Poor Diggy. The mighty pwogwessive revolution just isn't panning out they way they'd planned it in the weekly e-mail. The tiny bits of access her and her pwoggie bloggie cohorts have been given by their DP masters are proving unsatisfactory and, as if that weren't bad enough, it looks like her presidential boyfriend is about to unleash another wave of craptastic legislation on behalf of his health insurance paymasters.
What to do? Well, you'll probably have noticed by now that when Diggy can't plausibly blame the Republicans, the "System", sunspots or Ralph Nader for her party's failings, she inevitably turns to "THE MEDIA." (Never mind that "THE MEDIA" is owned by the same people who own her party. That inconvenient fact has yet to penetrate the entire pwoggiesphere, much less confines of Diggy's pwoggie bloggie clubhouse.)
Anyroad, in this post, Diggy applies her powerful "feet to the fire" 10th grade civics class analytical skills to the problem and comes up with this Pearl Bailey of Wisdom:
"For a variety of reasons, the press holds Democrats to tougher standards, mostly because of their own failures during Republican presidencies. And because they overreact in Democratic administrations, they inevitably go easier on Republicans. How much of this is political bias is unknown, but it doesn't matter. The effect is the same. "
A classic bit of projection, nu? The fact that media conglomerates are multi-billion dollar businesses never seems to dawn on the pwoggie mind. In Diggy's insulated middle-class fantasy world, THE MEDIA feels shame. It "overreacts." It feels embarrassment and joy and ennui and who-the-fuck-knows what else. Why THE MEDIA acts just like a partisan personality cultist with delusions of political relevance! Imagine that!
But you don't need me to tell you that. Just go through the article, insert the word "I" whenever you see "the press" and it'll become hilariously obvious. (Ya know, maybe it's for the best that the levers of power remain obscured to Diggy. Reality would just upset the poor thing.)