As I noted Sunday, the media’s victory lap for Barack Obama’s flipflop on same-sex marriage is really becoming disgraceful.
CNN jumped into the sycophantic cesspool Monday with a headline at its website reading, “If Clinton Was ‘Black,’ Is Obama ‘Gay’?”
As you might imagine, the article was about Monday’s cover stories at Newsweek and the New Yorker:
As if becoming the first black president wasn’t momentous enough, Barack Obama has just been handed a new title: “First gay president.”
A Newsweek magazine cover bestowed that distinction on Obama this week with a picture of the president and a rainbow halo. If you view that as a naked attempt to grab your attention, capitalize on the moment and have you pick up a newsmagazine, you might be right.
But that illustration – along with a New Yorker cover showing the columns of the White House lit up in rainbow colors – certainly shows how the president’s public support of same-sex marriage has pushed the issue back into the spotlight.
The magazines’ choices also speak to the broad cultural impact of Obama’s announcement and pose questions about whether this moment may become a lasting part of his legacy.
Maybe what CNN.com and other media outlets should be reporting concerning Obama’s legacy is how this could be looked upon as one of the worst campaign gaffes in American history if he loses in November.
Imagine how posterity will view this flipflop if key battleground states – states that Obama easily won in 2008 – go for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the exit polls say much of the reason was same-sex marriage.
Consider too what happens if Romney as a result of this issue gets a huge coattail allowing the Republicans to expand their majority in the House while recapturing the Senate.
At that point, the textbooks will say this poorly timed flipflop completely changed the power structure in the nation.
Compounding this is the fact that the entire change of heart was precipitated by Vice President Joe Biden.
If Obama actually loses in November, and exit polls show this issue was a big factor, history might judge Biden as one of the biggest nincompoops to ever be a heartbeat from residing in the White House.
Of course, that would completely destroy his chances of running for president in 2016.
Makes you wonder why all these downsides aren’t being considered while supposedly impartial reporters are giving each other high fives in plain sight of the public.
I guess that would be too much like journalism for these shills.
Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters.