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March 26, 2004

But That's Entirely Distinct from Our Careers as Journalists

Lane Core notes some big names of media who helped Senator Kerry to become sufficiently liberal to win them back from Howard Dean's thrall:

In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday [Dec. 4, 2003]. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge.

Among the most fascinating aspects of modern political culture is the degree to which we're supposed to pretend that the obvious is not true. Concurrent with an increase of space between the Republicans and the Democrats in government (and a shifting the Republicans to the political right), it is crucial that the Big Media liberals be toppled, as well.

Posted by Justin Katz at March 26, 2004 7:19 AM
News Media

Thanks for the notice. This story isn't getting much traction, though I understand O'Reilly had a segment on it earlier in the week, and he mentioned it last night.

Posted by: ELC at March 26, 2004 9:07 AM