Selective Outrage and Praise

Posted: October 6, 2008 in 2008 Elections, Barack Obama, John McCain, Media
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McCain senior advisor Steve Schmidt on September 22:

Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today, not by any standard a journalistic organization. It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain Campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor Palin, and excuses Senator Obama,” said Schmidt.

Schmidt, who has been forced to steadily raise the volume on attention-getting ads and statements like this one, as they become daily fodder, called the Times “completely, totally, 150 percent in the tank for the Democratic candidate.”

The Republican National Committee on October 4:

The New York Times Sheds Additional Light On The Relationship Between Obama And Terrorist Bill Ayers

The New York Times Found That Obama Has Tried To Play Down His Contacts With Bill Ayers

Ayers Is A Former Left-Wing Activist And Leader Of The Weather Underground, A Radical Group Responsible For Multiple U.S. Bombings

Update Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on October 6:

Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”


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