Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Double Standard? You Betcha

Jon Henke over at QandO detects the pattern:

  • Thinly-sourced, unconfirmed 2004 rumor that a Democrat may have had an affair: the mainstream media won't cover it, and the Left bulldozes those who mention it.
  • Thinly-sourced, unconfirmed 2007 rumor that a Democrat may have had an affair: the mainstream media won't cover it, and the Left bulldozes those who mention it.
  • Thinly-sourced, unconfirmed 2008 rumor that a Republican may have had an affair: Front page of the New York Times

It's hard to argue there is the same standard in play. Some in the media are trying to claim that this is fair because McCain tries to present himself as a good guy. So, Kerry and Edwards were trying to present themselves in a negative light?

Yeah, that makes sense.

2 comments:

C Stanley said...

I guess a winning strategy for a politician would be to portray himself as a lying, cheating lout who hates God, children, and puppies. No dirt would stick since he presumably would be held to his own standards.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

No dirt would stick since he presumably would be held to his own standards.

I just knew the Republicans should have run Larry Craig.