We have a serious problem in this country -- our media has stopped doing it's job, and has instead become a wholly owned subsidiary of whatever politicians they agree with. And since a vast majority of the media are liberals, that usually means Democrats, except when there is a really good socialist or far-left candidate like Nader.
The media has proven it CAN be critical -- unfortunately it's proven that it's criticisms are not based in reality. For example, the media attacked McCain for "lying" about Obama supporting sex ed for Kindergarten, and now we know that's true. The media has also had to issue multiple corrections for their coverage of Sarah Palin the last couple of weeks, having fallen for the Obama campaign/DailyKos talking points without question (Palin slashes teen mother budget, Palin cut WIC budget were the two latest false news stories apologized for by Newsweek; see earlier stories about book banning (including publishing a list of books that didn't exist at the time of the purported censorship)).
On the other hand, Obama can say anything he wants, and if he's corrected at all, it's not front-page news. For example, in July Obama took credit for work in a senate committee he isn't on:
“Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - which is my committee - a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon,” Obama said at a press conference in Sderot, Israel.
Except that he isn’t a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
But because it's Obama, CNN makes excuses for him, not only allowing him a correction, but offering without question an excuse for his gaffe:
In a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday, Obama told the former Israeli Prime Minister, “I could fall asleep now standing up,” after Netanyahu asked him how his whirlwind trip to the Middle East and Europe is going.
The most recent attempt by Obama to claim credit for someone else's work came today, when Obama falsely said he was the creator of the stimulus package:
In Golden, Colo., today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., took credit for the stimulus package that passed earlier this year.
Is that true?
Democrats on Capitol Hill who support Obama say no.
Wanting Obama to win, however, none will say so on the record.
But media accounts from the time make it clear that even though Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., all offered legislation to provide stimulus to the economy, congressional leaders looped them and their legislation out of negotiations.
Apparently, Obama wasn't even there to vote on this bill:
In Vienna, Ohio, this afternoon, McCain said that Obama today "claimed that the Congressional stimulus package was his idea. That’s news to those of us in Congress who supported it. Senator Obama didn’t even show up to vote."
That's true. (McCain was there, and he voted for it.)
Moreover, Obama today was guilty of inflating his role in the creation of that bill.
Of course, most of the media can't be bothered with reporting that a Presidential candidate is once again inflating his almost non-existant resume. They are too busy reporting that Governor Palin (along with thousands of Alaskans) owned a tanning booth -- that she paid for herself.
I wonder if Joe Biden owns a big-screen TV? If he does, Obama will probably insist he invented it.