Jeff Crouere

What happened to the watchdog media? Sadly, in this day of Obama, they have turned into the lapdog media. Everyone knows that most members of the mainstream news media are card carrying liberals; however, even staunch left wingers should have enough integrity to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. Our country has benefited from a vigorous “fourth estate,” but that crucial oversight is sorely lacking today.

Of course when Republicans are in office, liberal journalists become quite aggressive and love to launch investigations. When Democrats are in office, these same journalists help the politicians cover up their misdeeds. The identical press that blasted George W. Bush throughout his administration is totally uninterested in examining President Obama’s failed policies, broken promises and weak leadership.

The biggest omission has been a detailed examination of Obamacare and the President’s many exemptions, extensions and revisions to the plan. Today, the plan is a shadow of the legislation that passed, but the American people are only being told about the March 31 deadline and the President’s massive sales push to reach 7 million enrollees.

Respectable journalists should be appalled by the President’s undignified salesmanship of his plan, appearing on every type of entertainment or sports programming. In the past few days, he has been on ESPN, the Ellen show, and an Internet program “Between Two Ferns,” among many others. He is literally pulling out all the stops and knows that on these fluff programs he will never be asked anything resembling a tough question. In the process, he is damaging the presidency by outrageous shilling that is beneath the dignity of his office. .

Obviously the President does not care about the message he is sending, he just needs two million more Americans to sign up for Obamacare before the deadline. His target audience is the young people who have been less than enthused about enrolling. To gain rapport with the youth of America, the President will do almost anything. Whether it is filling out his NCAA basketball brackets or appearing on a late night talk program, there are no limits since there are no presidential standards.


Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com