(NationalSentinel)Â Media: What a difference an administration makes.
Breitbart News picked up on an interesting, if not wholly expected, factoid this morning regarding the latest Alt-Left “outrage” over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ call to all remaining U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Obama to resign, in order to ensure an “orderly transition” to the Trump administration. (RELATED:Â Preet Bharara drama over firing as U.S. attorney completely typical of the whinyÂ Left)
Seems thatÂ Politico, true to its Leftist roots, characterized Obama’s firing of U.S. attorneys much differently than it is now characterizing Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys:
With news flooding the media that President Donald Trump has requested the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by Barack Obama, Politicoâ€™s coverage slapped Trump with a headline screaming that the president was about to unceremoniously â€œoustâ€ Obamaâ€™s appointees.
Back in 2009, Politico had a much less sensational headline when reporting on all the Bush-era U.S. attorneys that Obama fired.
For its March 10 article,Â Politico‘s editors chose a purposely provocative headline:Â â€œTrump team ousts Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys.â€ The writer, Josh Gernstein, added more bogus hype when he claimed in the first paragraph that Sessions’ actionÂ was â€œa seemingly abrupt move that surprised many.â€ Moreover, he then gave voice to Trump critics who called the move “politically fraught,” among other things.
And poof!Â The latest Trump administration “controversy” is born – after being created out of whole clothÂ by the media.
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In 2009, however, when the Obama regimeÂ did the exact same thing,Â Politico ran a decidedly much less, er,Â critical piece:
In 2009, Politicoâ€™s article on Obamaâ€™s decision to begin firing Bush-era attorneys was blandly entitled, â€œObama to replace U.S. Attorneys.â€ Noticeably missing was the negative â€œoustâ€ thrown at Trump. Instead, a milder â€œreplaceâ€ was used to describe Obamaâ€™s actions.
The 2009 article was also written as a straight news piece with no negative connotations, no finger wagging, and no voices of opposition. In fact, the closest Politico got to negativity in 2009 was to say that Obamaâ€™s order â€œbegan to resolve the questionsâ€ over whether Obama would fire Bushâ€™s attorneys in light of the trouble Bush got into from the left when he fired some of Clintonâ€™s appointees back in 2006.
Finally, to put an even finer point on the bias exhibited between the two articles, the writer of the 2009 piece was none other than Josh Gerstein, the same writer responsible for the attack on Trumpâ€™s resignation request today.
Mind you, we don’t expect these ideologues posing as ‘journalists’ to change anything at all about the way they report or the controversies they themselves create anytime soon. But it is instructive to point out anyÂ instances of bias like this one, as it serves the public’s interest. The more of these examples readers are exposed to, the harder it will be for hacks to slantÂ their coverage of the issues of the day.