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April 28, 2008

David Gergen Gives the Obligatory Quote: Yes, It's Time To "MoveOn" (TM) From Wright

Check out his reasoning:

Gergen suggested that "itís time for him [Rev. Wright] to get off the stage, and frankly, for the media, I suggest, to move on." He also twice characterized the whole affair as a "sideshow."

Shortly after a commercial break which came in the middle of the discussion, Gergen, in response to a question from "Newsroom" co-host Tony Harris, said of Rev. Wright, "Every time he appears, he just gives legitimacy and a hunger by those who oppose Barack Obama to re-run those tapes, to keep him at the center of controversy, to let this overhang and define Barack Obama, when it has, you know -- it has very, very little to do -- it's a very marginal piece of who Barack Obama is and what he stands for."

So what he's saying is that only those who oppose Barack Obama -- currently around 3/4 of the country, when you add together Republicans with Hillary partisans -- want to keep this story going, only that 75% of the country thinks this issue is legitimate and important.

Only that overwhelming majority thinks it such.

But the MSM, knowing better, and of course being largely Obama supporters, knows better. 75% of the country thinks this is newsworthy, legitimate, and important, 25% does not, so of course the media must do as the 25% wishes and bury the story.

Because they know, objectively, that 25% is correct.

Remember, the public doesn't want the media to ask questions; it wants the media to provide answers. The public trusts the media to make decisions.


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