Big Media deserves a punishing death as miserable as Dimocratic death is deserved this November. For both, Death appears to be sharpening the scythe. As noted yesterday, Keith Olbermann is close to a well deserved demise. Doom, Death, and Destruction cannot come too soon for these creeps as far as we are concerned.
[As in earlier “death” articles we are not calling for the corporeal death of any living persons (see, The Democratic Civil War – One Side Must Die, and The Obama Death Threat Plots; The Who And Why Behind Them. Our extended disclaimer is to warn the libelous we have been made aware of, as in HERE and HERE.]
In 2008 we witnessed thatBig Media has become a self-interested political party in all but name
(we’ll have more on this tomorrow in our Hillary Clinton 2012 article). In 2007’s Big Media Party we discussed why we refer to “mainstream media” as “Big Media” and in November 1, 2007’s The Real Danger we wrote this about the debate in which Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Tim Russert joined in a concerted attack on Hillary Clinton:
The real danger for Hillary Clinton, the Hillary Team and Hillary supporters is that after Tuesday night’s debate there is now a template for attacking Hillary. Big Media, the debate “moderators” – Russert in particular, and other candidates for the Democratic Party nomination attacked Hillary in a united probably coordinated manner.
Our counterattack has to be clearheaded and aware that the announced primary campaign opponents are not the only nor the most dangerous opponents. Any doubts in the Clinton campaign or the Hillary Team or among Hillary supporters that Big Media (Russert and Matthews in particular) and/or Big Blogs are our friends or allies or fair must be rejected. Any question that Obama and Edwards’ personal attacks against Hillary are anything but personal attacks have to be quickly rejected. (Edwards and Obama are not questioning Hillary policies, they are questioning her honesty. Further the silly attacks on electability from candidates polling less than half of what Hillary is polling is ridiculous.)
By the time of that debate John Edwards had already reached out for a deal to Obama so the attacks were, if not completely coordinated, at the very least part of a “gentleman’s agreement”.
As Obama’s boobery becomes manifest even to his Big Media acolytes, as Obama’s boobery threatens the very existence of Obama’s acolytes, Big Media outlets are trying to wiggle out of the hole Big Media put us all in. Only now as we approach Spring 2010 does Big Media question its role in election coverage. The truth is much worse however. Big Media Party interests were protected by Big Media coverage during the presidential campaigns of 2007/2008.
Big Media will only grudgingly concede there was a problem and dips a toe in the water with a discussion of John Edwards:
“Over the past few weeks, the world has learned quite enough about John Edwards – from the lies he told in trying to cover up an adulterous affair to the compulsive vanity that left some people close to him questioning his judgment and even his grip on reality.
Democrats who seriously considered making Edwards the party’s 2008 presidential nominee could be forgiven for asking: Now you tell us?
The revelations about Edwards, contained in two best-selling books, have undermined one of the favorite conceits of political journalism, that the intensive scrutiny given candidates by reporters during a presidential campaign is an excellent filter to determine who is fit for the White House.
While the media “usually does well” in vetting candidates, said presidential historian Michael Beschloss, “Edwards is a good case” in which it didn’t.”
Other than rare instances (such as this one) Big Media wanted stooge Barack Obama elected – and succeeded in getting the boob the job. Big Media purposely failed to vet Barack Obama and the excuses now ring hollow:
“And that failure is worrisome in a changed political world where politicians – be they Barack Obama or Sarah Palin – can burst upon the national stage and seemingly overnight become candidates for higher office.
The media, according to Beschloss, now has “a much bigger responsibility than it used to.” In the past, he said, the political establishment “would usually have known the candidate for a long time, and if there were big problems, they probably would have known about those, and tried to make sure those people wouldn’t be nominated.”
That did not happen with Edwards, even though as a Senator he had run for president once before, in 2004, ended up on the Democratic ticket as John Kerry’s running mate, and was a known quantity to many top Democrats.
The Politico article has many excuses as to why Big Media failed to vet John Edwards, most notably the publication of the book “Game Change”. Edwards’ staffers are blamed for not carrying out threats to leak the truth about Edwards to Big Media outlets. The stories about John Edwards published by the National Enquirer were ignored by Big Media. Now Big Media blowhards (Marc Ambinder comes to mind) want to dump the blame on self-interested staffers for not telling the truth.
“The failure to follow up aggressively on the reporting by the National Enquirer, which has nominated itself for a Pulitzer Prize for its Edwards coverage, has served as fodder for conservatives and others convinced the media has a double standard when it comes to vetting Democrats and Republicans.
“I feel sorry for the liberals who were duped by Edwards,” said Cliff Kincaid editor of the right-leaning watchdog organization Accuracy in Media. “They were the real victims of the failure to vet Edwards.”
Kincaid’s comment assists Big Media by limiting the critique to a left versus right continuum. Big Media targeted Hillary Clinton with much more venom than Big Media former favorite John McCain. Only Sarah Palin received Hillary Clinton style rapist coverage.
The Edwards sex scandal was not the story. The real Edwards scandals were his repeated and hypocritical “I was wrong” excuses. Hypocrite Edwards was a Big Media favorite so he was allowed to rewrite history with impunity. Sex was not the story, but it is the excuse Big Media uses to confuse.
