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The lie hasn't changed, and we still fall for it as easily as ever.  But how can we escape the snare?



Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Scorned by the MSN, McCain Realizes It's Over

Sen. McCain surely can’t be surprised by the way the media has abandoned him for the Obamessiah. He was once the darling of the press when he was a “maverick” and criticized and attacked his Party regularly. It seemed sometimes that McCain could only be roused to indignation by fellow Republicans and the NYT loved it. We’ve seen, however, that the moniker of “maverick” only applies to those on the Right who go against the policies of their own side. When was the last time you heard Joe Lieberman called a “maverick” and praised for his independent thinking? Or Zell Miller?

Now that that infatuation is out of the way let us hope Mr. McCain comes to realize the fickleness of the MSM and where their true affections lay, and comes to fully embrace his real base. Now, that would be change I could believe in.

McCain Turns Sour on His Onetime Media `Base' as Election Nears

By Heidi Przybyla
Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The longtime love affair between John McCain and what he once called his ``base'' -- the national news media -- is on the rocks.
McCain's campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, yesterday lashed out at what he deemed ``offensive'' and ``demeaning'' coverage and questions from reporters after McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, confirmed her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
Schmidt's criticism is the latest example in the unraveling of what was once a fond relationship between the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the media. Starting in the 2000 Republican primaries, the Arizona senator became a media sensation by chatting up the press in the back of his ``Straight Talk Express'' campaign bus. The national press corps freely mingled with McCain for hours on the bus, with no topic off limits.


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