Liberal minority journalists have themselves acknowledged their slavish fealty to Obama and his progressive agenda. During the 2008 campaign, the NABJ, NAHJ and Asian American Journalists Association held a ‚Äújournalists of color‚ÄĚ confab where then-candidate Obama was welcomed with Justin Bieber-style mania. One journalist squealed, ‚ÄúHe touched me!‚ÄĚ after Obama‚Äôs address, which was interrupted multiple times with standing ovations, cheers and whistles by the press.
Organizers were so concerned about public displays of Obamedia affection that they issued several warnings to their news professional members that the speech would be broadcast live on (Soledad O‚ÄôBrien‚Äôs) CNN. ‚ÄúProfessional decorum‚ÄĚ was encouraged. One wire story even fretted: ‚ÄúCan minority journalists resist applauding Obama?‚ÄĚ
Nope, liberal minority journalists simply can‚Äôt resist carrying water for Obama. That‚Äôs because their journalistic unity demands political unanimity. If you don‚Äôt accept the left-leaning agenda of ‚Äúsocial change‚ÄĚ journalism, you‚Äôre enabling racism. If you don‚Äôt support the pursuit of racial hiring goals as a primary journalistic and academic goal, you‚Äôre selling out.
Now you know the reason for O‚ÄôBrien‚Äôs thin-skinned reaction to Obama‚Äôs critics. When you vet the president, you vet the media. And they don‚Äôt like the narrative table-turning one bit.
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