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Here's an interesting column from Brent Bozell about how Big Media is ---in the words of Paul Mirengoff--- "protecting the Left from itself." In this case, Bozell points out that the liberal media has got a pretty tight embargo on the crap that recently-elected DNC Chairman Howard Dean's been spewing:
The rule has been a blackout at the Big Three since the weekend Mr. Dean was elected. CBS hasn't mentioned the words "Howard Dean" since Feb. 20. ABC and NBC both ignored Mr. Dean for two months until they found his critical comments useful during the mid-April controversy over Terri Schiavo's death. But Mr. Dean's gaffes were nowhere to be found. They also ignored Mr. Dean for the rest of April, and then May.But weren't Dean's high profile and red meat style some of the reasons why the Democrats wanted him for the job? Weren't they looking to put a celebrity politician and a would-be Presidential nominee in the role of sticking it to the Chimperor week after week? Just think on that one. Why don't the big networks run with Dean's gibberish more often?
Because it reflects poorly on their liberal agenda.
Since he was elected to the top party spot on Feb. 12, Democrats have hidden [Dean] like the Clinton staff hid mistresses.It's not quite hate speech yet, but the potential for such is obviously there. Big Media, for now, can look away. But, soon, Dean is going to lose his shit and there won't be any choice left.
They've received a lot of help from a national media blackout. As Mr. Dean traveled the country dispensing gaffe after gaffe, the national networks ignored him almost entirely. On Thursday, June 2, he cracked at a left-wing convention that many Republicans "have never made an honest living in their lives." ABC, CBS and NBC ignored him for three days, until the Sunday morning interview programs, which have about a quarter to half the ratings of the evening news.
Enjoy your mouthpiece, ladies.
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