Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The 2012 Campaign Begins With The First Hit Piece

It is more than two years until the next Presidential election, but the Esquire has drawn first blood in the campaign. They have published a hit piece on potential Republican candidate Newt Gingrich, a large portion of which is derived from interviews with his ex-wife. Heh.

Want to get the worst possible spin on someone, what better place to go than to an ex who feels wronged. The author makes no bones as to his own political philosophy as he describes Gingrich. For but one example:

. . . a reasonable and sober Newt Gingrich would never have gotten anywhere. Hence his ability to be scandalously extreme with great ease. This incoherence is at the heart of today's conservative movement, and no one embodies it more than Gingrich. He is both sides of the divided Republican soul in a single man.

Reread that snippet again. Does it make any sense? It is obviously an ad hominem attack on both Gingrich and conservativism, but it is, itself, an incoherent one. How the hell does the left get paid to write this drivel?


OBloodyHell said...

> How the hell does the left get paid to write this drivel?

We relinquished almost full control of the publishing reigns to the graphic-arts types, that's how.

Anonymous said...

It seems like its past time to take those reigns back. That will take a generation, I bet. But with the left showing that their ideas are bankrupt, it may well happen.