Friday :: Apr 29, 2005

Are the Dems beginning to get it?

by eriposte

Media bashing (for its pro-GOP tilt) is catching on...(among other things)...

In the middle of an interesting interview with the excellent Raw Story, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) made some observations.

A couple of examples:

Moran: I think the media is intimidated, with the exception of Ed Schultz and Raw Story but most of the media is intimidated by the Bush Administration so theyíre intimidated into reporting their disgust at how they manipulate the news. They got away with it the entire presidential campaign.

Raw Story: The campaign?

Moran: It may have led to this self-delusion that he thought by traveling around the country he could sell this idea. I donít think he has much experience with regular people that havenít been prescreened, but the majority of Americans I think by now have seen through this, and seen that this is not something thatís to their benefit. This is not anything that will improve Social Security let alone their own sense of personal security.

Raw Story: Do you really think the president is sheltered from those heís pitching his plan to?

Moran: The only actual news that he reads is the sports section. All the national news, all the opinions that he gets have been filtered, and it goes to his daily briefing that has already been pre-screened to give him what he wants to read. He doesnít read any books, and he doesnít talk with people that donít already agree with him. Heís surrounded himself with ideological sycophants. And the biggest ass-kisser of all is Dick Cheney.

Click here to read the full interview.

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