You use the term 'liberal' in an amazingly loose fashion. You call the media liberal.
Considering who owns the 'media' that seems stunningly incongruous. You stated “...(Bill) Clinton gave a nationally televised speech in which he declared his allegiance to the "New Democrat" (neoliberal) agenda, and this seemed to fly right over the heads of media and the public.” Did it occur to you that the lack of response by the media was due not to liberal indifference but that the media indeed are decidedly not 'liberal'.
Does a 'liberal' media back every military intervention, do next to nothing when international 'trade' agreements, or in more honest terms 'wealth investor rights agreements', are proposed and enacted, virtually never even hinting at a single payer health system, avoiding it like a plague, as if taking advantage of economy of scale for a country with the biggest economy since the beginning of the 20th century was as you put it “...not a fashionable subject”?
Showing a strong bent towards Hillary Clinton, a very non-liberal, demonstrates how 'liberal' the MSM are not. You even say as much, “On core socioeconomic issues, the public record makes it impossible to dispute the fact that both Clintons were and are well to the right of former Republican presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and even Reagan.” But then you follow with, “And yet, THIS is what lib media keeps trying to sell.” The 'lib' media is/has been promoting the Clintons, despite the Clintons being very unliberal? Why??? Does Fox News promote Code PinK? So what gives, is this a Sherlock Holmes type of puzzle?
DHFabian, in case this hasn't been brought to your attention before, please, allow
me if you will. THE....MEDIA....ARE....NOT....LIBERAL. Their institutional purpose is to sell a product, namely us, the public, to advertisers. Your comment about “...why so much of the media marketed to libs...” is conflating 'libs' with upscale markets. They are demonstrating to advertisers that their advertisements are being directed to wealthier sources and can thus justify higher advertisement fees.
Now be honest, DHFabian, you knew that you'd be asked this question. Just between you and me...and the CD commentary section....and the NSA...and the liberal media...and a few UFOs....what is you purpose? High stake wagers could be riding on this...even speculators and bankers, you know, regular folks like ourselves, could be involved. Come on now, we did our part. Imagine if no one paid attention. Don't be a tease. Is this a cry for help? Hey, we can get 50 people with “Free DHFabian” signs and bullhorns in an hour. Is that what you want? Talk to us DHFabian.