Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Media are taking Crazy Pills!

The behavior of the media has been the most appalling and frightening thing to come out of this election so far. Their unabashed championing of Obama and undercutting of McCain has become a serious problem and will be even more troubling if Obama is elected and it continues. Witness the way they went after Joe the Plumber - an ordinary citizen who challenged Obama. That will have a chilling effect on anyone who dares questions Obama now or in the future. It's one thing to have bloggers after you, but the media and a potential administration is downright scary!

On a less serious note, the New York Times gave FRONT PAGE coverage today to this major, earth-shattering election issue: "$150,000 Wardrobe for Palin May Alter Tailor-Made Image"! Gee, think this "news" story was trying to drive a wedge between Palin and her base? They also had three front page stories on Palin's personal life and that of her family when she was originally chosen for VP. Meanwhile, they put out a whitewash article on Obama's connection to unrepentent terrorist Ayers on a Saturday, the slowest news day of the week. And don't forget the hit piece on McCain that implied he was having an affair with a lobbyist! The New York Times has sunk so low, the have less than zero credibility - negative credibility!

The media is even covering for Obama and the Democrats on the biggest financial issue of our time. Here's an excerpt from a great article on the negligence of the media in covering the economic collapse, directed to the media:

You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there.

If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a list of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices.

SOOOO TRUE!!! The current financial crisis is directly attributable to Democrats and Obama and yet Republicans are getting the blame and McCain is suffering because of it!


Update 10/26/08: Michael Malone of ABC says:
The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game -- with their readers, with the Constitution and with their own fates. ...

If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as president of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography.

That isn't Sen. Obama's fault: His job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media's fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.

He offers insight into WHY editors are so supportive of Obama - to save their jobs and their industry:

With luck, this monolithic, single-party government will crush the alternative media via a revived fairness doctrine, re-invigorate unions by getting rid of secret votes, and just maybe be beholden to people like you in the traditional media for getting it there.

Great article!

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Kate said...

I agree completely. It is really scary how much propaganda they are spreading. Yesterday it seemed like the talking point was "Sarah Palin is a drag on the ticket". Excuse me? That is the opposite of truth. I'm literally more afraid of this crazy media treatment than I am of an Obama presidency (and that's scary!).

Anonymous said...

Media aside, Palin is a disaster for the ticket. I'm a long time McCain supporter, but after that choice he lost my vote. She lacks education, intelligence, experience and ethics. Putting her anywhere near the Whitehouse is as scary as having Bush on for another term, if not more troubling. On a side note, Alexa is a rockstar... even though our political views are about 180 degrees from each other.

Anonymous said...

And another comment: The current financial crisis wasn't caused by one party or the other. It was caused by Alan Greenspan through his monetary policy (served under both parties), and the American public, who refuse to be accountable for their foolish financial decisions...

And for the record, Clinton had a surplus... which was a function of Bush Sr's tax increase and lucky timing with the dot com boom.

Chuck said...

Great site. There is good news here though.

NYT ad numbers down sharply, S & P lowered their rating to junk status. Good riddance.

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