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  •  Would CNN hire (10+ / 0-)

    A similarly obnoxious left-winger?

    Of course not -- because they know that within minutes of the announcement, they would be besieged by a mob of wingnuts threatening to cancel their subscriptions and waving quotes proving that the left-winger in question was the love child of Osama bin Laden and Kim Jong Il.

    Why can't we mobilize in the same way?  Or is it pointless, since the media are only responsive to right-wing challenges?

    •  The entire political-news-system (5+ / 0-)

      can only move right.  Congress only moves right, as does the media, and they do it for the same reason.  It is a Pavlovian response, they have been beaten up from the right so often that they just move that way when they encounter any problems.  The political left has tried to take the high road and fight based on logic, the right uses brute force and ignorance and has won.  The left has reigned in their insanely barking dogs, the right uses that as their first wave of attack.  As a result, the left looks weak and small, and the minority conservatives hold the power.  It also helps that the conservatives and the corporations share similar goals when it comes to dismantling government controls. The left needs to be the voice of the people, and the party, and that has not happened.

    •  um .. there's simply no equivalent to (0+ / 0-)

      the Macon Bacon on the left .. simply wouldn't be kosher.  

      "the work goes on, the cause endures .. "

      by shpilk on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 09:19:43 PM PDT

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