"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our Media Masters

Seems like ABC News and Charlie Gibson, unable to actually make Governor Palin look like an idiot, decided to edit her responses to questions in order to make her seem more like, well, what they all know she is.

One of the most inflammatory teases used by Chuckles was:

EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE
NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY.

Of course even as aired she said nothing of the kind. She said Ukraine and Georgia (the other one) should be members of NATO -- but so do Joe Biden and B. Hussein Obama. And she said that were such a NATO member attacked by Russia, the United States should defend them. Actually, the NATO treaty (for better or worse) says that an attack on any member is an attack on all members. Thus, an attack on NATO-member Georgia by the Russians would be treated just as if it were an attack on Atlanta. One may think this is a good thing or a bad thing, but it's a thing agreed by all four national candidates.

But to get their tease, ABC did a little creative editing. More HERE.

The printing press was a problem for 16th and 17th century despots. The mimeograph and xerox machines were problems for 20th century despots. And now the internet is quite a problem for our 21st century media masters, in the tank for Barry.

An interesting question is how they expect to get away with things like this. Here's how: out of the millions who watched the clumsily edited interview, how many will read the full transcript, or surf the net to find out what really happened? Just so.

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Comments on "Our Media Masters"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 AM) : 

thank god for presidential elections. when else would we get to bicker over network news editorial calls? time to go pull fox's transcripts if we're going to start playing this game. perhaps later we can have a substantive debate on lipstick and email skills.

 

Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (11:51 AM) : 

Agreed: The Democrats ought to stop talking about pigs in lipstick, relative computer literacy, and the like, and explain their economic program.

Oh, wait.

 

Anonymous chesty said ... (12:58 PM) : 

i've actually read obama's economic program and it's both reasonable and comprehensive. it involves cutting payroll tax for the middle and lower class, lifting the cieling for those making above $250,000, cutting capital gains taxes for small business, rolling back the bush tax cuts to clinton levels only for those making more than $250k, and eliminating the deficit to try and achieve some sort of economic stability. also i think there's something in there about a sufficient level of regulation so as to prevent massive financial agencies from shooting themselves in the head and then requesting federal bailouts on the taxpayers' dime. i look forward to an equally comprehensive and fresh proposal from the republican camp, but am afraid i'll have to settle for more ads about sex ed for kindergarteners.

 

Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (3:50 PM) : 

Cutting taxes for most Americans while "eliminating" the deficit ought to be fun to watch.

As to federal bailouts, who received the most campaign cash (second only to Chris Dodd) from Fannie & Freddie? John McCain? Nope. Sarah Palin's hairdresser? Nope.

You could look it up.

 

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