WhyTF would David Gregory use a newspaper that is the lowest form of journalism tabloid crap when it comes to politics? Rupert Murdoch's pet paper i
August 24, 2009

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WhyTF would David Gregory use a newspaper that is the lowest form of journalism tabloid crap when it comes to politics? Rupert Murdoch's pet paper is a conservative teabaggers' guide to Crazyland and NOBODY takes them seriously in any way.

ESPN even cut off their sports reporters because the NY POST published nude pictures of Erin Andrews when she had her privacy violated and every other publication chose not to do so. It infuriated ESPN so much that they refused to put any of them on the air.

ESPN retaliated Wednesday against the New York Post for its decision to use still images of Erin Andrews from a surreptitiously obtained videotape, banning Post staffers from its various outlets, including its TV networks and 1050 ESPN Radio.

"In light of the New York Post's decision to run graphic photos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, we have decided to stop utilizing Post reporters on any of our outlets," ESPN's senior VP of communications, Chris LaPlaca said.

It's infuriating that the Sunday Talk Shows repeatedly will quote conservative columnists like Kristol, Brooks, Will and Krauthammer and ask a Democratic guest to respond. Rarely does a David Gregory reverse that and read a headline or column from a liberal columnist like a Rick Perlstein. EVER. The talking heads do their best to elevate conservative beliefs and transmitters to the highest status possible to the American public.

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald dedicates an entire column to make the point that the beltway weenies always blame the left for everything. No matter how many Blue Dogs and Baucus Dogs block health care, it's still our fault.

The prevailing Beltway wisdom has now ossified that the problem with the health care debate is that those hardened Leftist ideologues cling childishly and petulantly to their little "public option" fetish and their refusal to give it up is jeopardizing enactment of a reform bill. Just see The Washington Post Editorial Page, Post columnist Steve Pearlstein and Joe Klein -- and especially the below-documented behavior from Newsweek's Jonathan Alter -- this week blaming The Left, as always, for their childish extremism in the health care debate. As always, the obedient servitude of Blue Dogs and "centrists" to the industries that own Congress aren't obstructionist at all.

Somehow, the refusal of Blue Dogs to vote for a plan with a "public option" isn't impeding anything; there's no reason they should give anything up, because they're just being moderate and "centrist." As always, the way things should be done in Washington is that the proper scorn should be heaped on The Left until they're bullied into giving up what they believe so that Things Can Get Done (i.e., so that corporate dictates can be fulfilled)...read on

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