Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Hillary has taken aim and unloaded on....wait for it...steel yourself against the shock...
That's right, dear reader. The Smartest Woman In The World (according to the MSM), the same woman who coined the phrase Vast Right Wing Conspiracy stood before the cameras and microphones last week at a Manhattan fundraiser and declared:
The press is missing in action, with all due respect. Where are the investigative reporters today? Why aren't they asking the hard questions? It's shocking when you see how easily they fold in the media today. They don't stand their ground. If they're criticized by the White House, they just fall apart. I mean, come on, toughen up, guys, it's only our Constitution and country at stake. Let's get some spine.I added the emphasis in that quote to make a point. I have long held (and I am not alone) the belief that the MSM is (more often than not) a willing accomplice in fulfilling the aims of the Democratic Party. Up until the late 80's the MSM (meaning CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, and the Print Media) - apologies if I missed any) held a virtual monopoly on journalism. They all tilted left, some more obviously than others. This was always vigorously denied by all parties involved.
In her statement, Hillary made a very important disclosure. She didn't say to the press, "Get some spine." She said "Let's get some spine." Hillary is both a lawyer and a politician. She knows that words mean things. Her using the term "Let's" denotes a communal relationship. She's counting the media as part of her re-election campaign in 2006 and her presidential bid in 2008.
As for the rest of her diatribe against the spineless media, she'd better take a long hard look at the implosion of the Lurch-Breck Girl 2004 campaign. This is a new political world she's living in. Her party, and indeed her ideology no longer have the media lock they enjoyed for nearly a century. She's going to have to deal with the new media mediums out there, and if she's wailing about the media now just wait till the campaign actually starts.
I personally believe that if Hillary wants the media to start asking the tough questions, she should set an example by going on a conservative slanted medium and answering a few tough investigative questions of her own.
I don't know about you, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that event.
Here endeth the lesson.