Better to be streaming than to be screaming!
One of our favorites here at the Stately Manor, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, announced that he is leaving the network. For too many of my political allies, that was good news — akin to Nancy Pelosi seeking asylum in the Ecuadoran Embassy.
“Good!” one exulted. “Buhh-byyyy!” another mocked.
“He hated Trump, loved Obama, & went easy on Biden,” a third indicted. “He hobnobbed with Hillary. [Blaska: So did Trump.] Now he’s going to CNN. Case closed.”
Yet another: “Wallace … became a sour partisan hack, nothing more.”
To the latter, the Head Groundskeeper responded: “But you’re not. Good for you!”
We’re getting deep into where mosquitos breed when Sean Trumpitty won’t satisfy your fix and you Parler-vous with OAN, NewsMax and Epoch Times.
Real journalists tell us what we want to hear?
“Maybe he will be replaced by a real journalist!” exulted another friend of the Right.
Did any of these pebble throwers ever actually watch Chris Wallace work or are they merely taking Trump’s angry-birds tweets as gospel? On his final show Sunday 12-12-21 Wallace opened by branding Bill de Blasio with the hot iron of crime. Up on the screen: the New York mayor’s claim that he runs “The Safest Big City in America.” Then Wallace goes in for the kill: Six of the seven major “index” crimes are UP under this mayor; murder most foul ↑ by 40%!
“You know what Disraeli said about lies, damn lies, and statistics,” Wallace chided.
Perhaps erudite references like the one to Disraeli is what discombobulates my fellow Deplorables. Wallace went on to cross-examine the Democrat(ic) mayor for giving non-citizens the vote, mandating private-sector workers get the Covid vaccine jab, and running for governor with only a 28% approval rating.
“Mayor, do you really have a shot?” Then it was Sen. Lindsay Graham’s turn to fend off the newsman’s tough questions. The gray lab coats at the Policy Werkes thought Graham emerged from the onslaught stronger for it.
Tune in to your own reality
If we conservatives cannot withstand the tough questions, how are we going to persuade moderates, win debates, get elected?
Too many of my Republican friends (for they ARE … my friends) resent debate because they’ve never had to whet their blade on the opposition’s stone. They inhabit their own bubble, just as the Progs live in theirs.
The Big Three news networks back in Walter Cronkite’s time have dissipated into a congerie of cable outlets and now are atomizing into separate streaming services. The news customer can now choose their own reality from an assortment of brands, flavors, and configurations as bewildering as the aisle of boxed breakfast cereals at Woodman’s warehouse supermarket.
Post-modernism has won! Everything is relative! First, it took over the political Left; now it has subsumed the Right. For the former, truth is merely a conceptual construct, an artifact of race, class, and gender identity. Men can be women; women can be men. Cops cause crime. For my … friends, truth is Trump. Period. Full stop. January 6 was a false-flag Antifa operation. Mike Pence is a traitor. Trump is the rightful President.
Blaska’s Bottom Line is we need more journalists like Chris Wallace — tough on both sides like a real journalist should be. Do we really need more shills like Laura Ingraham and Rachel Maddow?