News Flash: Obama Ain't Reagan
It's been a week since President Obama's "State of the Union" speech. Within minutes of the speech's conclusion, the president's enthusiastic supporters (disguised as mainstream "journalists") rushed to compare him with President Reagan.
Reagan, dubbed "the Great Communicator," used to give awesome speeches. A former actor, he had great charisma, and the cameras loved him. Of course, those behind the cameras – the mainstream news media – did not love him. Having already largely sold-out their journalistic values of objectivity and truth in favor of liberal ideology, the news media of the 1970s and 1980s did not care for Reagan, champion of a new conservative movement whose benefits are still being enjoyed in America today.
So Reagan was largely painted as an "affable oaf," beloved by the masses for his ability to charm them, but lacking "substance." He was too old. He did not understand … Read More