The PJ Tatler

The MSM's Inverted Definition of 'Controversy'

To the MSM, it’s “controversial” that Mitt Romney delivers a commencement address as the nation’s largest evangelical university. Protestants are the nation’s largest religious group, and evangelicals are the largest group within that group. Since when is it controversial for a presidential candidate to speak to such a large and mainstream group?

To the same MSM, it’s not controversial — it’s not even worth mentioning — that President Obama borrows his campaign language and imagery directly from socialism. Shouldn’t the president’s obvious devotion to a failed, non-mainstream, totalitarian ideology merit some coverage?

To the MSM, it’s controversial that Mitt Romney may or may not have given a hippie a haircut 50 years ago.

But to the same MSM, it’s not controversial — it’s not even worth a follow-up report — that President Obama is using the power of the presidency to bully private citizens right now.

The same media that praises Obama for “evolving,” makes controversy anytime Mitt Romney even appears to think about changing his mind on anything.

The Tea Party — controversial. Occupy, with its rapes and other crimes — darlings.

The Koch brothers — controversial. George Soros — philanthropist.

We’ll have another “controversy” next week. The MSM will turn up as it has every week since late January, to make a big to-do out of something that’s mostly disconnected to the concerns of average Americans. It’s fun to guess what that “controversy” might be.

We’ve had a war on women. We’ve had a big national race controversy. We’ve had an attack on Romney for being a successful businessman. We’ve had gay marriage.  What’s the next “controversy” that most Americans really don’t care about, but will dominate the week?

Whatever that shiny distraction turns out to be, the bottom line is, the so-called mainstream media is every bit as out of touch with mainstream America as the president they’re playing praetorian guard for.