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Media betrayal

| Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Obama administration is the perfect storm because the press and media did not do their duty.

The Constitution provides the strongest protection for the press because a free country can survive only if its citizens are kept objectively informed about the government. Instead, the media became supporters of and advocates for Obama and his administration. Rather than advocating for the citizens and holding the administration accountable, the media turned a blind eye to dubious actions, stonewalling and misleading responses by Obama, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and others. The media betrayed us.

Under the press cover, Obama displayed a level of arrogance never seen before in a president. This resulted in bolder questionable and perhaps illegal actions, culminating in the current scandal trilogy — Benghazi, the IRS and the attack on the Associated Press and Fox News.

The administration proclaims it knows nothing because it's never been challenged by a critical media. But by stupidly biting the hand that protected it — attacking the AP — the administration now must deal with the press finally doing its job.

Michael G. Bitterice

Freeport

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