Friday, October 10, 2008

Media's liberal bias revisited

The Art of the Campaign
Time, Oct. 13, 2008, at 13.

Joe Klein claims there is little "moral equivalency" between McCain's brand of lying and Obama's, with the former's ranging anywhere from the "annoying to the sleazy" [Sept. 29]. And Klein could think of only one instance when Obama crossed the line (though never calling it a lie), whereas McCain has turned it into an art form. Absent from the list of Obama's "lies" is his declaration that McCain actually is O.K. with the war in Iraq continuing for 100 years if need be. That pronouncement far exceeds any exaggerations from the McCain camp.

The media's love affair with Obama is well documented. Nevertheless, TIME magazine should at least attempt objectivity.