The mainstream media have long since gone overboard in their coverage of Christine O’Donnell’s campaign for the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden. While using buckets of ink to comment on her latest foible, they ignore the gaffes of incumbent Democratic Senators.
And now (via Instapundit), we learn that a Lefty gossip site somehow unites entire blogosphere behind Christine O’Donnell:
It’s not quite the entire blogosphere that’s cringing, but … it’s pretty close, including former Gawker editors, Media Matters fellows, and feminist bloggers. Even Donna Brazile has the dry heaves over it. Not a single word of any of the criticism will make Denton and Gawker think twice before doing it again to someone else, but don’t let that stop you from recognizing the good intentions of their critics. In fact, so disgusting is this story that even NOW has lowered the boom
It may be just jim dandy to call a Republican woman a “whore,” but it’s not right to run “a filthy, paid anonymous hit piece” about, well, the candidate’s private relationships.
Why this fascination with a candidate running significantly behind in all polls? What purpose does it serve to post this stuff? Why are the media so obsessed with Christine O’Donnell?
Do they somehow think she’s the smoking gun that proves their pet theories about conservatives? Maybe they think that by focusing on her, they can make such thoughtful Republican candidates as Kelly Ayotte, Carly Fiorina, John Hoeven, Ron Johnson, Rob Portman, Dino Rossi, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey go away. (Not to mention the passel of enterprising men and women running for the U.S. House.)
*Christine O’Donnell Derangement Syndrome.