Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Looking Forward -- The Media

After the 2000 election, our news media decided, strangely, that after he was selected president by a highly questionable court action and losing the popular vote, that for the good of the country they needed to lay off the new president. The incredible creativity required to obtain camera shots which entirely obscured the inauguration day protests was truly impressive. The "traditional" 100 day honeymoon, which is only ever traditional for Republicans, lasted all the way until early September, and we know what happened after that.

And, even as a troubled close election was an excuse to be nice to their new leader, we can expect a less-close and less-troubled election will provide an excuse for them to do the same this time.