The Corner

The Captain Toke Campaign

More adventures in L-word avoidance in today’s Washington Post, Page A3. Reporter Jonathan Finer explains how Democratic contenders in New Hampshire face questions from pot enthusiasts, bloody-bunny-suited PETA goofballs, socialized-medicine lobbyists, and other assorted radicals without once using the word “liberal” or “left.” An academic is allowed to worry that these interest groups represent “the more extreme wings of the parties,” but that’s about it. The reporter is usually explaining how these activists favor “peace, fair trade, and affordable housing.” And a good chemical hallucination or two.

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 ...