Friday, July 25, 2008

MSM Mute on Edwards Scandal

Kaus, reporting on the curious and desperate attempts by the MSM to not say anything about a National Enquirer article on Edwards' philandering, uncovers that LA Times Editors ban discussion of Edwards love-child charges. Quoting LATimes directive to bloggers:

There has been a little buzz surrounding John Edwards and his alleged affair. Because the only source has been the National Enquirer we have decided not to cover the rumors or salacious speculations. So I am asking you all not to blog about this topic until further notified.

Just another example of the liberal lamestream media doing message management for their friends on the liberal Democrat side. The double-standard is duly noted by right-blogosphere. Exhibit A of double-standard: The NYTimes failed attempt to trashmouth McCain in February because someone, somewhere had a whispering suspicion about something a Republican did, and that made it ‘news’ to the New York Times, even if it was unfounded, anonymous and in the end baseless garbage.

Now the bias extends to their blog properties; consider it next time you visit an MSM blog. No, we won't mention more of the story here anyway, but will note in X-Files fashion, "the truth is out there." Just not in the liberal news outlets.

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