Apr 23, 2008

As the numbers began to roll in from the Pennsylvania primary, I was NOT upset (I know everyone who knows me thinks I was, but I wasn't. I swear.). Anyone who follows politics as much as I do knew Obama had an uphill battle in a state like Pennsylvania. I think the most honest thing the Clinton campaign has ever said is the fact that in Pennsylvania "you have Philadephia on the east, Pittsburgh on the west, and Alabama in the middle." So knowing all this would lead one to assume that a state like this would be a tough win for Sen. Obama. So the results did not upset me. I was just happy he was able to close a 25 point gap to a 10 point gap.

So once again I want to reiterate the fact that I was not upset by the results, but let me tell you what did piss me off. I was sitting in front of my television watching mainstream media (MSM) when my head began to ache from all the spinning that was going on. They (CNN, MSNBC, my television does not go to Fox News so I won't include them, etc.) was really taking it to my boy. Basically they spent the entire night talking about how he can't win and how he is mortally wounded and on and on. Now correct me if I am wrong, but the last time I checked Sen. Obama has won twice as many contests as Sen Clinton, she cannot catch him in the pledged delegate race, and he leads her in the popular vote. Now, am I missing something? I completely understand why people are turning away from MSM. Watching the pundits in action last night gave me a prime example of why we had such a debacle of a debate last week. The 'so-called' journalists are loving this type of stuff. They are no longer objectional (well they haven't been that in almost a decade). They have no relevance to this country. Instead of focusing on the fact that this country is in an obvious recession and the fact that the present administration admitted that they conducted secret meetings with senior officals in the White House to determine what was torture, they want to focus on Bosnia-gate and Bitter-gate. Instead of zoning in on the candidates policies and how they differ, they basically feed the American people the line that their both the same policy wise and that this election is nothing more than a personality contest. That is a bunch bull. There are some key places where the two candidates differ and healthcare is the main place. It would serve the American people to understand what those differences are and how they affect them. That is the job of the MSM.

So as you can see I am fed-up with the MSM. I've decided that it's best that I seek out the news for myself (which is something I've been doing ever since I started this blog). I don't think I can bear to watch the wool be pulled over this country's eyes again. So I will continue to do what I can with this blog to get information out there to the people that I think is important and that the people need to know.

So tell me, what did you think of the election last night? And if you watched MSM, do you think my assessment was a fair one? What Say Thee...


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