Most of us on the Right spent the run-up to the 2008 election wondering where the hell the main stream media was. It seemed that when they weren’t fawning over the Mighty O they were ignoring, and covering up, every Obama flaw. It seemed that way because they were:
Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.Nice. Well at least now we know where the idea to accuse everybody who doesn’t bow at the Obama altar of racism started.
In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Reading the various exchanges outlined in The Daily Caller conjures up visions of seventh grade study hall. Ackerman, Michael Tomasky, and others come off as peevish little dweebs twittering away at the clever (so they thought) quips written in the latest “slam” book being passed about. Meanness of the worst sort-self righteous and small.
I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.Obviously.
Ackerman strikes me as the kind of person who shouldn’t be left unsupervised with animals or young children.