Sunday, April 20, 2008

Journalists in the Tank

Without even the tinsiest trace of shame, Politico happily reports that Obama has a secret weapon.

Nope, it's not his bong of hope or his audacity to cling. Why it's the talking heads in the media, of course silly.

My, oh my, but weren’t those fellows from ABC News rude to Barack Obama at this week’s presidential debate.

Nothing but petty, process-oriented questions, asked in a prosecutorial tone, about the Democratic front-runner’s personal associations and his electability. Where was the substance? Where was the balance?

Where indeed. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides have been complaining for months about imbalance in news coverage. For the most part, the reaction to her from the political-media commentariat has been: Stop whining.

Boy, ain't that the truth! It was all fun and revelry when Hillary was getting pounded every day by Matthews, Shuster, Olbermann and the fun bunch at Kos, Huffington, Talking Points Memo and so on.

But just like Harris and Vandehei write, "The shower of indignation on Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos over the last few days is the clearest evidence yet that the Clintonites are fundamentally correct in their complaint that she has been flying throughout this campaign into a headwind of media favoritism for Obama."

Yep. All it took was a little equalizing power at ABC to show the Chosen One was wearing no clothes and wham, Hill leads national polls, as she should.

Why do you think all of these people have turned away from Hillary? She was much more popular with Olberman years ago...and with other talking heads. She even had a great deal of support among "black" voters. What do you think is the big difference between now and then?
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