Fresh from the news that their candidate is trailing in the polls, the major media networks are launching an all out push in defense of their man. The
New York Times Boston Globe is set to claim Bush did not meet all committments with the National Guard, and NBC is launching a three day jihad with Kitty Kelley at the forefront.
Meanwhile, the rest of us are allowed to question John Kerry’s
In other news, John Hawkins scored an interview with John O’Neill.
Amazing. From Estrich’s poison mouth to the media’s ears. And it STILL won’t work.
Oh, boo hoo, has the media turned on you?
Are you mad at the messenger, or the message? Looks like this shit should have been turned up the minute he questioned anyone elses patriotism or service. So don’t be mad, just be happy you had 4 long, love filled years of being delusional that your steely-eyed hero was anything more than a bendy action figure who would wear out once he was taken out of the packaging.
My heart weaps for your weakness. (and shall I type your next post for you?: CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES? WHO CARES WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST)
I’d like to get some answers about Kerry’s service after he left Vietnam. Just when did his service commitment end? What did he do in the reserves? How did he fulfil his service requirements? Was meeting with the North Vietnamese in Paris while a serving officer an offense against military law?
I’ll have what 68cuda’s already had far too much of. I’m guessing gin, but it just might be tequila.
hey 68cuda, at least Bush is beating the living crap out of Kerry even with 100 Million of dem 527 funding, and all the leftie networks attacking him.
jeez, imagine how far ahead you lefties would be if you had a candidate that people could stand. ie. a real candidate and not Winston Howell the III and lovey. (Gilligan’s island)
Golly, the networks must be the biggest flip-floppers of all!
Just a few weeks ago they were “launching an all out push in defense of their man,” George W. Bush. Or have you forgotten the Swift Boat Hucksters and all the free media attention they got?
We’ll have to see if “Texans for Truth” gets equal coverage.
(PS: Is “Winston Howell the III” a long-lost cousin of the TV character Thurston Howell III? Enquiring minds want to know.)
In what alternative universe are dimwits, “Oreogonian” and “68scuda” living? The suggestion that the media have been defending Bush is so laughable that not even institutionalized fruitcakes can believe that! And the Swift Boat story was virtually absent from the major media coverage over the last month. Kerry supporters need to stop doing those heavy drugs; continued use will further distort reality for them.
Deficits to beat any historical caricature of “profligate democrats.”
And, the press squeaks.
A ramp-up and war based on the pet theory of a few wiz kids with boners for Alexander The Great.
The press cheerleads, squeaks once because of a duststorm, then takes a nap.
Spies outed for sport and payback.
The press is confused; squeezes out a sentence or two, resumes nap.
The list of flip-slops, screwups and sophomore fantasies is long and breathtaking. And, if they weren’t yours, you’d be praising the Lord and campaigning on them for the next 10 election cycles. But please… NOBODY got in your way.
Come on, you guys were s’posed to be the Pros from Dover. “The grownups are in charge,” remember? Media, Tom Daschle, Gephardt and Dems were giving Bush foot rubs for 12 months following 9-11-01. “We’re all Americans now,” rememeber?
You guys blew it. If Bush didn’t have his head up his ass and took the historical opportunity God really gave him–really try that uniter not a divider thing–they’d be comparing him to the Colossus of Rhodes right now and blasting a new face in Rushmore.
All he had to do was lead America and the World. Not “his base”, but the rest of us who said “whoa cowboy, where’s yer posse?” You had your shot. Your guy had his “Lincoln chance”–and couldn’t sense it or execute worth a damn. He screwed you and the pooch.
I just wish the numbnuts, such as “G. Borglum,” that fill the threads with all this drivel could write more concisely and with at least a smidgen of intelligence. But I guess that would be asking for too much from a crowd weaned and comforted by such dregs as atrios and Oliver “Like Stupid to Flypaper” Willis.
Interesting presentation G.–and right on the money too. The “there’s a liberal media” campaign is merely a conservative think-tank product designed to transform the role of the media from watchdog to lapdog. Needless to say, the campaign has been highly effective. How else can one explain Fox News and the success of other “preaching to the choir” programming? I’m not sure how much more momentum the non-thinking can provide the movement, but a correction has to be coming. Eventually people, real Americans anyway, will say “give me a media that challenges ALL positions, not just my opponents.” Perhaps losing this election will be their wake-up call.
Nuance: “How else can one explain Fox News”
I think that the meteoric rise of Fox News is best explained by the otherwise monolithically liberal, and in many ways incompetent, media. Conservatives got pissed, and flocked to what they perceived to be a fairer outlet. Capitalism’s a bitch.
