Michelle Obama is (sadly) Not Off Limits

In a world of ethical political campaign and mainstream media, I agree with Obama.

"SENATOR OBAMA: It’s infuriating, but it’s not
surprising, because let’s face it: What happened was that the
conservative press—Fox News and the National Review and
columnists of every ilk—went fairly deliberately at her in a pretty
systematic way…and treated her as the candidate in a way that you
just rarely see the Democrats try to do against Republicans. And I’ve
said this before: I would never have my campaign engage in a concerted
effort to make Cindy McCain an issue, and I would not expect the
Democratic National Committee or people who were allied with me to do
it. Because essentially, spouses are civilians. They didn’t sign up for
this. They’re supporting their spouse. So it took a toll. If you start
being subjected to rants by Sean Hannity and the like, day in day out,
that’ll drive up your negatives." [read more]

But the reality is, ethics and fairness take a backseat in the political media circus. Like Jesse Ventura said, politics is "the dirtiest business in the world." So the Obamas, unfortunately, better get used to it, suck it up, and continue to focus on their campaign, while fending off stupid propaganda.

The bigger issue here, however, is the current state of mainstream media journalism, which seem to have lost common sense, ethics, good judgment, and moral compass.

"Journalism, by nature, is not difficult. It really isn’t. Most of
the key attributes for solid reporting and editing come naturally to
most people; fairness, hard work, and — most important — common sense.

"News
judgment, for instance, consists mostly of editors and producers using
common sense to determine, based on the limited resources at hand,
which breaking events and stories should be covered, and which ones can
be set aside as less important." [read more]

Btw, if you’re one of the people who are buying, justifying, and perpetrating this stupid propaganda against Michelle Obama, shame on you. McCain made a similar boo boo. What say you?