Never let a good crisis go to waste
There is nothing more dangerous than an excuse
Back in 2010 when the MSM needed something ANYTHING to pretend the Tea Party Rallies were nothing special they grasped onto the Coffee Party (you might remember them) the other 98 percent (I doubt you remember them) Al Sharpton DC march (you remember him if you watch MSNBC) and finally Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity (you’re lucky if you don’t remember it)
In addition to abject failure all of these marches, movement etc had one thing in common: Every single one of them was held up by the MSM as the counter to the Tea Party that was going to energize voters to vote for the left. It wasn’t until after the very last one, Jon Stewart’s horrible rally failed did the media the next Monday decide to report: “You know, the Democrats might just be in trouble this cycle.”
Last weekend we saw signs that Media Credibility day was coming early, There were no new rallies by the left, unlike the Tea Party the final media creation, Occupy (or better put destroy) everywhere failed to inspire the people (in fact they turned them off). More details of Benghazi were coming out, none of them good for the president and it looked like the only thing left to do was batten down the hatches for a long week.
Then came Hurricane Sandy.
Suddenly we had an honest to goodness situation where the president had a chance to do something right on a grand scale and the media went into full idolatry mode
Suddenly Barack Obama who even the left had been calling “aloof” is “decisive”
Suddenly Government regulations that the president had basted of were things the President was relaxing.
Suddenly Chris Christie who was not newsworthy when he was giving some of the best speeches urging voters to reject Obama, was newsworthy when he was praising the president for helping out (strangely enough NYC wasn’t highlighted but there is not a Romney proxy to co-opt there)
And even better for the media, Sandy is a legitimate story worthy of coverage, so if the MSM decided to ignore Benghazi, or Bob Menendez (D-NJ) visits with Dominican Hookers, or play down Romney making appearance in PA & Minn, hey Sandy is a full-fledged disaster and it has to come first.
Most important of all it means rather than sitting talking about an impending Obama defeat to the MSM Sandy means hope.
Sandy is going to be a story long past election day, and every day the MSM keeps it front and center is to them a chance, just a chance that the president can use it to swing this election around, and because it is not going to be done by Tuesday, it means these hopes won’t be dashed until the actual votes are counted on election evening.
Never mind the majority of the damage is in states the president should carry easily
Never mind the vast majority of the country as a whole and the swing states in particular remain untouched.
Never mind that the president: “No person left behind” remark positively incensed conservatives after Benghazi, who were already so motivated you had folks knocking on doors during the storm.
So for the left this means Media Credibility day can be postponed indefinitely and when Barack Obama loses on Tuesday, and there is no political advantage to pushing it Suddenly the question will become: What is president-elect Romney doing to get this disaster taken care of? Why isn’t his transition team making contingencies? The critiques can begin on day one.
The most dangerous thing you can give someone is an excuse, and Hurricane Sandy is an excuse for the media to ignore the reality of this election till the very end, and maybe even beyond.