Says What??? Exactly.

dowd.jpgPeople who know me know I’m no fan of Maureen Dowd. She has no self editing, and considering her national exposure, I find this lack careening between pathetic and alarming, with an occasional off-road trip into ludicrous, irresponsible claptrap. To wit:

Beating on the press is the lamest thing you can do. It is only because of the utter open-mindedness of the press that Hillary can lose 11 contests in a row and still be treated as a contender. — Maureen Dowd

A sphincter says what? The only reason the press treats Hillary as a contender after 11 losses is to sell papers and magazines. If there is no race, there’s no story. Same with the whole brokered convention wet dream. Please — cut the sanctimonius drivel about open mindedness.  This is a bottom line industry masquerading as a bastion of independence. After the BushCo pass the media handed out for seven years, nobody believes the corporate press has a mindset that can’t be monetarily persuaded. (You want access? Report only what we want and you’ll get to write something that will sell your cellulose.)

We’re dealing with a delusional national mindset of “I said it, so it must be so”. How long America is content to be the lip-sticked pig in the global playpen is anybody’s guess. A little critical thinking would go a long way.

In the spirit of “utter open-mindedness”, I say we start with Ms. Dowd.

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