Friday, July 14, 2006
Wow, that's cynical
The Patriot has mentioned this, and I don't really care too much, but "Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau" is one cynical political writer.
Blah blah internet ad where Democrats use coffins in their whining about Iraq. I don't really have a problem with it, if their point is "Republicans make bad decisions, and get soldiers killed. LOOK!!!" But the coverage seems a bit telepathic:
Republicans, sensing an opportunity to rally their conservative base in the midterm election-year campaign, said they were outraged and called on Democrats to pull the ad, which was posted July 2 on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Web site.
Oh, they "said" they were outraged after sensing a campaign opportunity. It's not possible that, perhaps, they were outraged, and spoke out.
I don't want to dismiss the cynical view, since I'm inclined to agree with it, often, but I don't consider it serious journalism to state that viewpoint as fact, as it requires some form of ESP to confirm. Instead, the journalist dudes should probably just tell us what happened, and let us do the telepathy.
While Republicans likely criticized the ad to help rally a conservative base that continues to support the president and the war...
"Likely," according to experts, such as "Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau," apparently.
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