Lies, and Videotape in DC and California
By Ron C. Coma
watching the media circus surrounding Arnold Schwarzenegger's
candidacy in California have witnessed an interesting phenomenon.
Since the fraudulent Clinton impeachment by the far right
in the late 90's, many Americans have assumed that Republicans
and the media (one and the same these days) were obsessed
with sex (specifically penises, blowjobs, and extramarital
affairs) and lies (lies about sex).
In the late 90s, the big debate was, "Was the impeachment
about sex?" Republicans said it wasn't, but most Democrats
and independents were sure it was. What could have inspired
the entire mainstream media to attack President Bill Clinton
nonstop for all those years? What could have driven Republicans
to pervert the Constitution and undermine the U.S. system
of government? Was it their unhealthy obsession with sex?
Were they really that upset about someone lying about sex?
The media coverage and Republican response to Arnold's candidacy
have proven one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt: it never
was about sex. It never was about lies. It was never even
about Bill Clinton. It was simply about the fact that there
was a big "D" next to Bill Clinton's name.
If the media was obsessed with sex, they would have cared
about Arnold's past, which is ten times more sex-filled by
his own admission than anything Clinton was ever accused of.
They would have cared about the fully nude pictures of Arnold
and his penis - available everywhere online, but rarely if
ever mentioned by the same mainstream media who couldn't get
enough of Clinton's well hidden member. If the media or the
right wing really cared about cheating husbands, then surely
they would have done a tiny bit of digging into the numerous
rumors of Arnold's marital infidelity. Blowjobs? Who cares
about blowjobs when Arnold has admitted to interracial gangbangs,
group orgies, and who knows what else?
What about lies? Clinton lied about sex, they all said.
Arnold admits he lied about sex. He just can't decide if he
lied about it recently, when he denied some of his previous
statements, or if he lied about it in the past, when he repeatedly
bragged about his wild sexploits. Any way you look at it,
Arnold's admitted lies about sex surpass the most salacious
allegations against Bill Clinton by an Arkansas mile. You
wouldn't know it by the media reports, though. After years
of front page stories about Clinton's alleged sex and lies,
Arnold's admitted sex and lies are nowhere to be found.
We've covered "Sex" and "Lies", that only leaves "Videotape".
Remember when Clinton admitted he smoked pot once? The media
and the right wing were outraged. How can someone who smoked
weed be allowed into a position of power, where our children
might look at him as a roll model? It was a scandal and a
major affront to the American way of life.
Enter Arnold. Not only does Arnold admit to doing illegal
drugs, but there are videotapes of him proudly smoking pot
available all over the internet for anyone willing to do a
search. Does the mainstream media care? No way. The same media
who spent millions of dollars investigating Clinton's every
breath, suddenly can't be bothered to do a Google search for
"Arnold pot video". Do the right wingers care? No way. He
has an "R" next to his name, so what does it matter if he
smoked dope? If you find some doper with a "D" by their name,
give us a call.
There is a lesson to be learned here, an (im)moral to the
story of the circus in California. Republicans and the Republican
owned U.S. media don't really care about sex after all. They
don't really care about lies either. Videotape? Don't call
us, we'll call you. In fact, they only really care about one
thing: is there an "R" next to a candidate's name, or a "D"?
If there is a "D", then the Republican owned mainstream media
will do everything in their power to undermine and destroy
the candidate. If there is an "R", the media will do all they
can to protect the candidate and help them get elected. If
the exact same damaging information is available about two
candidates, it will only get covered by the mainstream media
if the candidate in question is a Democrat.
Some people initially wondered why a supposedly socially
liberal guy like Arnold decided to run as a Republican. The
answer is pretty clear now. If Schwarzenegger, with his background
and world view, had run as a Democrat, the very same media
who is currently supporting and praising him shamelessly would
have destroyed him. A Democrat accused of just about any unsaintly
behavior, real or imagined, is front page news. However, if
you fall in with the "right" crowd, everything can be overlooked.
Into kinky sex and orgies? Get naked a lot, enjoy illegal
drugs, and maybe even use a racial slur now and then? Like
to lie about it? No problem! Go ahead and videotape the whole
thing - as long as you've got the big "R" next to your name,
your good friends in the mainstream media will make sure that
no one ever finds out.
* note: the unedited
photo used for today's home page graphic is located at Bartcop.com