Monday, October 06, 2008

Fourth Estate? No, Fifth Column

Imagine for a moment that John McCain "palled around" with a former member of a racist, right-wing group. Someone who today was a "mainstream" member of society, but whose group was once notorious for, let's say, abortion clinic bombings and the occasional cross-burning. By "palling around", of course, I don't mean hung out together to watch football or grilled burgers together, but maybe sat on community boards together. Ask yourself this question: What would be the media's narrative of that relationship?

Let's also imagine for a moment that Sarah Palin was a Democrat, chosen by Barack Obama to be his vice-presidential running mate. Everything else about her life story is the same, she's just a Democrat instead of a Republican and she's running with Obama instead of McCain. Ask yourself another question: What would be the media's narrative on Sarah Palin?

Finally, let's imagine that instead of Democrats, it was Republicans who'd persistently blocked all attempts at reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the past 10 years or so, and that instead of Barack Obama, it was John McCain who held second place among sitting Senators in political contributions from Fannie and Freddie employees and political action commmittees. One last question: What would the media have to say about that?

Needless to say, I could go on and on in this vein all day long, but you get the idea. The unfortunate fact is that we no longer have a national media here that's truly impartial and exists only to deliver facts to the American public. When viewing or reading coverage of world events, one gets the feeling that the mainstream media has become a de facto fifth column for every cause antithetical to US interests. It's perhaps for this reason that the media sees nothing wrong with Obama "palling around" with a domestic terrorist with no regrets over his past activities.

3 comments:

Rev. Don Spitz said...

You seem to imply there is something wrong if a babykilling abortion mill is burned or bomb. Which do you prefer, a pile of bricks or a pile of dead babies? Innocent unborn babies deserve to be protected just as born children deserve to be protected. You would have no problem protecting born children if they were about to be murdered.
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Eric said...

Right...and you seem to imply that there's nothing wrong with indiscriminately bombing places and killing people who may or may not have anything to do with the abortion practice.

It's raving idiots like you who give Christians a bad name.

Tyler said...

Seems the Reverend likes to quote from his Blogger Profile interests "The Holy Bible and Saving unborn babies from being murdered at America's abortion mills"

I'm a fan of Sean Hannity and I agree with him (you probably do to) this is the year that jounalism in America died (or was it 2007...). The only trusting news source I have is FNC and a few other sites on the inter-tubes.