My Favorite Honest Commie, Taibbi Compares the MSM Coverage of Bident to Soviet Era Pravda

Say what you will about his lefty beliefs Matt Taibbi paints a very clear picture of just how sycophantic the mainstream media’s portrayal of Dementia Joe is.  He especially mocks the earnest statement that Joe is just so dignified and serene that it’s impossible for a Saturday Night Live parody of him to be done.  He even includes the blooper reel of gaffe-master Biden hard at work.  And he identifies a primary reason for the uniformity of the “Dear Leader” schtick.  These “journalists” are terrified that anything less will result in the Politburo that calls the shots calling their bosses and demanding a pink slip be issued for disloyalty to the Party.

I’ve been plowing through the Gulag Archipelago and I know how painful it is to slog through the unending stories of judicial malfeasance and murderous partisan witch hunts.  And Taibbi accurately equates the obsequious headlines that greet every stuttering utterance of Dopey Joe with the same sort of groveling that the Soviet era newspapers Pravda and Izvestia churned out every day.  The fact that Pravda and Izvestia mean truth and news is not lost on Taibbi.  He understands the irony of the Orwellian nature of news under a dictatorship and he accurately equates the present one party state of American journalism with the Soviet organs of propaganda.

Good for you Matt, you old commie you.  It takes one to know one.

The ZMan Compares the Reality Gap in the Soviet Union with Today’s America

I like his final analogy of a supersaturated solution crashing out.  Must be the nerd in me.

“All that said, it seems that a society can tolerate only so large a gap between reality and its official truth. Whether or not we are reaching some sort of breaking point is probably impossible to know. A year ago, no one imagined the North Koreans offering to make peace. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, no one saw it coming. Maybe people just get used to the disconnect until one day, the number of people who notice it reaches a critical mass. Then like a precipitate falling out of solution, the whole things collapses.”

 

The Reality Gap