Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The press does merely serve the market.  Note the increasingly-liberal tone cable news and the papers have taken since the midterms and as Bush's approvals hit new lows.  They pander to whatever view is generally held by the public.  When Bush was popular, the media propped him up.  Now that he's becoming more and more unpopular, -- and, for the first time, he's starting to hurt once-nearly-invincible figures like St. McCain and Rudy Mussolini -- the press is eating him alive.

Best example: Chris Matthews.  During Bush's popular time, Matthews declared, "We are all neocons now."  Today Matthews is pushing the "Get the Hell Out" line on Iraq every night and showering praise on the potential Democratic presidential candidates.

And it's making a difference.  Barack Obama is now beating every Republican in the polls, as is, if I'm not mistaken, Edwards (who is, for the first time, impressing me without having to run to the smooth, Deep-South "thang").

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Dec 27th, 2006 at 11:02:02 AM EST
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