August 16, 2004
More Traction Attacking

The New England Republican has this startling comparison of the way "major event" status was bequeathed to the Bush AWOL controversy versus the "non event" status that has allowed most major media outlets to ignore the Kerry/Cambodia controversy.

Again, interesting not because of the content of the controversies, but rather in the way the media did handle/is handling them. By including a detailed transcripts, we are reminded of something the political press corps has, with its characteristic starving-weasel-like institutional memory, forgotten. They went after Bush, I mean flat went after him, over this. We're talking a feeding frenzy the likes of which had not been seen since The Dress turned out to be for real.

When the whole Kerry-Cambodia thing broke, which I must again point out I personally take about as seriously as an episode of Bear in the Big Blue House*, I fully expected the press corps to leap out great-white-like at this new hanging bag of political chum. Anyone who remembers the roasting Clinton received each time a new bimbo detonated on the news-cycle horizon would expect nothing less.

Their silence today is as telling as it is scandalous.

Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot... it's Fox News that's the real enemy. I mean, they don't even try to hide their agenda! The nerve!

* "Weekdays, Children. The gang learns a valuable lesson when Tutter claims to have helped Treelo across a stream; Bear discovers Tutter was actually assigned to a routine patrol of the Mekong Delta at the time."

Posted by scott at August 16, 2004 01:31 PM

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Actually, I think it's getting even worse. Now that the Swift Boat Veterans group is airing ads that call Kerry out and say that he didn't deserve his medals, Kerry has stopped ignoring it and started blasting Bush for using 'front' groups to spout 'lies' and the like. The messed up part about this? The frickin' media is covering Kerry's blasts against Bush and basically ignoring the story!!!.

I'd almost say I was shocked...

Posted by: ron on August 19, 2004 05:08 PM
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