The liberal media blandly accept the White House’s totally unbelievable Joe Sestak story
In today’s New York Times is an article on Rahm Emanuel’s past relationship with Rep. Joe Sestak and how Emanuel helped launch Sestak’s political career in 2006, with an assist from former president Clinton. The information helps fill in the background of the beyond-weird Sestak saga. But the piece, by Peter Baker, simply takes for granted the White House’s official story that the only thing offered to Sestak in exchange for his dropping out of the U.S. Senate race was an unpaid seat on some government advisory board. Baker doesn’t even acknowledge how unlikely, not to say how unbelievable, the story is. This is the mark of a Soviet-like mindset and manipulation of opinion, in which the media collude with the government in treating palpable falsehoods—or, as in this case, what strongly appears to be a palpable falsehood—as simply the truth.
Rick Darby writes:
The state-controlled print media (NY Times and Washington Post) have spoken. Obama’s other print media spaniel, USA Today, will surely fall in line on Monday. Every news broadcast network, with the possible exception of Fox News, will write it off as a tempest in a teacup and consign it to oblivion. Soon anyone who refers to it will be classed with the “lunatic fringe.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 29, 2010 07:44 AM | Send