A place to rant about politics, the media, and especially the electorate. Much like alcohol, the electorate is both the cause of, and the solution to, all of America's problems.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Gotta love the media.....

Just a quick note...

Since the initial Kerry-clearly-won-the-debate claims that could be seen clearly in the polls, the media has actively done its damnedest to change the fact - rather than simply reporting the fact.

I just don't understand why the media fights so hard for bush. They skew commentary panels to be pro-bush. They skew focus groups to be pro-bush. They give more time to the republicans that to the democrats. They ask idiotically easy questions of republicans. They allow obvious lies and distortions to drop from republican interviewee's mouths without challenge.

republicans have controlled the American government for about a decade, and the only things that have gone right have been in spite of them. Why is the media so easy on republicans?

The only answer I can come up with: People in the media are just as stupid as the general American electorate.

And that's the root weakness of a democracy. If the general public doesn't live up to its constitutional responsibilities (yes, Clyde, there are 4 branches of constitutional government, not 3), this "electorate rot" will infect and destroy the other branches of government. No other branch of government has such inimical power - albeit it gets expressed over a long period of time.


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