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President Barack Obama pauses as speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Paul Kengor calls out mainstream journalists as dupes [VIDEO]

In an interview with The Daily Caller, author and academic Paul Kengor said establishment media reporters are “dupes” who spout Obama administration propaganda.

Dr. Kengor says that if President Obama were a Republican “he wouldn’t have been re-elected because of Benghazi.”

He also compared the criticism that President Reagan received on the issue of homelessness with the lack of criticism that Obama has received, even though there are twice as many estimated homeless in the country today than during the Reagan administration.

“I have never seen one single news report — print media, TV, or anything, or NPR — on the homeless under Obama,” he said. “If this was a Republican, that would be used to paint the most dire scenario of the U.S. economy since the Great Depression.”

Obama’s mentor in Hawaii, Frank Marshall Davis, was an avowed Communist. But Kengor says that mainstream journalists who have written about Obama’s Hawaii years — Dana Milbank, David Remnick, David Maraniss, and Jon Meacham — have smoothed over that connection.

Instead of identifying his Communist Party USA affiliation, reporters typically describe Davis as “a stoic civil rights crusader fighting for social justice,” Kengor said.

“If Mitt Romney had had a mentor as a young man who was a closet Nazi or … who was a John Bircher, it’d be on the front page of The New York Times, front page of The Washington Post. Everybody in America would know about it,” he added.  But “in the case of Obama, they make fun of the accusers, of the whistle-blowers.”

Kengor, 46, is the director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College and has taught courses there since 1997. He is the author of 12 books and numerous articles and columns. His Townhall columns can be found here and his writing for the American Spectator can be found here.

In a previous segment, Kengor discussed Hillary Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses as a presidential nominee.

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