CB, this question of yours makes no sense. The scenario you describe is actually much more similar to what HAS been happening the last 4 1/2 years. The press has fawned over this president and passed over so many incidents that should have had their little noses on the ground searching for the facts. The Founders of this country thought a free and independent press was so important to keeping the government accountable to the people that they included that freedom in the 1st Amendment. The media have dishonored that freedom by their LACK of questioning over incidents that should have had them clamoring for information.<quoted text>
In the US reporters are not required to submit their stories to the White House for approval before printing. Are you suggesting you'd like to change that? Does North Korea's model sound better to you?
Such knee-jerking from Americans is embarrassing. It really shows off the lack of education of so many of our citizens.
When George Orwell originally wrote "Animal Farm" to illustrated the dangers of socialism and communism, he included a preface complaining about how the British were ignoring things they knew to be true and not reporting them out of a desire not to criticize their WWII ally - the USSR.
"The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary.... Things are kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervenes but because of a general tacit agreement that 'it wouldn't do' to mention that particular fact."
That is what we have witnessed the last 4 years: It "wouldn't do" to question Obama too closely about:
Bill Ayers or Jeremiah Wright or Tony Rezko
Black Panther voter intimidation
John Corzine and MF Global
Fast and Furious
Just to name a few.
The media we depend upon to be "watchdogs" over our freedoms have acted instead as "lapdogs" for this administration because of the overall media's own biases. But it would appear that even they could no longer stomach what has come to light over the last two weeks.