Can there be anything more touching than Paul Ryan's selfless declaration that he is not running for President? Unless it is the utterly uncritical acceptance of his claim by the entirety of the mainstream press, despite the fact that he played this exact same Brer Rabbit game on them less than a year ago, when he positively stated that he wanted nothing to do with the House Speakership, until he manipulated his party's leaders into arranging things to make him look like an altruistic hero for deigning to accept the third highest position in the country.
Well, do you believe that the entire mainstream press is that naive and forgetful? Or are they once again willingly complicit in trying to help the Republican party escape paying a price for its piggish behavior?
As I have said before, I will buy the arguments I hear that the press is just trying to sell their product, or that they are uneducated dupes of politicians, the day the whole thing works in favor of Democrats for a change, instead of Republicans. I have been waiting since the Reaganoid takeover of the mainstream media in this country for that to happen, but I have long ago concluded that it is not just Fox news that is a propaganda arm of the rich and their party, but the entire news media, with virtually no exceptions.
Prove me wrong, guys. Just don't ask me to hold my breath.