Saturday, October 29, 2011

WaPo vs Rubio vs Obama

Surely this has been pointed out already, but the WaPo seems to have put a lot more effort into their investigation of Marco Rubio's family narrative than they have on Obama's family narrative. Along with the major story they've had a series of followup critiques from their ombudsman, keeping the issue alive.

Meanwhile Jack Cashill and a few others could stand naked on the Capitol steps asking the WaPo to do a little digging into Obama's family history and get nothing but back page coverage in the police blotter. Guess it's more important to expose the truth about an up-and-coming conservative Latino whose name has been mentioned as a possible 2012 VP nominee than of the Commander-in-Chief, who will also be running in 2012.

Not to say they shouldn't be doing their job to root out embellishments, half-truths and lies from those who run for office, only that it should be consistent. Surely they wouldn't want anyone to think they are less than objective.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm been following this a little. It is interesting how one-sided they are. They don't even pretend to be fair to both sides any more (or did they ever?)

Debbie
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A.C. McCloud said...

I don't know if Rubio embellished, lied, sensationalized or not but his parents definitely left Cuba during the time Castro came to power and got a better life. Rubio will find his way around these hacks, I bet.

Meanwhile they still won't investigate Obama's early childhood opposed to how he's portrayed it in Dreams and on the stump.