Ed Driscoll

Trapped In The Past

Michael Silence of the Knoxville News on the Associated Press’s war on bloggers:

A.C. Kleinheider: There was a time when this battle might have been winnable for the Associated Press. Unfortunately for them, that time was probably somewhere around fifteen years ago.

That’s the problem, for the AP it is still 1994. (Ouch! Was that snarky?)

CNN also wishes it was 1994, when they weren’t getting killed by the competition. At Hot Air, Allahpundit spots a Tweet that, to paraphrase former CNN head honcho Eason Jordan, CNN’s Rick Sanchez probably wishes in retrospect he also kept to himself:

Via ICN, this isn’t the first time he’s spectacularly demagogued Fox. Your official progressive “national conversation on race” tweet of the day:

do u know how much money i’d make if i’d sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news, r u kidding, one problem, looking in mirror

Mind you, this is a guy who evidently has no problem looking in the mirror right now despite (a) having a hit-and-run DUI on his record and (b) sharing a network with Lou Dobbs, whom many amnesty shills would say is the most passionately anti-illegal-immigration — and therefore, per lefty racial politics, “anti-Hispanic” — newsman on American television. Or have I misunderstood him and this isn’t about Fox’s immigration coverage at all but rather a highly nuanced point that “authentic” Hispanics must be liberals and therefore any Hispanic on the conservative news network is ipso facto a sellout?

I’m hoping for some pushback from Julie Banderas on the air this afternoon. We shall see. Meanwhile, a humble request to any Foxies who might stumble upon this post: When, as is inevitable, Geraldo turns up on Fox & Friends or wherever to talk about this, please have the integrity to remind him that he’s engaged in the same repulsive, racist “authenticity” politics that Sanchez is guilty of here.

And that’s on top of these classics from earlier this year:

Obviously, CNN took a Ba’ath in the years prior to 2003 which it has yet to fully recover from. But what’s gotten into the water this year?

Update: Noel Sheppard spots a reply to Sanchez from Fox News:

Update: FNC’s Julie Banderas responds via Twitter (h/t Hot Air) —

As a wise Latina woman, I have no comment other than to say…

…if I were Rick Sanchez, I wouldn’t look in the mirror, period.

Heh, indeed.™