July 28, 2008


I’m pleased that the main stream media (MSM) has been blacking out the Edwards story. It just re-enforces what many believe – there is a very real media bias and the msm no longer has any credibility.

Imagine if you will, a fictional story – a story in which a high school football star goes on to graduated college and law school, clerks for a federal judge and launches a successful career as an attorney and ultimately amasses millions in medical malpractice. He then shifts focus to politics and wins his first bid to the US Senate. By the end of his first term, he is selected to run as the Vice President by his parties Presidential nominee. He and his running mate ultimately lose the hotly contested election against the incumbent. Then his wife is diagnosised with cancer and he decides to retire from politics to support her. Several years later, me mounts his own bid for the Presidency. Then it’s revealed that he’s been having an affair – and may even have a baby as a result of this affair. And the major media outlets ignore the story completely and our ‘hero’ lives happily ever after.

Yeah – the story doesn’t pass the sniff test. Readers wouldn’t believe it. The publisher would surely kick that back and tell the writer that [s]he needs to change the ending – the whole media as a conspiracy thing won’t fly – people would never believe that.

Except it’s happening here and now. In real life.

This story can’t be contained forever. Soon this story will be common knowledge. And the longer the mainstream media chooses to ignore it, the more damage they are doing to what’s left of their credibility – but this time, it will be their credibility with the sheep. Those who so far just consume the news wholesale, without question. This could be the story that will be looked back upon as the tipping point – when the sheep finally look at their shepard and say – WTF?

The only possible spin I can see them put on this is that’s “it’s just about sex”. Except it’s not - there is a baby now. There is a sick and dying wife who has been betrayed. Larry Craig, a homophobic hypocrite from ‘who cares’ was about sex. This is much, much more from someone who 6 months ago was asking you to make him the President of the United States.

So carry on msm. Keep digging that hole. Someone pass the popcorn…

Posted by Clancy at July 28, 2008 10:58 AM
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He is a consistent politician. Keeping the wife, boinking the future replacement wife and trying to maintain an image. Shows he's a pragmatist. He could have just divorced her when he started the affair. Isn't that noble of him?

[sarcaster off]

Posted by: epador at July 29, 2008 10:18 AM