Tuesday, January 10, 2006

More from the so-called liberal media (SCLM)

We're used to hearing the wingers whine about how all the mainstream media, including CNN, are so far to the left because they are just shills for the Democratic Party. Of course we know this isn't true, as Eric Alterman proves every day.

Here's yet another example. The other night Wolf Blitzer has Howard Dean on, asking him about a range of topics, and here's what he asks him about Jack Abramoff:

BLITZER: Should Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, who has now pleaded guilty to bribery charges, among other charges, a Republican lobbyist in Washington, should the Democrat who took money from him give that money to charity or give it back?

Of course, Dean came back with the right answer, which is that no democrat got any money from Abramoff. It's just not true, yet Republicans are trying to spin it as one of those "pox on both their houses" stories, like Victor Lasky, the Nixon apologist who wrote It Didn't Start with Watergate

The segment of the interview on Abramoff is all the way at the bottom, but it's worth a look.

I also have to say that even though I didn't have much use for Dean when he was governor, he has correctly grasped the principle that the role of the opposition party is to oppose.

Good job, Howard.

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