Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Mark Halperin admitted that the media covers for President Obama. They don’t even keep it a secret anymore. But I’m sure a good number of low information voters still believe what they hear on the news.
When asked if President Obama had an incentive to negotiate with the GOP, Halperin explained that, “The White House does not have much incentive. They think the trends are going to go in their direction at the end of the week, or early next week at the latest; because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this.”
In short: The government is going to shut down because Obama knows the media has his back and therefore feels no pressure to enter into negotiations that might avert a shutdown. In fact, Obama is apparently okay letting the government shut down because he knows the media won’t make him pay a political price for it.
So what we have here is the media’s pro-Obama bias as a big factor in a potential shutdown. (Read More)
In addition to blaming Barack Obama and Harry Reid for a shutdown, Americans should also blame the media.