Media Puts Debate Moderators On Notice: Protect Hillary

Media Puts Debate Moderators On Notice: Protect Hillary

We’ve spent eight years hearing how awful we are for not praising President Obama’s failures.

Have a problem with anemic economic growth? You’re a bigot. Not a fan of accumulating more debt than every other president combined? You’re a Klansman. Not a fan of unfettered, anonymous immigration or providing funding, housing and work to unvetted refugees from terrorist-infested parts of the world? You’re a xenophobe. Think adding millions upon millions of Americans to the welfare rolls shouldn’t be celebrated? You’re blowing the “dog whistle” of racism.

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During the Obama years, almost every American has been called an “ist” or “phobe” of some sort because the alternative would’ve been to deal with the substance of the critiques. That’s something Democrats don’t want and can’t handle. Their unquestioned failures haven’t destroyed them as a party only because they’ve been shielded by fellow travelers in the media. When an administration can create the phrase “jobs saved or created” to spin a trillion-dollar stimulus scam without being laughed out of the White House, journalism is dead.

Journalism is dead, but there are still people using that title who do not come close to living up to it. And those people still are watched by otherwise-disengaged Americans too busy surviving to pay close enough attention to realize the emperor has no clothes. They hear a tailored suit-wearing talking head read 22 minutes of “news” every once in a while, or read some slanted spin by a “reporter” with impressive-sounding awards and have no reason to question them.

That’s how the Democratic Party survives.

But Hillary Clinton is such an awful candidate and corrupt human being, the media can spin only so much to keep people in the dark. As the curtain is pulled back even further, the stench of desperation is emerging.

The media has been forced to move beyond standard coverage of Clinton’s boilerplate stump speeches and acknowledge the realities surrounding her. The Foundation, the insane amounts of money, the access sold, the favors traded, the trust betrayed. They do their best to undercut the stories – keeping them short on TV and burying them deep in the paper – but people have heard enough to connect the dots from Clinton’s nearly 40 years in public life and to read between the lines themselves.

It’s what’s kept this race close, and it’s what has the media worried.

And it’s what explains the new tactic ushered in this week – attacking those who expose her as a warning to those who might in the future.

Matt Lauer made the mistake of asking thus-far unanswered questions of Hillary at the “Commander In Chief Forum” on NBC News. He compounded his media transgression by interrupting her filibustering of those questions to point out her lack of clarity. For this random act of journalistic integrity, Lauer was smeared repeatedly, including being called “loser” two days in a row by none other than the New York Times.

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