Check out this article on Newsmax. Paul Weyrich has put into words my exact feelings. Rush Limbaugh constantly assures dittoheads like me not to worry. "Don't sweat it," he tells us. "The media is what it is. Just laugh it off." I can't do that. I can't be optimistic about what's going on this election year. Rush is great. He has a weekly audience of over 20 million. But that's still less than 10% of the electorate, and most of those 20 million are aleady on board. Fox News is beating CNN and MSNBC, but it only atracts an average of 2 million viewers. The internet has certainly levelled the playing field somewhat, but how many people read Hugh Hewitt and Mickey Kaus? Rush may have "talent on loan from God" but he is massively outgunned by the liberal media. The three TV networks and the overwhelming majority of the large metropolitan newspapers are liberal. The smaller papers rely on the AP for national and international news. And then you have Time and Newsweek. Speaking of Newsweek, I'm sure you're all aware of comments made by Evan Thomas. He believes media bias will boost Kerry/Edwards by 15 points. Thomas is no friend of the GOP, but even he is sickened by the behaviour of his colleagues in the elite media. I tended to give the media the benefit of the doubt. The news media industry - for whatever reason - attracts a lot of liberals. That's just the way it is. The bias was until recent times mostly unconscious, subliminal even. Now it is blatant, in-your-face, deliberate and calculated. It is a massive ongoing effort to defeat George W. Bush. I won't bother rehashing examples of this bias. You know them all by heart (Richard Clarke, Joe Wilson, Abu Ghraib). I'll concentrate on the most recent, outrageous treatment of the SwiftVets. This is far and away the most sensational story of this election year... and the elite media aren't going to do their job. The blackout will continue indefinitely. I hope I'm wrong. Oh, there are some cracks. But the news organizations that really matter: The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS News, ABC News and NBC News will not hurt the Kerry campaign. What can be done about this? The only way we can fight back is to launch a massive boycott movement. And I don't mean boycotting only the news media. I mean the media. For example, don't just switch off CNN, cancel your AOL subscription too. They are both divisions of AOL TimeWarner. Don't just boycott network news, boycott ALL network programming. In my case it means giving up Law & Order and CSI. Don't go to DisneyWorld, don't buy books published by Simon & Shuster. You get the idea? And when you call to cancel your AOL account, tell them why. Don't watch any Hollywood movie unless it stars Bruce Willis, James Woods or any other member of the small band of Republicans in Tinseltown. If we can put a big enough dent in their turnover, maybe the top brass of Viacom, Disney, AOL TimeWarner etc. will step in and put an end to what can only be described as a national disgrace.