March 18, 2009
You can't say the FRC blog isn't timely. Over the past two weeks my colleague Michael Fragoso and I have written on this blog about the emerging position of CNBC as a major, national news source and the adverse impact of that development on the Obama administration.
This state of affairs escalated enormously over the weekend after CNBC's Jim Cramer was slapped silly on Jon Stewart's Comedy Central program last Thursday. Stewart is part of the Democrat-Left-Borg collective that hurtles through space attempting to bludgeon those who oppose their agenda into abject submission. (For an excellent analysis of Stewart's completely dishonest attack on CNBC's Rick Santelli read this post by Dan Gifford on the Big Hollywood blog.)
Stewart has been on television for years, but I don't recall that he ever attacked the integrity of CNBC before. Of course, CNBC never before pointed out that the Obama economic program was failing miserably. Therein lies the difference. When was the last time Stewart viciously sandbagged a Lefty guest while declaring his righteous outrage? Answer: [Hear crickets chirping] Never happened.
In short, we have entered an unparalleled time in which the Hollywood-media-"news"-industrial-complex makes little or no attempt to pretend that it is not advancing the socialist, anti-family, anti-church agenda of the Left. Where will Barack Obama be tonight? On the Jay Leno show, I believe. The alliance begun during the presidential campaign appears to grow stronger daily.
In the last couple weeks The Politico (www.politico.com) has published a series of extraordinary stories describing planned attacks originating from the White House and Leftist activist groups targeting political enemies. Read this piece as an example. As such, it was not surprising that Tony Blankley observed here in today's Washington Times that the atmosphere in Washington has become incredibly poisonous and ugly.
Well, folks, about two months down and forty-six to go. It's going to get interesting.