Thursday, October 4, 2012

The MSM Did It

After last night, there's a temptation to haul out the football and military metaphors.  As in: Is this a strategic breakout?  What did the Obamis lose last night?  A division?  An army corps?  The Sixth Army at Stalingrad?

Never mind.  The big takeaway is the MSM.  Do you understand what you have done, you nattering fools, chattering away to each other in your liberal bubble?  You have betrayed your own side.

If liberalism is to be worth anything, it should be the best it can be.  That means that it mustn't be protected and coddled by a mothering mainstream media.

(Now I find that there is a word for this coddling.  It's called the Taranto Principle.)

That means that when your side screws up you eat them for lunch.  You don't bury outrageous scandals like Fast and Furious on page A23.  You don't sit in silence while, e.g., Medicaid, flushes down the toilet.  You don't buy into the Democratic Party spin that it was greedy bankers that caused the Crash of 2008.

Of course, you do that not because of any partisan reason but because you want to be the best you can be.

Put it this way.  In the good old days, the hard-bitten, hard-drinking newspaperman may have been a ruin, but he believed with a passion in comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.  Sound familiar?

So get this.  In today's America there is no more comfortable person than a sinecure liberal.  You know who I am talking about.  I am talking about college professors with tenure.  I am talking about liberal trustafarians.  I am talking about tenured government employees.  I am talking about the not-for-profit sector.  I am talking about unionized media employees (yeah, don't forget that big-media journalists are all union members).

So any media worth its salt would be making life miserable for the sinecure liberals.  Only it doesn't.  The result is the Obama trainwreck last night when the president's bubble-tested bromides fell as flat as a ten-day-old Coke.  And did I tell you that the president is mean?

Well, too bad.  The result of media malfeasance is that Mitt Romney broke through the media blocking unit last night into open country and the American people got to see for the first time what a can-do All American problem solver he is.  Who knew?

Who knew was everyone that had taken the trouble to read half a page of biography about Mitt Romney.

Here's just a reminder.  When Mitt was turning around the Salt Lake Winter Olympics, which you could regard as a 24-7 job, he also had to deal at the same time with the nightmare of Ann Romney's developing MS disease.  The CEO of the Salt Lake Olympics was stopping by the grocery store on the way home so he could cook dinner.  What a guy.  What a preparation for the job of President of the United States.

That's the kind of guy who is going to be the next President of the United States.  And it's just as well, given the mess the country is in.

Some people say that Mitt Romney turned up at this moment in history because the United States is an exceptional nation, and that God takes care of children, drunks, and the United States of America.

Who knows?  They might be right.

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