There Are Days I Wish I Were A Journalist

     …especially one who conducts interviews with politicians:

     U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blamed the overturning of Roe v. Wade for the Republican party’s lackluster midterm showing during a recent appearance on Meet the Press. “It’s the reason we didn’t get more of a majority. We could have had a two dozen seat majority, but we don’t. This was an issue top of mind for swing voters,” Mace told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
     The South Carolina Republican went on to claim that the issue will continue to hurt the GOP in 2024. “When you’re looking ahead to ’24, going to the extremes and digging in there isn’t going to work for most people,” Mace said.

     Let’s leave aside the accuracy of Miss Mace’s claim that the weak GOP performance should properly be blamed on that Supreme Court decision. It’s possible that she’s correct, or partially so. But it seems the mandatory follow-up questions were not asked:

  • In your view, should Roe v. Wade have been allowed to stand?
  • If your answer to the previous question is “Yes,” how can you claim to be pro-life? If your answer is “No,” then why would you want the decision to be delayed?
  • What other rights do you view as matters to be decided upon according to which party will benefit politically?

     But today’s journalists are as partisan as any Democrat Party strategist. Indeed, many of them aspire to become Democrat Party strategists.

     People got exercised because Vice-Pretender Kamala Harris mangled the Declaration of Independence by omitting mention of the right to life. How much more contemptible is a politician – of either party – who holds that the defense of that right should be timed, softened, or withheld for political profit?

     My aversion to politicians and their media remora grows daily.

1 comment

  1. Media remora: You chose a superb metaphor.

    Clinging to the pols, feasting on their scraps and on the parasites they shed!

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