Thursday, March 3, 2016

How Republicans Grab the Spotlight

So, I was driving to work yesterday morning, the day after Super Tuesday, and I turned on that bulwark of liberal reporting, NPR.  The news comes up at the top of the hour.  One of their people says that there is so much news from the primaries that it is going to take all three of their top news readers to report on it.  So, they go into a detailed conversation about Trump, Rubio and Cruz, complete with a couple of recorded statements from various Republican spokesmen.  This goes on for a few minutes, and then they conclude that segment with (I am not lying to you) one sentence about the Democrats.  One sentence!  And that is from the supposed liberal end of the broadcast spectrum.

That's how American voters get the idea that all the excitement, all the important action, is happening on the Republican side of things, and the Democrats are just a bunch of boring, irrelevant hacks.

And there's not one thing we can do about it.  I keep repeating this, but here I go again:  The Democrats could whip the Republicans into oblivion without even trying.  What they cannot do is beat the Republicans and the press working together.

Update:  The following report today (3/5) from Daily Kos:

"MSNBC interrupted Sec Hillary Clinton’s speech this evening and did not go back to her. While CNN carried Mrs Clinton’s speech, MSNBC cut away after about 2 minutes. But she was the lucky one; they outrightly snubbed Bernie Sanders! They didn’t even go to his victory speech. Why? They were waiting for Donald Trump’s press conference. 

Not only did they decline to cover the Democratic candidates, they spent the time waiting for Trump to discuss Trump."

And the beat goes on.

No comments: