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4 Years Ago This Week

Four years ago at this time, we were coming out of Iowa instead of New Hampshire, but the network interviewers also stuck to horse-race queries when interviewing Democrats Bradley and Gore (just like this year).

But not the Republicans. The day after Bush and Gore won in Iowa, ABC asked Gore about whether Bradley should drop out he doesn’t win New Hampshire, and whether the race would end there. But ABC took out the fast-pitch machine for Bush, asking that if Roe v. Wade is repealed (as if that was happening any time soon), would doctors be prosecuted? Would the women seeking abortions be prosecuted? It was only January, but the show came in like a lamb, and went out like a lion.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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