Media Spin on Palin Becomes a Vortex

Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
They are all doing it now. I saw a piece on Fox today questioning whether or not Gibson's ABC interviews of Obama and Palin were "fair or sexist." Fair? Dealing with the devil fair. Did you see both interviews?

The question ("Were these interviews fair or sexist?") reminds me of the question, "Does the sun set in the east or in the west?" Only idiots ask these kinds of questions.

But it gets worse. I have seen segments on most of the major cable news networks that ask, "Is the media's coverage of Sarah Palin sexist?"  In philosophy this is called ... I am not sure what it is called. It is something like transfinite recursion. More like a feedback loop. (No, not a positive feedback loop. No new information is being added in these "introspective" media reports.)

The next logical segment (if one can call the mainstream media "logical") would be, "Is the media's coverage of its coverage of Sarah Palin sexist?"  Then: Is the media's coverage of its coverage of its coverage of Sarah Palin sexist. And so on. The MSM is literally covering its coverage of Sarah Palin.

Why not just ask Palin the same questions that they ask Biden?

Why not? Because the MSM is having too much fun talking about itself (and being sexist).

Larrey Anderson is a writer and philosopher. His latest award-winning novel is The Order of the Beloved.
They are all doing it now. I saw a piece on Fox today questioning whether or not Gibson's ABC interviews of Obama and Palin were "fair or sexist." Fair? Dealing with the devil fair. Did you see both interviews?

The question ("Were these interviews fair or sexist?") reminds me of the question, "Does the sun set in the east or in the west?" Only idiots ask these kinds of questions.

But it gets worse. I have seen segments on most of the major cable news networks that ask, "Is the media's coverage of Sarah Palin sexist?"  In philosophy this is called ... I am not sure what it is called. It is something like transfinite recursion. More like a feedback loop. (No, not a positive feedback loop. No new information is being added in these "introspective" media reports.)

The next logical segment (if one can call the mainstream media "logical") would be, "Is the media's coverage of its coverage of Sarah Palin sexist?"  Then: Is the media's coverage of its coverage of its coverage of Sarah Palin sexist. And so on. The MSM is literally covering its coverage of Sarah Palin.

Why not just ask Palin the same questions that they ask Biden?

Why not? Because the MSM is having too much fun talking about itself (and being sexist).

Larrey Anderson is a writer and philosopher. His latest award-winning novel is The Order of the Beloved.