Sunday, May 11, 2008

Unprecedented Media Chutzpa

Eric Boehlert of Media Matters writes of media chutzpa that like the Pac-Man of yesteryears swallows little balls with increasing greed each election cycle.

Of course, the little balls of today are disemfranchised voters expediently devoured when their presence spoils the media's preferred story line and fun.

So in spite of millions of Americans voting for Hillary and double digit leads in upcoming elections, the media are bored with the campaign and demand Hillary quit.

Howard Dean, the head of the Democratic National Committee, said he was "dumbfounded" by public demands for Clinton to drop out last month. (He now wants one of the candidates to quit after the final June 3 primary.) Yet lots of pundits have suggested that in a neck-and-neck campaign in which neither candidate will likely secure the nomination based on pledged delegates, Sen. Hillary Clinton must drop out before all the states have had a chance to vote.
Who the hell elected these self-important a-holes to anything??? If Dems allow media pundits like Matthews, Robinson and Olbermann to run Hillary off, what message does that send to Hillary supporters???

Here's the howler's take: With no pushback from the party, that they don't mean crap and are expandable, that is, until November's loss when each lines up to flagellate into a frenzy of what ifs.

But here's a little something else to think about. What implication does this urgent push "to drive a competitive candidate from the field while the primary season is still unfolding" portent for future elections if instead of voters deciding it's MSNBC???

Here's a little hint: With Blinky, Pinky, Inkey and Clyde as commentators, all will be lost in the end.

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