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On Howard Kurtz Coming Unhinged: We Are The Gatekeepers ...
The Virginian ^ | 9/12/2008 | Moneyrunner

Posted on 09/13/2008 6:10:04 AM PDT by moneyrunner

No Left Turns wonders what made a fairly reasonable Liberal journalist snap and appear to go batshit crazy like the anchorman Howard Beale in “Network.” Watching somebody go unhinged in public is both fascinating and repellent. It makes you realize the beneath that urbane exterior there was a boiling cauldron of repressed fury that colored every word uttered or written. It strips Howard Kurtz naked and to see the naked Kurtz is not a pretty sight. Gone is the pretense of objectivity; gone is the pretense of seeing all sides, gone in a single essay is any pretense of impartiality. Kurtz could not have shown his allegiance to the Obama camp any more clearly if he had hoisted the Jolly Roger emblazoned with a stylized O.

So what made Kurtz snap?

Glen Reynolds suggests a source for the anger: "I think it’s because they don’t matter as much as they once did."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: hatinpalin; howardkurtz; kurtz; media; mediameltdown; palin; sarahnoia; unhinged

1 posted on 09/13/2008 6:10:04 AM PDT by moneyrunner
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To: moneyrunner

Who is Howard Kurtz and what did he do/say and when did he do/say it?


2 posted on 09/13/2008 6:17:51 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: moneyrunner
“I think it’s because they don’t matter as much as they once did.”

Ain't narcissism grand!

3 posted on 09/13/2008 6:20:26 AM PDT by poobear (“…individual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
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To: moneyrunner
Another part of what is making them absolutely "nuts" is that while they are lecturing and admonishing us for "warming" to Sarah (as they did with Reagan) they are incredulous over how a hick from the sticks with no sophistication, such as they, can continue to charm and guile the American public.

Unfortunately, they are the "Emperors with no clothes" as they have dropped all pretense of being "one of us" and now have pole vaulted atop their own Mt. Olympus' to slander, diminish, threaten and warn us, "the great unwashed" as to our fate, should we choose one of us instead of "one of them."

4 posted on 09/13/2008 6:20:50 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: moneyrunner

Nice article. All of it makes sense.

“If you’re 45 or so, and have just made it, and perhaps have a couple of kids who want to go to college, it’s going to cause grey hairs and ulcers.”

That could be, if your kids “must” go to Harvard, Columbia, or some other very expensive school. But I’m sure Howie would have no trouble sending his children to a state school.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 6:22:21 AM PDT by ChessExpert (If it had been up to Hussein Obama, Saddam Hussein would still be in power)
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To: moneyrunner
We Are The Gatekeepers ...

That's been obvious for some time now.

6 posted on 09/13/2008 6:23:31 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: moneyrunner
"Kurtz could not have shown his allegiance to the Obama camp any more clearly if he had hoisted the Jolly Roger emblazoned with a stylized O."

I love that line it makes me envision a pirate ship ...
"The Pirates of the 2008 Election"
All the media on board a sinking ship wildly swinging their swords.
7 posted on 09/13/2008 6:23:50 AM PDT by za_claws
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To: moneyrunner

What did Kurtz do?


8 posted on 09/13/2008 6:24:45 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: moneyrunner

I can tell you this much. If the MSM still really mattered, a second stringer like Kurtz wouldn’t be the media commentator.


9 posted on 09/13/2008 6:27:03 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: moneyrunner

It sure is fun to watch. This is what happens to elites. They always end up talking to each other, lose sight of the big picture, and then find that the rest of the world doesn’t care what they have to say.


