Friday, October 15, 2004


I'm not a Leftist, but I play one on TV

Thanks to the Angry Arab for spotting this fantastic article in FAIR's Extra! Essentially it gives a pretty thorough examination of the phenomenon whereby on TV debate type shows, a hard right guest (like Pat Buchanan or a Bush administration spokesperson or Ann Coulter or somebody like this) is paired up with a centrist or moderate (like Peter Beinart of the atrocious New Republic) or placed on a pannel of presumably objective journalists as the only person free to express openly slanted opinion (a good example of this is MSNBC's debate pannel). The result of this is, essentially, the exclusion from TV "news" programming of any voice from the true left. It is definitely an interesting read from the top to the bottom.

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