Friday, March 05, 2010

Mitt Romney and the Republican Media Shills

There is a strong disconnect between the American Corporate Media and the world the rest of live in which is based in reality.

What we call the Mainstream Media has taken a leaf from the FOX Network playbook.

  1. Find a story, establish a narrative
  2. It doesn't matter if the narrative is true - stick with it
  3. Nuance or circumstance doesn't matter - stick to the narrative
  4. If we are for you, we will love you and explain away anything you say that doesn't fit with "The Official Narrative.
Case in point: Mitt Romney.

Mitt "Who Let the Dogs Out" Romney, recently made a statement that makes the claim that ANYONE in America can go to an emergency room, get free care and not pay a thing.

"Look, it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people who have no health insurance and yet who can go to the emergency room and get entirely free care for which they have no responsibility, particularly if they are people who have sufficient means to pay their own way."

In Mitt Romney's world, there is no need to fight for single payer or a public option because in his mind, all anyone has to do is waltz into an emergency room and get the care they need and it's taken care of for free.

Now it's bad enough that this man is rich enough and willfully ignorant enough to be this disconnected from the American people. That he is taken seriously as a candidate for any sort of public office, let alone the White House is akin to taking Palin seriously. Romney is just as much fluff in a tougher white male package. He is the Gilderoy Lockhart of politicians - all smile, no substance.

So that's bad. What's worse? You will not find anyone in the Mainstream Media questioning Romney's wrong assertion that America already has free health care. If Yahoo & Google news aggregators are any indication of the mainstream "Official Narrative" on Romney is seriously contemplating a run in 2012, up to and including pushing what will probably be considered his "campaign book" and is the go to guy on the current health care debate.

Current headlines on Romney:

- Mitt Romney criticizes Obama for focusing on health care, instead of jobs
- Romney hits Obama for bashing insurance companies
- Mitt Romney on Health Care Overhaul
- No Apology: The Case for American Greatness by Mitt Romney
- Mitt Romney Says He Will Make 2012 Presidential Decision At Year's End

Only a few small and very liberal blogs will you find the narrative that the man who is considered a viable Republican candidate for the White House in 2012 is completely clueless about the very issue he "criticized" the President for focusing on.

This makes his idiot, clueless pandering to black folks during Romney's failed 2008 run for the Oval office - trying to find a way to fit in and "relate" during a photo op by saying "Who Let the Dogs Out?" almost look smart in comparison.

But the complicity of the mainstream media is disheartening and maddening all at once. Where is the narrative showing that Romney obviously doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to what the American health care system is truly like? Let alone is he qualified to take the current President to task about it.

(Side note: I know how to spell "Romney" but obviously my typing skills are a bit off today.)

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