We all know the philosophical question that asks, “If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
The media is trying a variation on this question by asking, “If we completely ignore a fact, so that no one hears about it, does the fact exist?” The media’s latest experiment with this grand philosophical question is to pretend that the audience in South Carolina wasn’t completely thrilled by Newt’s response to opening questions regarding his ex-wife’s accusations about his behavior during their marriage.
I honestly don’t know whether Newt’s direct challenges to the media mean that he has the “right stuff” to be president. I just know that his willingness to stand up and fight the Pravda that the American media has become is a very important and necessary step in the new media age. More Republicans should stop pandering and start speaking truth to media power. It’s time to break this monopoly by showing it the disrespect it deserves.