President Obama has announced his opposition to a recent law that was rushed through Congress. The law is retroactive and narrowly written to target taxing the income of specific people. The law is clearly unconstitutional. The media has come to the position that the President’s stand is brave and courageous. Incredibly, the same media castigated the members of Congress voted against the law in the first place.
The situation is that two groups of people reached the same conclusion. The media says that President Obama is brave while the Republicans who voted against at the peak of public furor were obstructionists. The position that the mainstream media takes is apparently based upon who says what. It is small wonder that newspapers lose circulation and the nightly news shows lose viewers.