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  •  Wrong Wrong Wrong (1+ / 0-)
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    If you clicked the link, you'd note that it's "The Trail"... a Diary.

    A Diary DOES NOT = AP

    They report what they see, think, hear, feel...

    At the end of the Day, you can't deny that Obama has the Biggest Upside Potential Obama/Richardson '08

    by kubla000 on Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 04:52:48 PM PST

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    •  Obtuse (9+ / 0-)

      The blog post isn't an opinion, it's reporting the press' reaction to Hillary's visit.

      •  LOL -- Thanks for clarification (0+ / 0-)

        For some reason I was thinking that this was an "objective" "news" site like the New York "Times" -- now that I know it's for political "opinion" and therefore "biased" I can do a better job understanding it.

        Right now CNN is discussing these caucuses like it's a game of Risk, with Edwards supporters physically blockading the Biden supporters.

        Actually kind of fun. Russert on MSNBC made me puke.

        He's so fat, so ugly, and so awful.

        I'm a lifelong Democrat, and I support Johnny Reid Edwards!

        by JedReport on Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 05:18:38 PM PST

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      •  Well, yeah... (1+ / 0-)
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        heartofblue is, but I must say what I find odd about the blog is that it contradicts what we seem to take for granted on this board -- Hillary has been anointed as the front runner and inevitable nominee by the punditocracy.  If this blog is accurate some (most? all?) of the working stiffs in the press can't stand her.  

        I'm surprised at the level of hostility this blog post describes between Hillary and the press.  I'll vote for Hillary if she gets the nomination, but she's not my candidate.

        That said, I think that, to the extent any public figure is entitled to give a one-fingered salute to the fourth estate, Hillary Clinton is, given the non-stop onslaught of criticism she's taken since 1992.  She couldn't win for losing with these clowns -- "stand by your man," cold, calculating, scheming, closed circle of advisers on health care, and on and on.  She was even ridiculed for pointing out what was self-evident to anyone who read a paper every morning -- a right-wing conspiracy had formed a lynch mob to get her husband.

    •  You Are Missing The Point.... (1+ / 0-)
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      tabbycat in tenn

      My argument was that in trying to flog the "Obama was smeared!" meme, you are conflating the Washington Post to an opinion site on the internet.

      There is no "hypocrisy" in Kos going after the Obama quotes: this is a website, based on opinion and analysis. It is not hypocritical to rip the "regular" press for this. This is what Kos does.

      There was a time when the expectations of the news media were quitre different.

      "Analytical" news coverage, as opposed to standard journalism, has become the norm in the past decade. I recommend getting your hands on a video called "The Unelected: The Media", by Hedrick Smith. It addresses a lot of what Kos is complaining about--the substitution of analysis for actual reporting.

      "You share your young with the wolves of the nation...
      Theres nothing left til you pray for salvation"
      Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "American X"

      by Steve Singiser on Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 04:58:32 PM PST

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