TRUTH TO POWER
asked by an audience member how he would respond to the claim that MSNBC
officially supports BO, Matthews responded, "Well, it's not official."
However the channel is now called MSNBO.
No surprise here.
It has been violently dissing HRC and forgiving BO from the git-go. It,
along with others, has soft-pedaled the Rev Wright story or barely mentioned
it. All of their commentators are in the tank for BO and know that if they
deviate from orders, they are out.
But there were some
rays of light over in CNN. During the election coverage on NC and IN, the
corporate CNN media moguls got a can of whipass truth from a couple of
rams. Like MSNBO, the political "experts" are pimping for BO.
As all these pontifical
pundits were waiting for the returns on Indiana, Lanny
Davis spoke truth to the powerful corporate media. He was so strong and
truthful that the moderator continually cut him off and allowed the CNN
liar's club to distort what he said.
Lanny Davis put
it all out there on the line, telling the anti-Hillary CNN gigglers and
media whores the truth about Florida and Michigan. That is, Chair Howard
Dean left it up to the candidates as to whether they wanted a revote. HRC
said yes; BO said no.
What a hue and cry
arose from the brainwashed faithful. All the trained sheep shouted out
that it was wrong to blame BO for this because it was Dean that put the
axe to a revote. This is called lying.
Of course they did
because this lie is what they had been reporting -- if it's on the script
in front of them, it's to be believed. God forbid any one of those so-called
journalists would check out the facts or even entertain the idea that they
might be wrong.
And what a thrill
to hear the usual mild mannered, Paul Begala, take on Donna Brazile as
the entire panel rushed in to turn him off and shut him up. Part of the
transcript is copied below with an URL
for the rest of it. Remember, he's the guy BO tried to get CNN to fire.
BRAZILE: Well, Lou, I have worked on a lot of Democratic campaigns,
and I respect Paul. But, Paul, you're looking at the old coalition. A new
Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban,
and we don't have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics.
We need to look at the Democratic Party, expand the party, expand the base
and not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
BEGALA: When people say things - I love Donna and we go back
22 years. We've never been on different sides of an argument in our entire
lives. But if her point is that there's a new Democratic Party that somehow
doesn't need or want white working-class people and Latinos, well count
BRAZILE: Paul, baby, I did not say that.
BEGALA: We cannot win with egg heads. Let me finish my point. We
cannot win with egg heads and African-Americans. OK, that is the Dukakis
Coalition, which carried ten states and gave us four years of the first
This is so important
as it echoes what many Democratic Blogs are saying, that is the ones that
are not dedicated to BO. He, his campaign and supporters are dividing the
Democrats. Many openly declare they will not vote for BO if he is the candidate
or will write in another. They say the
Democratic Party is leaving them.
The biggest fallacy
is reporting that HRC's supporters are racists. That has made them angrier
because the truth is that they just do not like or trust BO. He has no
experience or substance -- just a flash-bang in the pan.
And the most astute
and honest pundits (few and far between as they are) do believe BO will
probably win the Dem nomination but that HRC would win the election and
he would lose it.
2008 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished
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