Activist Monday: In Which We Learn that the Media Still Hates Democrats
Posted May 4, 2015on:
Good Monday, all! Remember how, before Barack Obama appeared on the scene, the media was always praising Republicans and lambasting Democrats – whether subtly or not? Well, I’d like to confirm with you all that the media is back to its old tricks.
A picture is worth 1000 words, isn’t it? Here is the story the Washington Post ran last week on Governor Rick Perry, a Texas Republican who’s as stupid as a stump and twice as wooden. You wouldn’t know it, would you?
Let’s see: Guv + Military Hero, check. American flag, check. Pledging allegiance while looking seriously off to the side, check. I guess they couldn’t squeeze a bald eagle in the picture, although it’s probably not for lack of trying.
What was the title of the story? “How Rick Perry befriended the real ‘Lone Survivor’ Navy SEAL.” Really? Anyone other than myself find that, oh, I don’t know – not a story at all?! Oh, but the Washington Post needs us to understand what a swell guy Governor Goodhair is, just in case he does decide to run for President. Because after all – he IS a Republican!
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Before he became immortalized as the “Lone Survivor,” a Navy SEAL
who escaped a 2005 Taliban ambush on a mountain slope in Afghanistan, Marcus Luttrell was a broken man in search of a haven.
He found it one day in spring 2007 when, struggling to recover his body and mind and with the horrors of war still raw, he showed up unannounced at the Texas governor’s mansion and asked to see Rick Perry.
Over the ensuing months, a virtual father-son relationship blossomed, the two men said. The governor and his wife, Anita, helped bring Luttrell back to health. Perry used the power of his office to find Luttrell a spine surgeon to fix his back. The Perrys gave him a spare bedroom — “I was the creepy guy in the attic,” Luttrell recalled. The governor took him bass fishing, the first lady counseled him about his love life and, as Luttrell became famous — first with a best-selling memoir, “Lone Survivor” and later in the movie adaptation — they were his rock.
My goodness, I’m surprised the “reporter” who wrote this was able to breathe, with his nose so far up Perry’s posterior!
Here is the story about Hillary Clinton which ran in the same edition – it is just as lacking substance, but much less flattering. The headline? “How Hillary Clinton is running against parts of her husband’s legacy.” Nicely done, WaPo – subtly smearing both Hillary as a flip-flopper, and Bill as “her husband” rather than a former president.
You notice that there is no flag, no saluting, no military veteran in this picture? Just Hillary putting her hand on Bill and Bill looking down on the floor. The message? Hillary is a domineering b*tch who is dismissing her castrated husband, who, of course, she shouldn’t be disagreeing with (since she is just a wimminz after all!). Never mind that Bill Clinton was President 20 years ago, as a disbelieving Robert Reich pointed out when the “reporters” asked for a quote.
“Twenty years is a long time,” said Robert Reich, a leading liberal who served as labor secretary in the Clinton administration. “I don’t think she feels in any way bound by policies of a different administration two decades ago, even though she is married to the person who initiated those policies. I think we’ll see Hillary Clinton parting ways with the Bill Clinton administration on a number of matters.”
The Post opines that Hillary will have “dicey challenges” distinguishing herself from Bill Clinton. Yes, that’s right – it’s really, really hard to tell them apart!
But the differences also illustrate the dicey challenges that Hillary Clinton will face in attempting to both embrace and keep separate from the 42nd president, who remains personally popular but whose 1990s positions on some issues, particularly in the social arena, now feel out of date.
This story is pathetic for three reasons: One, it’s not a story, just a disguised hit piece; Two, it ran in the same edition as the Rick Perry slobberfest; and Three, it’s so sexist, even the Daily Kos noticed.
BREAKING: Candidate has learned from the past, is not her own husband. In fact, if Bill Clinton could run for president, the Post would have to write a similar article, since he “now says that some of his incarceration policies went too far and that he regrets backing a federal law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.” And again, Hillary Clinton was not the president who signed those laws. She was the wife of the president who signed those laws.
My friends, it’s only May of 2015. I’d take Bette Davis’ advice on this one – and maybe a martini or two wouldn’t be out of place.
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