DATE: 8/25/2004 09:29:00 AM
Glenn Reynolds is Right - The Swift Boat story says a lot more about the media than it does about Kerry. The New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC and CNN are all running stories with this headline: "Bush lawyer advised anti-Kerry vets." Sounds bad, right? Until you read the stories and find out that it's happening with the Kerry campaign as well. So where's the big headline trumpeting this little factoid:
The law firm of Perkins Coie represents the Kerry campaign, and Robert Bauer, an election lawyer at the firm, represents the anti-Bush 527 group America Coming Together, which has been mobilizing voters for Kerry.
Ginsberg said that Joseph Sandler is a lawyer for both the Democratic National Committee and for the independent group MoveOn.org, which has run advertisements attacking Bush.So where's the big headlines trumpeting the fact that not one, but TWO Democrat lawyers are doing the same thing? This story has me angry. Bias is one thing - the headlines are propaganda meant to hurt one campaign and help another. Don't these people have any shame?
Yes, that question is rhetorical.