Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here's a legacy media writer talking about how his trade has prostituted itself.

Money paragraphs:
The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game -- with their readers, with the Constitution and with their own fates.

The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I've begun -- for the first time in my adult life -- to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was "a writer," because I couldn't bring myself to admit to a stranger that I'm a journalist.

By the time this election is over, the ACORN-stolen votes, the legacy media bigotry will have you wondering where you actually live. The Fairness Doctrine that will assault soon thereafter will have all the feel of Pyongyang. The Jimmy Carter II depression that immediately ensues will remind you why, well, why Jimmy Carter spends his retirement trying to repair his utterly destroyed reputation.

The Republic will survive this, but Jesus, sweet Jesus, why do people persist in voting for Democrats? Why can't some better socialists come along?

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