This morning while perusing the news of the day, I was struck by two articles that left me frustrated and angry. Though addressing separate issues, the two articles are related in a disturbing way.
The first, Erick Erickson’s ‘Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators’ (http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/17/treat-the-press-as-enemy-collaborators/), details the MSM’s two latest antics: their coverage of Romney’s comments on the unrest in the Middle East, and, their emerging spin of Romney’s secretly recorded ‘47%’ remarks.
Erickson, one of the most astute conservative commentators out there today, does not, himself, find the MSM’s Obama cheerleading surprising…nor do even the most casual conservative observers. However, Erickson apparently feels compelled to restate the obvious for the benefit of the Romney campaign: the MSM is unfathomably corrupt. Duh!
I am flummoxed. Election Day is some fifty days hence, and the Romney campaign must be reminded of the MSM’s lack of journalistic scruples?!
The time for gnashing teeth and whining about the MSM have long since passed; the MSM are what they are; they are what they have been, for what, going on forty years? The MSM will not undergo mass epiphanies before November; in fact, they are doubling down on their unadulterated and unabashed pro-Obama propaganda.
I know it. You know it. The guy at the service station knows it; my dogs know it. Why the hell doesn’t the Romney campaign know it?
Recovering from Erickson’s article, I continue my early morning surfing and read Byron York’s ‘Romney lopes along as Dems run for their lives’ (http://washingtonexaminer.com/york-romney-lopes-along-as-dems-run-for-their-lives/)
York details Romney’s less than strenuous campaign schedule for the last week and goes on to list the various spins offered by Romney’s campaign staff. I find those explanations hollow and rather unconvincing.
I accept and understand the burdens and time requirements of fundraising, one of the aforementioned explanations. However, do Romney’s advisors not recognize the urgent and critical need for their candidate to sell himself and his agenda personally? Paul Ryan can’t be expected to do all the heavy lifting.
The articles paint an alarming picture of the campaign’s judgment and priorities.
Its naïveté regarding the MSM is beyond unbelievable. Romney plays by the rules; the MSM has no rules. Obama appeases the Islamist radicals; Romney appeases a hostile press. The outcomes of both strategies are similar.
Romney’s handlers waste precious time. Romney’s absence from the stump allows the media to define and defile him and his policies.
The Romney campaign makes nice with the barbarians (MSM) and fiddles while the Republic burns.