Saturday, June 7, 2008

There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere - Update

One of the interesting twists in this cycle has been that the right's Pravdas have turned into better windows into what's going on than "our" media. Fox News has actually been more objective about the primaries, has provided more reliable information, than the places we thought we liked -- CNN, MSNBC (duh), even The New York Times and The New Yorker.

These days, if you want to find out what the leadership of the Democratic Party and the "creative class" think, go to the right-wing outlets. Case in point, this remarkable hate song by the scribe who gave us "morning in America." And remember this when you're hearing pleas for "unity." Remember: They really do hate Hillary. They really do believe she is a monster, a lower form of life. They really do have contempt for your deep feelings of affiliation for her.

Just remember.

Update: Link added.


Arabella Trefoil said...

Falstaff - I found your blog via Confluence. You are a wonderful writer. Look forward to seeing you often.

Falstaff said...

Thank you very much, Arabella. As Riverdaughter wrote yesterday, this blogging thing is pretty compulsive. And when you add to that the deep currents of feeling associated with race and gender -- not to mention those stored up during eight years of the radical right-wing coup -- I expect we're just at the beginning of a Renaissance of political expression around these parts. And, given the bankruptcy of our legacy pundit class, as Somersby has been dutifully and persuasively critiquing, it comes not a moment too soon.