Infamous veteran American journalist Barbara Walters admitted that she made ill judgement on Barack Obama thinking that he was a new messiah.
Although Walters was one of leading voices in US mainstream media for Obama nevertheless she dismissed her role and blamed collectively media for a mistake.
“He made so many promises,” she said. “We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare or whatever you want to call it, that Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.”
Her stance on issues, its amazing shallowness confirms that the state of Western mainstream journalism has been in terrible shape for a long time. Walters, Jennings and other US mainstream media journalists make uniformed opinions, which unfortunately influence a large sectors of public opinion.
This judgement parallels with her other foolish statements on the climate change or war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Walters represents a state of the mind of the US, and broadly speaking Western, mainstream media elites that has popularised journalism of the lowest moral standard which is focused on profitability and not a truth-telling mission.