MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
We detail our plans for the week: We hope you’ll make it a point to read “Silliest Tales of the MSM,” our main series this week.
For part 1, just click here.
We’re going to review the silly ways our White House campaigns have been covered by the mainstream press, going back to Kennedy/Nixon in 1960 and the bizarre demise of Candidate Muskie in 1972.
We plan to review the silly ways our mainstream press corps has covered these White House campaigns. In the process, we’ll show you which of the two major parties has been more badly hurt by all the silly fare.
At our companion site, How He Got There, we look at the way the mainstream press covered the gruesome 2000 campaign. In that case, their two-year war against Candidate Gore changed the history of the world. But did you ever stop to think about this:
They eliminated the Democratic front-runner in Campaign 1972. They did the same darn thing in Campaign 1988.
During Campaign 1992, they ginned up a scandal called “Whitewater” which lent its name to am entire era of pseudo-scandal. This led to the madness of Campaign 2000, in which their ludicrous coverage rather plainly sent George Bush to the White House.
We certainly wish that Ben and/or Jerry would arrive with a corporate sponsorship, allowing us to finish the story of Campaign 2000 at our companion site. (Most of the research is done.)
But this week’s main report will provide an intriguing overview. In our view, the silly tales of the MSM has harmed one side a great deal more than the other in the past forty years. We’ll lay out the story this week.
While we’re waiting for Ben and/or Jerry, we’ll ask you to consider contributing a tub of ice cream too. We think you’ll be gaining a new perspective this week. That said:
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