Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Truth in journalism

The press uses a lot of rhetorical devices to blow the actual news out of proportion. Much as I think Michael Steele is loopy and weak - and therefore cause for celebration - he did not by any means say anything that could truthfully be construed as "Steele 'not really' concerned about declining GOP support".

What Steele actually said was that he wasn't concerned about voter registration numbers that show a precipitous falloff in self-declared Republicans, which he carefully distinguished from GOP support. CNN, which should have called bullshit on his lack of worry, instead portrayed him as a feckless idiot. Yeah, that feeds the conventional narrative back to us yet again.

1 comment:

bondwooley said...

Ever wonder who is coaching Michael Steele?