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Saturday, October 14, 2006

True, True

The conservative movement has been very effective attacking the media (broadcast and print) for its liberal biases. The refusal of the media to disclose and discuss the ideological leanings of reporters and editors, and the broader claim of objectivity, has made the press overly anxious, and inclined to lean over backwards not to offend critics from the right. In many respects, the campaign against the media has been more than a victory: it has turned the press into an unwilling, and often unknowing, ally of the right.


-- Building Red America author and former Washington Post reporter Thomas B. Edsall (via Media Matters.

5 Comments:

  • That's an interesting insight. I've always thought that the right's claims about the media being liberal were BS (like 99% of the things the right says). But, I never thought about why the mainstream media allow themselves to be bullied by the right or how it could be dealt with.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:20 PM  

  • The purveyors of ‚Äúpersonal responsibility‚ÄĚ sure know how to shirk political responsibility. Blaming the media for the news is only an excuse they use to shield their crooks.

    By Anonymous Psyberian, at 5:28 AM  

  • Attack the messenger is one of the cornerstone Rove techniques. I'm for making the messenger less vulnerable to attack.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:50 AM  

  • Sniff, sniff.

    Do you smell stale blog?

    What happened? Did McSwine get a life?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:46 PM  

  • damn it. I hate it when reality interferes with blogging

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:06 AM  

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