Truth About Republican Attacks On The Media
Not for the first time do those Republican presidential candidates who do not have the facts or the polls on their side attack the media to try and deflect their problems and weaknesses. The latest outcries from the candidates about the media underscore how unprepared some of them are for the big stage of a national race. It also clearly demonstrates how totally out of their league they are to even think of being the leader of the free world.
Let us be honest. Some of the Republican candidates are simply embarrassments to themselves, their families, and their party. The role of the media is not something they understand.
Every candidate needs to be vetted–and done so with vigor in the full light of day. The role of the working press is to dig and press and make noise which then allows for the citizenry to be educated about those who seek the highest office in the land.
I have often said that a reporter is more important to our democracy than a solider. It is the ability of voters and citizens to be informed and alerted to the workings of government and about those who seek to lead us that keep us free. Therefore to see the smallness of the Republican candidates and their party bosses at the RNC cry and complain about the tough questions asked of them at the debate makes for smirks and derision from an electorate that knows we need to make a wise choice at the polls. And to make that choice we need to have reporters asking the hard questions.
Perhaps if the GOP is not happy with the state of their attempt to retake the White House in 2016 they needed to have fielded a better set of candidates. But lacking that move all they seem to have left is to kvetch from the sidelines about the media.