That Darned Media

by Polk

Bernard Goldberg is racing against Burger King for the title “Home of the Whopper”. The latest attack, “A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media”, as the title states, goes after the media for supposedly not going after Obama hard enough.

First, let’s take a look at Goldberg’s interview with TVNewser.

And that, Goldberg tells TVNewser, has cost the media its credibility. “It is very, very dangerous in a free country like ours,” he explains, “where the press is the only institution that is supposed to keep an eye on government, when just about nobody trusts the press anymore.”

The question is why does no one trust the press. The answer is that the right has spend years labeling the press as untrustworthy and the press has absorbed those claims as valid. In effect, they’ve been working the ref for decades. I wonder how repeating the same line for twenty years changes public opinion. If that’s not enough though, let’s continue.

TVNewser: It’s conceivable that some may write off the book as “sour grapes,” wondering if you didn’t support Obama and are upset he won. What would you say in response to that?

Goldberg: There may very well be a knee-jerk reaction that, because the book is about how the media slobbered over Barack Obama, that somehow, it’s anti-Barack Obama.

When the media was going apeshit over Reverand Wright while paying no attention to McCain’s associations with rapid anti-Semites like John Hagee? Was that the slobbering? What about repeating without question the McCain campaign line that he never mentions his time as a POW, even though he’s been using it since the beginning of his career whenever the going gets tough. What about all the press discussions of Bill Ayers (who was never convicted of any crime and Obama only knew vaguely), while the only person who had the balls to mention McCain’s close relationship with convicted felon G. Gordon Liddy was a late-night comedian? Or the crazy amount of time given to Not-Joe Not-A-Plumber (speaking of, if you haven’t realized he was a McCain campaign plant by now, you’re either blind or stupid)?

If Bernie is jealous about the “fawning” press coverage Obama got during the campaign, I’ll be more than glad to gift it to him.

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