Carol Platt Liebau: No Whining

Sunday, November 25, 2007

No Whining

I once had a button that had the word "whining" on it, with a red "Ghostbusters" slash through the word. In short, no whining.

That's the message that the Thompson campaign needs to get, as the candidate has been complaining about media bias against him -- from Fox News!

Here's the fact: If Thompson were to win the nomination, he's going to face bias much worse than anything coming from Fox. If he can't take the heat now, what's he going to do then? And if he can't deal with MSM bias -- and, frankly, it's obvious the press tilts left -- how will he deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Everyone knows the press tilts left. Complaining about it makes one look like a whiner. And complaining about Fox News -- just about the fairest and most balanced out there when it comes to dealing with conservatives -- is plain pitiful.

It's worth noting, also, that in L.A., even as Thompson was on Fox bemoaning the unfairness of its coverage, Mary Matalin was on "Meet the Press" boosting Thompson and running down Giuliani and Romney, largely unchallenged by Tim Russert or any other panelist. So to the extent that unfairness exists, there's plenty of it to go around.


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