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January 30, 2006

John Kerry's "Netroots" Strategist: GOP Have Brainwashed The Media To Be Pro-Bush

It is. To Laugh.

Look at the names on Daou's list. Absolutely laughable. Those crafty GOP strategists have really been putting one over on Bob Schieffer, Adam Nagourney and Howard Fineman in the last five years.

Daou's essay reads like a postmodernist collegiate thesis that tries to weave together a bunch of disparate assumptions into an elaborate theory explaining why black is white. Sometimes the world isn’t that complicated. It just is what it is.


The reason Democrats cannot shake the label they are soft on national security matters is because they do, in fact, constantly say and do things that lead people to believe that they are soft on national security. It's not because of some cunning strategy on the part of GOP strategists, for example, that Democrats gave Michael Moore a seat of honor next to Jimmy Carter at the DNC. Neither the GOP nor members of the media are responsible for electing Howard Dean as the leader of the Democratic Party or embracing the loony-antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. And we have to assume, barring some evidence to the contrary, that Jack Murtha was acting under his own power and not as a GOP agent when he took to the floor of the House and called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Read the whole thing. Daou's cri du coeur is as silly as the day is long.

The left can't really be serious about their absurd charges of conservative media bias. They're just working the refs, as it were, thinking if they scream enough they'll get a ticky-tack call to go their way late in the third quarter.

The trouble is the "refs" in this case are already giving them all the ticky-tack calls. The media is as forgiving of Democratic mistakes, contradictions, lies, and hypocrisy as the refs are of the Harlem Globetrotters' shenanigans. Basically, Daou is arguing that the referees are on the side of the hapless Washington Generals.

And yet we're always the ones with confetti in our faces.

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