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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

The so-called liberal New York Times bashed Bill Clinton every chance it got, and whitewashes Ed Meese. Go figure.

Even so-called liberal publications frequently tilt rightward.

The media passed along without prejudice Karl Rove's
deliberate distortions of Richard Durbin's words.

John Harris's history of the Clinton Administration deserves much of the praise it has received, but it ignores the media's anti-Clinton animus.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

Why do Americans trust Bush and the Republicans on national security issues?

Robert Novak has never given the impression that he cared much for the virtues of civility.

In a more just universe, the right-wingers wouldgive reporters the credit they so richly deserve.


Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City...