by Scott Creighton
[UPDATES at the end of the article involve RAnd Paul's stated support of the Global War on Terror, keeping Gitmo open, sanctions for Iran, declaring war on Afghanistan, and his unlimited support of Israel.]
You know, I could understand kinda if Meet the Press was still run by Tim Russert. Russert at least had a reputation for actually doing a little journalism occasionally. Of course after he died we found out he had been feeding info to the neocon Robert Novack for several years (like 30?). But at least Russert still had the appearance of being a legitimate journalist.
The State of "Journalism"
But these days Meet the Press is an unapologetic cheerleader for the Obama brandof corporatism, the neoliberal empire, and it’s Global Free Market Wars (aka – Overseas Contingency Operations).
In July 2009 Meet the Press did an entire hour-long show with globalist Hilary Clinton that seemed more like a PR stunt that an insightful probing interview with a new secretary of state. That’s because it was. In March of 2009 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the whole show to talk about how they were going to neoliberalize the economies of their respective states after chatting it up with the globalists in the White House.
In short, David Gregory doesn’t strike fear in the hearts of any of the “business first” globalists because he is nothing more than an overpaid pitchman. He’s a dancing monkey for an off-stage organ grinder.
So why did Rand Paul join a very select group of political figures when he pulled out of his scheduled Sunday appointment on Meet the Press today? Rand is a surgeon and was raised by a career politician, Ron Paul, so it isn’t like he isn’t smart enough or doesn’t know what to expect in a political campaign.
Fischer said Paul is only the third major guest in 62 years to have canceled on the show. The other two were Louis Farrakhan (1996) and Saudi Prince Bandar (2003). MSNBC
So why did Rand run away? Is it because he is just so darn anti-establishment? Or is it because the more he opens his mouth the more he risks giving the whole charade away… and his establishment friends don’t want Rand to fuck this up? I’ll put the facts out there… you be the judge.
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