Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Barry In Charge: "When I Endorse A Racist, It's OK" pt III (when children write the stories on America's "firsts": the Estrada case)

Here's what it sounded like when a sitting Republican president fought for months to get the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court in 2003:

And today, you're seeing amnesia-ridden journalists stumble all over themselves to say that Barry's Sotomayor is the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor, first Hispanic nominated to United States Supreme Court

It's pathetically obvious to those of us who have watched politics for anything over, say, a week at a time. The press is staffed with "marketing majors", or "broadcast journalism degrees", and the owners accept that this brain-dead approach to broadcasting is the best that can be, because how else are you going to attract an audience to sell products during spot breaks if you don't have 22 year-old recent graduates from college?

Their sad memory is left in control of the images, context, and angle for which we must be subjected.

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