic proposals as “great and tell him that they are “all good ideas”. The speech which droned on for what seemed like ages, presented no new ideas and was dismissive of serious concerns with his administration.

His exact words were:

"It’s interesting, in the run-up to this speech, a lot of reporters say that, well, Mr. President, these are all good ideas, but some of you’ve said before; some of them sound great, but you can't get those through Congress. Republicans won’t agree with you.”

Not that we really needed any more proof, but gosh, could the media get any more liberally biased? It just seems weird to me that Obama is talking to these liberal reporters before his speeches and taking what they have to say as fact. The media loves sucking up to the President (not that I would be surprised to hear they actually think his ideas are ‘great’).

It’s time for President Obama to worry about what the American people think about his economic policies. Across the board, Obama’s approval ratings are down. With 7.6 percent of Americans still out of work, I can’t believe that he really thinks Americans are satisfied with the job he has done. The “Great Recession” he refers to is not over.

Now is the time for the media to stop injecting their opinions into policy making. These people are responsible for giving information to the public in order to help us form opinions on our own. President Obama should stop listening to their opinions, and they should stop giving them!


Heather Ginsberg

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