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Fri Oct 16, 2015, 05:57 PM

So, my fellow Sandernistas, what do we do with the MSM after Tuesday night? [View all]

To make one point clear, I don't it's proper to speak of a "winner" in the "debate." A debate is two people or teams arguing a single topic in a specified format. What we've been calling a "presidential debate" for years, especially during the primary season, is simply a mass press conference where the invited candidates field question from a moderator or another reporter whom the moderator recognizes.

The candidates don't so much "win" as they do what they need to do. For Bernie Sanders, that was introduce himself to many people who have never heard of him until now and make a favorable impression. He accomplished that. Those who think otherwise will have to explain away the focus group results and his increased fundraising since Tuesday night. His performance Tuesday night was a success.

I would also call Mrs. Clinton's performance a "success." She didn't make a complete fool of herself and that is what a front runner needs to do.

She's still not the one making a fool of herself. That's a role being filled by the august members of punditocracy.

It is not that they call Hillary a "winner" that irks me. I'd be OK with that if they also recognized that Bernie also was just as much a winner as Hillary, or, as I suggest, call them both "successes" after Tuesday night.

That, of course, is not being done. We Sandernistas have every cause to complain about media bias right now.

What irks me even more that treating Mrs. Clinton like the only success Tuesday is the orgy of hyperbole that establishment pundits are using to describe Mrs. Clinton's performance. She didn't do herself any damage, but "crushing" and "commanding" are just the oligarchs' fantasies about her performance. Such words do not fit the lady on stage Tuesday night.

I'll admit to being a little biased, too. I think Hillary is the Wall Street banksters' moll and there isn't very much she or anyone else can do to dissuade me of that. Voting for her, even against unsavory lunatic like Trump, will be a difficult thing to do.

However, I am reserving my ire for the media, both print and broadcast. This is the most pathetic performance I seen from them since the run up to start the Frat Boy's Mesopotamian misadventure. They were then behaving like Baghdad Bob and there are now as well. We will never forget how the Iraqi information minister was talking bravado as American tanks rolled into Baghdad behind his back. Our media, like Baghdad Bob, are reporting one thing and using brave words to describe it as we plainly see something quite different happening right behind them.

I really tired of this. Can we think of something to do? Suggestions are welcome, but please make it more effective than hanging a particularly offensive journalist in effigy or sending another to the guillotine (I've already thought of that, and it's not going to happen).

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