As stupid and uneducated as it is, there are still some people who are so stupid and uneducated, that they do not believe the smart and educated view that Big Media is protecting Barack Obama. These dolts think Obama is somehow under assault by Big Media and their overgrown dummy is helpless to defend himself from the Big Media bullies.
In addition, these stupid and uneducated people think it is only “racist and evil” Republicans who attack their golden calf. It is hard to educate these stupid people. Fortunately, today, some examples of Big Media corruption and a leftist critique have come to light which might help these dolts understand reality.
In the venerable and establishment U.S News some milquetoast “veteran journalists” from years past reportedly are shocked at how much more milquetoast current Big Media “correspondents” are:
“Several veteran and prize-winning journalists who covered presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush say that the current crop of White House correspondents are too timid and deferential and have played a role in killing the impact of presidential news conferences.
“If you watch an Obama news conference, and watched a Bush news conference previous to that, where correspondents sit in their seats with their hands folded on their laps, [it's] as if they are in the room with a monarch and they have to wait to be recognized by the president,” says Sid Davis, the former NBC Washington bureau chief who covered nine presidents. “It looks like they are watching a funeral service at [Washington funeral firm] Joseph Gawler’s and it shouldn’t be that way.”
Adds Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Haynes Johnson, “It’s all very stale, very structured, very pale.”
And longtime NBC and ABC reporter Sander Vanocur: “You want to know what’s wrong with the press? The press is what’s wrong with the press.”
It’s pretty bad when these lapdogs for previous presidents call out today’s much worse lapdogs. It’s gotten so bad for two reasons: (1) the proliferation of variety of media outlets means that Big Media must be much more overtly and glaringly partisan if Big Media is to sufficiently influence the population; (2) what used to be the cultural opposition is now the cultural establishment – and yes that means the left, the gentry left that despises the non-coastal white working class and it’s “bitter” and “clinging to guns and religion” belief systems.
One-time leftist hero Ted Rall today discusses the RISE OF THE OBAMABOTS – Stifling Liberal Dissent Under Obama. Cartoonist Ted Rall in the 1990s was published “in Time, Fortune and Bloomberg Personal magazines and over 100 daily and alternative weekly newspapers.” Rall was a “staff writer for two major magazines.” After 9/11 Rall lost most of his jobs and he blames his unemployment woes on George W. Bush and the Republican right:
“The media gorged on an orgy of psychotic right-wing rhetoric. Flags everywhere. Torture suddenly OK. In a nation where mainstream political discourse was redefined between Dick Cheney on the right and libertarian Bill Maher on the not-as-right, there wasn’t any room in the paper for a left-of-center cartoonist. My business was savaged. Income plunged. [snip]
McCarthyism–blackballing–made a big comeback. I had been drawing a monthly comic strip, “The Testosterone Diaries,” for Men’s Health. No politics. It was about guy stuff: dating, job insecurity, prostate tests, that sort of thing. They fired me. Not because of anything I drew for them. It was because of my syndicated editorial cartoons, which attacked Bush and his policies. The publisher worried about pissing off right-wingers during a period of nationalism on steroids.
Desperate and going broke, I called an editor who’d given me lots of work at the magazines he ran during the 1990s. “Sorry, dude, I can’t help,” he replied. “You’re radioactive.“
Those wicked Republicans! How horrible! Can anything or anyone be worse than those wicked Republicans? Yes, Barack Obama can – be much worse – is much worse:
“It was tempting, when Obama’s Democrats swept into office in 2008, to think that the bad old days were coming to an end. I wasn’t looking for any favors, just a swing of the political pendulum back to the Clinton years when it was still OK to be a liberal.
This, you have no doubt correctly guessed, is the part where I tell you I was wrong.
I didn’t count on the cult of personality around Barack Obama.”
Uh, oh. We can hear the yelps and mockery already from the stupid and uneducated members of the overly-educated-to-the-point-of-stupidity-Obama-cult-left.
Did you make a hard bed, Ted Rall? What is it they say about still having to sleep in it?
I was a Ted Rall fan until 2008. Forgive me if I can't, as he does, pretend certain things didn't happen and give him a great big hug.
"The Good Wife" aired its season finale last night and I watched it today at CBS.com. I think it went out on a very strong dramatic note but, more importantly, telegraphed that Alicia and Kalinda will probably be fine.
You probably remember last months shocker that Kalinda slept with Peter (Alicia's husband).
Alicia had asked her that in season one. Kalinda said she had not.
When Alicia found out last month, she was furious.
News that Kalinda had slept with Peter destroyed their friendship. It didn't matter to her that, as Kalinda pointed out, it was before the two women even knew each other, let alone before they became friends.
Alicia was forced to work with her this episode. The friendship was not back. Alicia did get less aloof, however. Kalinda slept with the blond woman she almost went to work for. While they were in bed, the woman's husband called. Kalinda insisted she didn't know about the marriage.
And her reaction to it showed that she was seriously bothered.
The friendship between Alicia and Kalinda is important to viewers -- at least those who write me. So its good the show gave some hope there.
No one has written me about the mother in law, not to plead her case. Jackie is the most hated character on the show in my e-mails. She's not at all sympathetic and her taking Peter's side without knowing a thing may be in keeping with Jackie but it's cut off the sympathy factor.
Owen? Do you know him? He was watching the kids this episode. Did I forget him or did I miss him?
He's Alicia's brother. I didn't know she had a brother.
Either he's gay or he's topical.
I say that because Alicia was supposed to join her two kids and Owen for a dinner out but couldn't due to a case. So Owen's talking to the kids as the scene starts and he's talking about what religion is more tolerant of being gay. So I thought, "Okay, he's her gay brother or he feels the need to be very topical with the kids." If it's the latter, every day must be like a pop quiz.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"