Remember a few months back, Bob Woodward criticized the White House about the sequester limiting military movements, and then was threatened?
Of course, Woodward was blasted by his fellows in the media for criticizing Obama, and it’s not like Woodward was actually going to say anything serious, since Woodward never thought there were any questions worth asking about Benghazi or Fast and Furious. He made one comment that wasn’t wholly in lock-step with the Obama-loving media and was verbally attacked and threatened for it.
He’s not targeting the White House’s actual activities. He’s not calling them out for suppressing Fast and Furious and targeting whistleblowers for retaliation. Bernstein’s only mad because reporters who need to be monitored for party loyalty are now targets.
Bernstein said “the president should long ago have put a stop to this in his administration”. Apparently he doesn’t understand or refuses to acknowledge that the president is a Chicago street organizer who was raised by Alinskyite communist thugs and terrorists. This president does not favor freedom, he does not favor free speech. His political agenda is one that would criminalize unpopular speech, and would actively targets opposition speech. This is not a surprise to Country Class Americans.
“There is no reason that a presidency that is interested in a truly free press and its functioning should permit this to happen.”
Y’know what that means, Carl? Y’know what you should be able to get from that without having Mark Felt spoon-feed it to you? It means this presidency DOESN’T favor a free press.
From the Obama administration targeting FOX news and calling it “destructive” for having a viewpoint that opposes his to Obama specifically blaming Rush Limbaugh for all the problems in America, to calling anyone who is opposed to the socialist manifest destiny an “obstructionist” or “destructive”, this administration, from the President down through all of his true-believer lackeys, are on the same page. If you oppose them and their autocratic mania to tell you how to live, you must be destroyed.
Bernstein is a dinosaur. He’s in the tank for the Democrats, but he still thinks they’re the same silly Democrats of yesteryear. He’s still got some smidgen of journalistic integrity left, too, and he’s wondering why the Democrats are trying to crush and control journalists now. He doesn’t understand what he’s dealing with, and he doesn’t understand that the ruling Democrats are tyrants.
He sounds mad because he can’t figure out why Obama’s doing these horrible things. He’s like a battered wife who still thinks her abusive husband who just molested their children is a good guy, and she doesn’t understand all these horrible things that surely can’t be the truth. The facts stare him in the face, but he refuses to understand.
As just one more example, Sharyl Attkisson has been yelled at for being a journalist and actually reporting on a big story – gunrunning by the US DOJ/ATF, and the subsequent coverup by the Obama administration. The media has already hushed up a few hundred murders in Fast and Furious, and hushed up Benghazi as much as they can, and they’re going to spin the IRS story as either justified because conservative=evil or as an accident. They’ve been accomplices to tyranny for so long, are they just so blind that they’re now surprised when they’re the targets?
Somewhere, Solzhenitsyn and Shalamov are sharing a joke at the US media’s expense.