Thursday, May 29, 2008

Detecting Neptunitis

After publishing yesterday's post (Neptune's Election Fog) I happened to read an article which provides yet more evidence of "Neptunitis" infecting the US primaries.
Nothing, it seems, is quite as it seems, and it's helpful to bear this in mind - at all times !

At The New Republic website, 27 May, there's an article by Isaac Chotiner, titled "Dangerous Liaison".

Mr Chotiner compares the way the media, MSNBC in particular, has reported on the Democratic primaries. He points out that they have regularly painted a picture which does not match reality - very Neptunian.

Here's the last paragraph of "Dangerous Liaison". For anyone as interested as I am in this election, the full article is well worth your time.

"Dangerously, too, MSNBC's coverage can lead to a perverse sort of cognitive dissonance in viewers like, well, me. Throughout the primary process, I often found myself much more bullish on the Illinois Senator's chances after watching MSNBC than I had any reason to be. After Obama's Iowa victory, for instance, I remember hearing Matthews' description of a giant "wave" of Obamamania sweeping across the nation; surely, the race was over. Likewise, during the month of February, when Obama won eleven straight primaries, I recall watching the network and occasionally convincing myself that Clinton was certain to drop out before Texas and Ohio because her chances had become so diminished. The problem here is that when supposedly "straight" news anchors phrase questions in leading ways, and report one campaign's spin as if it were fact, it distorts what is actually going on in the campaign--even for those of us who make a living obsessing over and writing about politics. And when anchormen themselves shill for Obama, the distinction between his talking points and the truth grows even blurrier still. So, as much as I find MSNBC entertaining, their creation of a parallel, pro-Obama universe is the type of thing I'd expect of Fox. That's when I know it's time to change the channel."

With my Neptune Detection hat on, I'm finding evidence of that planet's influence all over the place!

Here's a little more. A brilliant amateur video maker known as Flineo has launched his latest, and I believe he's illustrating a little of the way Neptune is affecting the Senator from Illinois: fuzzy thinking, blurred memory.......And yes, I realise that Senator Clinton has had her share of Neptune moments too, but the mainstream media have seen to it that those got overkill and a half. I'm attempting to redress the balance.


Starry Night Astrology said...

That was awesome, Twilight. Thanks for sharing.

People often ignore that Obama has his Sun square Neptune, just like our current president, George W.

Twilight said...

Thank you Starry Night!
Yes, that's a good point you raise. We really should be avoiding like the plague any possible likeness to GWB in the next POTUS!

Wisewebwoman said...

Excellent post!
And also, T, the key information that has been completely overlooked by MSM is the fact that HRC has the overwhelmingly popular vote if Florida and Michigan are counted.
Truly pause to reflect.

Twilight said...

Yes, overlooked deliberately, I suspect, WWW.

As some commentators have said: "The fix is in".