Though the concept of “journalism” has been watered down with a healthy dose of biases straight from the competing factions of political dogma, there are still certain thresholds that should not be crossed, even with the application and celebration of the First Amendment.
The Seattle Times, regionally known as the sounding board for the bluest cities in the West, recently published an article proclaiming Obama’s tenure in the White House as virtually god-like and nearly infallible. Of course, the paper used the guise of an op-ed as a vehicle to praise the departing politician and to prevent any negative feedback from being quantified as valid.
While the newsroom staff has a very public track record of taking sides on major issues, including same-sex marriage, anti-Bush rhetoric, climate change, elections and race relations, the unabashedly and grotesque pandering and thorough proclamations sung to a vacating public servant, far outweighs the previous transgressions of leftist ideology placed strategically within the lexicon of seemingly benign content. This is not surprising as the print syndicate is responsible for an overall anti-firearm sentiment as it transforms the downtown corridor to a meth-infused dystopia on the pathway to becoming a smaller version of Chicago.
While Obama was certainly not the worst President in history to balance foreign and domestic policy, the audacity of a “professional” journalism organization to equate his administration with perfection is both careless in the sense of standards and dangerous in the reality of the emotion involved in the process of allowing logical and thorough judgement.
Read the full Seattle Time editorial here.