Mainstream Media's Double Standard on Presidents in the Classroom

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Double Standard

On Tuesday, President Obama addressed school children across the country. The speech was praised by the mainstream Obama-mania media and drew little attention from the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.

But, as Byron York of The Washington Examiner points out, that was certainly not the case back in 1991. On October 1 of that year, President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke to students at a Washington area junior high school. And unlike the anointed one, President Bush was slammed for holding the event.

The very first line of a front page Washington Post article the very next day said, "The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props."

And that's not all. Democrats even called for a full investigation on how the speech was funded. They held hearings on the matter and forced the then-Education Secretary Lamar Alexander to testify before a congressional panel.

Now call me crazy, but I don't expect to see a similar story on the front page of tomorrow's Washington Post.

Land of the "Czars"

We welcome the return of a segment called the Land of the "Czars."

With the resignation of Van Jones, and with more radicals popping up in the Obama administration each and every day, we are going to shine the spotlight on the shadow government that President Obama has created in this country.

Let's take a trip back to The Land of "Czars."

Meet Ron Bloom. He is the man President Obama has tapped to be his manufacturing "czar." This actually isn't the first time that Mr. Bloom's portrait has hung in the hall of czars. Back in July we reported that the president had installed him as his second car "czar" despite the fact that he had no experience in the auto industry.

But now he is going to move from his post at the Treasury Department and work directly for the White House's economic team. Bloom, who is not subjected to a Senate confirmation hearing before joining the auto task force, will now avoid that oversight process for a second time.

We're going to continue to highlight the revolving door of radicals and lobbyists joining you this administration in the days ahead, so please stay with us.

Language Police

As you may have noticed, we have been doing a lot of talking about the White House's "czars" lately. But why do we call them "czars"? Mostly because the White House itself does!

Let's take a look:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I always forget the full name of this thing. I call it the drug "czar."

ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: I think I have been asked in this room any number of times if the "czars" in our White House to deal with energy and health care had too much power.

OBAMA: ABC is planning a series called "Dancing With the Czars."


GIBBS: The drug "czar" will and those people do have full access to the president of the United States.


What can I say? We're just following the propaganda minister's lead.

The Slide Continues

The president may have disappeared from sight over the past couple of weeks, but that apparently wasn't enough to erase the negative impression that he has made on a whole lot of voters.

A new poll from the Pew Research Center indicates that this has not been a good summer for President Obama. Support for the president has dropped drastically since April and the drop is most notable among white voters, a group that he worked especially hard to attract.

The poll shows that among white independents, President Obama's support has dropped nine points from 50 to 41 percent; among white Democrats it has dropped 11 percent in the past four months from 89 percent to 78 percent.

So will these numbers serve as a wakeup call and prove to the president that this radical agenda is not going over well with the American people?

That remains to be seen.

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