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From his stunning upset victory in the Iowa Caucuses at the start of the presidential primaries, throughout the election campaign, and in the first hundred days of his term in office, the media treated Barack Obama like a rock star and handled him with kid gloves. He acknowledged as much when he spoke at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner earlier this month. "Why bother hanging out with celebrities when I can spend time with the people who made me one?" he said with a broad smile, and then added, "I know where my bread is buttered."
Perhaps John McCain was right about Barack Obama being the "biggest celebrity in the world." The news media, focused on profiting from the president's celebrity, have been failing to report objectively on his policies.
We have seen a number of outrageous examples of media bias in the five months since Obama's inauguration. And in recent weeks, Obama completed a "triple crown" of extended interviews on the three major networks.
Another ploy politicians use is to stay insulated from the public; having spokesmen/women make the public appearances for them...