Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, April 28, 2014

With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world, stories about the Obama presidency are taking on the air of postmortems. What went wrong, who's to blame, what next -- even The New York Times is starting to recognize that Dear Leader is a global flop."Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast," the paper declared on Friday's front page. The double whammy of failure pushed the growing Russian menace in ­Europe to inside pages, but even they were chock-full of reports about utopia gone wrong.The accounts and others like them amount to an autopsy of a failed presidency, but the process won't be complete unless it is completely honest. To meet that test, the Times, other liberal news organizations and leading Democrats, in and out of office, must come to grips with their own failures, as well.

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Obama had a free hand to make a mess because they gave it to him. They cheered him on, supporting him with unprecedented gobs of money and near-unanimous votes. They said "aye" to any cockamamie concept he came up with, echoed his demonization of critics and helped steamroll unpopular and unworkable ideas into reality.Some of his backers knew better, and said so privately, but publicly they were all in. Whether it was ObamaCare, his anti-Israel position or the soft-shoe shuffle around the Iranian nuke crisis, they lacked the courage to object.They said nothing as Obama went on foreign apology tours and stood silent as our allies warned of disastrous consequences.

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Michael Goodwin is a right-wing tool who has been pushing narratives like this about Obama since day one of his presidency.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2014-04-28 11:56 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#1 I totally agree....the media will never turn on Obama. To believe so is obviously partisan.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-04-28 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I remember the media turned on Bill Clinton in his 2nd term, or at least that was the narrative at the time.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2014-04-28 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Michael Goodwin is a right-wing tool who has been pushing narratives like this about Obama since day one of his presidency.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2014-04-28 11:56 AM | Reply

If that's the case, then his narratives appear to be coming true.

#4 | Posted by matsop at 2014-04-28 12:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

The media isn't turning on Obama or propping Obama. It is covering the foreign policy actions of the White House the same way it did Bush and Clinton. No president gets a free pass on foreign policy, which lends itself to problems that can't be solved easily.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2014-04-28 12:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

The only way the media will ever actually turn on Obama is if in 2016 Team-Hillary deem it to be good politics to criticize Obama.

Until then they will continue to cover for him by omission. They will act as his stenographers and PR team, as they always have up to this point. They will continue to take their marching orders, as they obediently have since his '08 campaign.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-04-28 12:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

"With multiple crises spiraling out of control around the world"

Posted by matsop at 11:49

I'm sorry.....What?

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2014-04-28 03:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

Is this my penalty for not buying the Crisis Channel on cable? Not knowing what is spiraling out of control?

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-04-28 03:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

his (Goodwin) narratives appear to be coming true.

#4 | Posted by matsop at 2014

I'm sorry.....What?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2014-04-28 03:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The media is finally turning on Obama"

If you Google "Obama suffers setbacks 2009", you'll find plenty of "Obama suffers setbacks" articles over the years. If you Google "Bush suffers setbacks" you'll find 20 million results.

Huge scoop, NY Post!

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-04-28 04:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Michael Goodwin is a right-wing tool"

Tell him to use his left hand. It feels like someone else doing it.

#11 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-04-28 10:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

I love this sh**: "suffers setbacks"=global flop. Riiiiight.

The irony of talking about Obama's support from the media and their narrative while also asserting your own (false) narrative of Obama is palpable.

#12 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-04-29 12:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Tell him to use his left hand. It feels like someone else doing it.

#11 | POSTED BY DIABLO

You have to sit on your hand first and make it go numb. THEN it feels like someone else is doing it. This is called "The Stranger", BTW.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-04-29 12:15 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

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