via Shakeville – this lovely gem appeared on ABC news yesterday.
What the hell is this about? Do they actually think that WE think this is news? Do they think anyone seeing this wouldn’t recognize it for the sexist, misogynist smear job that it is? I was sorta halfway still on the fence between Obama and Clinton, given how close they are on issues, but I’m not anymore. I’m going to vote for Clinton because the media is fucked up. Not a rational reason I know, but I don’t give a shit.
The economy is in the toilet, it’s the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion and other countries are refusing to convert American money for travelers because the dollar is so weak. THIS is what ABC has to say? Unbelieveable.
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Why are you surprised? Americans are now more concerned about the economy than they are about the thousands of people being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan because now they feel the pain – in their wallets. Americans are more interested in scandal than in issues that are truly important. How else do you explain OJ Simpson? Paris Hilton? Britney Spears?
As for Hillary, one of my biggest problems with her is that she didn’t castrate Bill.
That and her votes for the war. And wiretaps.
I am surprised because it’s so egregious; this isn’t a “recent in the news’ scandal, and there’s no way it could be seen as anything other than a smear.
Not that i want to give Americans a free pass at all, but I don’t think they really set the agenda for the mainstream media, especially not anymore. I think it’s definitely the media trying to create news where there isn’t any. The fact that so many people have turned to alternate internet news sources in the last 5 years (when they have access) tells me that at least some people are seeking substantive alternatives to broadcast media.