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Media's Obama cheerleading harms the nation

President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in New Orleans. Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast region to make a case that more exports equal more jobs. After New Orleans he will go to Miami area for three Democratic fundraisers.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)AP2013

Poor Barack Obama. Ending his fifth year as the world’s most powerful man, he is running out of scapegoats and fairy tales. Blaming George W. Bush has lost its punch, and the ObamaCare debacle is shredding the myths he is competent and honest.

Still, before he rides off into that sunset of self-pity and low poll ratings, he ought to invite his remaining friends over for a heart-to-heart. That way he can tell The New York Times that its fanatical support does him no favors.

Instead, it feeds his arrogance and reinforces his belief that he can solve any problem with another speech. The unflattering truth doesn’t stand a chance — ­until it is too late.

Not that the president would admit any of that, of course, but the Obama Protection Racket, led by the Times, cuts both ways. It is a key reason he has defied political gravity for so long, and also why he is now in deep trouble. As watchdogs became lapdogs, the presidential bubble grew impenetrable, isolating him from ordinary Americans and the trickle-down pain of his policies.

Click for Michael Goodwin’s column in the New York Post.

Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.