On Wednesday the president gave a speech in which he claimed that “[W]e’ve issued fewer regulations than the Bush Administration.”
I discussed this claim with Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker in our lengthy conversation yesterday about the new standard of journalism proposed by the New York Times’ “Public Editor”, Arthur Brisbane, on yesterday’s show. The transcript of my conversation with Lizza is here.
“The Brisbane Standard” calls on reporters to denounce/rexplain/”contextualize” claims made by candidates. This hilarious attempt by the president to cover the massive regulatory burdens imposed by his Administration, especially by his EPA, is a good one for the MSM to begin with, along of course with President Obama’s “You got their [the GOP’s] plan, which is let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, (and) less people with health insurance,” and his claims to have saved or created 3 million jobs. Will the president’s claims be “Brisbaned?” Almost certainly not.
The “Brisbane Standard” is of course just an excuse for left-wing reporters working for left-wing MSM outlets to raise left-wing canards (Stephanopoulos’ contraception inquisition) in defense of the president and in furtherance of his re-election.
Lizza explanation for why Obama is issued pass after pass by the “Truth Vigilantes” at the New York Times specifically and the MSM generally is that “the race right now is on the other side,” but of course that is not true as the general election is being fought every day, as Romney’s New Hampshire victory speech showed.
Its just that the MSM isn’t interested in digging into the president’s absurd claims, only casting doubt on the GOP’s obviously true ones.