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As the Worm Turns…

I rely on two very busy Confluentians, MABlue and ghost2, to point me to the current media narratives. Today, these two have a goldmine of linky goodness. From the comments, MABlue gives us:

Even with the likes of Pumpkin head polluting the media landscape, there is still some glimmer of hope.

Don’t give up on the US press… Yet:

Here Howard Kurtz exposes the fraudulent narrative about VILE Hillary going negative against poor choir boy Barack:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/07/AR2008030701158.html

Don’t give up on the US press… Yet:

Here Jon Last from the Philadelphia Enquirer explains in clear terms what every sober person should know by now: Hillary Clinton is by far the strongest GE candidate due to the quality of her coalition and her primary victories:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20080309_One_Last_Thing_.html

Don’t give up on the US press… Yet

Here Bill Maxwell from St Pete Time add his 2c to the outrageous coverage against Hillary Clinton:
http://www.sptimes.com/2008/03/09/Opinion/Media_tainted_by_anti.shtml

And ghost2 adds:

Check out this issue of Newsweek. It’s good. Lots of Hillary.

Tina Brown: http://www.newsweek.com/id/120064

Press and Hillary: http://www.newsweek.com/id/120068

and Anna Quindlen:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/120049

Thanks, guys, I hear your pleas for an Open Thread. Would either or both of you like to be contributors in charge of that? Please let me know in the comments and I’ll send an invite if you haven’t already received one.

Now, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade and I’m certainly no authority on the subject, but I would urge a note of caution with regard to any attempts by the press to actually, um, do their jobs and report the truth. Remember, the media is not our friend. It has an interest in keeping the horserace nice and tight and in generating revenue. We suspect that the Villagers, and Kurtz and Quindlen fall into that category, have an interest in keeping their Republican friends and neighbors employed in office. So, please treat these articles with a grain of salt. We might be able to exploit them for our own purposes but we must never rely on them to be our friends. Nah, Gah, hap

Now, here’s my ownlink du jour.  Anglachel nails it again in Unpopular Votes and Obama’s Legitimacy Crisis

One more thing: I’d like to give a shout out to the Democratic faithful at Corrente, some of whom are former Edward’s supporters and kindred spirits. One of my favorite pieces from Lambert at Corrente just before primary season got underway, Obama Stump Speech Strategy of Conciliation Considered Harmful, should be read far and wide. Give them some hits if you’re bored with the “same old, same old”. You won’t regret it.

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