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February 01, 2007

"The Media Has Declared War" -- On America

Dan Riehl anlayzes the "chatter" and "connects the dots."

As a commenter wrote yesterday, the media finally feels emboldened enough to say what they've believed all along. After 9/11, they felt marginalized, shaken in their beliefs and especially their belief of being the intellectual vanguard of the nation, and afraid.

Now they've won an election -- and yes, the media won; let's not split hairs about the party nominally on the ballot -- and they've decided it's time to reassert thermselves as the true leaders and "warriors of truth" in the country.

And they're patting themselves on their backs, of course, for their courage. But this courage seems to be of the Hagelian sort -- when they felt the public disagreed they were... well, more or less well-behaved.

But now that they feel they have the numbers, they're just jonesing to show off their beer muscles. Much like the super-mouse drunks who are only itching to fight when they've got six or ten of their boys behind them.

I've been meaning to say this for a while: The media and the Democrats are taking their victory lap too early, partying under their Mission Accomplished sign. They're acting as if the war has been won -- and "won" to them means "lost."

Trouble is, there are 160,000 troops in Iraq who are delaying their final triumph by doing all sorts of annoying things like killing terrorists and restoring civil order to chaotic neighborhoods of Baghdad. The quicker the media can get these spoilsports to stop ruining the victory (read: American defeat) that is so close they can taste it, the better.


Connn-unnn-drum: Just re-listening to Arkin's disgusting screed at HotAir. "The military shares much of the blame for Iraq," etc.

But I'm especially taken by his central complaint about the connn-unnn-drumm that the US military no longer (as if it ever did) perfectly represents the broader beliefs and traits of American society.

Question: What about the connn-unnn-drummm that the US media represents the broader American society even less?


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