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Hypocrisy of the right-leaning media

David Frum makes a smart observation: When Dan Rather fell for a hoax about Bush’s war record in 2004, CBS kicked him to the curb. Now that Andrew Breitbart has published doctored videos that make a Department of Agriculture employee appear racist—and cost her her job—will he have to do the same? “Breitbart is the conservative Dan Rather,” Frum writes, “but there will be no discredit, no resignation for him.” Indeed, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and other conservatives are actually blaming President Obama and the NAACP for the whole brouhaha while neglecting to mention that Breitbart is the one who disseminated the video in the first place. Frum draws a connection to the right’s fury over leaked emails from Journolist, an email list-serve for several liberal journalists, that showed a few journalists expressing a wish to quash stories about Jeremiah Wright during the 2008 election. “Only, of course, the Wright story was not quashed—unlike the story of Breitbart’s role in Sherrod’s firing, which has been, at least among conservatives.”

Read more here.


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NPR’s Role in the White House Fight Against Fox News [sic]…

So, is it true that NPR is joining forces with the White House to marginalize Fox News?  Has NPR pressured Mara Liasson to distance herself from Fox News?  Well, if they have, she is not yielding to that pressure.  I suspect this is another conservative drama wherein Fox is trying to paint themselves as the victim of the evil, elitist, liberal media. 

Do they need to find some new material?  What is it about conservatives that they have this need to view themselves as victims?  Do they need therapy, or what?

Politico’s  story on the subject here.



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