DATE: 10/05/2004 12:27:00 AM
The Myth Continues - MSN is running the following headline "90 minutes later, a new race: How John Kerry debated his way into a dead heat." When you click the link, it takes you to a gag-inducingly biased article with the subhead: "How 'The Closer' made it a dead heat."
The media is desperate to make the race seem interesting, so they have jumped all over the "good closer" myth perpetrated by Democrats. The Kerry campaign likes to say that their man is good at coming back from behind. It's a good story, only marred by the facts. Kerry has spent his entire political career as a liberal in a state populated by like-minded voters. During the primary, he was helped by a good organization and some truly atrocious opponents.
Basically, what Newsweek, MSNBC, etc. are doing here is taking a Kerry talking point and turning it into a hopeful news story, based on their own highly suspect poll. In other words, this entire story is manufactured from a skewed poll and wishful thinking - basically, one step above fiction.
Same old story - media cheerleading for Kerry in an attempt to beat Bush. It's just sad that it happens so often that we've gotten used to it.