Why the media loves Obama
Why is the ObamaMedia -- the Bennington Banner -- trying so terribly hard to spin Obama’s anti-business comments? Clearly, it’s because they see that those comments hurt Obama.
Obama went off script and opened a window into his anti-private sector philosophy and much of America saw what was really there. The media -- the Bennington Banner -- invested quite a lot in Barack Obama in 2008. They fell in love with the narrative of the first black president of the United States, and they were determined to promote the story right up to the inauguration. Remember how overboard these people went? Newsweek magazine referred to him as "sort of a God." While ABC news was telling us that Obama was so special, so amazing, that the Oval Office was actually a step down for him.
Now, these media types full realize what a supreme failure Obama has been as president. But there’s more than Obama’s presidency at stake; there’s also media credibility. To the ObamaMedia, the election of Mitt Romney in November would be every bit as much of a repudiation of the media as it would be of Obama. After all, they put their full effort into his election, and they’ve continued to put their full effort into propping up his failed presidency.
They eagerly bought into his "blame Bush" mantra. The continually attached the word "unexpectedly" to the month-after-month bad unemployment numbers -- as if to say, "With the incredible job Obama is doing, we’re entirely flummoxed at the newest employment numbers. What an unexpected surprise!" Now they feel their very credibility is at stake if Obama is defeated -- so they’re fighting not only to save Obama’s presidency, but also to save media credibility.
That pretty much clears it up for you, doesn’t it?
PETER W. TINKHAM
Gainesville, Ga. Road crew questions
Could the reason Shaftsbury’s road crew is behind on work in Shaftsbury be that so much time and equipment and work was put into North Bennington’s parking lot drainage?
Looks like Shaftsbury should be using the time and equipment in Shaftsbury.
How did Shaftsbury get to be low bidder on work?