Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:55 PM
calimary (41,392 posts)
85. That's a REALLY good point, Baitball Blogger.
If we think back...
Remember during the bush2 years when EVERYTHING that they did was timed strategically. Either positively or negatively, either actively or passively. It was all about timing. They scheduled EVERYTHING very purposefully. Things - either White House initiatives or campaigns or releases or events or trips, or other GOP/CONservative-related events were timed strategically. It was all about pressing an advantage, attempting to manage perception or control or modify public opinion, to manipulate circumstances for the benefit of THEIR guy, THEIR agenda, and THEIR continued dominance.
As you can imagine, there was MANY a Friday Night News Dump as they attempted to manage the public's awareness of events or statements unfavorable to them. Dump it Friday night when there's no real serious news anybody bothers with - til the Sunday morning shows, and the first regularly scheduled stuff doesn't crank back up til the wee hours of Monday morning. THREE days later. And Short-Attention-Span America will forget the nasty stuff by then. The crowd inside the Beltway and the chattering class won't, but the public at large will have moved on. And other news is reliably certain to break in the meantime, anyway, pushing whatever bad news the dubya folks were trying to minimize - mercifully down off Page One and no longer the Top Story of the Hour. They were VERY savvy about what makes the low-information or gullible or fearful or otherwise easily-manipulated - OR willfully ignorant consumer tick. They were totally clued-in as to what resonated with Joe and Jane Plumber and rang their chimes. And they knew all kinds of ways to manipulate their victims' thinking and their opinions and the way they viewed the world.
These people were nasty. Manipulative. Scheming. Selfish. Entitled and hellbent on keeping it that way. They figured out how to launch the war they wanted based on ginning up people's fears and angers and resentments toward - well, an imaginary enemy. Like the Saddam Hussein who they insisted was behind 9/11. They try that relentlessly, still, with garbage like how the trickle-down theory just is the absolute Key to Eternal Happiness and Magic Wealth and Freedom from Irregularity, the Heartbreak of Psoriasis, and Lovers' Catarrh. And don't forget their endless collective hard-on (YEOWWW! More than four hours! Call your doctor!) to make sure the rich and super rich don't have to pay their fair share. They manipulated everything.
So if they're blurting this out before the week's even halfway over, that's a tip-off that there's some really serious urgency over there. They're in a hurry. SOME among them have begun to understand Just. How. BAD. They. Looked. on that election night. MAYBE (?) some of them have begun to realize how cockeyed and wrong they've been about their coverage leading up to that election night, too? That one may be too much to hope for. But clearly there IS something they are anxious, even desperate, to fix. There's something that stinks so bad even THEY can't keep it around and pretend it isn't as foul as it is. There's something about this from which they are VERY interested in getting away. Yep, stinks that bad. This one couldn't wait.
Too bad they're just finding this out. We knew it in 2001. Hell, some here, who know Texas politics better than I do, knew about kkkarl rove during dubya's governor years. And many of us also watched the putrification of dick morris after he decided to turn on President Clinton during the whole Monica mess. That was certainly before the bush2 era.
I think this is as close as we've ever gotten to Pox Noise admitting it made a mistake. And a BIG one. They'll never come out and full-on admit it. They'll just do what they can, cosmetically, to make the problem go away. Take rove and morris off the air? Out of sight, out of mind. After all, you're dealing with low-information, gullible, naive, and willfully ignorant consumers here.
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That's a REALLY good point, Baitball Blogger.
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