Stories like this used to get a lot of ink when George W. Bush was in the White House and the press couldn’t say enough about the botched recovery after Katrina. But now that the greatest President since Lincoln occupies the Oval Office, trivial stories like agonizingly slow hurricane recoveries bore our enlightened press corps to tears. There is a clear message here: if you hate bad news, vote the straight Democratic ticket. True, bad things will still happen, but instead of rubbing your nose in them day after day, the press will say as little about them as is humanly possible.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
If you genuinely expect the press to play its watchdog role in our republic then you must vote Republican. When a Democrat occupies the White House the press plays a lapdog role. That explains the difference between coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Storm Sandy: