Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In the Tank for Republicans, as Usual

The press, of course.  If you have any doubts about what kind of treatment Hillary Clinton is going to get from the mainstream press between now and the election, this article, published yesterday in the Washington Post, supposedly one of our most respectable newspapers should disabuse you:

"Gowdy’s pleas to keep Benghazi probe above politics have gone unheeded 

Almost from the moment he was named chairman of the House investigation into the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has been insisting that he would keep the probe above the political fray. 

“There are certain things in our culture that have to transcend politics, and I don’t mean to sound naive, but the murder of four fellow Americans and an attack on a facility that is emblematic of our country should transcend politics,” Gowdy said on Fox News Channel the day after he was tapped to lead the Select Committee on Benghazi. 

In the 17 months since, his pleas have repeatedly fallen on deaf ears, deeply complicating Gowdy’s task as he prepares for the most closely scrutinized moment of the investigation: Thursday’s hearing featuring former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton."

The article goes on and on in this vein.  Remember that this was published concurrent with the revelation that Gowdy had criminally altered a document and then leaked it to the press, in order to make Hillary Clinton look guilty of revealing the name of a CIA asset, which he knew was a lie. Here is the Washington Post publishing this disgusting puff piece, which they knew perfectly well to be the complete opposite of the truth.

As I have said over and over again, the Democrats could crush the Republicans without even trying, but they cannot beat the Republicans and the press working together.  Well, this is what we are in store for in the coming year or so.  Remember that the right wing takeover of the press, like the right wing takeover of the Supreme Court, was not an accident, but a systematic, decades long effort, in this case made possible by the "deregulation" of press ownership by the Reagan administration.  This has been obvious all along, but Democrats let it happen out of fear that Republicans would say nasty things about them and hurt their feelings.  So here we are, in a sham democracy, with virtually no hope of going back even to the imperfect democracy we had up until the 1970's.  Welcome to the future.

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