The Death of the Media
Every blogger in Left Bloggistan worth his ration of rum has been saying for years that the GOP created a monster with the Southern Strategy (thanks St. Ronnie!). Sure we’ve said it in different ways, but it always comes back to chickens coming home to roost, the monster always destroys the maker, you gotta dance with them whut brung you, etc.
We’ve said for a long while that the story of our times is that the New Confederacy has gone bonkers and that our elite media refuses to acknowledge that the Republicans are one fork shy of a place setting.
Instead we get Both Sides, and each time it is more ludicrous than the previous. At some point I hope that the media moguls get a scorecard for how their stooges are doing with their predictions:
Since the 2016 Goat Rodeo began in earnest we’ve been waiting for someone, anyone, everyone in the Village to stop with these Coleridge-like, smoke-induced stories about how the Republicans were going to quit their summer-fling with fascism and candidates who would make Pol Pot blush and just say it: Trump is the Republican Party, Bennie-the-Blade is the Republican Party; the support for those two candidates alone is the vast majority of the base. No one else comes close.
¡JEB! and his ilk of establishment Republicans have lost control of the monster, and the monster is coming for them.
In just the last few days Trump has called for all Muslims to be in a database and in some way be marked for identification; Carson has said every American should be tracked in a database; and pseudo-establishment candidate Marco Rubio has upped the game even from there: not only should Mosques be shut down, anyplace where Muslims gather should be, too. Boring John Kasich actually has said out loud, in public, that he wants to create an office to proselytize Christianity to the rest of the world. Make no mistake about it: that is a call for a Crusade.
You, the MSM, please tell me what the candidates on the Left have said that is the equivalent? You cannot because nothing like that exists. So don’t tell me that there is some sort of mystical, mythical middle in this Goat Rodeo. It is quite literally Republican candidates who should be eating soft food in an institution somewhere quiet vs. sane people who want nothing more than for the government to work on solutions to our many, many problems (thanks to Chimpy et al).
There is no both sides. The media and their pundits have failed us spectacularly, and somewhere Rupert Murdoch is smiling.