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Why is Media Matters Complaining About an Arguably Pro-Obama or Edwards Comment?

By the way, checking around MediaMatters’ site, I noticed that they’re complaining about this comment from UVa professor and human quote machine Larry Sabato:

How is it that the country is on the verge of filling its highest office for the sixth consecutive term from one of two families? That every President from 1989 to 2017 may be a Bush or a Clinton is a national disgrace. What has happened to the American Republic? How does it differ from a banana republic — where a couple of dominant families often run everything for generations?

MMfA complains,

His comments raise the issue of whether the media will continue to feature him as a dispassionate commentator, given Sabato’s clearly stated his views on what the election of Hillary Clinton would mean for the nation.

Wait, Sabato might claim to be a fair commentator (actually, George Allen might disagree with that) but I don’t know if he would claim to be dispassionate. Beyond that, isn’t this comment a slam on the Bush family as well? Sabato’s complaining about both families’ dominance of national politics.
Around the media, there have been arguments and evidence suggesting that Media Matters isn’t a liberal organization or a progressive organization, but a pro-Hillary organization. The fact that the group is objecting to a comment that could be construed as an argument for Obama or Edwards lends some weight to that idea.

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