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May 23, 2006

ABC's Note Says Democrats Want America To Lose In Iraq

-- by Dave Johnson

Remember the storm back when MSNBC's Chris Matthews compared Americans who are concerned about the war in Iraq to Osama bin Laden?

The narrative continues. ABC News: The Note today writes,

As is always the case with the out-of-power party, Democrats have to root root root for bad news. And no bad news source is better for the Democrats' election prospects than the bad news from Iraq.
That's right, they're repeating the narrative that Democrats are traitors who want America to lose the "war on terror."

Eric Boehlert's GREAT new book, Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush has an entire chapter dedicated to ABC's The Note, detailing not just its overwhelming use of Republicans narrative, but also it's enormous influence over the rest of the media.

At The Grit, Pater Daou writes,

The Note pushes it over the edge with what should be a completely unacceptable comment about Dems and Iraq. And why does it matter what some insider political site says? Because this is emblematic of the ease with which the media establishment slanders Democrats. This kind of dirt infects political coverage and filters to the general public.
(link through Atrios)

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 23, 2006 10:45 AM

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Comments

The battle has begun, so expect lots of slander. I just forwarded a thing I got today about how the Democrats well raise the price of gasoline to $4 a gallon if they get into power. Imagine them trying to blame the high cost of gasoline on the Democrats at this point!

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 23, 2006 2:28 PM

$3-$4 gallon of gas compliments of Ken Lay and Dicks secret energy policy.

The Cheney energy plan works great for them.

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2006 1:33 AM

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