'Merely uninformed'

In a Washington Post column Richard Cohen, a member of the anointed elite, takes all the rest of us supposedly small-minded Americans to task for our opposition to the Ground Zero mosque:

"Appearing on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," Daisy Khan, a founder of the mosque (and the wife of the imam), rejected any compromise. She was right to do so because to compromise is to accede, even a bit, to the arguments of bigots, demagogues or the merely uninformed. This is no longer her fight. The fight is now all of ours."

I don't read WAPO in general, and Cohen in particular, as a matter of habit, but I had to check this out after it was pointed out to me. The bone in my throat is that bit about the merely uninformed. Merely is bad enough because it is so dismissive of the mass of Americans who disagree with the media elites. Merely, that's what we all are to Cohen and his ilk, merely.

But what really puts my butt up on the fence is that term uninformed. I have a question for Mr. Cohen and his liberal colleagues: Just who the hell's fault is it that Americans are uninformed? Could that possibly fall to the media elite who have abandoned any pretense of objectivity in their one-sided quest to remake America into the socialist paradise of which they dream?

There was a time when we could open our morning newspapers or relax at the day's end and hope to read or watch some news of the events of the day only mildly tainted by the liberal bias of the reporting agencies. We could honestly say that if we availed ourselves of our daily news sources that we were reasonably informed, or at least we so believed.

Today the morning papers and evening broadcast news resemble something that would make Cold War Soviet propagandists envious. We get one side and only one side of issues or worse, we hear nothing at all in the increasingly popular tactic of the Democrat media to simply ignore those inconvenient truths that do not fit their liberal story line.

 So the question I present to Mr. Cohen is this: When is your newspaper and all the other news organizations staffed by scheming JournoList types and their sympathizers going to regain some semblance of journalistic integrity and begin to once again report the news objectively? Look around you Richard. The day is coming when we unwashed merely uninformed are going to put your sorry butt and those of all your supposedly elite colleagues in the unemployment lines, and it will be your fault for keeping us uninformed.

WAPO's in-house weekly rag, Newsweek, comes to mind...

In a Washington Post column Richard Cohen, a member of the anointed elite, takes all the rest of us supposedly small-minded Americans to task for our opposition to the Ground Zero mosque:

"Appearing on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," Daisy Khan, a founder of the mosque (and the wife of the imam), rejected any compromise. She was right to do so because to compromise is to accede, even a bit, to the arguments of bigots, demagogues or the merely uninformed. This is no longer her fight. The fight is now all of ours."

I don't read WAPO in general, and Cohen in particular, as a matter of habit, but I had to check this out after it was pointed out to me. The bone in my throat is that bit about the merely uninformed. Merely is bad enough because it is so dismissive of the mass of Americans who disagree with the media elites. Merely, that's what we all are to Cohen and his ilk, merely.

But what really puts my butt up on the fence is that term uninformed. I have a question for Mr. Cohen and his liberal colleagues: Just who the hell's fault is it that Americans are uninformed? Could that possibly fall to the media elite who have abandoned any pretense of objectivity in their one-sided quest to remake America into the socialist paradise of which they dream?

There was a time when we could open our morning newspapers or relax at the day's end and hope to read or watch some news of the events of the day only mildly tainted by the liberal bias of the reporting agencies. We could honestly say that if we availed ourselves of our daily news sources that we were reasonably informed, or at least we so believed.

Today the morning papers and evening broadcast news resemble something that would make Cold War Soviet propagandists envious. We get one side and only one side of issues or worse, we hear nothing at all in the increasingly popular tactic of the Democrat media to simply ignore those inconvenient truths that do not fit their liberal story line.

 So the question I present to Mr. Cohen is this: When is your newspaper and all the other news organizations staffed by scheming JournoList types and their sympathizers going to regain some semblance of journalistic integrity and begin to once again report the news objectively? Look around you Richard. The day is coming when we unwashed merely uninformed are going to put your sorry butt and those of all your supposedly elite colleagues in the unemployment lines, and it will be your fault for keeping us uninformed.

WAPO's in-house weekly rag, Newsweek, comes to mind...

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