Media Matters has an excellent spanking of the mainstream media and several right wing “drudges” regarding John Kerry’s supposed “tearful” exit from the ’08 race.
Writes Eric Boehlert (bolds mine): “For the record, at no point did Kerry shed any tears on the floor of the Senate last Wednesday; he simply did not “cry.” Rather, during a single sentence Kerry became emotional and his voice caught. The press’ key distortion though, was that the single sentence had nothing to do with running for president again. Instead, Kerry was momentarily overcome with emotion when he noted that the misguided war in Iraq threatened to undo everything he had fought for since his return from Vietnam more than three decades ago.”
You should read Boehlert’s analysis. I had no idea that, even in announcing his non-participation in the ’08 presidential sweepstakes, the lazy, shiftless, mainstream media is still taking its talking points from the right wing kooks and swiftboating John Kerry (and any other Dem for president, beware).
Hat Tip: Crooks and Liars
Ooops…Pamela and I were thinking/writing again at the very same moment: she has more below