Skip to comments.Media Madness, and the Reckoning
Posted on 09/02/2012 9:27:23 AM PDT by jazusamo
Last week a line was crossed, and full blown insanity manifested itself in the formerly-mainstream media. My friend JMH is a model of a temperate media consumer, but watching the coverage of the Republican convention, she could not contain her fury:
Something just snapped today, when I read about the race baiters at MSNBC not even airing any of the Convention's minority speakers. Even if Artur Davis weren't black, how is it a non-story, when the guy who seconded Obama's nomination ends up with a prime time spot on the GOP Convention stage? Ditto for covering Ted Cruz, who pulled off the most spectacular extremist Tea Party upsets of campaign 2012. It's not just MSNBC either; NBC "curated" both of them right out of "some of the notable speeches" in Tampa.
I know, I know. I know. But it's the brazenness of it all that just stuns me, and keeps on stunning me, no matter how prepared to expect it I should be by now. Today, however, I'm also stunned by just how deep the reservoir of my own anger about it has become. It's so blinding that I can't even concentrate on anything else.
That was early in the convention. There was much more to be furious about as the coverage continued.
Yahoo Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian, formerly at ABC where he produced this famous and fact free ambush of Sarah Palin, mistakenly thought he was off mic when he said Ann and Mitt Romney had no problem with African Americans suffering as a result of hurricane Isaac. They're not concerned at all. "They're happy to have a party with black people drowning," As it turned out, Mitt Romney headed out to flood stricken Louisiana at the close of the convention,..
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Thanks for this. It was fascinating. And shocking, to see how easily people are manipulated by peer pressure. The pathetic urge to for in and belong. Sickening.
Unless one watched the Republican Convention on C-Span, one missed an ability see and hear the convention's multiple voices. Even the "fair and balanced" network thought it more important to allow their "talking heads" to over-talk many of those voices.
Aren't "open mics" interesting? Remember, there's also that, "Tell Vladimir I'll have more 'flexibility' after the election!"
Yes ll2, the more ‘flexibility’ after the election thing by Zer0 was pathetic and the enemedia did everything they could to down play it.
Admittedly, voter ID is a tricky thing to measure, and trickier still to sample. But most polls I've seen have had D samples the same or higher than in 2008, when Black Jesus was still bringing us the hope and change and lowering the oceans and all that stuff. And they've R samples the same or lower than 2008, even though the GOP managed to flip 63 House seats in 2010.
The game is rigged. Don't let that stop you from playing.
Seems Communists playbooks are also being used... and tactics. Chuck Norris might have it right - this is one VERY important election\...
Excellent piece. I appreciate the way she weaves various indicators together- it’s difficult sometimes to see the BIG picture but there IS a sense that something is happening that’s good for the country...maybe we’re waking up.
Wow! Outstanding article. Click the link and READ. THE. WHOLE. THING. It’s that good...