The Vlogbrothers on the Veepstakes.
The general election campaign is off and running, but judging from the line-up for this Sunday's shows, the corporate media is not willing to stop squeezing blood from the primary race turnip. However, it's time for us to turn away from the divisiveness that the media is feeding on and move towards victory in November. Pay close attention to the media narratives formulating around Barack Obama and John McCain. Remember, the media loves to talk up Republicans as strong and try to paint Democratic candidates as weak and feminine. Here's a great study that looks further into it. Please, if you see the corporate media doing that, let us know. We want to blast those media narratives out of the water.
Case in point: Look at the second Meter Question for The Chris Matthews Show. We did a post on it when it first appeared, and this is the THIRD week in a row they've had that question listed. What are they trying to say? If you don't like the answer, keep asking it until you get the answer you're looking for?
ABC's "This Week" - Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; Howard Wolfson, campaign adviser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Journalists round table.
CNN's "Late Edition" - Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Bob Casey, D-Pa., Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Feinstein; Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S.; Wolfson.
"Fox News Sunday" - Govs. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.
"The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Norah O'Donnell, Clarence Page, Michelle Cottle, and Michael Duffy. Topic Questions: Will Hillary's supporters get behind Barack? Will Obama use Bill Clinton on the campaign trail? Meter Questions: Will Hillary Clinton's supporters rally behind Barack Obama? YES: 12 NO: 0 Will Obama be defined more by inexperience than being somehow un-American? YES: 10 No: 2
What's catching your eye this morning?