Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis says she was told while a reporter at CNBC to put on a lid on it when she questioned how the Obamacare numbers could possibly add up to a free lunch. Stop disrespecting the presidency, was the message.
That doesn’t surprise me. I always felt as an MSM reporter, in the early days of Obamaphoria, that too much skeptical reporting would raise questions about whether I was “one of them,” i.e., some kind of right winger.
I don’t think it tempered my reporting. But the feeling was there.