Sunday, September 13, 2009

Howard Kurtz: Back to his old tricks

Well, I guess the take down of Vanity Fair and Levi Johnson was a momentary aberration.

This week's "Reliable Sources" went back to bashing conservatives and flacking for the MSM.

First there was the obligatory segment about deranged conservatives and their crazy attacks of President Obama's speech to students.
Now, there's also a presidential speech this week on education to the nation's schoolchildren. Let's take a look at what some of the pundits said criticizing this thing before we even knew what it was going to look like and what Obama actually said….

He hit the DNC talking points perfectly:
this whole pre-emptive strike against things troubles me.

Of course, he carefully avoided dealing with the issue that really lit the candle: the lesson guides that encouraged kids to "help the president."

He used a snippet of a clip of Michelle Malkin but he ignored her explanation and refutation of his lame (second-hand) lament about "pre-emptive attacks". (See MM here and here.)

Next he and his panel went into the Glenn Beck/Van Jones story. Once again, he presented an incomplete picture of the issues associated with Jones and then he let his liberal guest distort the truth.

KURTZ: The guy signed a truther petition.

COX: That he was deceived about.

KURTZ: How do you know that?

COX: Because I -- maybe the mainstream media may not have been following this -- but there was plenty of information on blogs and everywhere

COX is the one and only Original Wonkette-Ana Marie Cox.

I do have to admit that I was secretly pleased that Kurtz had her on his show as an arbiter of serious journalism. It just goes to show that I got it right when I wrote this:

How does that re-virgining process work again?

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