Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Hangover

Yeah, the Democrats didn't capture a majority in the Wisconsin recall elections, and that's a letdown. What really pisses me off is the scant coverage that the recall elections have gotten in the national media. On the "all news, all the time (except when the Yankees are playing)" station, a mention was made of the unprecedented millions of dollars that were pouring into the state from outside sources, but this was spun to make it seem like the majority of the money was coming from unions, rather than front groups for plutocrats. Way to go, corporate media! Also, any of the "guy on the street" interviews were anti-recall, with the interviewees talking about how wasteful and undignified the whole process was.

I've noticed a real hard-rightward shift in formerly "neutral-seeming" news networks. Either I've become more sensitive to this sort of thing, or they've become less savvy about dissembling.

Anyway, there's a bit of a "hung over" feeling today. Luckily, I'll be heading down to Brooklyn to quaff dirty big pints of beer. Also, looking back to my last couple of posts, I realize that "Obi Wan Kenosha, You're Our Only Hope" would have been a real kickass title. No regrets- there's time for moping and strategerizin' (sic) later, tonight's a big beer night.




5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Anyway, there's a bit of a "hung over" feeling today.

Surprisingly, not so much over at the Empire.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

also, I thought the whole process was quite well handled.

Pf course, I am sure our corporate overlords thought the whole public involvement side of things to be untidy and annoying.

it's nice out here. Perhaps I will go home early and sit on the half-deck drinking.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Either I've become more sensitive to this sort of thing, or they've become less savvy about dissembling.

I'd say they've become more blatant. With the Democrats in the bag, and the economy in the sh!tter, why waste a lot of time and money on makeup?
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Another Kiwi said...

Youse people need to get with the Bread and Circuses. It's all happy all the time!!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Youse people need to get with the Bread and Circuses. It's all happy all the time!!

Bread and Circuses dominates the American culture- we're just the pointy-headed freaks who refuse to be succumb to lobotomization.