Hillary Clinton and the MSM Back in Bizarro World
Written by: Alex Sandell
Media (MSM) has, once again, entered Bizarro World. They last visited 4
years ago when an inspirational speech by Howard Dean to rally his
troops was played off as "frightening" and a sign of a man losing his
grip on reality. This time we're seeing a string of 11 victories played
out as a loss to the person who's won the last 11 contests. In Bizarro
World math doesn't need to add up.
When I turned on
the television set this morning I was bombarded with talking heads
claiming that if Barack Obama -- who's won 11 contests in a row --
didn't take Vermont, Texas and Ohio would lose his frontrunner
status to Hillary Clinton. They explained their lunacy away by claiming
Hillary has won all the solid "blue" states (as long as you're not
counting Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Washington, Maryland,
Delaware, Hawaii, Connecticut and/or Maine), that Texas -- like the
rest of Obama's victories -- is a red state he could never win in a
general election and that the candidate who wins Ohio -- a much needed
swing state -- is the strongest candidate to take the whole thing in
Could anything be more backward? Why yes ... of course. This is the Clintons we're dealing with here.
The Clinton crew
made their permanent residence in Bizarro World long before they
transplanted themselves to New York. Hillary's latest bizarre attempt
at gaining credibility has been to claim the media has been unfair to
her. The very same media who has continued to treat her either as an
underdog or as a front runner (whichever best suited her purposes) even
after losing 11 in a row.
Being in Bizarro World
together no one in the MSM points out the irony of Hillary getting free
airtime on David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes and The
Daily Show all within a 5 day period leading up to "Junior Super
Tuesday" (Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont). Using these valuable
media moments the media has given her for free to point out how unfair
the media is toward her. No one mentions the disproportionate number of
Democratic talking heads that literally came from one Clinton campaign
or the other and do a horrible job of playing "neutral" on the Sunday
morning talk shows.
reality and these talking heads and their hosts certainly aren't
reporters. Everyone's reading from a script that has been written by
the Clinton campaign and handed to the corporate taskmasters running
the various news networks and handed down to their political lapdogs
who have never been objective journalists, but play them on TV.
World, someone with the last name of "Clinton" can play "underdog" to
someone with the last name of "Obama." In Bizarro World, that loser of
11 straight contests can go from underdog to frontrunner by winning a
single state (Ohio). In Bizarro World "firewalls" become "goalposts"
and goalposts can be moved all the way to the convention, where the
loser can presumably score a touchdown months after the clock's run
down. In Bizarro World winners can lose and losers can be crowned as
victors by the Bizarro mainstream media that covers them on taxpayer
owned television stations that make them an absurd (and bizarre) amount
World, sadly, it ain't over 'til it's over and it ain't over, I'm
afraid, until Hillary wins. Or can residents of the real world put
their foot down tomorrow and end this Bizarro Hillary love-in once and
for all? It could happen if those of us in the real world keep making
calls, keep contributing and keep voting for a candidate still grounded
in reality and, for the first time ever, let Bizarro World know just
where the can stick it.
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