A DISPARAGING WORD
of the media have a different set of value statements depending on whom
they are talking about. Seldom is heard
a disparaging word when it comments on Barack Obama (BO), but Hillary Rodham
Clinton (HRC) gets them all.
Searching for some
articles actually critiquing BO, we came across this one by Robert Samuelson.
He dissects BO's campaign promises and concludes: "The
contrast between his broad rhetoric and his narrow agenda is stark, and
yet the press corps -- preoccupied with the political 'horse race' -- has
treated his invocation of 'change' as a serious idea rather than a shallow
campaign slogan. He seems to have hypnotized
much of the media and the public with his eloquence and the symbolism of
his life story. The result is a mass delusion
that Obama is forthrightly engaging the nation's major problems when, so
far, he isn't." http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/the_obama_delusion.html
It is nothing short
of miraculous that HRC has done as well as she has in light of the media's
24-7-366 positively adoring support of BO.
What is confusing
about this is that the media pundits and various news shows made a big
deal out of saying that HRC was getting smacked because she was the front
runner; if BO pulls out in front, then we'll go after him, they promised.
So far with BO leading,
it seems the media have no intention of going after their love child, the
messiah; but it still, with energy aplenty is hell bent for leather to
prevent a woman from becoming president by undermining her at every opportunity.
HRC sneaked off
to meet with John Edwards; begged for his support.
BO left his reporters
behind when he went to meet with Edwards; talked about relieving poverty.
BO backed away from
his declaring to receive public financing for general election.
on any number of occasions.
Nary a word of
censure directed toward BO's spouse, Michelle, for her mean spirited remark
about HRC. Or, following this statement: "For the first time in my
adult life, I am proud of my country because
it feels like hope is making a comeback", the mainstream media mavins
rushed to alibi her and tell the audience what she really meant to say.
screaming that HRC spouse, Bill, lashes out and angrily confronted a BO
supporter with only the sparsest of note taken that said supporter was
harassing and interrupting Bills's speech.
We are told that
the so-called gray beards of the Dem Party (the charter misogynist members
of the Anyone but Hillary movement) led by Al Gore will call this race
based on electibility. We can only hope they heard the footsteps of yet
a third defeat in John McCains speech following his victory in Wisconsin.
A speech that blew
away the talking heads of CNN and NBC who have constantly shown they are
enamored with BO; most interesting because McCain is and has been a great
favorite with them.
It is hardly surprising.
After all, this is the same media that
nearly totally supported the Bush wars, the Bush lies and the Bush administration's
liars for years. Doing the same thing
for him as they are now for BO -- total support without one disparaging
word of warning in either case to the American public it professes to serve.
2008 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished
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