Obama Blames Fox News for Likely Loss in Next Week's Kentucky Primary

May 17th, 2008 3:55 PM

In today's "Can You Believe This Gall?" moment, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama has actually blamed Fox News for his likely loss in next week's Kentucky primary.

Can someone that has been implicitly endorsed by virtually every press member in the nation get away with accusing a news network of negatively impacting his campaign efforts?

While you ponder, the following was reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader Friday (emphasis added, h/t Stuck on Stupid via NB reader Thomas Stewart):

He also blamed Fox News for disseminating "rumors" about him and said that that and e-mails filled with misinformation that have been "systematically" dispersed have hurt him in Kentucky. [...]

“And there are a lot of voters who get their news from Fox News. Fox has been pumping up rumors about my religious beliefs or my patriotism or what have you since the beginning of the campaign.”

Can you believe this nonsense?

At this point in time, Obama receives virtually nothing but 24-hour a day praise from CNN and MSNBC, along with almost exclusively fawning coverage from the news divisions at ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and NPR.

Most recently, all of these outlets advanced the absolutely preposterous notion that President Bush attacked the junior senator from Illinois during a speech to the Israeli Knesset Thursday.

In addition, Obama thoroughly misrepresented the President's statements during a campaign stop in Watertown, South Dakota, on Friday:

Despite the obvious inaccuracies in that speech, no mainstream media outlet pointed out the candidate's shameless misrepresentation of what happened in the Israeli Knesset Thursday. And yet he's got the unmitigated gall to point fingers at anyone in the press?

Forgive me, Senator, but this holds about as much water as a church pastor claiming he doesn't have the support of his choir.

With this in mind, it appears there's something Obama needs to grow to possess the stature required of the President of the United States of America, but decency and decorum prevent me from saying what it is.

On a related note, don't miss today's WSJ editorial "How to Enrage a Democrat."