The Media Protect Obama Where It Counts

President Obama and his media enablers are trying to spin the Syria fiasco or, failing that, distract attention from it. Via Mark Steyn, Ace of Spades makes a nice catch. Time magazine publishes four editions: Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia, South Pacific and United States. This week’s foreign editions all acknowledged the big news story of the week, and if their covers are a guide, didn’t try to paper over the disaster. This is the Europe/Middle East/Africa cover:

Note that the cover text doesn’t pull any punches:

America’s weak and waffling, Russia’s rich and resurgent–and its leader doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.

The Asia edition:

The South Pacific edition:

And, finally, the U.S. edition:

No “America’s weak and waffling” for American readers! Nope, that might be a little more truth than they are prepared to handle. You wouldn’t want to take any chances with those pesky voters. Historically, the purpose of the press was to inform people. But the principal purpose of our laughably misnamed mainstream media is to prevent people from learning things that might not be good for them. Or, rather, for the Democratic Party.