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Obama Lectures the Media: “This is Not a Reality Show”

President Obama is not holding back his thoughts regarding the 2016 election, specifically the role the media plays in hyping up the political showdown. He lectured the White House briefing room that the election is “not entertainment,” and reminded reporters to scrutinize every candidate.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Obama said:

“But most importantly, and I speak to all of you in this room as reporters, as well as the American public, I think, I just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job. This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States and what that means is that every candidate, every nominee, needs to be subject to exacting standards and genuine scrutiny.”

…“But what I’m concerned about is the degree to which reporting and information starts emphasizing the spectacle and the circus because that’s not something we can afford.”

Of course, Obama didn’t mind when reporters failed to put his own campaign under any kind of legitimate scrutiny in 2008. But I’m sure that was different!

Progressives only accept media bias when it serves their own agenda.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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