Writes a friend:
6:49 am on March 10, 2010 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
It’s fascinating to watch the coordinated MSM pileup on Rep. Eric Massa. How many congresscritters could be forced out of office on this or that accusation, with a custom-ordered media frenzy to follow, all the Operation Mockingbird-style media drones hitting the same themes?
Probably a lot of them, which is how the corrupt establishment likes it. If one won’t vote the way they want, he’s gone in a heartbeat. Which doesn’t excuse Massa’s behavior — it only shows how selective and strategic the manufactured media outrage is.
Notice also how this strikes at the concept of “consent of the governed” — Massa was elected as his district’s representative, but if a handful of political and media insiders can force out whoever they want, then there is no consent of the governed and we don’t live in a democracy. Which is true.