When asked by another audience member how he would respond to the claim that MSNBC officially supports BO, Matthews responded, “Well, it’s not official.” However the channel is now called MSNBO.
No surprise here. It has been violently dissing HRC and forgiving BO from the git-go. It, along with others, has soft-pedaled the Rev Wright story or barely mentioned it. All of their commentators are in the tank for BO and know that if they deviate from orders, they are out.
But there were some rays of light over in CNN. During the election coverage on NC and IN, the corporate CNN media moguls got a can of whipass truth from a couple of rams. Like MSNBO, the political “experts” are pimping for BO.
As all these pontifical pundits were waiting for the returns on Indiana, Lanny Davis spoke truth to the powerful corporate media. He was so strong and truthful that the moderator continually cut him off and allowed the CNN liar’s club to distort what he said.
Lanny Davis put it all out there on the line, telling the anti-Hillary CNN gigglers and media whores the truth about Florida and Michigan. That is, Chair Howard Dean left it up to the candidates as to whether they wanted a revote. HRC said yes; BO said no.
What a hue and cry arose from the brainwashed faithful. All the trained sheep shouted out that it was wrong to blame BO for this because it was Dean that put the axe to a revote. This is called lying.
Of course they did because this lie is what they had been reporting – if it’s on the script in front of them, it’s to be believed. God forbid any one of those so-called journalists would check out the facts or even entertain the idea that they might be wrong.
And what a thrill to hear the usual mild mannered, Paul Begala, take on Donna Brazile as the entire panel rushed in to turn him off and shut him up. Part of the transcript is copied below with an URL for the rest of it. Remember, he’s the guy BO tried to get CNN to fire.
BRAZILE: Well, Lou, I have worked on a lot of Democratic campaigns, and I respect Paul. But, Paul, you’re looking at the old coalition. A new Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics. We need to look at the Democratic Party, expand the party, expand the base and not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
BEGALA: When people say things — I love Donna and we go back 22 years. We’ve never been on different sides of an argument in our entire lives. But if her point is that there’s a new Democratic Party that somehow doesn’t need or want white working-class people and Latinos, well count me out.
BRAZILE: Paul, baby, I did not say that.
BEGALA: We cannot win with egg heads. Let me finish my point. We cannot win with egg heads and African-Americans. OK, that is the Dukakis Coalition, which carried ten states and gave us four years of the first George Bush.
This is so important as it echoes what many Democratic Blogs are saying, that is the ones that are not dedicated to BO. He, his campaign and supporters are dividing the Democrats. Many openly declare they will not vote for BO if he is the candidate or will write in another. They say, “the Democratic Party is leaving them.
The biggest fallacy is reporting that HRC’s supporters are racists. That has made them angrier because the truth is that they just do not like or trust BO. He has no experience or substance – just a flash-bang in the pan.
And the most astute and honest pundits [few and far between as they are] do believe BO will probably win the Dem nomination but that HRC would win the election and he would lose it.