Thursday, December 21, 2006

Worst Bleats of the Year

Via and Brent Bozell, here are some of the worst quotes made by the Drive-By Media in 2006. I knew they were bad, but seeing all this crap in one place is really infuriating. Take, for example, the top two. The first is from New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. In a May 21 speech to graduates in New Paltz, N.Y. Rather than encourage the graduates to go out and make the best of their lives in this land of opportunity, he bashed America and all that she stands for. From Bozell's article:

You see, our youngsters aren't supposed to be graduating into an "America fighting a misbegotten war," where people still have to battle for "fundamental human rights," such as the right to immigrate illegally, to marry someone of the same sex and to terminate inconvenient pregnancies. He also lamented giving them a world where "oil still drove policy and environmentalists had to fight relentlessly for every gain."

It was an obnoxious liberal sermon. This man is supposed to lead the nation's most distinguished newspaper, but all he delivered was waah, waah, waah. A respectable newspaper publisher lamenting that illegals don't have legal rights? If we gave these illegal those rights, they'd no longer be illegals - and he'd probably complain about that, too.

Coming in close behind in the "Slam Uncle Sam" category was another New York Times orator, Supreme Court gashouse Linda Greenhouse. In a June speech at Harvard, Greenhouse agonized that the promise of '60s America was squandered, and our government has created "law-free zones at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Haditha and other places around the world. And let's not forget the sustained assault on women's reproductive freedom and the hijacking of public policy by religious fundamentalism."

This quote didn't fully capture the larger picture of liberal angst, so Greenhouse explained to students that she wept uncontrollably through the second half of a Simon and Garfunkel concert when she considered the decline of America.

Think those are bad? Read the rest of 'em. The liberal bias and Bush/America hatred is palpable, yet they squeal in protest when their patriotism is questioned. Katie Couric is one of the worst, does CBS pick these people on purpose? Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Katie Couric...what a lineup.

Just goes to show it's a darn good thing we have the Internet, talk radio, and Fox News from which to get information. The rest of the media is worse than worthless.

JASmius adds : I am constrained to point out yet again that this is what the American people voted for last month. So while we may, and do, lament this pagan-left garbage, the majority of our countrymen embrace and endorse it.

The lesson, in case any on the defeated center-right want to learn it, is that if you fight long and loud and hard enough, political victory is inevitable. After 2004 our side stopped fighting; the loony left did not, and they never will. Which is why getting back what we lost is going to be prohibitively difficult.

Keep a watch out for the next Reagan or Gingrich to lead us out of the wilderness. Until then, we'd best pitch our tents, start our campfires, and go looking for rocks to beat with sticks, 'cause it's gonna be a looooong wait.