GenderGappers 2008 – 011
BLINDED BY THE HALO
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”
Harper Lee (1926 - ), To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
It comes as no surprise the BO surrogates of the mean stream media and its punditoodies are screaming for HRC to get out of the race.
It is, after all, the same media that insisted that all their criticisms of HRC were because she was the frontrunner and if BO were in front they would go after him. Ha, ha! When donkeys fly! The last debate with Tim Russet again entering in to pummel and accuse HRC while lobbing softballs to BO really refutes the notion of fairness.
Jonathan Alter’s altercation included his insistence that BO would win the nomination because …”he has made plenty of small mistakes, but we're past the point where a "likable enough" comment will turn the tide. When Obama bragged in the Austin debate about how "good" his speeches were, the boast barely registered.” http://www.newsweek.com/id/114725
With that assertion, Alter confirmed how the media lets BO slide every time instead of making a big lasting deal of it as it does when HRC does almost anything.
Why are so many of the media mavins coming out so strongly to insist that HRC quit the race? What are they afraid of if she stays in until every state has had a chance to vote?
The reason most often given is that it would divide the Democratic Party when it should be coming together behind one candidate. That might have some meaning if these same media talking heads were not constantly asserting that all was sweetness and light.
They explain that this is because all those for BO would happily support HRC if she won and all HRC voters would happily support BO. If that’s really the case, then let the Primary go on and may the best woman win.
But we know it isn’t. From Michelle Obama on down, most of the BO supporters assert that they will not support HRC. Many Democrats are afraid of BO’s inexperience and would not support him. They got burned by the much touted, sure to win Kerry, put forth by the Party "for his electibility" who turned out to be a spineless wimp.
We think the media is afraid of McCain and the Republicans as they are beginning to drive home some pretty heafty blows into BO’s gut and there is some evidence that this is getting to the voters.
The messianic tag has stuck and people are beginning to see a religious fervor mounting amid the adulation of of BO supporters for their cult leader. Most voters have had enough of religion in government. They understand how useful it is to some unprincibled leaders but the media has blinded their good sense with its lack of fair and open coverage of his campaign with few exceptions.
Slate has a great spoof in Chatterbox on the Obama Messiah Watch where contributions to his “Son of God”-ness can be listed:
“Readers are invited to submit similar details-Obama walking on water, Obama sating the hunger of 5,000 with five loaves and two fishes-from other Obama profiles. And also, of course, to repent, just in case the hour approacheth nigh.”
But the majority of the media, like Chris Matthews, who credits BO of “causing thrills to go up his leg” when he hears him speak, appear to have bought in to his Son of Godness who can do no wrong. Sadly so has Keith Olberman who has turned from slamming the Bushies to slamming the Clinton campaign.
Jonathan Alter and his ilk are fearsome that voters may wake up and the tide may turn in the end and they want HRC out of the contest before it happens. The Saturday Night Live skit about the media cosseting BO with a pillow and perks shook them up. It’s one thing for them to favor BO and deny it but when the mirror of comedy is held up in front of them they can no longer deny their bias.
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