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Too Gingerly On The Screaming

Morning shows noted that Dean’s speech “had people talking,” but were too gingerly on what it looked like to most: an implosion.

Today began by describing it as “fiery and aggressive.” CBS suggested to Dean it was seen by some as “definitely unpresidential.” Matt Lauer gently suggested it was not exactly a boon. On Fox this morning, in a red hat that made him look like Mort In The Hood, Mort Kondracke got it right, saying he was probably choking on rage and remorse.

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 ...