Monday, August 30, 2004
Dispatches from the front...
The television coverage of the RNC party is vaguely familiar to me. I haven't seen network anchors this discouraged since CNN's Frank Sesno covered the 1994 mid-term election returns. Back then, CNN was the only game in town when it came to 24 hour news coverage, and for whatever reason, he drew the late night shift.
He had an incredulous tone in his voice as he made the announcement:
The Republicans have taken the house.
Then a few hours later:
The Republicans have taken the Senate.
Frank had a blank look on his face. I was doing the dance of joy in my college apartment at two o'clock in the morning.
You can see the same blank looks on the faces of Judy Woodruff, Peter Jennings, Chris Matthews, and Dan Rather. This usually happens as they are forced to report that their own left leaning, over democratic sampling poll data reports W is up in nearly ever category when compared to Lurch. Given the very real possibility they may have to report Lurch's defeat come November 2nd, you may get the opportunity to see some of these left leaning reporters as their heads explode.
Talk Radio, Fox News, and the Blogosphere (the next generation of Grassroots Politics) have effectively put an end to the network stranglehold on the political information process. This is the first election where a forum exists whereby ordinary people like myself and my fellow Sons of the Republic can express our views in an unfiltered environment. Anybody can come here and read our commentary. Nobody has to stay, or return. It is the ultimate use of free market forces.
So, Chris, Judy, Dan, Peter, and Frank, we don't really need you. We definitely don't give a rat's hindquarters what you think or the spin you attempt to put on information. Despite your beliefs to the contrary, we can, and often do, think for ourselves. We realize this may come as a shock to you. We're sure you'll get over it.
This is our convention. Despite your presence, and that of other sniveling, unkempt wanna be journalists such as Al "Cheapshot" Franken and Michael "Waste Of Skin And Breathable Air" Moore, we're gonna have a great time.