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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lean to the right, fight, fight, fight

They cheer for the death penalty and boo veterans who happen to be gay. They support billionaires and oppose caring for our sick and elderly. And yet the media treat them as mainstream.

The latest Republican presidential cat fight highlights how far over the right edge the national Republican Party has drifted. Yet the national media -- you know those liberal MSM wimps -- continue to cover the yowlings of the GOP candidates as if they are representative of the mood of the country.

Let's go to the polls: A majority of Americans say Medicare is worth the cost and support higher taxes on the wealthiest to close the deficit. The repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" was hailed by much of the nation.

But the Fox News crowd has successfully cowed real journalists into accepting their far right worldview without a whimper. And the GOP presidential hopefuls trade red meat offerings to feed to beast, with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry leading the race to the bottom.

What exactly has happened to the real American commitment to justice for all? And to the journalism credo of putting news into the context of reality?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 23, 2011 12:40 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Thanks for so effectively proving my point.

September 24, 2011 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox and MSNBC should not be considered news stations. They are shills for their respective parties. I lean to the right, but watch both. Chris Matthews is as poor a "news" person as anyone on Fox. From my standpoint the next election will be even worse than the last, 30 sec "news" bites that distort positions and scare an increasingly moronic populace.

September 26, 2011 4:41 AM  

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