Like many freedom-loving leftists, I was appalled by the revelation that Journal Broadcast Group was going to expand the Charlie Sykes empire with the creation of a digital "community" called Right Wisconsin. The fact that a media group was brazenly trying to further Republican interests doesn't exactly square with the fact that they operate on the public airwaves and ostensibly in the public interest.
Never mind that Sykes' partner in crime was going to be Brian Fraley, who once enthused that the Supreme Court of Wisconsin needed to "slap down" Judge Maryann Sumi.
But I've changed my mind! If wingnuts really want to embrace epistemic disclosure and wrap themselves in a fact-free "community," who am I to complain. And if JRN wants to underwrite this exercise in reality unskewing, god bless 'em. Hopefully it will provide more comedy like that we saw Romney's HQ on Election Night.
Columnist David Frum last week slammed the “conservative entertainment complex” that had “fleeced, exploited and lied to” Republicans, ensuing doom on Election Day.
“These people have made politics a theater for identity politics for a segment of America, rather than a way to solve collective problems,” Frum told POLITICO, referring to conservative media commentators. “What is happening now, and it’s disturbing, is that this complex has sold the idea that conservatives are the real majority in America. That claim has been exposed as false. But they are turning on the country and leading their viewers toward alienation and rejection.”
Not surprisingly aforementioned genius Fraley, whose income depends on misinforming his herd, insists the way to victory is by burrowing deeper into the cocoon:
In other words, Republicans would have won if their bitter ender base had read three stories about how Obama personally directed the assault on Benghazi instead of one.
So, more power to you Right Wisconsin. Let me know if I can make a contribution.