Thursday, October 02, 2008


A Reader's E-Mail to Andrew McCarthy

From the Corner at NRO. Andy is so smart that he seems to attract very smart readers too. What he or she complains about is what has been bugging me for the past week or so. Read it and weep.

The Ifill issue is front and center. Last night on Brit Hume's program, the consensus was that they all knew Gwen and she is a swell person, and of course she wouldn't do anything partisan. Just where the hell are these people coming from?

Day in and day out, out here in the real world we see obvious bias, obvious double standards and yet the Republicans and a lot of the "conservative" media either don't see it, or if they do, they let it slide.

A few examples. Obviously the current flap of Gwen Ifill, Tom Brokaw, Jim Lehrer as moderators for presidential debates but never an O’Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh or Brit Hume. Why not?

A special prosecutor is appointed to investigate firings of 9 prosecutors but none was or will ever be appointed to find out why Clinton fired EVERY single prosecutor when he took office?? Republicans stand mute on this and it is infuriating.

Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Waters and the entire Black Caucus defend the running of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and prevent the very reforms which might have avoided the mess we are in today. Yet the MSM and Republicans are silent. Why aren't these guys investigated, forced to step down and prosecuted as was Tom Delay?? Again silence from the White House, McCain and other Republicans.

These are just a few of the things that infuriate conservatives outside the beltway and New York City. We have the Republican Party asking us for money, yet I haven't seen a single penny spent on demanding the Democrats adhere to the same standard Republicans are required to meet. Being a punching bag for liberals who constantly lie about you, constantly use inflammatory language (hate speech in some cases) and use any means necessary to gain power is no way to win elections. Yet this is the path the Republican Party takes time and time again. To say I am mad as hell about the Dems and the response of the Republicans to these liberal attacks is an understatement.

O’Reilly has an article on his web site that says “Conservative group drops Ayers, Rezko and Wright from their ad.” Why I ask?? These guys are terrorists, crooks and as anti-American as they come, yet those in a position to speak out remain mute!!

Enough. I don’t give a damn if the Fox media folk know Gwen and say she is a swell person. I don’t care if McCain thinks the Dems in the Senate and congress are his “good friends”, they sure as hell aren’t my good friends. In fact they work day in and day out to destroy all I hold dear, and tax me to pay for those in society who are too lazy and/or stupid to care for themselves....


"Why not O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, or Hume?" Oh, I don't know, because they're partisan hacks?

Seriously? This is just stupid Roger, even for you. You're becoming embedded in an alternate reality and I don't think anyone can extract you.

Best wishes.

The proof of the pudding was in the eating and I did not see Ifill passing out partisan dollops.

Sorry, I stepped over the line again with my word choice ;-), but I would rephrase and say that the suggestions in this article are "off base."
I agree, Andy, that Hannity and Limbaugh are very partisan. I'm not so sure about O'Reilly unless you count populist as partisan. I don't listen to Hannity or O'Reilly any more. But Brit Hume a "partisan hack"? You reveal yourself Andy and it's not a good revelation.
T, Ifill usually gave Biden the first and last word so not exactly fair and she didn't bring up the issues where Biden would have a hard time defending Obama's position, like on guns and abortion, but she did include the gay marriage question, which might well have embarassed Christian conservative Sarah Palin but didn't, because mirabile dictu everyone agrees on that issue. So Ifill was not the paragon of fairness you seem to believe she was, but her bias certainly wasn't blatant.
If I said that Hume was partisan, and if not partisan, then tended to agree more with the Republicans than he did the Democrats (and left out the word hack altogether) would you agree?
Of course. Not a hack, not partisan, leans to the right. And very good at his job, from which he'll be retiring soon. More's the pity.
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