Monday, April 07, 2008

McCain Bias
The media just love that McCain boy. From the Carpetbagger.

And some wonder why campaign reporters are referred to as McCain’s “base.” Acosta was reading a script that might as well have been written by the senator’s own aides, except they may have been more even-handed for fear of embarrassment.

Digby added:

First of all, the question was perfectly legitimate, not a heckle at all. Second McCain tries to claim it isn’t political, which is completely absurd since he’s the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States. And then this bozo compares this perfectly reasonable question to McCain taking incoming fire!

Is there really no occasion where the McCain’s Hannah Montana fanboys don’t find it necessary to mention his mighty warrior mien? Even questions from high schoolers?

I can’t take another four years of codpiece worship. I just can’t.

I’ll admit that I don’t get a lot of exposure to television news, but in 2004, I’m fairly certain John Kerry took plenty of challenging questions from various audiences. Did CNN ever tell viewers, “John Kerry, who is no stranger to incoming fire, was able to handle that heckler there”? I doubt it.

Call it a hunch.

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