Friday, October 03, 2008

MSM Big V-P Debate Loser

An Anon last evening made the point MSM was a big loser last night.

Roger Simon agrees
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Tonight, Sarah Palin drove another stake in the heart of those fuddy-duddy reactionaries that constitute our mainstream media.

Going toe-to-toe with a senator with decades of experience, she more than held her own, giving lie to the media constructed narrative that she was an inexperienced hick from nowheresville Alaska.

It demonstrates once again why the media is held in such contempt. For economic and ego reasons, they consider themselves to be our gatekeepers, but frankly they are not that smart. They are not rocket scientists – figuratively or literally. They are certainly no smarter than Sarah Palin.

I would be willing to bet that in a free debate with Katie Couric, Palin would come out the victor. (Frank Luntz’s focus group saw her winning literally by acclamation over Biden.)

I actually had some sympathy for Joe Biden tonight (who we all know thinks John McCain is better than Obama anyway – he’s said so, as Palin was correct to point out). He was an aging fellow (like me) forced to debate a young and much more charismatic woman who was easily his equal. You could see in his body language that he knew it.

But if McCain-Palin actually pull this one out, it is the MSM that will be the big losers here. They have put heart and soul behind Obama without really knowing him. For shame.



For shame!

If only Obama's MSM Tanks Corps had some.

And gatekeepers?

Why should MSM political partisans control our news flow?


Anonymous said...

I want to know why Palin spent a lot of time damning "Wall Street greed" (deservedly) but said nothing about the Community Reinvestment Act that forced the mortgage houses to grant sub-prime loans to people who had no chance of paying off. Are the Republicans afraid to bring up that issue for some reason we don't know yet?
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

To Th via JnC -

Dittos to that.

Jack in Silver Spring

Anonymous said...

The early returns suggest that Palin-Biden was seen by significantly more people than last Friday's debate.

Overall, I think that Palin's performance shored up the GOP base. However, I doubt it changed the trajectory of the race and I think Frank Luntz was mistaken when he asserted that we can expect movement in the overall numbers. (I would never go out on a limb the way he did based on what was essentially one large focus group from one part of the country). However, I have been wrong before and would be glad to be once again.

Anonymous said...

To Anon at 1:57 PM via JnC -

If the blogs can get out the message about Sen. Biden's 'mis-statements' during the debate, it may change some minds concerning his command of the facts. Obviously, there are some "facts" that exist only in Joe Biden's mind. (See JnC' previous posting on the Senator's mis-statements.)

Jack in Silver Spring