O.K., a congresswoman who was on Dan Abrams’ show on MSNBC brought some pressure on the network and ultimately made Dan apologize for asking a “gotcha” kind of question when she was on his show blathering about how disgraceful the MoveOn.org ad was. So, Dan had to apologize.
On the other side of the coin, that is pretty much how the entire press operates when it comes to the Democrats. Make issues out of nothing (such as John Edwards’ haircut and the MoveOn.org ad) or try to nail Democrats at every turn (such as Tim Pumpkinhead Russert at the Democratic debate the other day when he threw in a loaded question in specifically to try to make Ms. Clinton look foolish). That’s O.K. As is Rush Limbaugh insulting soldiers who disagree with the war. Now, it’s his show, he can say what he wants on it. But expect for a few outlets like Keith Olbermann on MSNBC and McClatchy newspapers, everyone is silent on that. It’s fine to condemn the MoveOn.org ad, but Rush Limbaugh gets a pass. It’s apparently fine to speculate Edwards is a “phony” in the national media because he paid a lot of money for a haircut, but all the right-wingers that act like insane people get a pass. And then, to make matters worse, Limbaugh goes on his show and then pretty much denies that he ever said any such thing, even though it is all over the web right now.
These people don’t even care they are so transparently biased and hypocritical.
And please note that one of those links is from a newspaper in Malaysia. I couldn’t even find a link to Tim Russert’s loaded question in any U.S. papers.