I Sort Of Agree With Huckabee…

September 15th, 2009at 07:14am Posted by Eli

In general terms, at least, if not the specifics:

Former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, currently a Fox News talk show host, ripped the media this weekend, claiming that journalism has been reduced to “ink-stained drivel that smeared the pages of paper and the people who attempted to read it.”

“I’m sad to report today a death of a good friend to all of us…..Journalism,” Huckabee wrote in a post on his political action committee’s blog. “The once esteemed 4th estate of our nation and the protector of our freedoms and a watchdog of our rights has passed away after a long struggle with a crippling and debilitating disease of acute dishonesty aggravated by advanced laziness and the loss of brain function.”

“Journalism once proudly patrolled our society and sought to tell us the stories that informed and sometimes inspired us,” the former Republican presidential candidate wrote. “They also presented the news that would irritate us—and the irritation was not over the delivery, but the content as corruption and misdeeds were revealed.”

Okay, so far, so good…

On Van Jones, Huckabee said that when the former Obama adviser was “caught with bright red lips making outrageous statements about Republicans, police officers, and it being discovered of his belonging to numerous radical groups, the media was incapable of so much as a notice of his record and only mentioned him at the time of his resignation.”

Um… “caught with bright red lips”?  Really?

“Journalism had grown increasingly dependent on spin-doctor spoon feeding and the circular and insular quoting of other journalists instead of attempting to locate and quote actual first person sources,” Huckabee added. “No memorial is planned as the practitioners of propaganda seem to be unaware that they have passed away and continue to publish anyway.”

And I’m back to agreeing again.

It’s still amazing to me that anyone could seriously believe that the problem with the media is that it tilts too far left.  Would that it were so.

Entry Filed under: Huckabee,Media,Racism,Republicans,Wankers


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