As Eric Alterman and George Zornick illustrated in the June 19 issue of The Nation, a smitten press corps has helped to ensure that John
McCain’s extreme positions and politically inspired flip-flops remain
far from the consciousness of the average voter. In particular, many
journalists have uncritically swallowed the nostrum that the Arizona
Senator holds an advantage of “character” over Barack Obama, exhibiting
remarkable amnesia towards the disturbing associations of his key
advisers and the notoriously short-fused candidate’s proclivity for
insensitive remarks. LA-based comedy team The Public Service
Administration plucks an especially gruesome moment from this laundry
list of gaffes to parody the mainstream media’s “not-so-subtle man
on the Republican nominee.

Will Di Novi

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