Thursday, June 02, 2005
Lurch Whines Again
Most losers of presidential races slink quietly into obscurity. I cite as examples Michael Dukakis, Gerald Ford, and Walter Mondale. Well, Mondale did try and rise from the dust to return to his role as a Senator, but you get my point.
John F. "Lurch" Kerry evidently didn't get the message. His whining about his "close loss" to W last November has never really stopped. He whined about it on the Senate floor during the filibuster of W's judicial nominees. His one note samba consists of telling anyone who will listen that just 50,000 or so votes in Iowa would've changed his address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.
Few people listen to him, and those that do either shake their heads, laugh, or do some combination of the two.
We've seen the electoral map, Lurch. It wasn't close, and you know it.
The Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby chronicles the latest Lurch whine (OK, so maybe he has a two-note samba) about the right wing leanings of the media.
Excuse my coughing fit.
The right is far more effective than the left at making itself heard. To peddle their ideas, Republicans and conservatives have assembled an elaborate communication network, one that relies on the likes of Cato and Heritage and Grover Norquist -- two think tanks and a well-connected Republican lobbyist -- to make sure its messages get plenty of attention.Ok, Lurch. Evidently ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and PBS aren't enough. Somehow FOX, Talk Radio, and the Blogosphere are too much of a counterweight. Yeah, I'll buy that.
Several times a day, their message is amplified. We don't have anything like that.
Liberals like Lurch (I'd say Lurch & Company, but he really doesn't have any Company now) believe that if they just had a way to get the right message to the American people they'd be able to ride back into Washington on a herd of white horses to the shouts and acclamations of the electorate.
Their problem is their message does make it to the American people. All the alternative media does is provide a source for people to find the unfiltered message the Liberals don't want broadcast.
Its really very simple. Market forces dictate the people don't like, and are very unimpressed with the way the MSM slants the news. That's why Fox, Talk Radio, and the Blogosphere have such a huge audience.
But let Lurch keep whining about his lack of media coverage. It makes for good comic relief.
Here endeth the lesson.