November 4, 2008
On the eve of one of the more auspicious nights of the year, I thought it fitting to remind everyone that if you refused to participate in a certain civic obligation I will not stand for even the slightest grumble from you. In short, vote.
With any luck someone should emerge victorious without consequence and find themselves at the helm of this great country.
October 29, 2008
Watching Barack Obama’s 30 minute ad before the final game of the 2008 World Series (congrats to the Phillies) I couldn’t help but notice Barack left something out. Throughout the entirety of the advertisement, I never heard Obama mention his opponent. Instead, Obama focused in on real American families facing real American issues and explained how he will solve these problems.
This has always been the quality I have admired most about Obama’s campaign; Obama’s ability to focus on himself and his plans for change instead of trying to cut into his opponent.
Despite all of the attempts to discredit Obama’s vie for the White House it seems like none of them are the kryptonite that can take him down. I look forward to November 5th when Obama can don the mantle of President of the United States and start making the change this country is clamoring (or dare I say Hoping) for.
October 28, 2008
Things look something like this…
-Michigan J. Frog
October 20, 2008
With only fourteen days left until America elects its next president mainstream media (sans some huge political disaster) will be hyping up anything that shows the race is tightening between John McCain and Barack Obama.
Why? Because a tighter race means more viewers of course. More viewers equals more money for networks, money which will be needed when the networks start to get squeezed post election season due to the tanking economy.
It will be interesting to see how McCain and Obama react to this “tightening” in the race for the White House. My guess is they fan the flames and use the MSM message to whip their volunteers and voters into gear. The outcome is anybody’s guess, but some are already cashing in their bets. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite them in the ass…
October 20, 2008
I read an interesting article the other day that stated next to a nice red and blue bar graph
It’s no longer a matter of dispute that the mainstream media, overall, very strongly leans to the left. Over 90% of journalists classify themselves politically as “liberal” to varying degrees…
A strong claim, but a seemingly fair one since Palin and McCain seem to be the favorite targets of reporters these days.
It’s odd though, that 90% of journalists claim to be liberal to some degree when journalists are suppose to be unbiased in their presentation of information. Why would 90% of them “lean left” as the article states? Perhaps it has something to do with the principles of liberalism.
Liberalism is said to emphasizes individual rights, such as freedom of thought and speech. These are two very important freedoms that allow journalism to exist in its non-biased capacity. This “liberal lean” is probably more indicative of a journalists views on freedom of speech/press than it is on their political ideology.