Saturday, November 1, 2008

Obama's Silencing of the Critics

During this entire Obama campaign, from the primaries to the general election, the press has only served up softball questions to Barack Obama and, since being picked, Joe Biden. Investigative journalism about Obama's past activities and his personal associations have been absolutely non-existent because of a more-than-just-friendly national media.

A couple of weeks ago, one media person dared to ask those hard questions and the Obama people pulled the plug on her and her TV station from any further questioning of Biden's wife or other future interviews with anyone in the Obama campaign (See video) and (See Full Story). Obama, himself, and his campaign person, Bill Burton, have publicly denounced Fox News because, they too, have been digging a little too much into Obama's past (Click to see video). Now comes the story that the Dallas, New York Post, and the Washington Times no longer can have access to Barack on Obama Force One, the campaign jet (See Full Story).

These known facts coupled with the proposed adoption of the "Fairness Doctrine" (click for overview) begs the question: How will a President Obama or his cabinet members field any media scrutiny during his Administration? I think the answer is clearly shown in Mr. Obama's past action. My guess is that the voice of opposition and investigation will be silenced like some kind of third world or communist dictatorship as I had indicated in this blog entry: "Obama and the Venezuela Example".

There is no doubt in my mind that Barack Obama has a lot to hide and the silencing of any less than favorable media will keep those facts well hidden. Is this what Democracy is destined to be like with the Democrats fully in charge and with Barack at the helm? If so, we've seen that change before in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, in Russia under Stalin and his successors, in China and especially in Tienanmen Square, in Cuba under Castro and, in Venezuela under Chavez. We just might see Lady Liberty shed tears this January if and when an Obama takes office.

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