One of the best pieces of advice I ever gave myself was, "Klavan, my boy, never be shocked by the same thing twice. And stop talking to yourself. It's weird." What I think I meant by this is that sometimes it's difficult to believe what's right in front of your own eyes--and yet, if you don't believe it, you never learn anything.
A case in point: I continue to find myself startled by the depth of the ideological corruption of the mainstream media; their determination to lie and obscure the truth in order to insure the triumph of their left wing point of view. I know this is happening. I see it happening. And yet, this story today in The Daily Caller made my jaw drop as if it came as some kind of surprise:
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 [Obama]. 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.
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.”
Some of these people, I know, are openly leftist as, say, Andrew Breitbart is openly rightist. But Breitbart, notice, is always trying to get MORE information to the public, not obscure or block information the other side is getting out. Breitbart, in his own way, is a journalist. These idiots are the opposite of journalists. They should be fired to a one.
This comes on top of Bob Schieffer's shameful and unbelievable excuse for not asking the Attorney General about the New Black Panther scandal--the exact same excuse Charlie Gibson used for not reporting the ACORN scandal.
I can't believe I still find myself shocked by this. And yet... I am.