If you were really savvy, you'd "manipulate" the media into a stampede of lurid drivel deriding her as a Stepford wife and a dominatrix, comparing her to Islamic fundamentalists, Pontius Pilate and porn stars, and dismissing her as a dysfunctional brood mare who can't possibly be the biological mother of the kid she was too dumb to abort. Who knows? It's a long shot, but if you could pull it off, a really cunning media manipulator might succeed in manipulating Howie's buddies into spending the month after Labor Day outbidding each other in some insane Who Wants To Be An Effete Condescending Media Snob? death-match. You'd not only make the press look like bozos, but that in turn might tarnish just a little the fellow these geniuses have chosen to anoint.How did it get to this point? Two factors lead you inescapably to where we are today.
1. The MSM and the lefty bloggers are playing to each other. The New York Times and MSNBC have dropped all pretense of fairness and are simply running Obama campaign ads 24/7. So is Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post and CNN.
2. Modern liberalism is nihilistic. There are no objective standards of behavior, no fixed rules of personal conduct. Any attempt to suggest such things is seen as the ultimate in repression. When Barack Obama said that determining when life began was above his pay grade he meant it. They cannot even suggest that slaughtering children who have survived abortions is wrong. Where does nihilism lead?
The caustic strength of nihilism is absolute, Nietzsche argues, and under its withering scrutiny "the highest values devalue themselves. The aim is lacking, and 'Why' finds no answer" (Will to Power). Inevitably, nihilism will expose all cherished beliefs and sacrosanct truths as symptoms of a defective Western mythos. This collapse of meaning, relevance, and purpose will be the most destructive force in history, constituting a total assault on reality and nothing less than the greatest crisis of humanity...The press and the lefty bloggers are going off the deep end because they reward each other for it and because no one can tell them, "No. You must stop."
If you've got a better explanation, I'd like to hear it.