All Politicians Lie But Only One Party Gets Help From The Media
When a Republican is president, the media fiercely questions the authority of government.
As William Jacobson points out, we no longer have that luxury…
We have a press that is free, but not independent. Our press has become the tip of the arrow for one political party, and more than anything, one political personality cult.
Which means this sad truth probably won’t get any play in the MSM.
Janet Daley of the Telegraph UK…
Was 2012 the year when the democratic world lost its grip on reality? Must we assume now that no party that speaks the truth about the economic future has a chance of winning power in a national election? With the results of presidential contests in the United States and France as evidence, this would seem to be the only possible conclusion. Any political leader prepared to deceive the electorate into believing that government spending, and the vast system of services that it provides, can go on as before – or that they will be able to resume as soon as this momentary emergency is over – was propelled into office virtually by acclamation.
John Hinderaker of Powerline…
Most people think that Barack Obama is winning his argument with John Boehner. That is probably true, since Boehner has barely engaged in public debate, preferring to pursue the fool’s game of secret negotiations. The same thing is happening around the world, as demagogic politicians lie to voters, assuring them that the status quo is sustainable. Just vote for more government, and the money will magically appear. Somehow.
American voters accepted Obama’s claim that no change is necessary, that $16 trillion of debt is nothing to worry about. In France, voters put socialists into office, vowing not to give an inch on government benefits, ever. In Spain, Greece, and elsewhere around the world, politicians promise their constituents that nothing has to change, more money can be found somewhere. They are all lying.
As Glenn Reynolds is known to say, something that can’t go on forever, won’t.