Monday, October 20, 2008
The future brought to you today
It'll be at least four years of crying like this. The question is if the media people play along, perhaps not in the immediate future, but in a few years and beyond that. My own sense is that they were massively tilted towards Obama (against Hillary) in the primaries, but essentially fair during the general, so for the Reps to complain now ... well, it makes sense, but only from a cynical perspective.
One reason the Republicans are crying so hard, besides the fact that they're getting their asses kicked, is that this sort of character slime has always worked for them in the past. From Swiftboat to "invented the internet" to Whitewater, the media have spent the past 16 years running after whatever bone the Reps throw. Now that they aren't running so hard, the Reps are outraged by the unfairness of it all. Media behavior, like reality, has a liberal bias when it doesn't conform to Republican expectations.