Update 2 (breaking): The Media Strikes back! WaPo & NYT, in the most brazen public stoning attempt I have ever seen in America, ask their readers to help them comb through Governor Palin’s 24,000 released emails and help them “investigate” and “analyze” them. Way to go, media! I am sure you will find proof there that Palin singlehandedly brought down the real estate market, created flawed derivatives and bet against them, funneled money to Wall Street cronies through stimulus bailouts, and gave cover to BP & TransOcean negligence that destroyed the Gulf Coast. I commend the NYT & WaPo for their fearless, tireless journolisticism. This truly proves your unbiased objectivity! No one can ever accuse you of being propaganda machines after this!
Update: posted a video from SarahPAC summing up the bus tour — looks a lot like a campaign video.
Antescript : I’ve had this post corralled in draft for a while …I thought I would let it loose into the wild. You will notice there are no links in it — I was going to put them in but I thought eh – probably everyone knows what stuff I’m referring to. But feel free to complain in the comments and I will google you a supporting link for whatever seems unclear. Supposed to be 99F here so I am feeling extra lazy.
Everyone not yet under the bus likes to pretend that 2012 will be a typical contest between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party for the White House. The rest of us know that it is really
going to be another battle of the corporate media against the voters. The battle is already underway; the media is on readiness level SMEARCON 1 – which is full offensive smear readiness alert. Any challenger comes up, the media is ready to cut him down at the knees before he can get started. Let us review, just this year, the media’s shockity awesomey record of victories.
January, an obsessed stalker shoots a Congresswoman and bystanders, and the media rush to blame the WH’s undesirable number one – Sarah Palin. President holds victory rally for raising the unconscious and casting out demonic crosshairs from the internets.
Feb – March, the media is too busy covering up for an absentee President while twisting itself into knots trying not to praise Hillary while the ME explodes to get any domestic political shooting done.
April, Trump decides to attack the President while impersonating a GOP contender. WH & media are stunned at how popular this makes him, and does a a one-two-three punch by historically releasing a document no other citizen has ever been asked to release before, then inviting Trump to dinner, where they roasted him and ate him. The President then celebrated by finally, after them begging him for months, letting the CIA take out the worlds oldest living mass murderer, with the condition that they do it “Chicago style” – “make sure he sleeps with the fishes. That’s how they we do it back home you know, to make anyone else with ideas back off.” Panetta says, whatever, BOss, as long as we shoot him before he keels over. The President goes bounce, bounce, bounce, all around the fundraisers.
May, Huckabee & Trump quit before they start. Santorum and Newt get so excited by this that they both manage to shoot themselves in the foot as soon as they open their mouths. Santorum is small feed and pro-establishment, so the media generally ignore him, but Newt has two things going against him — bigger name recognition and the sin of going against the robber baron’s shiny boy wonder Ryan, so the media make him grovel. The media studiously ignore Mittens except for when it pretends he is the front-runner, making it clear that Mittens is their approved pinch-hitter in case the President manages to lose the election in spite of all the game-fixing.
The reality of how much the President owes the media is evident when he goes into an arena where the US media is not in complete control. He took a cocky premature shot at Israel, and before he could blink, Israel’s Prime Minister did a Krav Maga counter attack that had him neutralized and on the ground. He quickly ran away to friendlier shores, but too much Guinness had him making historically embarrassing gaffes. We only know about this because it happened where the non-USA media could see it first hand and report it.
Now Sarah Palin shows us how to she intends to make the media irrelevant. She’s cut them off from the “special access” they feel so entitled to and it’s making them crazy. She secretly (and I am very impressed at how well they kept the secret) has a documentary made to tell her story and her record, and she is torturing the media by simply hopping on a bus and taking a road trip without telling them where she is going. Beyond that, and this I think displays real mastery of “new media”, she goes directly to the public. All her media interaction is in front of real-time bystander witnesses. They have to behave fairly to her when interacting with her and she rewards them by answering their questions. When they try to slant their coverage by creative editing, they have to know that raw videos are right out on youtube. In addition to that, she appears to be trying to establish rapport with local reporters by giving them the exact same access that previously would only go the big network names (Williams, Couric, Sawyer, O’Reilly, etc). This gives us the hilarious spectacle of the media making public fools of themselves by chasing Sarah Palin around while they talk about how irrelevant she is to 2012.
Regardless of whether Palin wins the nomination or the election, she’s already done a huge public service by exposing the media’s ridiculous circus act.
More first-hand evidence Palin’s strategy of running against the media:
SarahPAC just posted a video montage of Palin’s bus tour with SP voice-over titled “The American Spirit (Unfortunately Missed by the MSM)”
The blurb beneath includes this paragraph:
Even though the media too often sadly chose sound-bites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our “One Nation” tour from the nearly two dozen opportunities I got to speak candidly with them and talk about policy, politics, history, and everything in between. More importantly, I got to talk with countless everyday Americans who want to get our country back on the right track.