Big Media focused on haircut stories (which we correctly reported at the time were planted by Obama slime agents) and hedge fund stories, but ignored the “I was wrong” hypocrisies. Now Big Media is focused on “blame the staff”.
Big Media will distort the truth. The truth is Big Media is a political party in all but name and the Big Media Party is a sexist and misogynist bunch – just like the Democratic Left.
Yesterday, Jamie Stiehm discussed the real story of 2008. Big Media and the Democratic establishment wanted their stooge elected and they all worked together to get “the girl” out:
“Hold on, thought I, before shelving two early 2010 books about the 2008 presidential election. There’s something to be read and said in the pages of “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that somehow got lost in translation, even by the authors themselves.
And in “Notes From the Cracked Ceiling,” author Anne E. Kornblut makes the case that the national electorate isn’t ready for a woman president, judging by her own coverage of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for The Washington Post.”
As we noted Barack Obama was and is the establishment candidate. Hillary was the change:
“Actually, it may be the Washington elected class that’s most resistant to a gender game change — meaning in the 2008 drama, Clinton’s own fellow senators. In “Game Change,” the U.S. Senate comes across as the highest glass ceiling of all. The boys club — or gentlemen’s club — that Clinton worked hard to join essentially turned on her early in the game and may have blackballed her chances. The same key members within the club befriended and encouraged Sen. Barack Obama, giving his candidacy a tremendous back-channel boost in the beginning.
That is the story of the 2008 elections. It is a tale of Big Media collusion with the Barack Obama campaign to destroy Hillary Clinton and elect Barack Obama. It is a tale of treachery on an epic scale.
The Democratic Party establishment along with Big Media wanted to not only deny Hillary Clinton the nomination, but to destroy her as a political force, forever.
As we wrote, Big Media covered up the obvious. For instance:
Junior Senator John Kerry would not have privately endorsed Obama before the Iowa vote without the approval of Ted Kennedy. We have previously written about Ted Kennedy’s motivations for endorsing Obama. We pegged Ted Kennedy as the Barzini of the Obama campaign. All the talk about Kennedy being angry at Hillary for crediting Lyndon Johnson, not JFK, for civil rights laws, is just a bunch of lies. Ted and Barack wanted to destroy Bill and Hillary and they wanted to do so by calling them racists to remove them as an electoral political force – forever.
Jamie Stiehm makes this observation:
“A simple truth lies in plain view, like Poe’s purloined letter, across these two tomes. To wit, let’s not assume it’s the national electorate that’s so unready for a female president. A fired-up Clinton was catching on pretty good toward the end, winning major primaries in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas. But the upper echelons of the political establishment, which she had reason to believe were on her side, had other ideas. “They” decided she was too divisive, even as she competed well in the field.
To a man, many of Clinton’s friends and allies in the Senate reached out to the talented but untested freshman senator from Illinois, urging Barack Obama to run for president. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York was one of these; so was Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Highly respected Tom Daschle, a former majority leader, urged Obama to seize the moment and promised to advise him. For the most part, these conversations were held in private in “a conspiracy of whispers,” as Heilemann and Halperin put it. When the late Sen. Edward Kennedy went public with a full-throated roar of endorsement, then the extent of Obama’s support by the clubby Senate Democrats became clear.”
That’s old news to Big Pink readers, but the Hopium guzzlers, some of them still lighting incense and making excuses for Barack Obama, will find it a shock that they are shock troops for the corrupt establishment of a corrupt party.
“For Obama, that was almost as sweet as winning the Iowa caucuses. But for Clinton, it was finding out that “friends” can make the most insidious foes of all.
Was it a betrayal, as the authors call it, by Clinton’s Senate colleagues? Perhaps, but it wasn’t just politics as usual.
It sure wasn’t politics as usual – is was sexism and misogyny and the Big Media and Big Money power leveraged to elect a stooge.
Once respected, E.J. Dionne now thinks Obama should apologize to Hillary Clinton. But E.J. Dionne is a Big Media creep who does not apologize to Hillary Clinton for his attacks on her and his praise of stooge Obama and Obama’s lies and distortions of Hillary policy positions. Dionne and his Big Media colleagues won’t apologize to Hillary Clinton because they succeeded in their mission. Now Dionne wants an Obama apology to Hillary without accepting his share of the blame:
“A suggestion to the president: Tonight, please call Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and apologize for all the bad things you said about her mandate proposal during the campaign. She was right about this issue. You should tell her so.”
Hillary was right about mandates but only in the context of her full proposal. Obama turns the good Hillary Clinton proposal into a massive transfer of wealth to the insurance and pharmaceutical establishment. Last minute desperation tactics such as reconciliation will not save the collapse of the Obama health scam. Last minute fake appeals to the Tea Party will not avert the collapse. Last minute Obama publicity stunts will not save Harry Reid or Dimocrats from November death. Last minute lies and flim-flams will not save Obama (or his corrupt Dimocrats) and that is all the current health scam amount to: a transfer of wealth to Obama pals and an attempt to escape the label “boob”. Way to go stooge.
And we cannot discuss Big Media without discussing the dumb cousin, Hollywood. As Deadenders reminds us, the “creative clueless” were busy fluffing Obama and discussing dinosaurs during the election season. Now the “creative clueless are “disappointed” with establishment stooge Obama.
Damn them all. Death to Big Media! Death to the “creative clueless”. Damn them all.
[Tomorrow: Hillary 2012]