Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Political Rancor and the Press

Obama's connection to Jeremiah ("God Damn America") Wright, his religious mentor for more than 20 years, is completely off-limits; old news; and likely motivated by pure, unadulterated racism.

But the the Washington Post's story about an incident in Arkansas in 1857 linking it to "Mitt Romney's religion" is obviously critical and relevant to understanding the candidate's roots...or something bizarre like that. Their title tells you all they want to accomplish with this particular hit piece: "Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history."

I understand that organizations like the Washington Post are unrepentant whores for the Obama and Democratic brand, but each time I see something like this I feel outraged at the double standard and the pure, unadulterated hypocrisy.

Defining the modern Mainstream Media:

In Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead, Gail Wynand, who stood for nothing during his long journalistic career, except to give voice to the worst aspects of human nature, has a devastating epiphany when he finally takes a stands up for the Good. Wynand had always deceived himself into believing that he controlled the narrative and shaped public opinion; that he was the ultimate power who controlled things and events. But he was just a pawn all along; a pawn of forces that represented the worst aspects of human nature. He was not the master; he was the slave. 

The leash he wielded to control others turned out to be his own noose. 

I want to be around when the proud, progressive editors of rags like the NY Times and the Washington Post finally realize what complete tools they are. 

Oh, wait. I forgot. Being a postmodern progressive tool means never having to say you're sorry.

(h/t Dr. Sanity)


Azra said...

I have to wonder LL, are there ANY honest people around? I think not, particularly if they're in the Presidency - any Presidency.

Race Bannon said...

It looks like the MSM support is shifting, Bob Schaeffer, Wolf have both started to question The it's more like 95.62% (I included Fox in those calculations).

WoFat said...

We need a new word for journalist.

Opus #6 said...

There is no trick too low for the Dems to stoop.

LL said...

Azra - No. No honest presidents.

Race - I think that they all drank the Kool Aid.

WoFat - I have a word but am too polite to type out A. H. here.

Opus #6 - It is their stock in trade.

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