That Voice in The Wilderness

Back when I was a kid, there was a character named Glum (appropriately) on the cartoon “Gulliver’s Travels” who always lamented, “We’re doomed” during the weekly crisis. Lately I’ve felt just like him – unable to pull myself out of this black funk. Maybe because hubs is out of town, finances, the aging dog, the aging me, the heat, this joke of an election, who knows. Maybe all of the above.

Then Tim Russert died suddenly on Friday. For me, Tim was that last voice of reason out in the wilderness. Even when surrounded by hate and vitriol, he was calm and fair. Always fair (much to the dismay of his leftie counterparts). He understood what it meant to “agree to disagree.” I respected him for standing up for what he believed in, not what the media machine expected him to dish out. The Anchoress challenges his colleagues to rever his memory by practicing what he preached:

One hopes that his colleagues, out of respect for Russert’s memory and by example of his own ethics, may rededicate themselves to the ideals of journalism that have been subsumed over the past 10 years by the urge to sensationalism, bias and cartoonish bravado, a temptation Russert mostly managed to avoid.

Unfortunately, we all know that will never happen. Poor Tim was barely gone, when the gallery of weasels started harping on who they want to replace him.

One hopes the powers that be at NBC are not quite that depraved, but with Russert gone, NBC may be fresh out of honor and integrity.

Like Gerard, I’m not holding my breath. I don’t see any fresh, young faces, beaming with honesty, integrity, wit and patriotism pouring out of journalism colleges; ripe and ready to stand up for what is right and report the facts – just plain, unbiased news. Good grief, what can you expect when even The Weather Channel is politicized?!?

In other “news”, the lunacy continues…

Please, sir, grow a pair. Still, compared with the alternative, I continue to believe he’s the better choice.

The Democratic Annointed continues to disappoint. I’m very surprised he said this in Pennsylvania, of all places…

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said.

Remember, he was talking about Pennsylvania when he said this:

…it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Amazing, isn’t it, how The Obamateur can pull a 180, and the “media” doesn’t even notice. As usual, they are too busy looking at his pants.

But the Arabs love him. He’ll be here all week, shows at 9:30 and midnight. Remember to tip your waitress.

Cross-posted at RedState

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