The narcissistic mainstream media and its supporters in the left-wing blogosphere have been toeing the Harry Reid campaign line that Sharron Angle has been “hiding” from the press.
What they really meant was that Sharron Angle didn’t grant them an interview. She appeared on plenty of talk shows, but none the mainstream media deemed “hostile.”
Now Sharron Angle has appeared for an interview with Jon Ralston, a prominent Nevada reporter. Ralston was not “hostile” in the sense of having a clear bias against Angle, but he was very, very aggressive, often interrupting Angle’s answers to loaded questions.
By most neutral accounts, Angle acquitted herself well in the interview. Her views are what they are, and the outlandish Reid campaign attacks — for example that she wanted Harry Reid killed — have been put to rest.
On other issues, such as abortion, Angle stated her firm pro-life stance (which the despicable left-wing blogs are spinning as being pro-rape and pro-incest), and likely will win or lose no votes on the issue.
Now, will the mainstream media start to focus on Harry Reid’s disastrous record?
How about a Ralston interview in which Harry Reid is forced to defend how he would have abandoned the war in Iraq at a critical moment; the damage ObamaCare will do to the vast majority of Americans who are happy with their private insurance; Reid’s plans for the job-killing cap-and-trade; the wasteful and ineffective Stimulus Plan; and the looming catastrophe of runaway deficits and national debt.
These critical issues have escaped the mainstream media, which seems intent on trying to catch Sharron Angle in a gotcha moment, twisting her words beyond reason, and chasing after her in parking lots.
When will the media stop doing Harry Reid’s bidding, and start asking hard questions about Harry Reid’s record?
Update: The Washington Post news folks gave a fair report on the interview. Even Greg Sargent had trouble coming up with an inflammatory headline, focusing not on the absurd charges he’s made over the past few weeks, but on the substantive issue of unemployment benefits.