Monday, April 28, 2008

More media love for McCain

Romeo and Juliet had nothing on the love the mainstream media have for John McCain. Even liberal newspapers who don't see eye-to-eye with him ideologically can't stop praising his (supposed) political courage. This is a segment of an editorial from the LA Times:

"Far from pandering, John McCain tells financially hard-pressed voters what they don't want to hear." It goes on to say that McCain is bravely standing up for NAFTA and rejecting the evils of "protectionism." (NAFTA was not a free trade treaty, but expecting a newspaper editor to understand that is too much to ask.)

Wow, what courage. Preaching the conservative gospel of "free trade good, government bad," to factory workers who have lost their jobs is somehow an act of great virtue. the media's worship of McCain is reaching new heights. I highly suggest David Brock's brilliant book on the love affair, Free Ride:John McCain and the Media .

2 comments:

sottovocestella said...

Hello, sir. I'm just dropping by to commend you and your valor; suggesting that the Ron Paul manifesto was anything less than glorious in a (semi) public forum takes cojones grandes (as Colbert would say).

RP fanatics (henceforth Paultards) own teh internets (as evidenced by the absurdly high average rating of RP books), or at the very least stalk the web all hours of the night and day. I have actually met individuals who, after opposing Paultards, were forced to change their phone numbers/move to another city due to harassment.

This is not to say that everyone who supports Ron Paul is crazy, and I do agree with some of Paul's political and economic views...but I imagine you've received some ridiculously aggressive ranting and raving due to your review.

In any case, well done, sir.

I do hope they've better things to do (like creating their Paultard haven) than mobilize against you.

Jack Davis said...

Thank you for your feedback. I agree with Paul about 60% of the time but there are times where I just think he's loopy. His vote yesterday against shielding genetic information from corporations was indefensible. He has taken a philosophy and made it a dogma.

Best,
Jack D.