Our Trending Topics Related To Der Election 2004 Flip-flopper in Chief
As Columbia Journalism Review, Media Matters for America, and countless others have noted, the media has applied an alarming double standard in covering Bush’s and Kerry’s changes in position… a media double standard that could determine the result of the 2004 presidential election.
David Brock and Jamison Foser / AlterNet / 9-9-2004 / 4:17
A Shot Across the Bow or a Sign of the Times?
In his speech at the Republican National Convention, President Bush garnered laughter and applause by taking a shot at the New York Times…It’s well-established that Bush and his team consider the media just one more special interest with one more special agenda, but last week’s attack, little-commented-upon though it has been, marked a line drawn in the sand in front of a national audience.
Brian Montopoli / CJR Campaign Desk / 9-9-2004 / 3:58
Bush’s Convention: Amazing TV Triumph, Infomercial for Ages
When President George W. Bush introduced his wife at the Republican National Convention via satellite from Gettysburg, Penn., you could see, over his left shoulder, a softball game going on. But if you looked a little closer, you saw something odd: All the batters whacking pitches into the air had the number “43” stenciled on their jerseys in bright white print.
Joe Hagan / New York Observer / 9-9-2004 / 3:47
How Arab TV Covered the Republicans’ Convention
Except for the state channel controlled by the Saudi royal family — who are loyal U.S. allies — several of the key players in Arab television tended to not conceal their distaste for President Bush’s Middle East policies.
Jalal Ghazi / New California Media / 9-9-2004 / 3:30
Willie Horton II?
[Washington Post reporter] Paul Farhi’s comparison of the 1988 Willie Horton ad and this year’s Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad lets the media off the hook a little too easily… there’s a huge difference between an ad that’s vile and highly misleading but literally true (Horton was furloughed on Dukakis’s watch) and an ad that’s factually inaccurate on top of being vile and misleading…