Ed Driscoll


Ranck And File and the Mudville Gazette each have great roundups of links on how the media has handled the discovery that a Democratic staffer and former journalist was apparently on Saddam Hussein’s payroll. And Media Research Center examines how television in particular handled reporting the news (badly, in a nutshell).

Clay Ranck wrote, “I am amazed at how blatant the media spin on behalf of the Democrats has become”.

I agree. I’m not sure if the combination of relentless criticism by organizations like the MRC, books by Bernard Goldberg, and the Blogosphere have caused them to finally admit that the jig is up, but since last August during Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign, any former pretense of objectivity has been eliminated.

What’s a curious new element is that more and more big media journalists are willing to admit it.