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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 05:23 PM
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I Don't Believe The MSM has ANYBODY'S Back
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Edited on Sun Oct-05-08 05:41 PM by IWantAnyDem
The MSM came under heavy criticism from the left after the 2004 election for not debunking the Swift Boat Liars for Bush.

They came under heavy fire during the primaries from some partisan Republicans for not debunking some of the lies the Republican candidates told about each other.

Since they came under fire for not debunking lies from both sides, the MSM determined it must actually do its job ad fact check the shit being spewed.

All we are seeing is the end result of that. It benefits Obama simply because candidates in both the primaries and the general election have had no choice but to resort to a kitchen sink strategy. Kitchen sink strategies were notoriously successful over the past 30 years or so because the press notoriously didn't do its job and fact check the allegations.

So, now that we have a pseudo-operational fourth estate, the advantage goes to the recipient of the massive smear campaigns.
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