Estate Sale
By: shep

by shep

So now that liberal bloggers, not-so-liberal bloggers, columnists, media critics and everyman commenters have all agreed that last night’s Democratic Debate, moderated by the anchors of both ABC news and This Week, was an unqualified trainwreck of public discourse, rivaled only by January’s Democratic debate, moderated by the anchors of NBC News and Meet the Press, what is a sentient, concerned citizen to do?

Semi-sentient Republican gasbags who, by now, shouldn’t be allowed to be near pens or keyboards, say we can’t even complain about having our political discourse rendered into nonsensical irrelevancy:

"We may not like it, but issues like Jeremiah Wright, flag lapels and the Tuzla airport will be important in the fall. Remember how George H.W. Bush toured flag factories to expose Michael Dukakis. It’s legitimate to see how the candidates will respond to these sorts of symbolic issues.”
And really, what good would it do? Rational, intelligent non-partisans have been complaining for years about the Russerts, Mathewses and Stephanopoli, to no avail. Grand, Exalted Corporate Pooh-bas have determined that these empty-headed poufs deserve to be paid millions of dollars for their predictable inanity. And since all four network news programs, the two major cable news networks and all of the Sunday gasbag roundtable programs comprise the same unrelenting horror show of out-of-touch, self-important pinheads, how will they be proved wrong since the viewers have nowhere else to go?

I don’t have any answers to these questions, I just know that our Fourth Estate is hopelessly trashed and that everything must go.

[Cross-posted at E Pluribus Unum]


Anonymous said...

Great commentary. I didn't think the discourse in this country could sink any lower, but last night proved it hadn't hit the bottom yet. I'm still shaking my head over it. You are so right - the Fourth Estate is a complete shambles & needs to be swept clean.

BTW, I love your blog and read it every day.

shep said...

Thanks, Kitty.

Mark deserves the credit for the content of this blog, I'm a guest here just like you.