Sunday, October 12, 2008

When equivalence take a holiday

By Creature

Today on the Sunday talk shows I learned that Barack Obama and John McCain have both, equally, descended into the ugly world of negative campaigning. Funny, before today I was under the impression that trying to incite a race-religion-culture war was not quite the same as calling a guy erratic. I stand corrected. Thank you, Chris Matthews, you are right, both campaigns should be ashamed.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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  • You know how it is. The right-wing propaganda machine has spent the better part of the last 35 years or so complaining about "liberal" media bias, scaring the media into being more "balanced." Of course, balance for the right (e.g., Fox News) means right-wing propaganda to "balance" the supposed liberal bias elsewhere. Meanwhile, balance for everyone else (e.g., the major networks, CNN, MSNBC, etc.) means equal time and equal treatment. There isn't any liberal bias, and there certainly isn't any objectivity. And so, despite all that we have seen from the McCain-Palin campaign over the past few weeks, including inciting mobs, is just the same as what the Obama-Biden campaign has been doing. It's all the same because the media are no longer able to distinguish fact from fiction, truth from spin.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 8:50 PM  

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