The Morbitity of the Drive-by Media

by Sal on December 14, 2006

in Politics

I wasn’t going to post on this subject, but the coverage this morning warrants it at this point.  I am frankly disgusted with the drive-by media, and this time it’s because of their coverage of a Democrat.  Sen. Tim Johnson, D-SD, was hospitalized with a severe condition involving the enlarging of arteries in his brain.  He underwent surgery yesterday, and is currently listed in critical condition.  The drive-by media is devoting much of their coverage to the fact that a vacancy in the Senate by Sen. Johnson would shift the balance of power back to the GOP.  Now, while I do disagree with Sen. Johnson on most issues, I do not wish him ill and hope that he has a speedy recovery.  The media coverage of this is in such poor taste.  Human life is too precious, too important to place politics over someone’s life.  The discussion of the balance of power at this point is callous and should be avoided.  Tim Johnson is a respected leader in South Dakota, a father and husband, who has a son in the military.  All should pray for a speedy recovery and his return to the Senate, and that God be with him and his family during this most difficult time. 

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Ryan December 14, 2006 at 12:02 pm

I agree that the MSM’s bloodlust has gotten out of control. MSNBC had a Newsweek special report on 25,000 dead/wounded in Iraq and simply revelled in the gore (thought I’d let you know since I know no one reads Newsweek online or MSNBC).

I too hope Tim Johnson recovers. The will of the people spoke and the Democrats are now in charge of the Senate. To me this is not political (the people have spoken) it’s about a man who’s in critical condition.

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Cannon December 14, 2006 at 12:53 pm

Smart, classy post, Sally. It is amazing to me that it has been the dems more than anyone who have politicized Senator Johnson’s health more than anyone. I found on Yahoo! the most disturbing.

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