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by shep

So now that liberal bloggers, not-so-liberal bloggers, columnists, media critics and everyman commenters have all agreed that last night’s Democratic Debate, moderated by the anchors of both ABC news and This Week, was an unqualified trainwreck of public discourse, rivaled only by January’s Democratic debate, moderated by the anchors of NBC News and Meet the Press, what is a sentient, concerned citizen to do?

Semi-sentient Republican gasbags who, by now, shouldn’t be allowed to be near pens or keyboards, say we can’t even complain about having our political discourse rendered into nonsensical irrelevancy:

"We may not like it, but issues like Jeremiah Wright, flag lapels and the Tuzla airport will be important in the fall. Remember how George H.W. Bush toured flag factories to expose Michael Dukakis. It’s legitimate to see how the candidates will respond to these sorts of symbolic issues.”
And really, what good would it do? Rational, intelligent non-partisans have been complaining for years about the Russerts, Mathewses and Stephanopoli, to no avail. Grand, Exalted Corporate Pooh-bas have determined that these empty-headed poufs deserve to be paid millions of dollars for their predictable inanity. And since all four network news programs, the two major cable news networks and all of the Sunday gasbag roundtable programs comprise the same unrelenting horror show of out-of-touch, self-important pinheads, how will they be proved wrong since the viewers have nowhere else to go?

I don’t have any answers to these questions, I just know that our Fourth Estate is hopelessly trashed and that everything must go.

[Cross-posted at Dispassionate Liberal]


Ara Rubyan Author Profile Page said:

Merely observing that heinous acts of gas-baggery will be perpetrated by the Republicans this fall seems to be enough of a reason for Hillary (and sidekick George S.) to engage in it herself, right now.

shep Author Profile Page said:

It's rationalization and self-justification, really, especially for the media gasbags. They pretend as if they're not actors in the tragedy, as if Republicans could make these trivialities issues if the media poufs didn't repeat them, revealing that it is exactly what they truly - in their tiny, shameless minds - want the discourse to be about.

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