Saturday, February 10, 2007

Obama and the 'L' word

One other quick note on the news media coverage of Barack Obama's candidacy announcement. No matter how far left his voting record, and how far left the agenda spelled out in his speech (universal health care, revive the unions, stop the war, end poverty, global warming, etc.), the MSM refuses to describe him as a liberal.

I just looked at the post announcement stories from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and AP. The word "liberal" doesn't appear in any of those stories.

We noted here recently that in the miniscule coverage given Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee when he announced his exploratory candidacy for president, the wire story described him as a "conservative" in the first word of the story.

Can a representative from the MSM explain this to me?

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