|Most have heard of the woman in Maryland accused to passing classified information to an Iraqi intelligence officer. But did
you know the Accused spy is cousin of Bush staffer?
That is the title of an article published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Of course, in the article you read that she's a Democratic,
self-described anti-war activist who worked for four different Democratic politicians. Knowing that, can you believe the title? Unfortunately,
the title is the only exposure many will have to this story. Will they come away with a proper view of the situation? Absolutely not!
Blatant liberal bias in the media strikes again! (I discussed this "title bias" earlier during the flap over Bush's campaign
ads depicting images of 9/11.)
That bias does not end with the title. The writer also chooses to include defamatory information
on the accused spy's father. It seems he was charged with campaign finance violations while running for governor of Alaska. There may be some
relevance in this information, but I question whether it would have been included had her father been a Democratic candidate. Sometimes I think it's
amazing a Republican candidate can get elected anywhere. The fact that so many do, while battling against a constant barrage of unfair reporting like
this, is a testimony to the strength of GOP ideals in this country. (Link via InstaPundit.)
posted by Scott Elliott at 8:05am 03/12/04 ::