Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at the long, strange, infuriating trip that brought us to this day, and how there's just one thing left to do.

Here's the opening shot:

"There’s a scene in the movie 'Alien 3' that’s come to mind several times over the past few days, as the 2012 presidential race finally winds down to an end. Deciding that she’s had enough and reeling from the revelation that she’s pregnant with an alien fetus, a bitter, exhausted Ripley descends into the depths of the prison on Fiorina 161 to confront the creature that’s tormented her for the better part of six decades. As she stalks through the darkness looking for it, makeshift weapon in hand, she says out loud, 'You’ve been in my life so long, I can’t remember anything else.' They’re words that convey emotional devastation, words of utter resignation directed at the seemingly unstoppable evil that’s left her psyche in tatters and has systematically annihilated everything she holds dear.

I know the feeling. I feel the same way about the 2012 race for the White House."

Read the Rest Here


Drew said...


Since you have vast experience working in news outlets I have a question for you (and feel free to use it for the Banter Mal Bag):

If the Fairness Doctrine had never been dismantled do you think media outlets would have more obligation to enforce facts in their reporting and call bullshit? Would the Romney Camp have as much opportunity to catapult lie after lie and not be called on it by the media?

marija said...

This presidential race has been quite a crazy ride and I agree with you that it comes down to the short attention span public. I read that the debates are just for show and don't determine jack but somehow Romney managed to present himself as a viable candidate, despite his abysmal performance prior to that moment. I get that people are swayed easily but what I cannot wrap my mind around is that such blatant disregard for the basic right to vote is being tolerated. Huge swaths of people are being disenfranchised and nothing is happening. Where's the outrage guys? This should be a national scandal, not a side note in this election's history...
Greetings from Europe
p.s. there's a lot riding on this, globally, so PLEASE don't fuck this up