Carol Platt Liebau: MSM Disconnect

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

MSM Disconnect

Stories like this are incredibly revealing: "Did Kerry Hand Republicans a November Gift?"

That's the tone of most of the MSM coverage of Kerry's despicable remarks. Nothing about the substance of the remarks . . . only concern about whether they'll damage the Democrats' political chances next Tuesday.

Interesting that so many who are ready to weigh in with unqualified indignation when it comes, for example, to certain RNC ads are so reluctant to condemn John Kerry's slander of America's troops. Amazing -- like Andrew Sullivan and David Gergen on CNN with Anderson Cooper or ABC political director Mark Halperin with Hugh Hewitt -- that they're willing simply to accept Kerry's explanation and offer him the benefit of the doubt (Who are you going to believe, anyway? John Kerry and the wise men of the MSM, or your own lying ears?).

Funny how deference and courtesy seems to be extended only to those on the left side of the aisle.

3 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Fortunately, it's the voters who will decide what the true damage will be. They can spin and ignore all they want but the, "Titanic" is still going to sink!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

"Who are you going to believe, anyway? John Kerry and the wise men of the MSM, or your own lying ears?"

Though the question is rhetorical, I'll answer anyway: My own lying ears! :-D

James Carville (among others) tried to spin this as a botched joke gone awry, and not some insight into Kerry's true way of thinking. Yet people like Carville think that George Allen's "macaca" botched joke actually IS reflective of Allen's latent "bigotry"?

If Kerry was joking, the punch line is lost on me.

4:37 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I love this! John kerry is like the iceberg that hit the Titanic and the dems are taking on water.
By November 7th, they'll be going down! Yes!

7:44 AM  

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