Jul
19
2012

#rsrh How #p2 inadvertently confirmed their own belief in a liberal media bias.

This will be a short post – supper isn’t going to cook itself – so let me cut to the chase: the recent freaking out by the Left-sphere over Mitt Romney’s vicious and unprovoked attack on Obama (otherwise known as “directly quoting him”) pretty much demonstrates that they actually share the Right’s belief that the media is biased in favor of liberals.  How do we know this?  Simple: their reaction to an unexpected stimulus.  Apparently, nobody on the Left actually planned on them being hammered by the media for the stuff that Obama says – first on Bain, and then on this entire You didn’t build that piece of pseudo-populist fluff that the President’s running on.

With me so far?  Good.  Now, here’s the thing: how is the Left reacting to the media showing what they would consider to be a conservative bias?  Logic suggests that – if they really believed that the media was not biased towards the Left – then they’d react to a perceived media bias against them the same way that we would: with a certain anger, but no real shock.  Instead, we’re getting the political equivalent of this:

 

In other words, a lot of screaming and feelings of betrayal and OH MY GOD THE STINGS I HAVE NEVER FELT THIS KIND OF PAIN BEFORE HELP ME HELP ME THE BEES OH GOD THE BEES.

Just thought I’d mention that.  I’d hate to think that anybody thought that they were getting away with the aforementioned screaming and freaking out and what not…

Moe Lane

7 Comments

  • Rob Crawford says:

    Personally, I’m gobsmacked by the “he was misquoted” defense apparently resting on citing a different sentence. OK, yes, he DID say that different sentence — and he ALSO said the ONE THAT WAS QUOTED.
    .
    Is the left really that comfortable with Newspeak? Really that ready to rewrite facts?

  • acat says:

    @Rob. Yes. Yes, they are.

    Mew

  • From ME to you says:

    Rob Crawford re:your 2 questions:

    1) Yes
    2) Yes,they’ve already started

    Any questions?

  • Rob Crawford says:

    Dang. I thought I was uncharitable towards the left.

  • jetty says:

    Liberals have already unlocked quantum travel, and now freely move between parallel universes. So when Debbie Wabbawabba Shultz sees a video of herself saying something stupid and still denies that she said it, or Obama supporters deny Obama said something stupid, it is because in one of their other universes that particular comment wasn’t made at that space-time instant. It’s either that, or liberals are just a bunch of liars.

  • Doug Stewart says:

    Jetty:
    Read Stephenson’s “Anathem” — it’s called Causal Domain Shear (CDS). Two sets of people are separated by such an informational remove that they effectively exist in separate causal domains. Should the separation be breached, weird things can happen. If someone knows it’s coming, they can prepare themselves for it and potentially use it to their advantage. This may manifest itself as seeming superpowers.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    I have to be honest here: The first time I heard the clip, I though he was, in fact, talking about infrastructure when he said “you didn’t build that”. That doesn’t diminish the larger point a whit, of course. He was definitely saying in that speech that you can’t succeed without the government. My fear at this point is that this very fair attack overall on Obama’s principles might start to be perceived to be unfair. That would be a shame. This SHOULD be THE defining moment in the national conversation.

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