Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stop The Presses!!! A Member of the MSM Who Doesn't Think Obama is Above Criticism

I came across a piece by Detroit Free Press columnist Laura Varon Brown titled, "Obama Criticism Shuts Down Conversation."

It is breath of fresh air in the MSM:

Parties were more fun when George W. Bush was president. You could debate, argue even, praise and condemn, throw darts and laurels and solve the world's problems over a bottle of wine.

No more. At least not in my circles. If you want to stop a conversation in its tracks, just question something President Barack Obama has said or done. It's not open to debate -- and I don't think that's healthy, for the country or the president.

It's especially unsettling for a free speech girl like me. The First Amendment is important -- but lately, it feels like my right of self-expression is being squashed.

One example: Obama's comment to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," comparing his bowling abilities to someone in the Special Olympics.

Can you imagine the uproar had Bush said that? He'd be banished from bowling alleys for eternity. His bowling average and IQ would have immediately been compared in Twitter messages demanding his resignation.

I couldn't have written it better. It's also worth noting Varon Brown met with Michelle Obama last July, was quite receptive to her and is generally positive towards the President. So considering the source this intervention is most welcome.

The MSM and liberals in general hold President Obama to a far lower standard than they did President Bush. At least of one their own is calling them on it.

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