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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Okay, Everybody Back to Work

The conventions are over. Enough has been said about them to fill a hundred books so let's move on to the important stuff. Both parties have laid it out for the voters and now its time for the voters to decide. The Democrats selected Obama and Biden. The Republicans selected McCain and Palin. Both are dissatisfied. With less than two months to go this is the time when most people start to pay serious attention to the Presidential election. In that regard ABC news may have blundered when it turned Charlie Gibson loose on Sarah Palin. His obvious attempts to paint her as not "ready for prime time" were more than obvious. Apparently Gibson wanted to let McCain know he was much more knowledgeable about U.S. foreign policy and heads of state than Palin. With his glasses low on his nose, in the fashion of FOX's Brit Hume, Gibson looked down sympathetically at the young thing near the tip of his nose. On the other hand, NBC news may have made a self-saving gesture in the demotion of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. Insiders (other reporters) were saying it was Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell that complained to upper management, but the truth is that they are just as biased as Olbermann and Matthews, and just slightly more subtle, but obvious never-the-less. The conservatives have an uphill battle against the liberal-leaning, mainstream media and the PR machine of the Academic and Hollywood elite, but the task is not hopeless, just daunting,