Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported that in speaking to David Gergen at Harvard's Institute of Politics on March 27, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau said "it's a lie" the way the news media portray President Obama as "purely cynical" and pursuing selfish political interests.
Does Favreau watch the networks? They love offering Obama the mantle of idealism whenever they can. But he insisted:
I think that a lot of people, you know, on the news today, a lot of young people, and they hear people tell them, you know, that every motivation of every politician on either side of the aisle is purely cynical and that they are doing everything they do for their own self-interests -- to her make money or get power," Favreau said.
But, he pleaded, "I know that's a lie and I know it's a lie because of the people I've worked with over the last eight years and I know it's a lie because of the president I worked for."