Remember that thrill MSNBC’s Chris Matthews felt coming up his leg as he watched a speech by Barack Obama? Or how he and Keith Olbermann cooed over the Democratic nominee’s acceptance speech in Denver?
It seems their “news” network has become little more than a broadcast outlet of the Obama campaign.
Now it seems we’ve found a print version of MSNBC. On the front page of today’s Washington Post, there are two front-page stories which seem little more than press releases from the Democratic National Committee.
Jennifer Rubin wonders why its “editors to put on Page One a story about Cindy McCain’s past drug addiction.” First, this is the candidate’s wife, second, Mrs. McCain “stopped taking the painkillers in 1992,” sixteen years ago.
You’d think the Post would have better things to write about, say the Democratic candidate for president’s association with an unrepentant terrorist which began (as far as I can tell) at least three years after Mrs. McCain put her problem with painkillers behind her.
On the very front page where the Post delves into the problems of the Republican candidate’s wife from sixteen years ago, it misrepresents the comments made by the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee this week. What is it with this paper and Republican women?
As Rubin put it, the paper “invents” a Palin “‘gaffe’ on Iraq.” The Post claims she linked Iraq to 9/11 when all she did was say her son was headed to Iraq to “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.” As Bill Kristol puts it, the paper’s:
interpretation of what Palin said is either stupid or malicious. Palin is evidently saying that American soldiers are going to Iraq to defend innocent Iraqis from al Qaeda in Iraq, a group that is related to al Qaeda, which did plan and carry out the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Post may well be becoming the house organ of the Democratic National Committee. 100 articles on a Republican Senator’s gaffe, a page-one article on the sixteen-year-old (long since fixed) problem of a Republican candidate’s wife and the invention of a gaffe of the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee.
Don’t think they’ll be devoting too much time to the latest gaffe of the Democratic presidential nominee.
UPDATE: Â Commenting on the coverage of the Palin interview, Bob Owens writes, “Here’s a novel concept: why don’t reporters limit themselves to reportingÂ facts.” Â (Via Instapundit.)