Friday, January 23, 2004

It's the Media, Stupid!

Jeff Koopersmith, struggling with why the straight-talking Howard Dean lost in Iowa, while the mealy-mouthed, war-approving Kerry and Edwards won:

"Thus far, not a single television news anchor has dared call President Bush or members of his cabinet liars -- although it's quite clear they are.

"Bottom line: it's the media, stupid. They control the public mind -- and that's how you get leading candidates like Kerry and Edwards -- Campbell's-soup types who don't rile anyone, look good, and won't rock the boat -- at least too much...."

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