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From: Jaq (3psb123.psbnewton.com)
Subject:         The American Pravda spins the myths
Date: February 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm PST

In Reply to: What mainstream media is left that isn't owned by a Right-Wing media conglomerate? posted by VileTasteOfDeath on February 27, 2008 at 9:21 am:

My response to your second statement: "we would hope".

    That the media were biased against the Reagan Administration is an article of faith among Republicans. Yet James Baker, perhaps the most media-savvy of them, owned up to the fact that any such complaint was decidedly misplaced. "There were days and times and events we might have had some complaints [but] on balance I don't think we had anything to complain about," he explained to one writer. Patrick Buchanan, among the most conservative pundits and presidential candidates in Republican history, found that he could not identify any allegedly liberal bias against him during his presidential candidacies. "I've gotten balanced coverage, and broad coverage--all we could have asked. For heaven sakes, we kid about the 'liberal media,' but every Republican on earth does that," the aspiring American ayatollah cheerfully confessed during the 1996 campaign. And even William Kristol, without a doubt the most influential Republican/neoconservative publicist in America today, has come clean on this issue. "I admit it," he told a reporter. "The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures." -- Eric Alterman, "What Liberal Media?", Feb '03

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