Friday, June 15, 2012

Political Infotainment

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio was recently a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
If you can convince the voters that you’re on their side it makes all the difference in the world. Political party matters less to voters; ideology matters less. Are you on our side when it comes to Wall St.? Are you on our side when it comes to drug prices? Are you on our side when it comes to trade rules, and tax laws, and all of that?
As Sherrod Brown attempted to gather his tribes against the big, bad, money makers, Ms. Maddow seemed to lead the guest in talking points. More striking to me, however, was that after speaking the name of Senator Brown's opponent (who is equal to Mr. Brown in his lack of principles, I imagine) and adding a "dot com" at the end of it, in the interest of fairness, the host then said this: Of course, he’s always welcome here as a guest on this show and then looked into the camera through her eyebrows.

I think she'll give him a fair hearing. Don’t you?

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