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Thursday, October 21, 2004

More Media Bias 

Today we have this revealing conversation between CNN's Howard Kurtz and Newsweek's Evan Thomas, first sent to me courtesy of a friend in NJ.

CNN's HOWARD KURTZ: "It is a tight race. Do you believe that most reporters want John Kerry to win?"
NEWSWEEK'S EVAN THOMAS: "Yeah, absolutely."
KURTZ: "Do you think they're deliberately tilting their coverage to help John Kerry and John Edwards?"
THOMAS: "Not really."
KURTZ:"Subconsciously tilting their coverage?"
THOMAS:"Maybe."
KURTZ:"Maybe."
THOMAS:"Maybe."
KURTZ:"Including at Newsweek?"
THOMAS:"Yeah."
KURTZ:"You've said on the program 'Inside Washington' that because of the portrayal of Kerry and Edwards as young and optimistic, that's worth maybe 15 points. That would suggest."
THOMAS:"Stupid thing to say. It was completely wrong. I do think that the mainstream press, I'm not talking about the blogs and Rush and all that, but the mainstream press favors Kerry. I don't thin k it's worth 15 points. That was just a stupid thing to say."
KURTZ:"Is it worth five?"
THOMAS:"Maybe, maybe."
(CNN's Reliable Sources, October 17, 2004)

No "maybe" about it, folks. And as I wrote yesterday on my other blog site, "yes there is a liberal media, Virginia." Sorry, but Fox News, the WSJ, NY Post, and Washington Times are still a drop in the bucket. We're making a lot of progress, yes. The situation is nowhere near as bad as it was even 10 years ago, and we as conservatives need to recognize this. Yet as the above conversation makes clear, Republicans in general and conservatives in particular do have the vast majority of the media against us. It makes winning all that more difficult, though hardly impossible.
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