In case you hadn't noticed, Major American Media Corporations are still propping up discredited wrecks like the mortal remains of Charles Krauthammer behind a keyboard every week for the same reason they propped up the bodies of dead legionnaires in the windows and parapets of dear old Fort Zinderneuf: to give the illusion that some active and vital force is still defending a useless old ruin.
I am given to understand that Major American Media Corporations do this because they believe they bound by an arcane dogma of their faith called "balance".
Here is what "balance" looked like yesterday as it was syndicated in dozens of Major American Nerspapers. Charles Craphammer in the New York Daily News:
After Obama, magic sells: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are riding high, for now, on fantastical promisesThe New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.Yes, you hear constant denunciations of institutions, parties, leaders, donors, lobbyists, influence peddlers. But the starting point of the bipartisan critique is the social, economic and geopolitical wreckage all around us. Bernie Sanders is careful never to blame Obama directly, but his description of the America Obama leaves behind is devastating — a wasteland of stagnant wages, rising inequality, a sinking middle class, young people crushed by debt, the American Dream dying.Take away the Brooklyn accent and the Larry David mannerisms and you would have thought you were listening to a Republican candidate. After all, who’s been in charge for the last seven years?...
It is an article of faith among the Pig People that history began on January 20, 2009 and that it is an intolerable violation of the laws of God and Man and the Prime Directive to mention the seven years of continuous and calculated Republican fraud, racism, sedition and sabotage in any conversation about why the Obama Administration did not clean up George W. Bush's disasters more quickly.
It is also happens to be an article of faith among Major American Media Corporations that not letting stale frauds like Charles Krauthammer peddle their perfidy in Major American Media Corporations would ruin "balance" and destroy the First Amendment or something.
For the benefit of future historians, the incestuous relationship between the dangerous and deluded Right and the Major American Media Corporations whose business model includes giving those dangerous delusions the widest and most uncritical platform possible in the name of "balance" is what wrecked this country.