Thursday, October 22, 2009

News reporters need to start supplying us with the appropriate sound effects that should accompany their reports about president Obama and his administration

For example, these three reports I´ve read over the past couple days:

James Taranto reports the president hasn't yet chosen whether to choose not to decide to send more troops to Afganistan.


Jake Tapper asks the White House where they get off designating Fox News a right-wing opinion outlet.

Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” -- why is that appropriate for the White House to say?

Gibbs: That’s our opinion.

And today George Will reports on an entitlement to which you are entitled even when you are not entitled to it.

Barack Obama has now established Mills's Social Security COLA as the capstone to the architecture of the entitlement culture that is modern liberalism's crowning achievement: It is an entitlement to which you are entitled even when you are not entitled to it. Obama says that 57 million Americans -- every Social Security beneficiary and some other recipients of federal entitlements -- are entitled to $250 apiece to assuage the disappointment of having not been injured by inflation. Because the cost of living declined 4 percent last year, the 57 million are not entitled to the actual COLA, but they evidently are going to be declared entitled to monetary consolation for the misfortune of not experiencing misfortune.

I think I´m entitled to a stiff drink right about now.

So, on behalf of all the sane people reading these reports, let me just say...