The last time we checked in on WorldNetDaily columnist Marisa Martin, she was ridiculously blaming President Obama for causing the TSA to detain an artist who wore a watch that looked suspiciously like a bomb. She's at it again in her Jan. 31 WND column, this time likening Obama to Napoleon for purportedly caring a lot about his press:
Two centuries later the White House is similarly inhabited by a man obsessed with public opinion and attempting a government made in his image. Streams of rhetoric gush from paid barkers and their collaborating machines (formerly known as the free press.) President Obama is variously compared to JFK, Lincoln, FDR or other titans of humanity with virtually no specific similarity or substance mentioned. Strike a pose and presume ignorance of the masses – and it’s been working.
Leaders with world-class egos can be dangerous when slighted. In China, Iran and Russia, naughty press people who just don’t understand the rules have disappeared. Fortunately, we have no such problems in the U.S., as most newscasters and big networks believe exactly what they’re told by the administration and are never unreasonably skeptical. This makes me feel so much safer.
Of course, Martin fails to mention that there is a free press in America, and that the owner of the website that publishes her anti-Obama rants, one Joseph Farah, is even more anti-Obama than she is -- to the point of publishing complete and utter lies about the president, making him a propagandist even more pernicious than what Martin claims the mainstream media to be -- and that he has never so much as been compelled to correct the record, let alone be thrown in jail for countering the "emperor." The president has the makings of a successful libel case against WND, yet one has not been filed.
Then again, in the court of public opinion, it has been concluded that nobody believes WND.
Martin concludes: "How much high-tech propaganda can be used against Americans without rousing our suspicions -- and how many artists and writers are willing to create it?" Martin is engaging in her own high-tech propaganda by having her rants published at one of the most notorious propaganda mills in the country, so she might want to rethink this whole thing.