The media hissy fit over Conway's Aqua Buddha ad has really fallen off the cliff. Matt Lauer of The TODAY Show was the latest media elitist to go after Conway's ad over false pretenses. He harps on something that's not part of the ad at all as they all have (Do you believe Rand Paul has faith?) and then Lauer goes into bizarroland.
Lauer: ...do you think Mr. Paul is a man of faith?
Conway; I am not questioning his faith, Matt.
Asked and answered. Now comes the Monty Python portion of the interview.
Lauer: Does this foreshadow what kind of a Senator you might be in Washington and you're going to be a guy that goes there and continues the political divide or are you someone who can reach across the political aisle to make changes that are necessary for people that are in this country?
Has the media ever asked Tea Party candidates throughout this long midterm process if they are going to be bi-partisan and work with Liberals and Democrats in Washington? Hey Matt, has Rand Paul ever gone on the Today Show? Would you ask him the same question? This is pure Beltway political fetishism that only applies to Democrats. We had an election in 2008 and the Democrats won big, but because the media has this bi-partisan fetishism with Democrats, they obviously approved of the the tactics of 'Republican obstructionism' that began immediately after the election. Has FOX News ever asked Rand Paul if he'd be bi-partisan? OK, I had to say that. If any single member of the GOP filibusters a Democratic nomination or a piece of legislation, the media elitists almost never, ever call them out on it. And when I see the Beltway Broders come unglued over the Aqua Buddha, I wonder why they never, ever care about looking into all of the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's lying liar ads, don't you?
Last week I noted that the ads that have been bankrolled by Karl Rove's groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce against Senate Dem candidates across the country have been widely debunked by independent fact-checkers for their multiple falsehoods and distortions.
Turns out the same is true of the Chamber's ads against House Democrats. These Chamber ads, which are running or have run in multiple districts across the country, contain many claims that are demonstrable distortions or have been repeatedly debunked as false by independent fact-checkers. This is the side of this story that continues to unfold under the media radar. Much of the media focus has been on the high-profile Beltway spat between these groups and the White House and Dems over their undisclosed donors. But the ads themselves are not receiving anywhere near the high-profile media scrutiny that Dem claims about the Chamber have -- even though they constitute a massive national campaign flooding airwaves in multiple races that could tip the balance of power in Congress.
Here's a rundown of the Chamber ads attacking House Dems that contain the debunked claims:...read on
Once again the same double standard applies to Republicans. No matter how many times conservatives hurt the working class in this country or lie to the American people in their ads or in their actions, it's always just fine among the media elite for conservatives to stand with Big Corporations and hurt our country. The bipartisan fetish the Beltway Broders have always means one thing: give in to the demands of the GOP. Let's have a D.C. cat-food commission to investigate the media and how they operate on a day to day basis.
By the way, Rasmussen has a new poll out today that says Conway has caught up in the polls to Rand Paul so maybe this is why he's going ballistic over the Aqua Buddha ad. This is strange since Rasmussen always seems to be skewed to favor Republicans.
I will be voting for sure, and I hope you do too.