Ed Driscoll

What's the Matter with Kansas.com?

Once again, Drudge proves why he runs rings around old media:

Headline on Drudge Report: “Another Delegate Compares GOP To Hitler…”

Headline on this Wichita Eagle/Kanas.com article? “Kansas delegates head to N.C. for Democratic convention.”

Its writer spots a (fellow?) liberal redlining the Godwin meter, and waits until the very last paragraph of the story, 26 paragraphs deep into the article to bury the quote:

[Pat Lehman, whom the author describes as “the dean of Kansas Democratic delegates”] said education is the only route most Americans can use to improve their lives and “the thought of having our public education system basically devastated, I’m really worried about that.”

Lehman said her biggest concern about the election itself is voter-identification laws that Republicans have pushed through in a number of states, including Kansas.

She said the purpose is to suppress the vote, especially among Democratic-leaning constituencies such as elderly voters. And she scorned the Republicans’ contention that the laws are designed to combat voter fraud.

“It’s like Hitler said, if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you,” Lehman said.

You said it, Pat.