". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Media Blowhards Blither

For pete's sake -- on and on, can Obama the speaker stand up to Bill the speaker? Puleeze. You media blowhards are the same media blowhards that gushed about Obama the candidate's speechifying powers back in 2008.

Why can't the media just accept that the Dems have a plethora of great speakers and the current Dem president is the equal of them all?

I have been impressed by them all the past two nights.

Sometimes the media blowhards, particularly on NPR, seem to be revealing a sneaky hope or expectation that Obama will fail, as they fall over themselves about Clinton being Clinton, which, of course, nobody does better than Clinton. :)

The blowhards refuse to see, it seems, how fired up the base is for Obama. Our recording engineer friend, who is worked both conventions, and thus sees and hears up close and personal, says that many openly wept during the First Lady's speech (I teared up even, at home). That the huge stadium actually listens to all the speeches and pays attention, both nights, whether it was Strickland and Castro or Warren and Cristina Saralegui. However at Tampa, nobody paid any attention to anybody, including Ann Romney. They chattered all the way through both Romneys, texted, and even went to sleep. Since They are mostly old white men, I suppose they couldn't resist the opportunity for some snore time.

The media is such a frackin' bought and paid for shill of The Corporation of America.

ETA: This just in from dear friend C2 (who is run off her behind coz it's Fashion Week here): "BESIDES THE FACT THAT THE DEMS ARE A WHOLE LOT BETTER LOOKING! Ha!"
And I responded, "And younger!"

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