I’d like to say that my sporadic absences are due to working on a big project, rolling out a new blog format, something bright and shiny to make the world a better place and possibly allow me to quit the day job, whatever. Sadly, that’s not the case. The case is I’m just sad, so sad some days that it’s all I can do to get out of bed. I continue to covet your prayers.
In the meantime, Deacon Greg Kandra gets the esteemed Obi’s Sister Quote of the Day Award for his response to the MSNBC/Andrea Mitchell/NBC creative editing of a Romney campaign stop and the subsequent non-apology. Remember, these are the very same folks who purposely misdirected the Martin/Zimmerman affair. The Good Deacon has 25 years of media experience; in other words, he saw the sausage made daily, understood the pitfalls and that sometimes mistakes were made. But he’s done covering for them.
Forget it. I’m done. You deserve what they’re saying about you. It’s earned. You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you. You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more. You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.