Anybody who is sentient knows that the major television media organisations are very pro-Democrat. Had Dan Rather tried his recent 60 Minutes shenanagans on Kerry or anybody else who has the smell of a left-winger, the era of the free press would be over. The skeptics among us should have a look at this letter, reproduced on the Drudge Report. This is an internal ABC document, apparently authored by ABC Political Director Mark Halperin.
The memo states that the "stakes are getting very high for the country", but, fear not, because Halperin and his minions recognise that "our responsibilities [have]become quite grave." Huzzah ! The press to the rescue !
In essence, Halperin says that Bush distorts worse than TH (your Host, El Jefe Maximo's name for Kerry) -- so we need to go harder on Bush than TH. The heart of the memo says:
"We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides "equally" accountable when the facts don't warrant that."
We all know who ABC and all the other TV types are going to hold less "'equally' accountable'" now, don't we ? For the dummies who don't get it, Halperin adds:
"It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right. "
I don't know about the rest of you, but I thank God I live in a country where we have guys like Halperin watching out for us, stepping up to the plate and ensuring that all us who are part of the Great Unwashed aren't mislead by those Evil Republicans, and that we get Right Teaching from Mark Halperin (Harvard, Class of 1987) and all his friends. Freedom of the Press exists so that Mark Halperin can make six or seven figures a year and tell us commoners what to think. Ave Halperin !