This Is News?

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:58 EDT
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Networks may call a winner if someone wins.

Here’s the thing about tomorrow: no matter what happens, if Obama wins, there will quickly arise the zombie narrative that the media did something to sway the election, the Congress and the very future of marriage to the radical left. If Proposition 8 fails in California, it’ll be because evil networks insisted on suppressing the conservative turnout by reporting the results of elections whose results are being posted online for the world to see anyway.

The most telling result of tomorrow won’t be Obama’s victory margin – it’ll be the vehemence and hatred with which disillusioned Republicans attack the media for the systematic failures of Republican rule. The conspiracy will blossom and grow, taking on a life so much larger than the ability of any reporters and any campaign to accomplish that you’ll begin to wonder if the newly constructed MSDNC’s world-altering powers aren’t the right form of nascent totalitarianism for our troubled times.

Tomorrow will be a night of guilt and obfuscation on our major news networks. Perhaps your best drinking game of the night will be taking a swig every time a bet is hedged. You’ll be in the hospital by nine.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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