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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
CNS' Jeffrey Spews Yet Another Petty, Hateful Attack at Obamas

What is it about the Obamas that has made CNS editor in chief Terry Jeffrey abandon all pretense of fairness and objectivity and head straight into paroxysms of rage? Jeffrey simply must flail at every perceived offense, no matter how bizarre or petty, or invent new ones.

Thus, we have an April 9 article by Jeffrey that begins this way:

Speaking Friday at what the administration called “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy,” President Barack Obama said that after his two daughters were born, he and his wife—both Harvard Law School graduates—could not afford the “luxury” of having her stay home with the children.

In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were earning a combined annual income of $479,062. Barack Obama was paid a salary of $162,100 by the U.S. taxpayers, and Michelle Obama was paid $316,962 to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Jeffrey offers no evidence that Obama was talking about any year after 2004, the only years for which he provides the Obamas' income. He cannot possibly know what era Obama was talking about, yet it's enough for Jeffrey to devise this mean-spirited tirade.

There is no "news" here -- this is a petty attack, designed only to draw a link on Drudge and attract the kind of hateful, borderline racist commenters Jeffrey apparently believes should be CNS' core audience. 

This article demonstrates nothing beyond how much Jeffrey has been driven around the bend by his dripping hatred for all things Obama. You can call that lots of things, but responsible journalism isn't one of them.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:41 PM EDT

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