I keep hearing the media say that Obama is “fear mongering” when talking about the stimulus plan. Here’s an example from today:
The Note, 02/11/09: Fear Itself -- A $3 trillion day, a bailout bust, as the president stokes fear to prod action
So we are losing a record number of jobs, businesses are closing at an alarming rate and banks are failing faster than an MLB drug test, yet some how that is fear mongering. That’s pretty ironic considering how the media bent over and grabbed their ankles when George Bush had people out there talking about mushroom clouds being delivered by Saddam.
Shouldn’t we also call it fear mongering when John McCain did the unprecedented action of suspending a presidential campaign to address a bailout? Not the media. Instead they called him things like “hero” and “leader”. Yes, for John McCain to “fear monger” is heroic.
That’s your so called “liberal” media in action right there. I must say though that I am hearing more and more people talk about how idiotic the media is and saying they are turning them off. So if enough people do that, will the media executives start “fear mongering” when they are facing massive layoffs and declines? I would love to see that day.>