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Originally posted by Seekerof
Will this news piece, that you are presenting above, recieve the same amount of press coverage as those naval/military personnel, "colleagues", that stated that Kerry was unfit to be commander-in-chief?
Originally posted by kegs
Hmm, this isn't the first time this has happened.
edit on 13-6-2004 by kegs]
Bias doesn't get much clearer than this. The lead story in today's Los Angeles Times trumpets a letter, written by 26 former diplomats, calling for the defeat of President George W. Bush. On the front page, the story goes out of its way to suggest that the letter is a bipartisan effort. The editors save for the back pages (or entirely omit) significant evidence suggesting that the signatories are partisan Democrats. Not one word of the Bush perspective appears on the front page. It's all on page A26, safely out of the view of the average reader.
The L.A. Times's prominent and sympathetic treatment of this letter stands in marked contrast to its coverage of a letter that was released in May by hundreds of former military men, many of whom served with John Kerry, questioning Kerry's honesty and fitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief. The letter, which was signed by every officer in Kerry's chain of command in Vietnam, was buried by the L.A. Times in stories appearing on pages A21 and A20. In the little coverage the paper did provide, the stories ignored the central accusations of the letter, and gave prominent play to the spin that the letter was a partisan hit job.
A William Crowe in Alexandria, Virginia gave $2000 to Howard Dean.
Jeffrey Davidow gave $1000 to John Kerry.
Charles Freeman of D.C. gave $2000 to Howard Dean.
Joseph P. Hoar gave $1000 to Howard Dean.
Robert Keeley gave $300 to Howard Dean.
George Moose gave $2000 to John Kerry.
A James Phillips of Arlington VA gave $1000 to John Kerry.
A William Smith from Washington, D.C. gave $2000 to Kerry.
Retired diplomat Michael Sterner was a cheapskate: he gave only $100 to Dean.
Alexander Watson gave $1,050 to John Kerry.
Originally posted by gmcnulty
A group of 26 former senior diplomats and military officials, several appointed to key positions by Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, plans to issue a joint statement this week arguing that President George W. Bush has damaged America's national security and should be defeated in November.