Yesterday President Obama spoke at the annual ceremony in Washington to present Syracuse University’s Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting in honor of the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner. Obama used the occasion to “rebuke of the campaign reporting that has allowed Donald Trump to receive nearly $2 billion worth of free media since last summer, without allowing for a critical assessment of Trump’s policy positions,” as Pete Kasperowicz reports the Washington Examiner.
The guy who held himself out as a messiah for nonbelievers in 2008 said:
“When people put their faith in someone who can’t possibly deliver on his or her promises, that only breeds more cynicism.”
The guy who founded his signature program on a barrage of demonstrable lies said:
“When our elected officials and our political campaigns become entirely untethered to reason and facts and analysis, when it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not, that makes it all but impossible for us to make good decisions on behalf of future generations.”
Investor’s Business Daily’s Andrew Malcolm has more here.