It is a well documented fact that the media not only failed, but made a conscious effort to not thoroughly vet President Obama during his rise to power in 2008. The political landscape has continued to tilt in that same direction but has now begun to openly focus its efforts on “outing” conservative Christians for the sole purpose of mocking them.
It’s a troubling double standard that has grown rapidly over the past few years. GOP 2016 contender Gov. Scott Walker has come under fire over the last few weeks, not for infidelity, committing a crime, dishonesty or anything like that. Walker has simply been acknowledging his Christian faith and the media is having a field day.
The most recent incident occurred this week when Walker mentioned that he was still waiting for “God’s calling” regarding whether or not he would run for president in 2016. Political wire reporter, Taegan Goddard, who later admitted he didn’t know that Christians believe they can communicate with God through prayer, jumped on Walker and openly criticized him for praying.
This is not the first time the media has belittled Walker for being a Christian. The presidential hopeful avoided a question from a reporter recently about whether or not he believed in evolution. Not only was this a question that would never be asked of a liberal Christian politician running for president, it was completely uncalled for in the context it was asked in. That context? An official governor’s trip to London to discuss foreign relations. The media, as it has in the past, pounced on this non-story and immediately labeled Walker as a backwards, bible-thumping Christian who doesn’t believe in science.
On the other side of the coin, the press chose not to vet President Obama in 2008. Not only that, the mainstream media has fallen all over itself trying to assure the public that radical Islam has nothing to do with Islam. But yet, being a Christian is something to laugh about.
This blatant media bias is no coincidence. Jeb Bush has already received the Mitt Romney treatment and he hasn’t even announced his candidacy yet. The media has attacked Bush for alleged high school indiscretions involving smoking marijuana and “bullying” his classmates.
President Obama earned a free pass for associating with radical terrorist Bill Ayers, sitting in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years, experimenting with drugs and a whole host of other transgressions. Not one complaint from the mainstream media. But in the media’s mind, Jeb Bush isn’t allowed to smoke a joint in high school and Scott Walker isn’t allowed to pray to God. It’s an embarrassing double standard.
Perhaps the most confusing aspect of the media’s war on Christianity is that President Obama routinely says the same things that Walker said and it goes unnoticed. At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama said, “But no matter the challenge, He has been there for all of us. He’s certainly strengthened me “with the power through his Spirit,” as I’ve sought His guidance not just in my own life but in the life of our nation.”
Where was the sarcastic tweet from Taegan Goddard on that one?
The truth is, the left will latch onto any reason they can to try and make conservatives look stupid, regardless of who or what they disparage in the process. Nothing is safe, not even religion.
As you can see in the video below, even the British interviewer scoffed at the idea of a politician believing in the bible, and true to form, Walker kept his cool.