Aren't the audiences for live TV events usually expected to react on cue? Aren't they supposed to applaud only when the "Applause" light is lit? Did the debate audience flash the inverted hitchhikers sign (which very closely resembles the movie reviewer's hand signal trademarked by Roger Ebert?) to indicate their suggestion to the "Give me Liberty or give me death" binary choice while they uttered their verbal bit of Gladiator nostalgia? "Could the studio audience's shouting of "Let him die!' have been a scripted moment?"
Isn't it deadly serious and not the least bit funny when the right to life segment of the Republican Party sits in silence while a man of Pan African heritage is executed for a murder for which there is reasonable doubt about the defendant's guilt? Did uncle Rushbo play the "Let him die!" sound byte on the day of the Troy Davis execution? Are the "Right to Life" advocates just playing "dead dog" on command or are they a dying breed? Will the Republicans keep the "Let him die!" philosophy in mind when it comes time to apply some stringent budget cuts to the Veterans Hospitals programs? (Do Republicans laugh when they hear Elvis sing "Old Shep"?)
Isn't it logical to conclude that either the "Right to Life" or "Let him die!" is a false flag operation for the Republi can't s? Or have they mastered the concept that George Orwell dubbed "double think"?
Will any bleeding-heart liberal pundit ask: "Is it really surprising to find Gestapo values in a war crimes nation?"
Read John Powers book "Sore Winners" and then try to make the point that a scripted spontaneous moment couldn't have been the case. Aren't all the famous Republican moments well scripted? (Such as: "We hear you!"?)
Could it be that pundits for mainstream media are no longer expected to do anything but act as part of a bucket brigade for conservative talking points?
If the paid pundits have morphed into subservient propagandists, then they won't risk their weekly paychecks to ask impertinent questions about the piss-poor job performance of the Republicans in Congress. Why should they?
If America has become an "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" nation, why should a media personality risk his job just to bring up the possibility that voters negotiating to save their homes from foreclosure are dealing with the same kind of hardhearted desperados as were featured in the famous example of Arab folklore.