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Paul Krugman spoke an odious truth that has never been properly addressed in the public sphere over the last 12 years, while looking at Mitt Romney's recent clumsy opportunism and the media perception of Romney going forward.  

Why The Vileness Matters

I’ve seen some comparisons between Mitt Romney’s position right now and that of George W. Bush after the Democratic convention in 2000, and by the numbers there is some resemblance. But what really happened in the final months of that election? The answer — not a popular one with journalists, but very obviously true to anyone who lived through it — was that the press took sides. Reporters liked Bush and didn’t like Gore, and as a result they treated Bush with kid gloves while gleefully passing on every smear against his opponent (“Gore says he invented the internet!” No, he never did).

For me it has been a festering resentment that has fueled my distrust of the MSM more than anything else over that dozen years with one major exception. And that of course was the marketing of the invasion of Iraq to the American People by our Main Stream Media. That has been examined at length, but however the MSM's anointing George W. Bush as the obvious choice in the 2000 election never has been. And I find that more than somewhat curious.
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