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Hawking Hard-Left Howard

On the alien planet known as Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” on MSNBC last night, Keith and old Time hand Margaret Carlson were feverishly working on the Dean’s-not-liberal line. First, Keith insisted Burlington’s radical, but “the rest of the state is extraordinarily New England conservative,” so Dean is “essentially, conceivably, could be a liberal conservative.”

Carlson agreed: “Right. It’s a rural state. They think of it as Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and civil unions. Their minds haven’t expanded. He’s a fiscal conservative.” But then try to figure out what Margaret is trying to say: “He looks more left because his main issue has been Iraq. And his followers, because they’re so young and kind of hip. You know, a smart person, actually my daughter, said that if Jerry Garcia were still alive, there might not be a Howard Dean movement.” Huh?

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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