...busting up my brains for the words

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Fred Barnes sums up

Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard takes the phony GOP talking points memo story and summarizes the case that bloggers are making.

So rather than an example of aggressive reporting, the memo story turns out to be yet another instance of crude liberal bias, in this case against both Republicans and those who fought to have Schiavo's feeding tube restored. Naturally the memo had a second life when the story was picked up by other news outlets, pundits, and columnists. How did ABC and others get wind of the memo in the first place? It came from "Democratic aides," according to the New York Times, who "said it had been distributed to Senate Republicans." Not exactly a disinterested source.

Deja vu. I wonder whose head will roll this time.


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