I am sure that there is no small amount of jealousy and hatred directed at Rolling Stone by the shills for high finance and military power. It was after all this magazine that published the story The Runaway General that led to the indignity of former JSOC commander Stanley McChrystal being forced into an early and shame riddled retirement. The tale was written by journalist Michael Hastings who recently perished in a bizarre fiery car crash amid rumors that he was being investigated by Obama's FBI Gestapo. Hastings was a real journalist who did his damnedest to hold power accountable in the manner that one could imagine being the intent of the framers when they drafted the First Amendment. The corrupt corporate media would much rather cover the Kardashians or some other tawdry and meaningless pseudo scandal or exploit the poor victims of natural disasters for cheap emotional bling than actually bother reporting high crimes of state and corporations for that is what toadies do.
While Rolling Stone was running cutting edge pieces by Wall Street beat reporter Matt Taibbi explaining exactly how the criminals in their ivory towers ruined the economy and then got away with it the mainstream media had a different objective. They just churned out puff pieces, apologies and hagiographies by the bushel providing cover for the looters and plunderers. After a very short period in early 2009 when it appeared that there just might be accountability the corporate media closed ranks and in no time at all Ben Bernanke was Time's Person of the Year. The outrage is very selective in this rotting carcass of a once great country, lionizing scum and covering up for real criminals is a sure ticket to the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
A Bacchanal of an event that is nothing more than a sweaty drunken mosh pit of swine swimming around in their own stinking excrement. This annual pox on any concept of a free press is befitting of charlatans like David Gregory and his ilk and is what happens when a free press chooses the sleazy fornication with power over holding power accountable. They collect their thirty pieces of silver and then eagerly serve as a firewall to the type of mass corruption and criminality that destroys societies.
And let's not kid ourselves, is there any American institution more responsible for the downtrend of this country than the rotten to the core media?