You may have noticed that I’m very not a fan of yer vacuous windbag fighting for position of First Non White President of the US. But then, I often find myself disagreeing when all the news shows and magazines agree on something.
Hell, even my beloved Economist has been falling for the Obama mania. Which pisses me off quite a bit.
But if some of those media outlets can be expected to be partisan. Some media outlets can be counted on to automatically think better of the target the further left they go. The more vacuous, the less specific, the more telegenic and the more thieving the candidate, the more likely the BBC will have some subtle – and occasional none too subtle – bias in favour of them.
Such as this, with the (hardly put as editorialising at all) comment:
The choice seems an audacious, perhaps slightly desperate, effort to bring youth and vigour to the Republican ticket, our North America editor adds.
Because that is fair and balanced, n’est pas?
But looking past my traditional dislike of the BBC editorialising and that sort of thing, I think that this VP candidature is mighty interesting… Damn, it might even make me pay attention to McCain – up until now I’ve only been paying attention to Obama. And generally holding my head in my hands and bemoaning the state of the world…