Monday, January 31, 2005

Look at the Media

Last week we covered the Press Conference President Bush held, including this interesting question, "Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock-solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"

Well Media Matters for America has some insight into the guy (Jeff Gannon) who asked the question. Turns out he's more or less who you would assume him to be based on that question. Apparently Gannon works for Talon News, which is a very tiny right wing website, and is a regular poster at Free Republic.

In other news, here's another argument suggesting that Maggie Gallagher and others shouldn't be held accountable for taking Government money to express their opinions. After all NPR takes all kinds of government money, and we don't find them objectionable. Yep. Of course National Public Radio sort of gives it away right there in their name, don't they? Unlike Maggie Gallagher and Armstrong Williams who didn't really tell anybody they were shilling for the Bush Administration.

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