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That damned liberal biased media

The problem is not that the media is making the liberals look good. The problem is that the republican commentators are making themselves look very bad.

John Stewart... who doesn't report the news, only the comedy of errors shows the problem

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I'm thinking Stewart & Colbert 2008, well, that is if I don't vote for the cowbell or myself.

Palin's speech and the convention crowd's reaction to it last night scared me. But I was heartened today to find that Obama's campaign has raised $10 million since Palin's speech, while McCain's campaign has raised $1 million. Not sure if that's a big indicator of anything except that others realize he's going to need funds to fight the fight and people are willing to do what they can to make it happen.

I'm not sure if this indicates the confidence that Democrats believe they have the election sewed up, or their belief that Obama is in so much trouble that they need to toss him an extra $9 million. Regardless, from a campaign perspective, this is certainly sizing up to be a very interesting election cycle, and one which may be fundamentally game changing on both sides of the aisle.

Such contradictions are never hard to find on either side of the aisle, and in today's Internet world are becoming increasingly more embarrassing to anyone who has been in front of a camera for more than five minutes. For every charge from a Republican of sexism who was accusing Hillary of being weak as a woman comes a charge from a Democrat that Palin's femininity disqualifies her who was up in arms with Obama's attacks on Hillary. And while I enjoy the Daily Show, I wouldn't put too much stock in it: it's a comedy show, really no different in many ways to Rush Limbaugh: using partisan humor in order to gain advertising revenue.

Some food for thought: Target Palin
The Geraldine Ferraro Democratic Vice Presidential nominee appointment was an inspired stroke of genius that advanced the cause of feminism; Palin’s was tawdry tokenism.

Edwards was a social reformer brought down by the tabloids; Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is white trash and fair game.

Insulting “small town mayors” and “good looking” women is funny; suggesting that “community organizing” is often a farce is a felony.

Obama’s violation of drug laws with a “little blow” was youthful exuberance; Palin’s husband’s DUI was more proof of a working-class messy family.

Joe Biden bravely continued as Senator after the tragic death of his wife and daughter left his injured young sons with a single parent; Sarah Palin selfishly shorted her children by running for VP and endangered her infants by flying while pregnant.

Criticizing Clinton’s engaging in sex in the oval office and lying about it to the American people were once “the politics of personal destruction”; lying that Sarah Palin might not have been the mother of her 5th child is the mere overreach of the blogs caused by the improper vetting of the McCain campaign.

This all reminds me of the 2000 campaign when the media beat the dead-horse of Bush (Yale BA, Harvard MBA) as the lousy, lazy C-student, when, in fact, Al Gore’s undergraduate record at Harvard was full of C’s, F’s at Vanderbilt Divinity School (dropped out), and C’s at Vanderbilt Law School (dropped out). The point is not that quitting professional schools is necessarily a sign of anything, but rather once again that the media is shown to be bending and inventing facts for their higher purposes of liberal utopianism...
There's more.

My point is that fundamentally both political parties exist to seek power--and will happily do whatever it takes. Most supporters of both parties are unprincipled sycophants who will say anything to get their man elected--and unfortunately the press has also thrown in its lot (largely for Obama) and have become no better than the DNC or GOP talking heads who will speak out of both sides of their mouths.

The danger of supporting either party is losing your principles and believing the straw men: believing Obama when he says McCain is racist, or believing McCain when he says Obama is a lightweight. If you're not careful, you'll find yourself repeating the same old sexist bromides about Palin (as a woman she must be a lightweight) because it satisfies your political ends--at which point you're no better than the people that Daily Show clip.

hah. nice one. I should watch the daily show more often.

I'm still shocked about the pimping of the graphic images of the 9/11 tragedy at the RNC.

Also, did you hear anything about this:

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