Future Senator/Queen Sharron Angle allows that she might possibly speak with the “lamestream media” after the election.
“And I’m hoping that as we get into this once I get elected senator,” Angle continued, “that they will be much more civil and we will have a very civil discourse.”
Angle’s big beef isn’t with Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann, it’s with TV stations in her local markets. It was local reporters, not national press, who were crass enough to chase her into parking lots and impertinently ask questions. Apparently Angle thinks that something will change when she becomes Senator, and that she’ll have some power to assert over local media.
This is laughably naive. For starters, political coverage just isn’t that important to local TV stations. Local TV lives or dies based on its performance during ratings sweeps, when news directors comb their cities for anything that fucks and/or bleeds. Politics is a sideshow that leads the newscast on days when there wasn’t a five-car pileup on I-80. Plus, running after Sharron Angle, or having an interview where she walks out in a huff, is better TV than the usual boring political interview topics like water rights or agricultural subsidy payments.
The other thing Angle apparently doesn’t get is that she’s going to be putting millions into the pockets of these TV stations in six years no matter how well they treat her. There aren’t enough TV stations in Nevada for Angle to start compiling an enemies list of affiliates who won’t get her campaign cash in 2016.
If this teatard beats Harry Reid, it’s going to be painful, but watching her become a local media punching bag for 6 long years will provide at least a little bit of consolation.