‘Splain Me, Lucy

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Conservatives are convinced that their candidates aren’t getting a fair shake because of the liberal media. Now progressives are complaining that their preferred candidate is flagging because of corporate media.

Does this mean that the press is doing its job and aggravating everybody equally? Or does it mean that the only thing that the extremes of the political spectrum can agree on is that the press has an agenda? They just can’t agree on what it is.

4 comments… add one
  • PD Shaw Link

    Well, there is one difference. One side wants to regulate the media to achieve its desired outcome and the other side is stuck with McCain.

  • Andy Link

    IMO it’s much more of the latter than the former.

  • The media (are) is what it’s been most of my life: lazy, superficial, easily distracted by shiny objects. Sometimes they’re a herd of sheep, other times a pack of wolves. They chase viewers by assuming viewers are idiots and are often rewarded for their contempt.

  • James D. Hunter Link

    “Freedom of the press” is significant only to those that have presses. FOTP in no obliges any press to be fair, impartial, accurate or honest. The “free” part merely hopes to inspire a chaos of competing lies.

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