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How The MSM Helps Us Read The Political Tea Leaves

Sunday, December 24, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Part 218 of the Boston Globe’s attempt to derail Mitt Romney’s accelerating presidential campaign details the governor’s travels and his PACs’ spending this year.

(The Globe neglected to give us the citation to its parallel story on John Kerry’s absences from DC or Massachusetts in 2002, or Mike Dukakis’ journeys in 1986.  Perhaps they are in the same file as the Globe’s stories on the citizenship/green card status of the crews working on Kerry’s many homes?)

Rarely have we ever had such a clear demonstration of the hard-left nature of a modern MSM paper than in the side-by-side comparison of the Globe’s Kerry/Romney coverage.

What the paper’s staff doesn’t seem to understand is the incredible lift they are giving the Romney campaign.  There is no surer signal to the GOP base of a candidate’s conservative principles, competence and electability than an early and sustained attempt to damage him by the MSM.  One of the reasons that Senator McCain is viewed with such distrust by the Republican base is the fawning coverage he receives from the Beltway-Manahattan media elites.  One of the reasons Rudy Giuliani has credibility with base despite his views on abortions rights etc is that the MSM clearly fears him.  Negative MSM coverage of Republican candidates is like a divining stick pointing towards those Republicans the Democratic Party fears the most.

The Washington Post, btw, is busy with MSM’s second major task of 2007: helping Hillary and Obama clear the primary field of opposition.  (Don’t listen to them Slow Joe.  We in talk radio need you!)

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