Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Advocacy for Democrats in the Washington Post

What in the hell is the purpose of this “opinion” piece in the Washington Post today? Harold Meyerson, editor of the left-wing American Prospect magazine, heaps lavish praise and gives high exposure to the equally left-wing website, which is currently in the process of raising copious cash for Democratic presidential nominees. (MoveOn’s original raison d’etre was to stop the Clinton impeachment.) How could the Post editors have allowed this full-blown advertisement for a liberal advocacy group onto the op/ed page?

If you think I’m being too excitable about this, ask yourself: would the Post have allowed the same kind of article for a conservative group like the Heritage Foundation or Americans for Tax Reform? Not a chance.

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