- The Washington Times - Monday, January 19, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

After listening to questions presented by the news media to Barack Obama, many have noticed that reporters and journalists do not ask the right questions.

For example, with regard to Mr. Obama’s vow to “save or create” more than 3 million jobs, have any of our adroit reporters or journalists bothered to ask Mr. Obama if his jobs program will get the country out of recession if it only “saves” jobs and thus does not create any new jobs, particularly when the creation of new jobs is vital to an economic recovery?

Furthermore, have any of those journalists bothered to ask Mr. Obama how long it will take to “save or create” more than 3 million jobs, bearing in mind that implementing his public works plan has a built-in delay of two to four years before any substantial number of new jobs is created? When Mr. Obama vows that he plans to give a tax cut to 95 percent of Americans, as he often does, have any of those reporters or journalists bothered to ask Mr. Obama how he can give a tax cut to 40 percent of those Americans who pay no federal tax?

Furthermore, have any of those journalists bothered to ask Mr. Obama whether taking money from those who pay taxes and giving it to those who don’t isn’t in reality a welfare program? Until the media begin asking Mr. Obama the right questions, the public will not be getting the right answers.

HARRISON E.

McCANDLISH

Alexandria

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