June 1, 2013
Hit Me Baby One More Time
I took some flack in my last post for using the term "mainstream media" to describe Barack Obama's freelance staff of spinners, note-takers and stenographers -- also known as "journalists" -- and I must admit, after several news organizations actually took Eric Holder up on his off-the-record offer to do some 'splainin yesterday, I'm now inclined to agree with my naysayers: MSM is definitely a misnomer. From here on in, I'm calling them the Battered Girlfriend Media -- or BGM for short.
I mean, seriously. How else can you describe a bunch of people who covered for Obama through the course of four years and two elections, dutifully diverting everyone's attention away from a lousy economy and a feckless foreign policy with the War on Women and same sex marriage, only to discover that the man's Justice Department was tapping their phone records and looking to jam them up for publishing leaks from inside his administration? And then when he gets caught in the act, they still go running back to hear about how he was under some serious stress, that it was just the one time and how he swears, baby, he'll never smack them around like that again. The situation has all the ingredients of a Lifetime made-for-TV movie event.
Will they ever learn? Probably not. There's a reason abusive boyfriends get away with their abuse. Like any good predator, they know how to spot weakness and exploit it. Eric Holder (and by extension, Obama himself) knows that the media are desperate to forgive them, so they engage in some token groveling to smooth things over. This does not, however, change the balance of power in the relationship -- which means, after a requisite period of time, the abuse will continue. Because that's what abusers do, until something gives them a reason to change.
By attending Holder's little pow-wow, though, the WaPo, the WSJ, the New Yorker and their ilk are doing just the opposite. They're enabling the bad behavior, which guarantees that it'll never stop. Makes you wonder why they didn't start going with a nice guy like Mitt Romney when they had the chance.
Dafydd adds: Henry Rollins wrote a song that so perfectly fits el Presidente and his astonishing relationship with the Plantation Media -- and considering 2012, with the American electorate as well -- that I simply can't resist this YouTube:
Hatched by Korso on this day, June 1, 2013, at the time of 2:37 PM
The following hissed in response by: brotio
BGM is a great term. I love anything that pokes fun at their "objectivity". They have been smug, arrogant, and condescending to those of us in Flyover Country at least since Walter Cronkite instigated our defeat in Vietnam.
Nothing bothers an arrogant ass more than being mocked. Thanks!
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