Leaning against the Gale

27 October 2008
Media's Presidential Bias and Decline by Michael S. Malone at ABC News
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those people who think the media has been too hard on, say, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin, […].

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No, what I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side — or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for the presidential ticket of Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Joe Biden, D-Del.

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Picture yourself [as an editor] in your 50s in a job where you've spent 30 years working your way to the top, to the cockpit of power … only to discover that you're presiding over a dying industry. […]

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With luck, this monolithic, single-party government will crush the alternative media via a revived fairness doctrine, re-invigorate unions by getting rid of secret votes, and just maybe be beholden to people like you in the traditional media for getting it there.

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2 Responses to Leaning against the Gale

  • BigTigerMonkey says:

    I told my party goers to be more skeptical of the polls, in no uncertain terms yesterday, and I think they've listened (the vulpines front paged the concept today). I'll probably take Nov 4th and 5th (as PTO) to further support my peoples.

    My peoples are brave, but as one of our comrades lays fallen today, gravely stricken from Cystic Fibrosis, I must haste in oration, in the ways of the old country, so girding-of-loins be fast, and none dismay, as on elector day we shall be as a defenced city, iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole and terrible reporting land -- withstanding the host of the abomination and his Kings of Air, the legacy media, carriers of dark waters and the collective emotional-baggage train of clown-footed Nemesis.

    • Daniel says:

      You just gotta be clean-and-sober before you write, dude. Otherwise, passers-by are simply gonna scurry past you, avoiding eye contact.

      As to the polls, they could backfire for the Democrats. Although there has been some exaggeration about Americans liking to split the ballot, none-the-less a not insignificant number of people do. The more that these people are convinced that the Presidency will go to the Democrats, the more inclined that such voters will be to vote for Republicans in their Congressional races.

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