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Filtered Rice

From a reader:

Did it ever occur to you that maybe the only way to get anything anybody in the administration says portrayed accurately in the press is to get them out on the campaign trail? With the present state of affairs, Condi Rice as National Security Advisor could hold a press conference and declare that we had just received an offer of uncondtional surrender from the terrorists in Falluja and it would make maybe the 35th page of the NYT and would not even rate mention on ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. unless they were to portray it as some sort of desperation move on the part of the Administration to start “negotiations” with the “insurgents”. But if she’s out in front of a crowd on the campaign trail what she says will at least get covered in local media, and maybe even accurately. Think about it.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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