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So John Edwards Is A Candidate Now?

Posted by Mike on August 8, 2008

Today John Edwards admitted that he cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter.  When the story first broke, the MSM wouldn’t utter a peep about one of their hero’s scandal.  Conservatives argued that the media silence was based on the fact that Edwards is a Democrat.  Laughably, liberals argued that the MSM was silent because Edwards currently holds no political office and is no longer running for President.

Now that Edwards has owned up to being a scumbag,  the MSM is grudgingly covering the story despite their earlier refusal to do so.  Something isn’t right though.  As was the case before Edwards’ admission, Edwards still holds no political office and is no longer running for President.  The only fact that seems to have changed is that Edwards no longer needs the media to cover up for him.  Weird.

Check out Red State for how the New York Slimes covers Republican non-scandals and Democrat scandals.

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You Stay Classy MSM

Posted by Mike on July 12, 2008

All decent human beings are saddened by Tony Snow’s death. Which brings me to the AP and the New York Slimes. On the very day Tony Snow passes away, the AP projected their own failures on to the brilliant and decent man:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

The New York Slimes obit did the same thing.

Incorrectly assuming for the purposes of discussion that the MSM swipes are accurate, is it really appropriate supposedly objective media to attack a decent man on the day he dies? The fact of the matter is that Tony Snow routinely put the lazy and biased American media in their place with accurate facts that contradicted their own unresearched assumptions and left-leaning biases. The media never could stand up to Snow while he was alive. Maybe that is why they are so classless now.

Hat tip: The Corner

UPDATE: Newsbusters has more on the classless AP.

UPDATE 2: Patterico hits the nail on the head.

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