Sunday, July 22, 2007

Media has it in for Edwards in 2007 like it smeared Gore in 1999

The So-Called Liberal Media is noted by the conservative and Republican reporter Marc Ambinder as starting the smear campaign against John Edwards like they smeared Al Gore. Is this corporate direction or that "a healthy chunk of the national political press corps doesn't like John Edwards"?
If the media is going to spend three months -- and counting -- relentlessly covering a damn haircut, is it too much to ask that they have a better explanation for it than that "you just don't" get such a haircut? These are professional journalists, who hold enormous power over our political process, and they can't come up with a better reason than a parent gives for not letting a teenager stay out 15 minutes later? "You just can't."

This kind of media coverage, as Bob Somerby says, is what gave us President Bush. It is why we are in Iraq today. It isn't going to go away on its own, and it isn't going to go away if John Edwards is no longer a candidate.
Progressives seem to have to write more letters and emails to the media about their poor reporting now as writing to politicians about policies. Keep up with conservative media bias at Media Matters.

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