Thursday, April 17, 2008

First Thing We Do, We Kill All the Pundits

To call last nights debate journalism is an insult to all professional journalists. Last nights debate was garbage, pure and simple.
What is disturbing is not the bias against Obama (though it was clear the moderators were out to get him), but the bias against any sort of substantive coverage of the issues.
Thousands of Americas go without healthcare, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died in a meaningless war, our president has authorized secret gulags and torture and the warming of the planet threatens our civilization with catastrophe. What do they ask Obama about? His lapel pin.
When Clinton was the Democratic frontrunner, she was faced with the same ridiculousness. The attacks on Obama are even more unsubstantial than the attacks on Clinton, because they deal with "patriotism" and other classic bullshit issues.
I have never been more disgusted with the decadence and the frivolity of our elite news corp.
More outraged commentary can be found here, here, here, here and on nearly every left-wing blog not drinking the Clinton kool-aid.
On points, Clinton is the winner, but I think this may ultimately come out in Obama favor. One thing that has distinguished Obama is his contempt for elite media bullshit, a contempt which most voters probably share. I know I do, in spades.
(Posted by Ewan)

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