The Answer is no

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The Answer is no

Glenn Reynolds asks the fol­low­ing ques­tion:

The real ques­tion, given the way the press cov­ered for John Edwards, Barack Obama, et al. is whether the press would cover a Water­gate if it hap­pened under a Demo­c­ra­tic administration.

The answer is no and Ann Coul­ter gives some exam­ples:

She com­plained that we didn’t have enough “Ara­bic trans­la­tors” in Afghanistan — not real­iz­ing the natives don’t speak Ara­bic in Afghanistan, but rather a vari­ety of regional dialects, the most com­mon of which is Pashtun.

Speak­ing to mil­i­tary vet­er­ans one time, Palin said, “Our nation hon­ors its unbro­ken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audi­ence here today.”

She bragged about pass­ing a law reg­u­lat­ing the nuclear indus­try that it turned out never became a law at all.

Some days Palin said Venezuela’s dic­ta­tor Hugo Chavez should suf­fer “regional iso­la­tion” — but then on oth­ers she’d say she sup­ported the president’s meet­ing with Chavez.

She told one audi­ence about recent tor­na­dos in Kansas that had killed 10,000 peo­ple. In fact, a dozen peo­ple were killed in the tornados.

She referred to the “57 states” that make up the U.S.

Speak­ing of her eldest daughter’s preg­nancy, she said Bris­tol was being “pun­ished” with a baby.

As you prob­a­bly know — or guessed by now — none of these gaffes were uttered by Palin. They are all Obama gaffes. Luck­ily, he made them to a star-​struck press that man­aged not to ask him a dif­fi­cult ques­tion for two years.

And I’ve already dealt with the Car­o­line vs Sarah busi­ness today.

As long as the press sees them­selves as advo­cates rather than as reporters of facts this won’t change and I see no indi­ca­tion or rea­son for this to hap­pen any­time soon.

Glenn Reynolds asks the following question:

The real question, given the way the press covered for John Edwards, Barack Obama, et al. is whether the press would cover a Watergate if it happened under a Democratic administration.

The answer is no and Ann Coulter gives some examples:

She complained that we didn’t have enough “Arabic translators” in Afghanistan — not realizing the natives don’t speak Arabic in Afghanistan, but rather a variety of regional dialects, the most common of which is Pashtun.

Speaking to military veterans one time, Palin said, “Our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today.”

She bragged about passing a law regulating the nuclear industry that it turned out never became a law at all.

Some days Palin said Venezuela’s dictator Hugo Chavez should suffer “regional isolation” — but then on others she’d say she supported the president’s meeting with Chavez.

She told one audience about recent tornados in Kansas that had killed 10,000 people. In fact, a dozen people were killed in the tornados.

She referred to the “57 states” that make up the U.S.

Speaking of her eldest daughter’s pregnancy, she said Bristol was being “punished” with a baby.

As you probably know — or guessed by now — none of these gaffes were uttered by Palin. They are all Obama gaffes. Luckily, he made them to a star-struck press that managed not to ask him a difficult question for two years.

And I’ve already dealt with the Caroline vs Sarah business today.

As long as the press sees themselves as advocates rather than as reporters of facts this won’t change and I see no indication or reason for this to happen anytime soon.