In the lead-up to the Iraq War, the media "hammered Bush" about getting congressional approval, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on last night's "Hannity" during the "Media Mash" segment. Yet such scrutiny has been missing in President Obama's actions on Libya, he noted.
What's more, the media have failed to press Obama on violating his own standards on presidential use of military force:
Here's the reality. Barack Obama on the campaign trail said that the president had no constitutional right to declare military action without congressional approval. Joe Biden thundered on the campaign trail that if Bush ever tried doing something like this without congressional approval, he would lead impeachment hearings against them.
And what do you have right now? The Obama/Biden administration just went into kinetic military action without congressional approval, and, except for one statement on ABC, there's been nothing from the networks about this.
Aside from that, "one week into a kinetic military action, and we don't know why we're there.... We don't know who's in charge," the Media Research Center president complained.
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