Anyone who visits the Drudge Report regularly comes to rely on it for those off the radar stories that everyone either will be talking about or should be talking about.
Yesterday he had a few election clips up … the Black Panther with the Billy club blocking the door to the polling center and that crackpot saying that Obama was going to pay for her gas and mortgage. Well according to the Sun Times Neil Steinberg, turns out that when a raving lunatic McCain/Palin supporter is spotlighted its "good journalism" but when a raving lunatic Obama supporter is show its “racism”. While I expected a little last-minute racial ugliness at the end of the 2008 campaign, particularly as Republican hopes faltered, I did not expect to find it on the Drudge Report, a right-wing but otherwise respectable Web site. It was alarmist, unfair and racist -- partisan propaganda at its worst.
Now, I know a lot of people were really looking forward to the whole “historic” aspect of the election, and that finally, maybe, just perhaps legitimate criticisms and politically minded observation could be made about Obama, or any minority politician for that matter, without the “that’s racist” card being played. Good luck with that one. It always be an easy and convenient cover.
But at least this latest from Steinberg goes to demonstrate that Obama has won over the coveted. 40-something, pudgy, likes to beat his wife when he’s drinking, journalist demographic.