Posted on | September 17, 2012 | 12 Comments
The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte … was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid.
In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.
The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte because they worship at the same altar and feed at the same trough. . . .
The closeness of mainstream journalists to President Obama has debauched their integrity.
Paul Begala is one of those guys, like George Stephanopoulos and Chris Matthews, who turned a career as a Democrat Party operative into a career as a TV personality. He is not and never has been a reporter, but only a commentator, and a highly partisan commentator at that.
The fact that Begala appears on a TV network no more makes him a journalist than starring in war movies makes Tom Hanks a military hero.
Al Sharpton? Not a journalist. Karl Rove? Not a journalist.
Please stop confusing the two phenomena. Thank you.