Thursday, August 26, 2004

Stating the obvious

This morning's Washington Times is pointing out some facts that many of us are aware of:
Press coverage of liberal political activist groups attacking President Bush has been less intense and less critical than current coverage of a group questioning Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's service in the Vietnam War.
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According to a Lexis-Nexis search, major U.S. newspapers, magazines and television networks filed nearly 400 stories in the past 10 days about the anti-Kerry ads put forward by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Most of those stories have run since last Thursday, when Mr. Kerry accused the group of being a "front" for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, and the articles have explored that charge and examined the group in depth.
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Research by The Washington Times revealed only 34 stories this month that mentioned the liberal 527 group MoveOn.org, which has been attacking Mr. Bush on television and the Internet since the spring, posting on its Web site an ad that compared the president to Adolf Hitler.