The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Point

The MSM has finally begun talking about the relationship between Bill Ayers and Barack Obama (an inaccurate and misleading article in the New York Times appeared yesterday). I've covered the Ayers-Obama relationship in many earlier posts and repeated wondered why the MSM had not delved into it. It's interesting that they're doing so now. In fact, I suspect they're trying to inoculate their Chosen One from the release of the story by the McCain camp. By controlling and spinning the content as the NYT did yeasterday, the MSM is trying to convince the public that there's nothing there. Their efforts, I suspect, will work.

In the early 1970s, ABC television released a feature length cartoon entitled “The Point”. A synopsis from The Cartoon Database:
In the town of Point, a land where everyone (and everything!) has a point, the birth of a pointless boy throws the kingdom into an existential crisis that is temporary resolved by banishing the youngster, round-headed Oblio, to the Pointless Forest with his pet (and accomplice) Arrow. On their journey, Oblio and Arrow meet a bizarre stable of characters. Furthermore, they discover that just because someone or something seems to have a point doesn’t mean that they do, and that sometimes, the most seemingly pointless things are the most integral to human existence.

I can remember watching this wonderful cartoon and still recall the money quote: “People see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear.”

During this final month of the campaign, there simply aren’t enough undecided’s left who have the desire or energy to explore the complex relationship between Ayers and Obama, and more importantly, what it says about a man who will likely be President. The public will watch and listen, but see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear.

The Ayers story, as damning as it is, won’t matter. Three months ago it may have, but now, what’s the point?