Tuesday, July 29, 2008
(1:17 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
I'll give you something to cry about!Instead of its current approach, the media should repond to accusations of bias or unfairness by doubling down.
John McCain's complaining that they are unfair to him after they've spent years hanging on his every word and explaining away every "gaffe" -- and by the way, exactly what the fuck is a "gaffe," and do they ever occur outside of political campaigns? -- and they should punish him for it. Similarly, after being the inevitable front-runner for months in the media narrative, Hillary suddenly started complaining about how much the media loved Obama -- again, she should've been made to suffer for that.
The only language these politicians understand is force. A few months of aversion therapy, and they'd be thrown back on actually trying to make a case for their candidacy rather than "working the refs."