Our media often trumpets their fierce independence yet I’m finding it a little odd that they’re all using the same language in the same story (that isn’t even a real story) that they’re all beating to death.
I mean, they’re beating the hell out of this story about a supposed feud between Rush Limbaugh and GOP Chairman Michael Steele while Obama is tripling the deficit and seeking to stage a hostile takeover of the health care industry. And what’s even sadder is that they’re not even hiding that they’re all reading off the same sheet:
NY Times: now that Limbaugh has become something else — the face of the Republican Party, by a White House that has played him brilliantly…
Politico: “Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party…”
Reuters: President Barack Obama’s team is helping lead an effort to cast Limbaugh, a polarizing, conservative talk radio show host, as the Republican Party’s new face, using campaign-style attacks against a high profile target.
MSNBC with Jennifer Skalka, editor of the blog Hotline On Call: “Well, you kind of get the feeling that Rush Limbaugh is enjoying being the face of the Republican Party”
Eleanor Clift: “Right now, Limbaugh is the face of the Republican Party…”
Huffington Post: “There is no easier way for the administration to explain this than to simply point out that if Rush Limbaugh is the new face of the Republican Party than…”
Anyone else starting to think the media is getting their talking points from a single source and they’re just disseminating it like fertilizer?