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Too lib to fail?

In her report on Moody’s possible downgrading of The New York Times to junk status, Michelle Malkin concludes with a throwaway line:

Anyone smelling a bailout plea coming on?

I hadn’t thought about it like that but now you mention it, it sounds all too plausible.

The reason the press are going to such shameless lengths to drag Obama across the finish line is because he’s their last best hope at restoring the old media environment, including a new Unfairness Doctrine for radio, and regulation of the Internet. The Obama’s-already-won-give-it-up-you-GOP-losers stories are intended only to demoralize turnout. Bear in mind, that round about 5pm Eastern on Election Day, they’ll be doing those stories at industrial strength, in order to clobber any Republican voters still dumb enough to think it’s worth making the trip to the polls. A good GOTV operation will not only lead to political victory but assure that the free market gets to pronounce the final judgment on the media conduct of this election.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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