If the corporate media had been as diligent about watchdogging President Bush as they have been about watchdogging Reverend Wright, it's very likely we wouldn't have invaded Iraq.
If the corporate media had spent as much time exposing the obvious flaws and grotesque inequalities of Reaganomics throughout the last 30 years as they've spent on Wright, we wouldn't necessarily be staring into the maw of another depression.
If the corporate media were as diligent about debunking the lies surrounding Iran's so-called nuclear program as they've been about Wright, there wouldn't be such a sense of inevitability in terms of attacking -- or entirely obliterating -- Iran.
He chides the media for "beating this nothing story to death." Cesca doesn't stop there. He goes on
The reality is that only one of the candidates is being attacked for their connections when, in fact, all three candidates have controversial and embarrassing relationships. The difference, as near as I can tell, is that only one candidate has an angry, shouting black connection. And -- bonus! -- there's videotape of this angry, shouting black man suggesting that America is partly to blame for the attacks of September 11!
Wait, wait. That claim sounds familiar. Who else besides, you know, the 9/11 Commission has claimed that American foreign policy in the Middle East was partly to blame for the September 11 attacks? In other words, who else has basically said -- and repeatedly so -- that America's "chickens have come home to roost"?
To answer the question, Cesca posts video (08:03) from Ron Paul
being interviewed by Blitzer on CNN where he talks about American foreign policy in the Middle East and the September 11 attacks. Cesca then quotes Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Pat Buchanan, Ronald Reagan, Joe Scarborough, Bob Novak and John McCain, who all praise Ron Paul lavishly. Tongue in cheek, he predicts
With the exception of President Reagan of course, I expect all of these Republicans politicians and pundits will step forward and declare their intentions to sever all ties to Congressman Paul, and to subsequently retract all praise for the Congressman.
He ends his critique of the media by decrying their "race-baiting spectacle," and their convenient blindness towards Pastor Hagee and as well as Senator Clinton's promise to "obliterate" Iran with nuclear weapons. He concludes with two questions, which also comprise the title of this commentary on The Huffington Post: "Have you no sense of decency at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"