Thank You MSM
McCain’s going to win. All because of faulty vetting by the MSM of the Democratic party. As much as the liberal bias of the MSM has been an undying source of frustration to the GOP, the beneficial result has been to weaken the Democrats and strenghten the GOP. The MSM has been relentless in scrubbing the GOP of its weaker members by enthusically reporting every and any lapse by any conservative. The net result is a contingent of GOP politicians that are really tough in a very Darwinian sense.
The other result is that the Dems have a lot of deadwood piled up in their ranks. This is no better demonstrated by this presidential election cycle.
First, you have “love child” Edwards. Had McCain been Edwards shoes, the NYT would not have been so diffident in reporting this “minor” picidillo. It would have been front page news one nanosecond after the union of sperm and ovum. Frankly, the Dems were fortunate that Edwards didn’t catch fire. Can you imagine the problems for the Dems if that news broke at the convention and he was the nominee? Those styrofoam pillars would have taken on a whole new meaning. To paraphrase Dolly Parton: “you don’t trust no southern backwoods lawyer.”
Then, there’s Hill. Probably the strongest of the very shallow Dem bench. But again, what did she have to offer? A lawyer from Arkansas who owes her entire career to a name she acquired through marriage. Some feminist.
Finally, Barry. Anyone who knows anything about Democratic machine politics in Chicago will smell another machine politician from ten miles off. Any participation in Chicago machine politics makes you dirty automatically. All of your associates have skeletons in their closets. Rezko. Ayers. Wright. I know. I grew up there. I have relatives who were patronage workers.
But, while the MSM was “vetting” Sarah Palin by trashing her 17 year-old daughter (Bristol’s not even old enough to vote), the MSM failed for decades to vet its own (face it, they’re a wholly owned Democratic party subsidiary). Leaving the Democratic party unable to field candidates any better than Love Child, Hill and Barry.
Then Barry picks Biden. What’s Biden done? Just gets re-elected and re-elected so he built up enough seniority to wind up as chair of the foreign relations committee. Foreign policy experience; try peter principle.
Finally, in the spirit of enlightened self-interest, the MSM has been the their own worst enemy in promoting their liberal agenda. Moreover, it has badly tarnished its own brand name. The MSM is increasingly being discounted as an accurate source of news. And, by its bias, it has stimulated the rise of alternate sources of news and information. What was it? Twenty-four hours before the internet demolished Dan Rather?
There is a reason that stock prices for such propaganda organs such as the NYT are sinking faster than a drowning polar bear in the globally-warmed, ice-free Arctic. That reason is that people will pay, and pay well, for information. As in accurate information. But, people will not pay for propaganda; propaganda is to be handed out for free.