My column in today’s American Spectator contemplates what it means for the republic if the President’s media pimps dupe the voters into re-electing him:

Shortly after ObamaCare was passed and signed by the President, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute noted a sudden plethora of articles that had begun to appear in a wide variety of MSM outlets about the probable ill-effects of ‘reform.’ This prompted him to ask, ‘Where were these reporters before the passage of the health care bill?’

The answer is that they were colluding, via JournoList, to make sure that no one screwed up and told the truth. To the nation’s cost, their self-censorship succeeded. Now we face a much more dangerous situation:

The ‘reporters’ of the establishment news media are engaged in a concerted campaign of misinformation to get Barack Obama re-elected. This has been evident for some time, but the breathtaking mendacity of this effort was writ large by Candy Crowley during last Tuesday’s presidential debate.

This was no misbegotten attempt at instant “fact checking.” It was a deliberately disingenuous attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the debate’s 65 million viewers.

To read the full column, click here.

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