“We should all take note of what Whitlock and Costas have done here,” a Ricochet commenter writes:
What has been a complaint among conservatives since Nov. 6? Low-information voters. Well, this is how the media gets to those people–by infusing liberal ideology within the context of news that has nothing to do with politics.
Yes, to us well-informed conservatives, we grimace when we hear this kind of stuff happen. But, to the low information voter who respects Costas and Whitlock, this perverted reasoning sounds reasonable, even if these reporters are commenting on topics far outside of their (alleged) expertise. I’m not saying it automatically makes these voters committed liberals. But, it definitely makes these people think more like Costas and Whitlock than like us.
The problem we have as conservatives is we think it’s uncouth to insert politics into topics that have nothing to do with politics, especially when the setting is on a national level. Well, this should be a lesson. We need to change our behavior. And the communication pattern can’t be in the “red meat” ways we talk to each other. It must be rational and reasonable like Costas and Whitlock are seeming to be.
A week ago, Mark Steyn noted:
“You cannot raise a couple of generations in liberal air from kindergarten to university — with motion pictures, with television, with newspapers, with mainline churches — in a default liberal setting, and then turn it around with elections. You can’t save the country with a guy in the voting booth punching the tab of the fella with the (R) after his name every other November.”
Last night on NBC was a vivid reminder that politics is downstream from culture, as the late Andrew Breitbart was frequently quoted as saying — and the MSM maintains their stranglehold on much of that culture.