Dutifully watched the blather of American Idol auditions last night, killing the time after poll closing so that I would be able to see some meaningful results in an hour. They were all I could have wished for.
At 8:00PM CST, I switched to Fox and they had it already at 55% with Brown ahead by seven points. That's significant. As I watched over the next hour, the precincts reporting numbers moved up rapidly through 66, 73, 85 and then 95% with Brown holding at seven until the last half hour when it dropped to just 5% points, but still a virtual landslide in deep blue Massachusetts.
Always one to seek the view from the enemy camp, about half way through I switched to CNN. NOTHING! Larry King was regaling his six remaining viewers with some blithering idiot talking about Haiti's earthquake relief. No mention of the election at all. Probably more significant there was no crawl across the bottom of the screen with results. You could watch CNN and not be aware that there had just been a seismic shift in the American political landscape.
But, wait as they say in the Ginzu commericals, there's more. I tried the decrepit major networks. I didn't expect suspension of prime time entertainment reality shows, but was astounded to see no evidence of a crawl or coverage in the margins on any of the three networks.
Did you ever wonder how they think we can be controlled? Did Joseph Goebbels counsel Hitler? If you control the media, you control dissemination of information. If you control what people know, you control what they will do.
Apparently, however, that still isn't a completed work in America. Apparently the people know what is happening and are standing up to say they have had enough. Apparently with the announcement by Sen. Webb (D-VA) this morning of a motion to delay further votes on the healthcare bill until Brown is seated, there is fear rising among liberal incumbents that this could be writing upon their wall.
This looks like a bright new day in American. Who would have believed it a year ago?