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By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in 2008 | The Audacity Of Enraging The Netroots — Comments (3) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I am more than willing to give Barack Obama props for having gone on Fox News Sunday to discuss campaign issues with Chris Wallace. As most political observers know, the folks on the other side of the partisan divide don't particularly like it when any of their own go on Fox--they seem to think that it would be best to boycott the station and let it suffer in the ratings and in the revenue department. The fact that this plan has failed thus far does not deter them, but in any event, if you really want to get your message out on Fox, you ought to go on the show instead of boycotting the show and letting your political opponents completely dictate the tone and tenor of Fox's editorial content. (To the extent that Republicans stay away from interviews on NPR, I would focus the same criticism at them as well.)
But of course, Obama's actions cause a great deal of heartburn for his fellow Democrats. Greg Sargent is devastated and disconsolate. Jerome Armstrong is more temperate about matters, but cannot be pleased (perhaps Armstrong--a Hillary supporter--can be sanguine about Obama's appearance because he predicted its nature?). Matt Stoller graces the public discourse by informing us that "You can't trust the Obama campaign, they will lie to you to promote right-wing institutions." Fatuous nonsense, but hey, I am in favor of anything that keeps the nomination contest going and going and going and . . . you get the point.
The patron saint of the 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination contest ought to be Orville Redenbacher. Honestly. We might even get a Cardinal to help advance St. Orville's case.