Monday, August 07, 2006

Democrats get no coverage on White House crime expose

Steve Benen posting at Crooks and Liars issues a timely reminder. We often complain that the Democrats aren't standing up enough to the White House, but it's good to remember that when they do, they're virtually ignored. Only one outlet, CNN, covered the Democrats' on the House Judiciary Committee report detailing over two dozen violations of law. They gave it exactly 200 words. Barely a blip on the radar. Although to be fair, I'm sure I saw a short piece buried in the WaPo about it as well.

Still, as Benen asks, "...if Dems accuse the administration of criminal activity, and it’s widely ignored, does it really make a sound?"
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4 Comments:

Blogger Blogenfreude said...

that's why they have to take control in November ...

1:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

That would certainly help Blogenfreude.

3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

We don't have enough independent media sources anymore with all the consolidation that's been going on, and it certainly doesn't help that the rest of the pack is busy emulating Faux News in the hope they can bankroll some ad dollars too.

Bottom line: The money they make is more important than the message.

5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

The media is a joke. I spent some time watching Fox News today. It was pretty dismal but CNN headline news wasn't much better.

We definitely need to deconsolidate the media companies. They've become way too big and homogenous.

7:46:00 PM  

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