News Brats - Are We Helpless to Stop Them?
by hunter thompson, Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 02:33:33 AM EST
Keith Olbermann has become quite the prima donna.
Viewers tuning in a few moments early to the MSNBC debate,
were treated to Olbermann in a psychotic rant.
The righteous posture he adapts to go after right wing criminals like
Libby, Abramoff, and Cheney.
But this was no scandal du jour. The words of hatred were being hurled
at a law abiding democrat. Her sin? Running for public office.
Who in just minutes, would be engaged in a national debate on
Olbermann's own channel.
A worthy democratic candidate being publically stoned
and persecuted. Why? Because they can.
I can't comment on the ritual post debate vilification of Clinton,
because I don't have the stomach to watch them anymore.
I was just happy that for the first time, NBC finally conducted a
balanced debate that wasn't calculated to hurt Clinton and throw her
off her game.
CNN Campbell Brown's debate hosting was sadism -
Allowing Obama to criticize Clinton for extended periods then cutting to
commercial break so she could not respond.
And MSNBC's previous debates were nothing more than a game of
"kill the candidate."
Debates are just the tip of the iceberg.
CNN News is an unapologetic propaganda machine for Barack Obama,
Swaying viewers with fuzzy warm news stories. Swooning with praise.
And making comments designed to hurt Clinton's run. (From the
second she announced her candidacy, she was referred to as
"The Clinton Machine.")
MSNBC became so ruthless about whipping their viewers into
Clinton Hate, that I stopped watching.
Cable News Propagandizing has gone over the top.
Their cruelty is so extreme, it has to be traumatizing Clinton.
But the worst is, cable news is deciding our elections!
Emails of complaint have no effect. They will NOT STOP.
Isn't it time to protect our candidates from media abuse and misbehavior?
Nobody wants things over-controlled and we don't want to discourage
honest criticism or freedom of speech.
But our candidates should not have to put up with News Corps wiping their
asses on them day in and day out.
I am not an attorney, but it seems like time for a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
both at cable news and on-air talent.
At the least, shouldn't we contact their sponsors and tell them we will
not watch these shows or consider being customers until cable news
cleans up its act?
If we don't start protecting Americans who are running for high office,
the qualified candidate pool is going to dwindle to nothing. And the
president that cable news helped into office last time, has all but
destroyed this country.