Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How the game is played

Slate's Dave Weigel: "Did I just admit that I paid more attention to birtherism, in part, because some Republicans made an issue out of it? Sure, that was part of it. You need some impetus for investigating rumors." Andrew Sullivan: "Note how this passive attitude skews the news. The GOP makes a huge fuss about many crazy stories - because they're crazy. So Weigel covers them. The Democrats? Not so nuts. So Weigel doesn't cover them. And one wonders how a liberal MSM actually enables the Republican media edge? Jon Stewart, you have 'Exhibit A.' A journalist bored because a story isn't being pushed by Republican fanatics."

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