January 2, 2012 – Jake Tapper asks Rick Santorum about a 2006 statement about contraception.
January 7, 2012 – George Stephanopoulos asks GOP Presidential primary debate candidates their position on contraception.
January 20, 2012 – Obama administration announces national mandate that insurance plans cover contraception at no charge.
May 7, 2012 – Washington Post reports gay donors aren’t enthusiastic about Obama and are reluctant to contribute to his campaign.
May 9, 2012 – Obama announces his support for gay marriage (at the state level).
May 10, 2012 – Washington Post reports huge donation surge to Obama from previously hesitant gay donors.
June 14, 2012 – Time cover story “We Are Americans” about illegal immigrants.
June 15, 2012 – Obama administration announces executive action to give temporary legal status to certain young illegal immigrants.
At what point does this pattern stop being a coincidence and become evidence of media-campaign collusion?
At the very least, it appears that President Obama is governing (read: campaigning through executive action) in reaction to media coverage. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?