So reads NPR's latest headline - a 2012 candidate for the media's most
shameless attempt to spin bad news in favor of Obama. The U.S. economy
slows at an inopportune moment in the election cycle and NPR responds
with "Is Slow Growth Actually Good for the Economy?
" You can't make this stuff up.
James Taranto takes up the theme of the poodle media and Obama's unseemliness in today's Best of the Web
wondering whether "A more aggressive press corps might have motivated
him to preserve his dignity." This seems to be a certainty. Obama - and
liberals in general - are able to behave in particularly classless ways
with the confidence that the higher they rise in the hierarchy, the more
deference they'll receive from the media. The inverse is true for
Republicans. (Fox News excluded, of course.) Taranto lists a few of the
media's hypocrisies and a few of Obama's less dignified moments
UPDATE: NPR has changed the article title to "Is Moderate Growth Good for the Economy?
" It seems even NPR has a modicum of shame.