Things that go bump in the night…
Archive for January, 2009
“Internal Server Error” – but the last post I put up was about “A Slobbering Love Affair“, the great new book by Bernard Goldberg about how the media crossed the line during this past election cycle with their slobbering over Barack Obama.
From the front flap:
…the media crossed an important line in the 2008 presidential race, moving from their usual unthinking liberal bias to crass partisanship of the crudest kind, practically acting as spin doctors for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. In A Slobbering Love Affair, his most provocative book yet, Goldberg demonstrates how the media launched an unparalleled effort to ensure the election of the man they regarded as The One. From the thrill Obama sent up Chris Matthews’ leg to the outrageously slanted “news” reports of the New York Times, Goldberg shows in exacting detail how the media, abandoning even the pretense of objectivity, moved from media bias to media activism. With his trademark blunt, honest, insider’s perspective, Goldberg reveals:
* How the media ignored, downplayed, or sanitized the rantings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s long-standing “spiritual” adviser, and the radicalism of former terrorist (and Obama associate) Bill Ayers
* How the Obama campaign, while claiming to be “post-partisan,” kicked reporters off Obama’s plane after their newspapers endorsed McCain
* Why Obama’s election makes it more likely conservative talk radio will be stifled by a new “Fairness Doctrine” that has nothing to do with fairness at all
* Why the liberal media preferred Obama to Hillary
* What we can expect from the media’s coverage of Obama’s presidency
* BONUS: An exclusive interview with Rush Limbaugh on the unholy alliance between Obama and the mainstream media
A blistering takedown of the media’s slavish support for Obama, A Slobbering Love Affair highlights how the mainstream media has not only surrendered its integrity and objectivity, but could even endanger our democracy.
From the Back Cover
“Never in my memory were so many journalists so intent on effecting change as they were during the campaign of 2008. Sure, mainstream journalists always root for the Democrat. But this time it was different. This time journalists were not satisfied merely being partisan witnesses to history. This time they wanted to be real players and help determine the outcome. This time they were on a mission, a noble, historic mission, as far as they were concerned. In fact, I could not remember a time when so many supposedly objective reporters had acted so blatantly as full-fledged advocates for one side–and without even a hint of embarrassment.
“…Make no mistake: this is not the same old liberal bias we have witnessed for years. In 2008, the mainstream media crossed a line. As a result, their credibility is in tatters. Hardly anyone trusts them anymore. This is not good for them, of course. But it may be even worse for us.”
What’s been going down in Minnesota is interesting.
Al Franken’s backers in Minnesota are so fearful of what the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is doing to demand a fair Senate election in Minnesota that Franken’s backers have even taken legal action against the RNLA at the Federal Election Commission.
This is intimidation.
Franken, Harry Reid, and the Democratic Party of Minnesota will stop at nothing to seat Franken in the Senate.
Before the “recount” was complete, Reid tried to seat Franken and declared:
“Norm Coleman will never ever serve [again] in the Senate.“
That takes some balls: The official election is not over in Minnesota. In fact, as we speak, a new judicial panel is being empowered to review all of these funny ballots that went in Franken’s favor, giving him his alleged lead.
Don’t forget that, on election night in November, Republican Coleman was ahead by 725 votes.
Even Reid’s deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin, admitted that no senator has been seated without an election certificate since 1884.
till, Reid claimed that Minnesota is a “different animal” and that he still would seat Franken.
But GOP pressure and the work of the RNLA, among others, prompted Reid to back down. For the moment.
Though he hasn’t seated Franken in the Senate, Reid has outrageously broken all tradition and sealed shut Sen. Coleman’s office, leaving Minnesotans without one of their senators.
This liberal hate comedian, Al Franken, is so desperate to snatch this Senate seat from Norm Coleman that Franken now says the law of Minnesota, the state he allegedly is trying to represent in the Senate, does not apply to his Senate race.
He even sued to be seated in the Senate before the election contest has been completed — as required under Minnesota law; they even went so far as to file a false and frivolous FEC complaint to stop the RNLA.