The No-Dome Diet

After reading Under the Dome's syrupy coverage of the Palin creature yesterday, I have decided to eliminate the gossip column entirely from my media diet. No more political junk food for me.

I encourage you to do the same.

There are certainly plenty of other healthier options. Laura Leslie at WUNC-FM has tasty updates on all things political in North Carolina, as does Mark Binker at the Greensboro paper.

It's not just that the Dome's coverage is beginning to smell like a wormy box of Cracker Jacks, it's also the fact that right-wing lunatics increasingly dominate the discussion there. The Dome will get its knickers in a knot if someone uses the word ass, while standing silently in the face of seething hatefulness from several of its regulars. And in the Palin reporting, there was no mention whatsoever of her supporters degenerating into a blood-thirsty lynch mob.

I say let the wingers have the place. As it devolves into a whacked-out version of Fast Food Nation, I suspect it will collapse under the weight of so much madness. But if it survives, it will do so without the benefit of my eyeballs.

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Very funny

I think she promised him a special choker color with chrome-plated studs.
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Doubts about Dole?

It is so sad to see these men who think

she's winking directly at them. This is pathetic.

Did you see the picture of the man in a Santa hat with Palin's photo buttons on them. It looked like one had her in a bikini. So, now Republican men not only think with their _______, they vote with them as well. Nice, very nice.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Jim, the damage might be irreversible...

I stopped reading it last year when I realized the dumbing down might actually have lasting effects on my intelligence ;-)

Laura's and Kirk's (http://www.exileonjonesstreet.com/) reports feed the brain.

Hope you recover from their twinky diet.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Not just dome, leave the N&O.

Lately, it has felt too much like battling on a Republican site like Redstate or Freeperville. And, that's battling against Ryan that feels that way. Fair and Balanced.

If you haven't canceled your subscription, then you are feeding the GOP.

John McCain looks like a guy whose head you can barely see over the steering wheel...looks like the guy who thinks the nurses are stealing his stuff. 'Dad, why would they take your socks? It doesn't make sense.' Letterman

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Weaning our household off of WRAL

the station of hypocritical stenographers. The hubs loves Greg Fischal but I keep reminding him of Greg's battle cry some years ago that there is no such thing as global warming.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Me Too!

I've been turned off by both the reporters and WRAL's online trainwreck GoLo. Reading comments posted GoLo give me a headache. Surely, not that many people in the state are terminally stupid!

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

I still like reading the Dome

I guess I don't see it as being all that slanted.

There are times I question what I think a given 'tude might be on some posts, but that happens in any forum.

What I think does happen, though, is that when a given candidate is perceived as being ahead, the press tends to be harder on him/her.

That is, I suspect that Bev does have a slight disadvantage because of a conscious or unconscious tendency of the press to regard her as an insider, almost as if she were an incumbent to the office she and McCrory are seeking.

I don't think it's all that slanted either

But I do think that when you're live-blogging an event you might want to notice that the invocation includes a call on god to shut the mouths of political adversaries - and report on it.

J

PS My comment about "slant" doesn't apply to the governor's race. The dissing of Perdue isn't slight at all in my view, it seems systematic.

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Why did you do it?

Have you been thinking about how to present it all day or was it because James called you out?

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I probably just missed it

but since I'm not doing the Dome anymore, I'll have to take their word for it.

I don't believe those guys are purposefully devious. I just believe they're bought into a system of insider relationships that is part of the problem.

Brunette's idea that McCrory is less of an insider than Perdue is interesting, but I don't think it's right. I think he's just a different kind of insider - a business insider - and is ultimately a dangerous kind of person to have running the state. He wants to run government like a business? Ya mean like Wachovia?

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What an insider is

certainly depends on what house we're talking about.

In state government, Bev is the definite insider. In Charlotte, McCrory is the insider.

Though McCrory is certainly no stranger to the forces that influence state government, he is without question the outsider in this race for the governor's office.

That doesn't mean he's untainted, but it does suggest that if he were to win the race, the clubhouse gets invaded and the members in possession of the key and codes for so many years now will have to give 'em up, and the membership will be reconstituted.

That's just a fact of life. Ain't saying it's good or bad.

North Carolinians deserve better

We deserve an open government where nothing is done behind closed doors. We deserve a legislative body that actually seek and value the opinions of their constituents. We absolutely deserve representation every day during their elected terms, not just the days leading up to re-election.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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