10 posted on 09/13/2008 6:36:47 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: peggybac

He threw a hissy fit in his column the other day. He whined that the media should be the gatekeepers who protect the public from unfit candidates, but that Palin broke through their gate. He’s worried that the media firestorm to drive her off the ticket not only failed, but backfired. He fears we’ve now entered an era when further unfit candidates can get past the gatekeepers. Of course, these gatekeepers found Obama, who has less experience than Palin, who has radical leftist mentors, who can’t give a routine stump speech without a teleprompter, who got where he is via affirmative action programs, and who stammers and stutters when answering a simple question (he’s never been asked a tough one) to be well qualified.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 6:39:15 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The best part is that the drive by media has such short lived control of the news cycles which now seem to change 3 or 4 times a day when in the past they could pound one false theme for three days and then when it was debunked, they would just bury the correction on page 16 (if they even bothered to give the debunking the slim light of day). The Times/Post etc control era is rapidly ending. Good Riddance!


12 posted on 09/13/2008 6:39:59 AM PDT by Roamin53 (More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combi)
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To: puroresu

Public enemy number one is the putrid liberal media.

Destroy it.


13 posted on 09/13/2008 6:48:11 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialists are not inspired by success and achievement - they are diminished in its presence.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

That was going to be my question, too. LOL


14 posted on 09/13/2008 6:48:49 AM PDT by nobama08
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To: za_claws
I love that line it makes me envision a pirate ship ... "The Pirates of the 2008 Election" All the media on board a sinking ship wildly swinging their swords.

Don't forget that Friday September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey!

15 posted on 09/13/2008 6:50:59 AM PDT by Thebaddog (How many dogs to the Palin's have and how can I apply for a spot on their dog team?)
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To: puroresu

Bill Clinton was the first person unfit for the job of president. He damaged the integrity of that office as well as our credibility in the world. Yet they blame all this on Bush.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 6:55:33 AM PDT by J40000
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To: puroresu

Thank you. I’ll have to look up the article. Kurtz has always been a pain in the ass.


17 posted on 09/13/2008 7:00:13 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Thebaddog
"Don't forget that Friday September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey!"


Arrr!
18 posted on 09/13/2008 7:08:58 AM PDT by za_claws
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To: peggybac
I don't have time to format it, but the link should you want to copy and paste is

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/11/AR2008091100793.html

Postscript: Yes, I'm the same Penny as the one here.

Regards . . . Penny

19 posted on 09/13/2008 7:17:07 AM PDT by Penny
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To: peggybac

That is to say, the comments page is the best part of all!


20 posted on 09/13/2008 7:18:13 AM PDT by Penny
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To: Penny
Here?
21 posted on 09/13/2008 7:27:23 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Yes—and thanks so much!


22 posted on 09/13/2008 7:32:46 AM PDT by Penny
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To: J40000

Can we say Carter?


23 posted on 09/13/2008 8:13:45 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: moneyrunner
One of Reagan's greatest strengths was his ability to circumvent the MSM and talk directly to the American people. The MSM hated him for it.

McCain and Palin need to stop giving interviews, particularly to the national media. No one in the MSM has any interest in hearing what either McCain or Palin has to say. They only want to try and make McCain and Palin look bad, to make themselves look good to their MSM peers. It is truly like watching 14 year old girls fighting to raise their pecking order at a high school cafeteria.

Spend the rest of the campaign speaking to crowds of supporters at campaign stops across the country.

24 posted on 09/13/2008 8:43:43 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: moneyrunner
But there is one more, and, as far as I can tell, little discussed, element to the story: and that is the human dynamic. Put yourself in the shoes of a reporter for the New York Times or The Washington Post. He or she has worked hard for many years to reach the top of a particular hill. And just when he gets there, he finds that the hill is a much less important one than it was before.

Yup.
25 posted on 09/13/2008 9:30:17 AM PDT by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: puroresu

Of course, the difference between the “Gatekeepers” and the guy who sells hotdogs on West Ave., Newport News VA, is that the hotdog vendor actually does something beneficial for his fellow man. “Pluka’s Hot dogs” give ‘em a try.”


26 posted on 09/13/2008 10:07:16 AM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: puroresu
He threw a hissy fit in his column the other day. He whined that the media should be the gatekeepers who protect the public from unfit candidates, but that Palin broke through their gate. He’s worried that the media firestorm to drive her off the ticket not only failed, but backfired.


27 posted on 09/13/2008 11:07:34 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady from the North")
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