Obama flashback video should send a jolt through mainstream media

If only the mainstream media could recognize its own behavior.

Amid the intense scrutiny he has experienced over several incidents he wrote about in his best-selling autobiography, “Gifted Hands,” Republican presidential contender Ben Carson turned the tables on the media by reminding them of their treatment of President Obama.

“I do not remember this level of scrutiny for one President Barack Obama when he was running,” Carson said in a news conference over the weekend. “In fact I remember just the opposite.”

But it’s even worse than Carson speaks of — there truly are different standards for Republicans and Democrats.

As seen in the following video from 2007, Obama talked about how the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March led to his parents meeting and to his ultimate birth, even though he was born in 1961 — four years before the march.

And the distortion of reality was readily dismissed as Obama “speaking metaphorically about the civil rights movement as a whole,” as noted by Twitchy.com.

Conservative firebrand Michele Malkin took to social media earlier this year on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to remind folks of Obama’s fabrication.

Here’s Malkin’s tweet, along with a sampling of other responses from Twitter:


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