Once upon a time, two highly respected denizens of two of Washington’s toniest think-tanks got together and wrote a book. It was a wonderful book, full of truth and insight and actually made the claim that, no, in fact, both sides don’t do it. Only one side does it. The Republican side. And what they do is throw sand and wrenches into the gears of Government for nothing more than self-aggrandizement. Yet, despite all the popular press and Internet buzz this book generated, none of the Sunday talk shows have had them on to discuss their thesis. How curious for the Librul Medya Impyre.
Ornstein … confirmed that the book’s publicity people had tried to get the authors booked on the Sunday shows, with no success.
“Not a single one of the Sunday shows has indicated an interest, and I do find it curious,” Ornstein told me, adding that the Op ed had well over 200,000 Facebook recommends and has been viral for weeks. “This is a level of attention for a book that we haven’t received before. You would think it would attract some attention from the Sunday shows.’
Ornstein also noted another interesting point. Their thesis takes on the media for falling into a false equivalence mindset and maintaining the pretense that both sides are equally to blame. Yet despite the frequent self-obsession of the media, even that angle has failed to generate any interest. What’s more, some reporters have privately indicated their frustration with their editorial overlords’ apparent deafness to this idea.
Oh if only there were a real Conservative Media Empire out there!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled Librul Medya Buble already in progress!