There has been a complete lack of reality this week in our government and media.

Words are not deeds.  This is especially important to remember if you’re the President of the United States who has essentially talked himself into office.

Behold a paragraph from President Obama’s stirring acceptance speech at the convention:

 The historic change sweeping across the Arab World must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate today. So now we face a choice. My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.

Now take a look at this Atlantic map of Muslim protests around the world—too many of them to count without a scorecard.

Obama’s fantasy land was matched in the media.

To cap off the week in which our mainstream media beclowned themselves and proved conclusively that they are drowning in the Obama tank, the New York Times jumped the shark that jumped the shark.

On the paper’s homepage, in the above-the-banner box that appears only when there’s breaking news of importance to report but no time yet to write it up, comes the results of an…opinion poll.

And whaddya know? It’s a poll favorable to Obama?

Isn’t it time for Obama and The New York Times to throw themselves under the bus?

WAJ Adds — Just saw this — really shocking:

The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete.

“I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened –not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it — until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that’s its got,” State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon.

“So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she said.