Saturday, September 11, 2004

Oh, Come ON
The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > G.O.P. Riled by 2 CNN Hosts: "The Bush campaign has questioned CNN's allowing James Carville and Paul Begala to continue as commentators despite their role as informal advisers to the Kerry campaign"

This is just as bad as when people try to use Bill O'Reilly as an example that Fox News's news coverage is conservatively biased. Why? Because these people are not commentators, they are commenters, pundits. Begala and Carville are hosts of Crossfire, for those who don't know, which is not a news program. They have guests on, and attack them from strictly partisan positions. You will never see Carville question a Dem just as Tucker Carlson won't question a Republican. It's set up so that knowing that Carville and Begala have agendas is part of the point. So who cares if they're acting as informal advisers?

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