One wonders what press you are referring to. A sentence or two over Plame? Squeaks about deficits? And, of course, the juvenile Alexander remark doesn’t even bear acknowledging.
It has been proven that the mainstream media is more liberal than the populace they are informing. http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/welcome.asp
This election cycle has seen the media come out to support their candidate, Senator Kerry, and even lie to do so. http://www.boston.com/dailynews/247/region/Audience_boos_as_Bush_offers_bP.shtml
The rapid rise of newcomer Fox shows that many people are taking themselves elsewhere for news. Are the traditional media folks hoping to get handouts with Senator Kerry as president, or are they just not looking at their bottom line?
***Needless to say, the campaign has been highly effective. How else can one explain Fox News and the success of other “preaching to the choir” programming?****
I asked long ago and am still waiting for one example of right-wing bias from the network news shows. Surely, Rather/Jennings/Brokaw have provided the Soros butt-boys at mediamatters with at least one story that was a product of the VRWC.
Thus we’re stuck with the cries that two editorial pages, one cable news network and talk radio keeping the left from getting their message out. And they actually believe that….
Numbnuts drivel ahead:
GR: You’ll get no argument from me on Fox’s viability. Let the market rule. As for Plame, she and Iraq are merely cousins of the last GOP fiasco–Iran-Contra: Real bungles so weedy with geopolitical dot-connecting and confusing official locutions that even those who understand them bore themselves to tears. I’ll give you this: Democrats are dumb enough to hand Rs simple narratives and Blue Dresses.
As for the deficits squeaks, conflict generates stories with legs, eh? If Rs aren’t willing to stand on principle and make a meaningful fuss about a core value like fiduciary responsibilty, well, there’s no fight and therefore no fun for the media in that–too many zeros and eggheads for Joe Average, so it’s phoned in, page A-21, if at all. Tell me who’s shown any extended interest in grown up economics who hasn’t been tossed out of this administration or just ignored by “liberal media”? They certainly can’t be found on Hannity’s or Matthews’ shows.
You know what I know, and your side works it, but good: the press can’t get up for spadework, the real stuff of life. But alas, I can recognize John O’Neill at 100 paces. I ‘heard” that Kerry never bled but that Bush “seemed” confident and steadfast.. And I “know” John Edwards is a trial lawyer bent on castrating both the AMA and those noble and self-sacrificing Business Roundtablers.
Speaking of which, what’s so juvenile about Alexander-The-Great envy?
G. Borglum, I applaud you for having the intellectual honesty to preface your comment with “Numbnuts drivel ahead.”
I love truth in advertising, and I also applaud G. Borglum for his honest characterization of his own thinking. More liberal nutjobs should do the same.
“Truth in Advertising”
Funnier than you know.
Bad 6 weeks coming for your Captain Ahab. Swamped, he’ll be. It’s a Perfect Storm, Aaarh.
Sorry RW, not going after that red herring. Citing examples of a perceived “right-wing bias” in the news just sets us up for a pissing contest but doesn’t address the argument of whether a “liberal bias” exsists.
I don’t know if our polarized electorate spawned the “liberal media” myth or if it’s the other way around, but I do know that the resultant paradigm shift in journalism will damage our democracy. As a (presumably) conservative person, don’t you want an active press that will ask the tough questions, whether they’re of your guys or not? Don’t you want the press to dig into a government that assails your (presumably) core values such as: fiscal responsibility(think deficits); freedom for all, special interest for none (think corporate cronyism); and governmental accountability (think Cheney’s secret meetings?)
While I’m sure that you view the shameful AP “booing” report as evidence of bias, I view it as self-fulfilling prophecy. Here’s hoping that the pendulum begins to swing back to the press as watchdogs, not lapdogs for either side.
***As a (presumably) conservative person, don’t you want an active press that will ask the tough questions, whether they’re of your guys or not?*****
Sure. It’s sad that the tough questions are generally asked from only one viewpoint, though.
Imagine Karl Rove as a former Washington Post writer? As the Washington correspondent for Time Magazine?
Well, that’s what Sid Blumenthal was prior to outing himself as Clinton kiss-up poster child numero uno (and later being Josh Marshall’s puppet master).
I long for a balanced press that simply tells me what happened. Sadly, I get journalist majors who can’t keep their leftist ideology (which is fine to have) out of their ‘reporting’.
“While I’m sure that you view the shameful AP “booing” report as evidence of bias, I view it as self-fulfilling prophecy.”