Waiting for the Madmen to Speak Freely

I, for one, am rather tired of watching relatively sane but politically conservative commentators, pundits, and others stare straight-faced into the camera and make the claim that the teabaggers and birthers have a point and that they are doing nothing other than what liberals were doing when they were mad at Bush.

In a few days from now, I’m sure we’ll start seeing the inside commentary from the town hall visitation squads…the videos shot while the groups are meeting in private before an attack, where we hear about Obama the Jungle Monkey or where we here about Keeping America White or where we hear about some specific threat of violence. There will be a few of those videos, just like there were over-the-top videos of McCain/Palin supporters during the last election.

When that happens, the press and the people running the moderate and liberal talk shows will not be able to allow the fair-looking, but in truth absurd, reporting of the busted town halls and gun-toting protesters.

Why? Because when the press does not ignore or condemn the madmen, they are aligning themselves with the madmen. Normally that is not a big problem. The press normally aligns with all the parties in the argument. It is fair to do so. But then you get parties in the argument who are trying to sell you Bigfoot, or locking young women in the basement, or shooting up the people in the shopping malls, or whatever, the press does not align itself with them.

The teabaggers and birthers and town-hall busters are all, in truth, in the category that the press should report about but not in concert with. So, I’m waiting for the secretly taken videos to leak out onto YouTube. When the madmen are speaking freely among themselves, they will say things that will realign the way they are regarded, even by conservative press.

By week’s end next week, I’m guessing.

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3 Responses to “Waiting for the Madmen to Speak Freely”

  1. August 12th, 2009 at 10:03 am

    NewEnglandBob says:

    I agree with your sentiment, but what can we do about it? Letters and emails wont work.

  2. August 12th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Dan J says:

    Remember shortly after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center when the conspiracy theories were getting large amounts of mainstream media coverage? That didn’t last very long, did it? Isn’t it about time for the tea-baggers and birthers to get the same treatment from the media.

    Oh, wait… I see the difference now. Back then, the “nutjobs” were liberals. Now the “nutjobs” are conservatives. Makes all the difference in the world.

  3. August 12th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Philip H says:

    Actually, the media’s alignment with all sides is a cowardly act meant to keep access open an dpriviledge flowing, not allow for a later refinement of the process once the nuts get shelled, so to speak.

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