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Blur, Blur, Blur

I remember 1992, when reporters tried to suggest that there wasn’t much difference between the positions of Clinton and Bush I, at least to the extent that they could position Clinton in the center and help make the race about personalities

This year’s media attempts to blur Kerry into the center are less plausible than the Clinton ‘92 model, since Kerry is quite a few degrees to that campaign’s left. On Friday night, CBS reporter Byron Pitts concluded his story by pretending both candidates are basically the same of the subject of tax cuts: “Truth be told, both men favor tax cuts. The choice for American voters next fall: How much to cut taxes and for whom?” What a silly media tactic. Actually, John Kerry favors repealing all of Bush’s tax cuts — which is a dramatic tax increase from the status quo, CBS.

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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