Remember how stupid Dan Quayle was because he couldn’t spell potato? It was an iconic episode in American politics. The media was relentless in demonstrating how the inability to spell a simple word was proof enough that Quayle lacked the gravitas to hold the office of Vice President. The truth behind the story was that Quayle was handed a list of spelling words prepared by the teacher with the word potato misspelled with an e at the end. As candidates are wont to do on the campaign trail, he didn’t pay to much attention to what was being said. However, the “gotcha” moment was to good to filter with the truth.
Remember how George W. Bush said “nucular” instead of nuclear? It was the clarion call for the attack media and entertainment leftists. “See!”, they shouted. “He can’t even pronounce the word correctly.” Careers were launched and saved by using the “mock Bush strategery”. (Will Ferrell is the funniest.)
Remember when Obama was making a speech before a bunch of people from the military and kept referring to a Navy Corpsman as a “corpse-man”? You don’t? Heck, it just happend a few days ago. Haven’t you seen it all over the media? Oh, that’s right. It wasn’t all over the media. In fact, I’ve only seen it reported in once place. Here at National Review Online. You would think that with Obama’s very election to the presidency dependent, in part, upon his silver-tounged oratory, that a misstatement of this magnitude would be big news. But of course, this is Obama and the media is not going to turn on Obama. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Brian Williams start referring to the “corpse-man shipping out overseas to fight the war.” After all, if Obama said it, it must be so. Maybe he should issue an executive order changing the official pronunciation of the word.
In Texas, they have a saying. “Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” When it comes to Obama the media is pissing bias and claiming that it’s raining objectivity.