DATE: 9/22/2004 09:03:00 AM
ABC Radio News - I've noticed a disturbing trend in ABC's radio news broadcasts. When reporting on the election, the news producers will play John Kerry quotes, but paraphrase the president. This happens hour after hour, a few times a day. It's annoying, but I think it probably helps the president in the long run. Kerry sounds terrible when he speaks, especially when criticizing President Bush (which is almost constantly). He doesn't modulate his voice, steps on his good lines and generally drones on and on. The soundbites are terrible, and it's perhaps a sign of how desperate the MSM is to help Kerry that they don't realize just how bad he is on the stump.
Still, though, today's paraphrasing of Bush's excellent UN speech in favor of insipid Kerry quotes is unforgivable. The president laid out a specific human rights agenda and showed how America is fulfilling the mission of the UN in its international actions. Kerry just complained again. Optimism. Pessimism. Maybe ABC thinks pessimism just sounds better. Or maybe they just want Kerry to win.
Gee, I wonder which one it is?