Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There - right there - is your problem

Here's WashPost dude Chris Cillizza on "Americans don't trust the media. That's a very bad thing."
Your first reaction to that fact is likely something like this: Damn right. The media is so conservative/liberal/some other ideology that they don't deserve to be trusted.
Really?  Really?  The problem is that, oh I'm just spitballin' here, the media might be too conservative?  That's your problem there, Chris, that you even entertain this Bizarro-world scenario.  The media has been going 24/7 painting Darrell Issa as this nutjob crusader when anybody who has operated a Commodore 64 understands that disk-drive crashes are are exceedingly rare.  I've been around computers since my TI-99/4A and I've never heard of anybody losing all their data in a disk crash.  It's like amnesia or getting trapped in an elevator on a sitcom: it doesn't really happen.

George Will said it best:
"Now we know but not only her hard drive, but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing miraculous coincidence religions have been founded on less," Will said.
Yet the media - maybe liberal maybe conservative - treats this like a curiosity.  There's ample evidence that a branch of the government was used to harass conservative groups but, hey, these things happen.  Now let's get back to our 12-part expose on the lane shutdown on the GWB!

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