Journalist Michael Malone doesn’t mind the grilling that the media has been giving McCain and Palin. But he is outraged that the media refuses to apply the same treatment to Obama.
What I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side – or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for Senators Obama and Biden. If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as President of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography. That isn’t Sen. Obama’s fault: his job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media’s fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.
If the media succeeds in getting Obama elected, Americans will eventually figure out that they’ve been duped, perhaps after we pay a terrible price for the mistake. But the real losers will be the media, who will learn too late what their duplicious behavior has cost them — their credibility. They will be finished.