Saturday, May 27, 2006

A call for equal opportunity bashing

Media matters has a good piece up this week on the uneven treatment by the major media between progressives and self described conservatives. Whereas conservatives are almost invarilbly described as honest, strong and forthright purveyors of mainstream sentiment, progressives are nearly always treated as calculating fringe lunatics that are out of touch with "American values." Republicans are treated with respect for their privacy while no aspect of a Democrat's life is forbidden to the so called "liberal press."

Using the NYT's recent front page treatment of the Clinton's marriage as an example, Media Matters suggests if the mainstream wants to go all tabloid on public figures then they should at least apply the sleazy coverage equally. If Clinton's marriage is fair game, then Bush's should be also.

They're right.
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2 Comments:

Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

NYTimes piece was disgusting and sexist. What a surprise.

11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I don't get the NYT or the WaPo or any of the MSM outlets. They're all stuck in this schizophrenic state. Half their pieces are stenographic trash and yet they still sometimes trash the White House, for effect I guess.

9:44:00 AM  

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