4.25.2008

Media Jump Ship From Obama To Clinton

Thomas B. Edsall takes on the media's sudden, schizophrenic treatment of the candidate they once adored:

In a blink of an eye, the media has jumped ship from the Obama campaign and become a crucial Clinton ally, pressing just the message -- that Obama is a likely loser in the general election -- that Hillary and her allies have been promoting for the past six weeks.

The new tenor of media coverage is visible almost everywhere, from Politico, Time and The New Republic to The Washington Post and The New York Times.

For Hillary, the shift is a potential lifesaver as she struggles to keep her head above water; without it, she would, metaphorically, drown.

Until now, she, her husband, and her campaign aides have been trying, with little success, to make the case that Obama has potentially fatal flaws. For the first time, reporters working for magazines, newspapers and web sites have abruptly decided that she might well be right, and the results for Obama have been brutal:

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Obviously, Clinton's whining and browbeating the media worked. Like CNN's & The NY Times' hiring of not just conservatives, but pathological, lying, unethical conservative who wouldn't know journalistic integrity of it bit them in the face (their attempt at blunting Fox Noises liberal labeling) -- see Arianna's article a couple of posts below this one -- the media has literally done a 180 in order to prove the Clinton's wrong in their attacks regrading unequal treatment compared to Barack Obama.

Bravo boys & girl! Like CNN & The NY Times' capitulations, capitulation to HRC is the new black.

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