Posted on | March 4, 2014 | 71 Comments
How many times do you have to watch the same magic trick before you start getting wise to the fact that the rabbit was never in the hat to begin with? The media’s approach to any controversy or scandal involving President Obama begins with two basic premises:
- Everything Obama does is right and good;
- Any critic who says otherwise is wrong and bad.
This has been the way with everything from the 2009 “stimulus” bill to ObamaCare to Benghazi to the IRS scandal, and now we’re seeing the same method applied to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Don’t listen to Obama’s Ukraine critics: he’s
not ‘losing’ — and it’s not his fight
– Michael Cohen, Guardian
No, American Weakness Didn’t Encourage
Putin to Invade Ukraine
– Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
Translation: “That thing you thought you saw did not actually happen.”
In the initial reaction to Putin’s Crimean invasion, everyone saw it as an obvious embarrassment to Obama.
Then the clever liberals went to work, re-arranging the facts. Within a few days, they will have convinced us (a) that anyone who criticizes Obama for what happened in Ukraine is a neocon chickenhawk who wants to start World War Three, and (b) that Obama’s leadership in this crisis has been faultless, praiseworthy and arguably even heroic. Because in the eyes of liberals, it could never be otherwise.