Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Is the media piling on Romney? September 26, 2012 by Kevin E. Dayhoff
Howard Kurtz, the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources, tweeted last Sunday: “I'm at CNN and about to ask whether the media are piling on Romney.”
Well, duh. Is a school bus yellow? Of course, the media is piling on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.
We are currently a witness to history. We are spectators to a presidential election this November that still has all the hallmarks of potentially being stolen by the media. We are witnessing a coup d’état by the elite-progressive press, if you will.
“The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Barack Obama, always fawning, had become morbid,” wrote Michael Knox Beran in National Review Online on September 17.
“How Republics Fall” – The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election” – was called to my attention by political writer Steve Berryman. It is an erudite, but scathing, review of the media’s active participation in the presidential campaign.
“In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats ‘put on a nearly flawless convention,’ Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.”
And then there is a story about overt media bias witnessed by Maryland State Sen. Joe Getty (R., Carroll/Baltimore) at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Senator Getty communicated his first-person witness to blatant media bias at a pre-election breakfast September 20, in Westminster… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5361
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