McCain’s presidential campaign continues to beat the drum of victimhood at the hands of the mainstream media. The famously liberal news are “in love with” Barack Obama. This is a traditional ploy among election losers in recent times – George H.W. Bush asked Americans during his second term to “Annoy the media, re-elect Bush.” Already, this doesn’t bode well for McCain.
In 2008, we’re asked to choose a love song that best exemplifies the relationship between Obama and the press. Bloggers are drawing cartoons that might not be printed in the Sunday funnies. The ongiong love affair theme reminds me of a high school drama where a suiter is rejected by the woman he wants so badly.
It’s not doing a very good job, but the campaign is trying to use a bully pulpit of sorts to punish the media. How many people think this is going to endear the media to McCain? Going on the (weak) offensive against an institution you want something from, generally isn’t a good way to get what you want, and brings up questions aabout McCain’s jugement.
Whether there’s obvious or hidden bias among reporters who have little more credibility among many Americans than Jon Stewart, Obama’s campaign is somewhat more “newsworthy”. This year, one way or another, was destined to prove historic in the history of party nominated presidential politics. Thanks to George W. Bush’s failed policies, and not tenage crushes of reporters, will see in November 2008 the first non white president (with a funny name) of the US of A.