Lights, Camera, and drool all over Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tsing Tao, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    By Howie Carr
    Boston Herald

    The only place to watch tonight’s presidential debate is on C-SPAN.

    You know what everyone on every network except Fox is going to say. Comrade Chris Matthews’ leg is going to be tingling out of control. Sgt. Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow will be breathlessly reading phony stories from the Internet about dissension in the GOP ranks.

    On CNN, “Republicans” Alex Castellanos and David Gergen will compare Barack’s closing statement to the Gettysburg Address and the Sermon on the Mount. David Brooks will swoon as he notes the perfect crease in Obama’s trousers.

    All of these trust-funded parrots — the pundits, the bow-tied bumkissers, the throne sniffers — will agree that it’s all over and Mitt might as well throw in the towel.

    Talk about marching in “lockstep,” to use a favorite word of both U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Granny Warren on Monday night in Lowell.

    But don’t let the Democratic agitprop get you down. Just watch the debate on C-SPAN and then, as soon as it’s over, flip over to a radio talk show, or the Internet.

    The courtiers on the alphabet networks are just trying to depress you. They want you to stay home on Nov. 6. This is always done in campaigns — in World War II, the Axis had Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw-Haw spouting propaganda to the Allies over shortwave radio. Of course, the difference is, they were broadcasting from behind enemy lines.

    Tonight’s Lord Haw-Haws will be trying to destroy morale from posh TV studios in New York and Washington. They ride around the East Side in limousines, make seven-figure salaries and summer on Nantucket. They’re the one percent.

    Some have speculated that the network touts might try to keep Mitt viable, to goose ratings and keep a semblance of a horse race going. That may have been true until recent times, but now, the watchdogs are lapdogs. They can’t help themselves. They worship at Barack’s feet.

    How can it be that Mitt Romney putting his dog in a crate on the roof of his car is approximately 100 times as big a story as Barack Obama actually eating one in Indonesia?

    But there’s good news. For a lot of these obsequious, squirrely Uriah Heeps, this is the last go-around. Their newspapers — and maybe networks — aren’t going to exist in another four years. Re-electing Obama only will hasten the demise of the lame-streams.

    Your average elite reporter is about as truthful as Granny Warren. Think “fake but accurate,” a famous headline about a hoax “60 Minutes” fabricated for the Democrats in 2004.

    Here’s another example of fake news. On Jan. 10, 2010, the Sunday Globe ran a front-page story about Marsha Coakley’s commanding lead in the Senate race with nine days to go.

    “Democrat Martha Coakley ... enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for U.S. Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters. ... Coakley’s lead grows to 17 points — 53 to 36 — when undecideds leaning toward a candidate are included in the tally.”

    Nine days later, Scott Brown won, 53-47. Anyone know what channel C-SPAN is on in Brighton?
  2. I might be going into rapture tonight just like so many of my pals here.