So who does Barack remind me of? He's a civil rights lawyer who taught Constitutional law and is bringing up two girls the right way. When bullies gather, he stands up for what's right, he stands up for the rule of law, he stands up.
One function of a free press in a self-governing society is to tell the truth, which is why those who embrace a strategy of political lying make a concerted effort to denigrate the credibility of the press.
I don't see how there is any serious prospect for solving our energy security problem or our climate problem if the traditional media doesn't do any policing whatsoever of statements by major politicians.