Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Heart's Not In It...

There's a lot of political hay flying around, between the spin from the Boston Globe that Scott Brown is "ducking" the fourth debate tonight to Obama "defending" his comment about Romney being a bullshitter.

I just don't have the heart any more.

I mean, pointing out that the media is biased is like pointing out that the sky is blue or that water is wet. There's just no question any more. They covered for Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996; they attacked George W. Bush from 2000 through 2008; they covered for Obama in 2008 and are still covering for him.
  • Mitt Romney's "47%" comment - caught by someone who snuck into a GOP event - vs. Obama's ON THE RECORD interview.
  • George W. Bush was "the least qualified person to ever run for President" compared to Barack Obama, who had all of 143 days of experience in the US Senate before announcing his Presidential run.
  • Aw, heck, I've got a whole category.
The list goes on and on, and I just don't have the heart any more. Suffice to say, I'll continue pointing out the more egregious examples, but for plain-jane bias, there's just not enough give-a-damn in me. I mean, things like calling Mitt Romney a hard-right wing radical will get a reaction just because they're so blatantly false, but otherwise, meh. Call it campaign fatigue, if you will. I just don't have the heart - or the stomach - to deal with the bias any more.

I do have to admit, though, that it makes me laugh a bitter laugh whenever I see some lefty whining about Fox News being biased to the right...

That is all.


John Feralirishman said...

I can't wait until I wake up Weds morning and the election is over.

Dave H said...

I know how you feel Jay. At least they change candidates every few years, but the talking heads all stay the same.

Andie said...

Jay, I haven't had the 'blessing' of a television and I still feel blitzed by all of the biased commentary or vitriol that is out there. Long way of saying, "Yeah, what he said."

@Feralirishman: I second that, but we still have to live through the "Monday morning quarterbacking."