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Keith Olbermann often correctly says of Sarah Palin, “That woman is an idiot!” So is this one, and she, and the other bewitched and batty Tea Party candidates, are the reason the GOP is not going to do as well in the 2010 elections as the projections of the Big Media might have you believe. Many Americans are rightfully upset with Obama and the Democrats, but are they upset enough to install goofballs in office who apparently never heard of the first amendment to the Constitution and its guarantee of freedom of the press? Do these Teabaggers seriously think they can get elected by only granting interviews to friendly reporters? As Junior Bush proved, ignorance and stupidity have a steep price. As the next election will prove, the GOP is stuck in a dark, mean, nasty, crazy and paranoid far-right place where most of the country doesn’t want to follow.

Sharron Angle: Press Should Ask the Questions We Want to Answer

Posted by paulrosenberg to AlterNet
August 3, 2010

This post first appeared on Open Left.

This is too much for even Fox News toady Carl Cameron, apparently. From TPM:

Sharron Angle has further expounded on her strategy of courting conservative media and avoiding more mainstream sources its not just about money, as shes said before, but also about only being asked the questions she wants.

We needed to have the press be our friend, Angle said in an interview that aired on Fox over the weekend.

Wait a minute. Hold on a second. To be your friend? said a disbelieving Carl Cameron. Before Angle could fully answer, he added: That sounds naive. Apparently this was too much for even him.

Well, no, said Angle. We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.

Angle continued: And when I get on a show, and I say, Send money to, so that your listeners will know that if they want to support me they need to go to

Well, at least we know have a clear definition of the liberal media: Anyone who asks a question that a conservative doesnt want to answer.

This is really a very revealing tip-of-the-iceberg moment for understanding how conservatives completely reinterpret the entire framework of liberal democracy: Rights for me, but not for thee! And yes America is founded on the principles of liberal political theory, which is why conservatives hate Americaa fact we should … start repeating over and over again.


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Ken Carman
13 years ago

So the difference between her idea of a “free press” and the Nazis or the Soviets would be…?

RS Janes
13 years ago

There is no difference. She admitted she wants to control the news to favor her campaign and her ideology. If, say, Al Franken said something like this, the wailing and bawling of the right-wing media would be loud enough to be heard on Jupiter, and then the MSM would pick up the battle cry and endless question chyrons would run on the screen: “Why Does Al Franken Want to Control Our Media?” and “What is He Hiding?” It’s the way thing work these days in America, as you know.

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