Sometimes watching liberal news on the networks and cable channels is like entering an alternate universe
In this fantasy world, some things that would not make sense anywhere else, are accepted without question. Al Gore, who flies around the globe in private jets spewing greenhouse gas-producing exhaust and lives in multiple energy-gobbling mansions, lectures others to use florescent light bulbs and drive electric cars and is hailed for his good works on behalf of the environment.
John Edwards, who lives in a 28,000 square foot home, and owns a beach house on a gated island off the coast of North Carolina, lectures his fellow citizens that “Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs.”
Bill Clinton, who admitted to lying under oath in a sexual harassment lawsuit, is held up as a champion for women’s rights. Clinton, who has been accused not only of unwanted groping, but of rape, and who tried to portray the intern with whom he had an ongoing sexual relationship as a lying stalker until DNA evidence surfaced, is adored by liberal feminists.
Jimmy Carter, who referred to the terrorist group Hamas as “so-called terrorists,” and who lost over a dozen advisors from the Carter Center over his anti-Israel book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, is still frequently described as the best “former President” ever and is treated as an unimpeachable authority on the subject of the Middle East.
After submerging myself for hours in network and cable news coverage of stories like the Libby verdict or the war in Iraq, I almost understand why so many Americans are much more interested in following the story of Anna Nicole or the newly bald Britney Spears. In some ways, they are closer to reality than the coverage of political stories we are getting. .