And so we learn that, just as it ever was, the “impartial” panels moderating the debates will be made up entirely of drooling leftard liberals.
I was appalled, although not surprised, to read the just announced list of moderators for the forthcoming presidential debates: Jim Lehrer of PBS, Candy Crowley of CNN, Bob Schieffer of CBS, and Martha Raddatz of ABC (VP debate).
Nope. Not a single representative from the “other side” on there. Listen, His Imperial Majesty is perfectly aware that there is no such thing as a Wholly Impartial Moderator™, it is a mythical beast as everybody has his own opinion and is perfectly entitled to it.
Which, by the way, is ostensibly why we made up panels of moderators: to avoid or, more accurately, balance out the bias that is part of human nature.
Ostensibly, because it seems that the only “balancing out” in moderator panels these days is between Trotskyism, Maoism and Leninism.
So we agree wholeheartedly with Mr Simon when he says:
I don’t have any idea why the tradition of allowing a biased media to run these events continues. It is a testament to the passivity of the Republican Party. We saw how it worked during the primary season. Now we are going to get a rerun during the main event, with more subtlety and ultimately more subversion.
But there is something we can do about it even at this late date: protest and protest loudly.
The passivity and “go along to get along”, “bend over here it comes again” and “thank you sir, may I have another” mentality of the GOP is so well-established by now that it ought by right be part of the dictionary definition of that laughably nadless “party”, but that doesn’t mean that it has to remain that way. Yes, we can protest and yes, we do have a chance of being heard, but only if we actually do it as opposed to the usual “what’s the point? It’s not going to work anyway.”
You may call us a hopeless optimist (and if you do, His Imperial Majesty would strongly recommend that you get back on your meds), but we’re pretty convinced that if it hadn’t been for the Tea Party protesting loudly while ignoring the moans of “you’re never going to succeed, you know”, 2010 wouldn’t have happened, the RINOs in Congress wouldn’t be scared shitless by now while watching ever more of their fellow parasites being kicked out after decades of sinecures and Mittens “Squish” Romney wouldn’t have even thought about putting Paul Ryan on the ticket.
It’s time to tell the Ogabe Steno Pool that we’re not going to participate in their phony show trial “debates” run by their party commissars anymore. Either balance those panels out or go fuck yourselves.