Friday, January 14, 2011

Brother From Another Planet

Leaving the liberal plantation...

UPDATE: T.A. Frank at the New Republic explains how and why the media got the narrative so wrong.
But sometimes the shortcuts produce a journalistic stampede at the worst possible time. That’s what happened last weekend, when 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner shot six people to death at an Arizona Safeway and gravely wounded many more, including Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The dominant storyline in the press—one that persisted in the face of all the facts—was that right-wing hysteria and lunacy had given rise to Loughner’s atrocity. Only on Wednesday night, when President Obama delivered a speech that effectively told everyone to cut it out, was the stampede halted (one hopes). But it’s still worth reviewing how the nation’s leading periodicals descended into such mindlessness.
Read the whole thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spence, you don't seriously think that Sarah Palin should be considered a legitimate candidate for president?

January 16, 2011 at 5:58 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

I hope she isn't the GOP candidate. But if forced, I'd vote for her over just about any Dem.

January 16, 2011 at 6:20 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Palin does have a huge following - she'd be too polarizing to be effective. In addition, I don't agree with much of what she says. Finally, and yes, selfishly - I just can't stand that voice of hers (It had to be said!) - I can't imagine four years of that voice talking about National Security, the Economy, and of course "TADD and PIPURRR"

I think I'm ready to join Gil in the 'Draft Mitch Daniels' club. While he did sell at the right time (Turnpike), he seems to have a keen grasp on finance and the economy, I believe he'd be an effective leader.

January 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's talk Pat Meehan. He is a phony. Now he chairs a Homeland Security subcommittee in Congress and will continue to take away our rights just as his boss, George Bush did, while Pat the lapdog remained silent. Get ready for renewal of the Patriot Act with Pat the soft Nazi pushing it through.

-- I am from Media mad as hell.

January 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

wow, anon, two full weeks and Meehan's already done for? I gave the president more time than that after he was sworn in...

January 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is MLK day. Can't we just remember him and his contribution to society? To feature Al Sharpton and Sarah Palin on this day is an insult to everybody. BTW I saw my first MLK holiday car sale ad yesterday.

January 17, 2011 at 5:30 PM 
Anonymous Dannytheman said...

This story remind me of Philly denying people licenses to carry. I think the Editorial board of the DT should read it.

January 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

Sorry Jake, trying to get my google link to work.

January 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM 

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