Posted by James @ 11:35 pm on November 27th 2007

The mainstream news media is totally unfair to Dennis Kucinich

It is. I don’t agree with Kucinich. I think of him as an old hippie who was sucked into an RPG and emerged as an obnoxious little troll who snarls at things that defy the dice rolls. I think that is pretty much how he sees himself too. He also hypnotizes women with some kind of UFO voodoo. That is the ONLY thing that would explain his wife Elizabeth. Nevertheless, he is getting screwed by the same people that are screwing the less prominent candidates running for the presidential nomination of the two major parties in the United States of America. Meanwhile, swimming toward this desert island of those marooned by the media elite are a rabble of others with voices drowned out by the foghorns. Most of these would have drowned under the weight of their own radicalism anyway…right? Who will ever know?

I had insomnia last night. Insomnia is not something I commonly experience, but when I do, I just try to go with it and watch a movie or TV figuring that I will sleep or die later. Last night I perused the cable news[sic] channels. What a treat.

FOX News’ input into the world of insomnia consisted of a god awful program rather appropriately named Red-Eye or some such. There I momentarily observed who I think was the host of the show (a fellow that appears to be what you would get if you beamed Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, and Joe Pesci down to the same crack house) doing a monologue to the glee of what looked like a handful of people yanked out of an American Idol audition line. Ah, but I digress.

At any rate, after flipping past the face of someone I think was Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News, I was “fortunate” enough to catch about two minutes of headline news on a break in the late night repeat of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”. I am not even going there right now other than to ask this rhetorical question: if you follow a 360, where do you end up? In the mean time, I’ll moved on to MSNBC ‘s slice of the shit pie called ‘Hardball – Power Rankings’ with Chris Matthews, where Chris (obviously a field hockey player when it comes to pitching a left curve) gave his viewers…well…the Hard Ball POWER RANKING, dammit!

Out of all this ‘comprehensive coverage’ one something was missing. It was more of a someone actually. It was Dennis Kucinich, and with him: Mike Gravel, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo; and even Randy Crow. Even in a horse race the last horse has a name.

I shut off the TV at about 4:00am. It was a quiet night as I finally drifted to sleep, too quiet. Funny thing is, it was morning.


  1. I view Dennis Kucinich about the same as you do, but the difference is I also view him as a fellow traveler in many ways.

    I think he’s also more influential in the primary race than people give him credit for.

    This diarist at Dailykos makes sort of the same case you do.

    Comment by Brad — 11/28/2007 @ 12:10 am

  2. Kucinich is not a practical man and that captures the imagination of some.

    Comment by tessellated — 11/28/2007 @ 12:41 am

  3. And just to be clear: I’m not a fan of Kucinich. At all.

    The only thing he says of much value to me is impeach Bush/Cheney.

    Comment by tessellated — 11/28/2007 @ 1:08 am

  4. Good RPG tie-in.

    I’m so proud of you right now.

    Comment by Mark — 11/28/2007 @ 10:06 am

  5. I will undoubtedly remedy that with my next post.

    Comment by James — 11/28/2007 @ 2:00 pm

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