But wait. Not so fast. Turns out the AP (that stands for Associated
Why? Because, as I've said before, Journalism is dead, long live Propaganda. We've always prided ourselves on looking down our noses at those journalists of old who cooked up wars, elevated preachers, and told Rosie the Riveter to go home when the war was over. But turns out, things haven't changed. If they never were that bad then, they are that bad now. The AP is all about promoting a socialist, secular, culturally and politically liberal agenda. Obama is their best hope. So realizing that a floundering economy, several missteps over the last year or so, an apathetic base, an outraged opposition, and diving poll numbers all meant the possibility of a one term president, the AP got to work.
They lied. They fixed the race, hedged the bet, stacked the numbers to make the poll say what they wanted. Then they went to work, along with the rest of the media, to 'interpret' this for the masses. Clearly, we are being told, this shows that the American public is falling in love again, Obama's great, gives us chocolate cake, 2012 is in the bag, it's time we all promise to serve the One. Sickening. Again, we are reminded that after 5000 years, humans have learned very little. It's not that we fall for propaganda, for certainly the Internet Age makes such information readily available. But we love it. Just like humans always have.