The limits of the media claque

Despite the best efforts of his mainstream media handmaidens, The American public is aware of President Obama’s responsibility for the mess we find ourselves in on the border and in Iraq, and the public by a margin of more than two-to-one suspects an administration cover-up is at the root of the disappearing IRS emails.

 John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily reports on the results of a new IBD public opinion survey

The public largely blames President Obama for the flood of children who have poured over the border in recent weeks, creating a growing humanitarian crisis, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll released Monday.

The late June survey found that the public largely blames Obama policies for the crisis in Iraq and believes the lost IRS emails are an administration effort to cover up wrongdoing at the agency.

The poll found that 59% of those closely following the immigration crisis agree that "current administration policies and lack of focus on securing the border" are behind the human tide of illegal crossings. Six in 10 say that the children should be ordered to leave the country. (The survey found that 73% of Americans are following this story closely.)

These results should encourage Republicans to aggressively pursue pinning responsibility on Demcorats in Congress who have supported the president. They also demonstrate the limitations on media misrepresentation. Reality, as the saying goes, bats last. However, I do not for a minute believe that the media are powerless. Had the mainstream outlets pursued any of these issues as they did Presidents Nixon’s behavior in Watergate, or President Bush’s problems in Iraq, there would be Democrats demanding impeachment.

Despite the best efforts of his mainstream media handmaidens, The American public is aware of President Obama’s responsibility for the mess we find ourselves in on the border and in Iraq, and the public by a margin of more than two-to-one suspects an administration cover-up is at the root of the disappearing IRS emails.

 John Merline of Investor’s Business Daily reports on the results of a new IBD public opinion survey

The public largely blames President Obama for the flood of children who have poured over the border in recent weeks, creating a growing humanitarian crisis, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll released Monday.

The late June survey found that the public largely blames Obama policies for the crisis in Iraq and believes the lost IRS emails are an administration effort to cover up wrongdoing at the agency.

The poll found that 59% of those closely following the immigration crisis agree that "current administration policies and lack of focus on securing the border" are behind the human tide of illegal crossings. Six in 10 say that the children should be ordered to leave the country. (The survey found that 73% of Americans are following this story closely.)

These results should encourage Republicans to aggressively pursue pinning responsibility on Demcorats in Congress who have supported the president. They also demonstrate the limitations on media misrepresentation. Reality, as the saying goes, bats last. However, I do not for a minute believe that the media are powerless. Had the mainstream outlets pursued any of these issues as they did Presidents Nixon’s behavior in Watergate, or President Bush’s problems in Iraq, there would be Democrats demanding impeachment.

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