I’m not prone to getting all worked-up about political name-calling. It’s the lies and hypocrisy that tick me off no end. A better example of that than what follows, and of the biased, liberal media and their abject hypocrisy — cannot be found.
Just now, on CNN, on Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room”, while conducting a panel discussion on the women’s vote, far-left panelist Van Jones called Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a “douche.” Twice. Did I mention it was a discussion of the women’s vote?
So much for Barack Obama’s call for, and I quote him directly, debate “without vitriol, without name calling,” and his other fatuous, deceptive, one-sided calls for “civility.”
At the end of that discussion, a lighthearted, smiling lead panelist Gloria Borger, who is a CNN news anchor, suggested, in a joking manner, that Van Jones find a better adjective to use instnead of “douche”, whereupon the whole panel yucked it up in a great group chuckle. The other panelists were former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, former GOP Congressman JC Watts, and Franklin Foer, editor of the left-wing The New Republic.
This perfectly exemplifies just how deeply systemic the liberal bias lies within the veins of what the sensible folks like me keep calling “the liberal media.” They’re so liberal they don’t even know how liberal they are.
Can you just imagine a conservative pundit with deep ties to Romney calling Barack Obama a “douche” on CNN? You can’t even say the word “apartment” without every liberal pundit like Van Jones reflexively calling you a “racist,” and every media reporter doing a five-part exposé of the massive “smear” and “gaffe” and grave, election-ending “insult.”
It is up to CNN to fix this. But so far, they haven’t, and I don’t think they will.
Remember that (a) Van Jones is a past Obama administration official in charge of so-called “green jobs”. He was Obama’s so-called “Green Jobs Czar”. Remember (b) that the moderator of tonight’s presidential debate is none other than CNN’s Candy Crowley.
By the way, recent polling suggests that where Obama used to have a 13-point (or even greater) advantage over Romney on women voters, that margin has shrunk to zero. In fact women are now trending toward Romney.
Now that’s worth a chuckle. Just don’t look for it on CNN.
UPDATE: Apparently CNN’s crack “fact-checkers” went to work on the name-calling Van Jones “douche” caper, and as a result, Van Jones just did a strange and obviously hastily-arranged walk-on, on Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room, to apologize to Wolf Blitzer, to the audience, and to Romney, for his “very poor choice of words.” That doesn’t erase the group chuckle, nor the anchor’s seeming acceptance of the smear or the group chuckle she participated in.