We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.
The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.
No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They'll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.
Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog
The media has been in the tank with the democrats for as long as I can remember. They just used to pretent they weren't. I was in college when Kennedy and Nixon were running for president. The media loved Kennedy and loathed Nixon. Kennedy was from Camelot and Nixon was from hell. The media carried gushing adulatory stories about the Kennedys. Kennedy was wonderful and Nixon was awful. My mother called it Kennedy worship. Today, it's Obama worship, like a cult.
I used to think it was a business decision. Something, though, has changed. The national news media and the Democrats have become married.
Perfect example is George Stepawhatshisface on ABC. He leaves the Clinton White House and becomes the face of ABC News. How could THAT happen? On CBS we see Bob Schieffer comparing the NRA to the NAZIs in WWII. "They have to be defeated" he says. On NBC we have Brian Williams a major propaganda artist...always in love with Barack Obama...a man crush. Then there's MSLSD.
And we've got Fox...a network that the other media has mostly successfully segregated as "rightwing" because they present both sides of the news.
All we can do is keep calling them out. Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Oprah, Martha Radetz, Wolf Blitzer, Andrea Mitchell...the list goes on and on...all Democrats pushing the Democratic line.
One way to get back at the domination of liberal media is to subscribe to the alternative. Subscribe to the Washington Times rather than WaPo. Subscribe to the Boston Herald instead of the Boston Globe, the NY Post over the NYT.
Another is to lampoon them by commenting at their websites, like Politico, the Daily Beast, etc. It's getting harder there, too, because some are only taking comments via social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. and I'm not going down that road. Wish PowerLine would change that policy.