Thursday, October 09, 2008


If we had a national media in this country that was committed to presenting the news, rather than electing Barack Obama President, he would not have won the nomination. But we don't. The press hasn't covered this story - they've covered it up. The McCain campaign, in the last week or so, has finally started to try to make it an issue. Will they succeed? I suspect that what they'll succeed at is spurring the media to produce 16 tons of thumb-sucking, "why is John McCain dishonorably running a negative campaign" stories, but it's worth a try.

He's tried to hide what he is and has been from the word "go," and the media has actively aided and abetted him. If people understood what Barack Obama is, he'd have no chance of polling over 35% in this country. But they don't. He has presented himself as a reasonable centrist, a middle-of-the-road blank slate, a screen upon which every voter can project his or her ideas of the ideal candidate, and the press has not only let him get away with it, they've actively helped. I'm skeptical that the mask can be sufficiently dislodged in this environment for McCain to win, but as to this video, I'd just like to say, I'm Lyford Beverage, and I approve of this message too...

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