The Good Ship Agitprop
As even FOXNews (by way of RoboShep. Surprise!) joins the ranks of “journalists” who have now “reported” that Ann Coulter said she wished John Edwards would be killed in a terrorist assassination plot, the Liz and Johnny Haircut media-aided fundraising show continues apace — with Liz set to appear on “Good Morning America” (where the same dishonest Edwards’ campaign-edited clip will likely again be trotted out) and John set to appear with NBC’s David Gregory.
But let no one suggest that this has all been a choreographed campaign — one that, while it pretends its goal is to bring back into focus “the issues” and “stop the personal attacks,” is simultaneously being marketed and sold as a rallying cry for “us vs. them” politics by the very campaign ostensibly looking for “substantive debate.”
Because pointing out the signs of a choreographed media blitz? That’s just mean.
In fact, I smell grounds for another fundraiser! SCORE!
Ironically — but not surprisingly — the only person calling for John Edwards’ death in a jihadist attack is the Edwards campaign itself, though it continues to ascribe the sentiment to Ann Coulter, and is relying on the uncritical reporting of their own doctored clip to drum up sympathy contributions from the both the perpetually gulled and the cynically craven.
Similarly, it is clear that referring to your political opponents as “right wing wingnuts” and “crazies” is hardly the stuff of civility, though the Edwards campaign, with an assist from a fawning, dishonest mainstream press hellbent on seeing a Democrat succeed, will continue to milk the cash cow of victimhood until the poor dear begins hemorrhaging from udders so overtugged that they could pass for strangely speckled string cheese.
Incidentally, the AP story linked above? Written by one Nedra Pickler.
Because somehow I think they’ll have other things to do today. Like, you know, FIGHT THE POWERS or some such — most likely with pies.