Friday, September 05, 2008

Further to my previous post

Why do things like this have to be unearthed so often by unpaid DFH bloggers while "real" journalists, who get paid millions, simply take steno? The traditional media add almost no value to their commentary, yet the corporate "market" and its much-vaunted "economic freedom" provide no mechanism by which the consumer can reject their offerings and choose others. The only alternative is the Internet, and the corporate media wants to bring this under their control as well.

Daily Kos: State of the Nation
Call this a delayed reaction, but after 3 straight nights of Republican speeches, my brain is a little fried. But as the brain buzz began to wear off, something Rudy Giuliani said the other night, attacking Barack Obama's readiness to lead, rang a bell. Giuliani said:
...he's never run a city, never run a state, never run a business. He's never had to lead people in crisis.
Where had I heard that before? Why did it sound so familiar? And then I remembered the quote I used in one of the live blogging threads I put up Tuesday night. It was from Rudy Giuliani last year, attacking Barack Obama's John McCain's readiness to lead. Giuliani said McCain:
...has never run a city, never run a state, never run a government. He has never been responsible as a mayor for the safety and security of millions of people...
Man, Republicans really can stay on message, can't they?
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