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The Kurtz Concession

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From the WaPo’s Howard Kurtz this morning:

And, in truth, many journalists are probably rooting for a Democratic House.

The Kurtz codicil:

But not for the reason you might think.

Which is a lot like me writing that the Browns won’t be making the playoffs this year.

And adding that it was all part of the rebuilding plan.

Howard’s take on media cheerleading for Dems:

After six years of almost uninterrupted GOP control of Washington, divided government would produce what reporters like best: conflict. A spate of investigations and subpoenas of the Bush White House, led by such new committee chairmen as John Dingell, Henry Waxman, Barney Frank and Charlie Rangel, would liven things up for the capital’s chroniclers.

That’s true of course, but the fact remains that when 90% or more of the Beltway-Manhatten media elite are very liberal, they pull for Democrats (via distorted coverage and blinkered perspectives) because Democrats represent their views.


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