Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Playing To A False Narrative

A joke the other night that was vintage Leno:

Last week, President Obama gave a speech in New York City about his plan to reform these rules on Wall Street, you know? And one embarrassing moment. When the head of Goldman Sachs was going through security, he was asked to empty his pockets and five Republican senators fell out.

It was also vintage bull patties. The Democrat Party long ago became the party of the wealthy. And it is also the party of Wall St. The reality is that Goldman Sachs was the second largest contributer to Obama's election campaign. And billionaire hedge fund manager, John Paulson, the man at the center of the SEC complaint against Goldman Sachs, also appears to have favored Democrats with his largesse. He gave $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June, qualifying him as a major Democratic donor. Leno's joke, though quite funny, was playing to a narrative, not reality.


OBloodyHell said...

Nothing New Here... Move Along... Move Along.... Nothing To See... We're Walking, We're Walking...

OBloodyHell said...

This is a prime example of how the media distorts public perception.

Acked -- it's "only Leno, not the news" -- but still -- the underlying message being fed to the audience by the lefty writers of Leno is clear -- "the GOP is the party of financial corruption", not the Dems.

This is in complete spite of the fact that there have been at least as many corruption scandals over the last 10 years involving the Dems as the GOP -- and, more critically, most of the GOP's have been "morals" corruption scandals, not financial ones -- William Jefferson (D)'s "cold hard cash" vs. Mark Foley(R)'s making advances to Congressional Pages.

If I had to choose which type of corruption it was necessary to endure, I know which one I'd choose... YMMV.

ZTedster said...

"This is a prime example of how the media distorts public perception."

WHAT?! The media lies?!


Just shocking!

And that's the way it is...