I can't keep up anymore. By the time I get up in the morning, the story has changed tenfold from when I went to bed. And now, I see, it has turned into something that may as well been born in Hollywood. It's got comedy, action, drama, suspense and plot twists that will give you whiplash. As Allah said:
I tell you, when they make the movie of this story, the whole soundtrack is going to be calliope.
For those of you who think that bloggers covering this story 24/7 should let it go, already, I ask you to ponder the implications of this:
CBS Arranged For Meeting With Lockhart.
Now, just in case you're behind, Joe Lockhart is former Clinton White House Press Secretary hired by the Kerry campaign
to help fend off the Swift Boat ads.
A senior Kerry aide phoning the forgery-passer at the request of CBS? CBS is advising the Kerry campaign? And the Kerry campaign is following the advice? Fire them all.
I've been saying all along that this story is huge in terms of it giving the mainstream media (MSM) a black eye. Let me reiterate: This is, for me, not about Bush and his guard duty. I don't care about that inasmuch as I no longer care about Kerry's holiday in Cambodia. And I think it should be obvious to anyone observing this farce what the real issue here is.
So why do I feel like I have to shake some people by the collar to get them to see the importance of all these revelations? How can you just blow off the fact that a major newscaster went ahead with a story that was backed only by shoddy documents whose authenticity had not been proved for the sole reason of rushing that story on the air because it flows with the newscaster's political bias? You don't believe that? Fine, there's a two for one sale on bridges today. Get out your checkbook. Dan Rather was silenced
? Get a grip.
I'll say it again. This is about the media and how they report stories. It's about bias, influence peddling and agendas. As my hero Jay Sherman would say, it stinks
This is a political scandal
. It's no longer a he said/she said/Karl Rove used his Magic Conspiracy Machine story. How some people can be in such complete denial about the major issues here is beyond my comprehension. The disconnect from reality
has to be intense for you to not see what's going on here.
Even if John Kerry had nothing at all to do with this, it reflects badly on his campaign. If one of his advisers is running around making whisper deals with a major news channel to help that channel spread a story about the opponent, well, my god
, how can you not see what's wrong there?
You know, if I were Karl Rove I would be flattered right about now. Apparently, the consensus among dems and all stripes of the left is that Rove is a freaking genius. How else can you explain that they think he is the mastermind of every single thing that has gone wrong with the Kerry campaign and every single thing that has turned the tide in Bush's direction? Genius, I tell you. And most likely a magical sorcerer, too.
I imagine that if Rove and Terry McAuliffe ever joined forces, the would call themselves Pinky and the Brain.