Media Blames Romney for Their Refusal to Scrutinize Obama’s Decisions

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


JOE SCARBOROUGH: Talk about the conservative critique–and I think it’s a fair critique, the conservative critique: that all you guys in the media were talking about Mitt Romney, you should have talked about the warnings with the embassy, etc., etc. And yes perhaps we should have.  But you know who didn’t allow us to do that?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Mitt Romney.

SCARBOROUGH: Mitt Romney. If Mitt Romney had kept his mouth shut, if he had not acted like a rank amateur, if he had not embarrassed himself–and by the way internally the campaign understands they screwed up, he’s moved on, they know that. So no conservative can say “oh, the mainstream media, blah, blah.” They know how badly they screwed up, and they were having the fight internally before he even went out and did it. But Romney got in the way of the media looking at the president, going, wha-, wha-, what happened here? How did this happen? Now, those questions are going to be asked in the coming weeks. But they weren’t asked in the first 24 hours because Romney was holding this horrific, irresponsible, press conference.      

If only Mitt Romney were to drop out of the election, there is no doubt in my mind that the media would finally do its job of asking why Obama’s disastrous undeclared war and bad security decisions empowered Islamists to run wild across the Middle East and murder Americans. That is if they don’t get distracted by some Republicans somewhere criticizing Obama, which will force them to immediately debut coverage demanding that the Republican be immediately arrested and sent to a Hope Gulag (TM) for rehabilitation.

Mostly this is just embarrassing. We are witnessing the last gasps of anything resembling journalism and its replacement by bellowing hacks who can always be counted on to scream the Party Line at viewers after a long lunch.

The media can’t do its job in Libya for three very simple reasons.

1. It no longer has any idea how to do its job

2. It can’t question Obama

3. It can’t risk a scenario where their questions help Romney become president

Scarborough and Brzezinski have as much as admitted that they will not do their jobs because it might benefit Romney. Would they do their jobs if we went to a One Party State? Nope.

What is astounding is the sheer childishness of what passes for media dialogue now. No one takes responsibility for anything now. Instead Scarborough bellows that he can’t do his job of questioning Obama because Romney somehow got in the way.

  • zionit

    Trusting? Uninformed? Beguiled? "There's been only false and almost irresponsible spinning out of the White House",Giuliani said of statements by administration officials claiming the attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islam video produced in the United States. "I mean you would have to be stupid to believe this kind of stuff," Giuliani told Fox News' Sean Hannity Wednesday evening. "And I think maybe they think the American people are stupid."

  • Omar

    The left-wing media is trying to turn this country into an authoritarian country. Because of this intimidation from the left in this country and around the world, people can't criticize the Islamist threat without being accused of "Islamophobia". It is almost like Orwell's 1984 book. If the unholy alliance of the radical left and the Islamists win, we will all be in trouble. It is time for the free world to combat the threat that we face in the world today. We must defeat the leftist-Islamist unholy alliance.

  • MotherGoose

    Time to tweet out to @JoeNBC how stupid this is and that he is laughing stock….I plan to wear him out later when I get home from work and I'll RT anything that others contribute. Remember what we did to Soledad O'Brien? We almost drove her off twitter.

    #vetthemedia for Breitbart's sake

    @MotherGoos3

  • גבר עצוב

    Mika Brzezinski, the pretty, airheaded daughter of an ugly, not-too-bright antisemitic pig, and Joe Scarborough, an unprincipled, opportunistic bastard who has stated that he is going to vote for the lunatic antisemite Ron "early Alzheimer" Paul.

    A lovely pair of coconuts.

  • גבר עצוב

    Take two: Mika Brzezinski, the pretty, airheaded daughter of an ugly, not-too-bright antisemitic pig, and Joe Scarborough, an unprincipled, opportunistic ba$tar-d who has stated that he is going to vote for the lunatic antisemite Ron "early Alzheimer" Paul.

    A lovely pair of coconuts.