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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:30 AM

39. Same here.

I'm 64 and I likewise get more aggressively liberal/radical as I get older.

As far as I'm concerned, NPR became a tool of the right back in 1992. I recall all too well listening to Cokie Roberts explain early in that year why no Democrat could possibly win the White House that year, least of all Bill Clinton. She, and others at NPR, kept that up until whenever it was on Election Day that it was clear Clinton had won.

There are many other examples, but the idea that the media is left-wing or liberal has been absolutely wrong (with some individual exceptions) for a very long time now.

The NYTimes used to be a liberal newspaper. So was the Washington Post. I think it was the election of Reagan that made them change and move to the right. Truly sad. If we actually had a NYT or a WP the way those two papers were over the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, things would be a lot different.

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