Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Impact of Media Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm driven by false information. It's easy to get caught up in it; This is something that has happened before, as we all recall--with devastating results.

Ari Melber, The Nation:

[In her speech Palin
claimed] to oppose earmarks that she supported, and dissembled on her $1.5 billion tax hike and record of raising sales taxes by 25 percent in Wasilla. Reviewing the McCain Campaign's bullying, "unprofessional" onslaught against anyone who notes Palin's extreme positions and dishonest claims, Time's Joe Klein urged reporters to face facts:
I hope my colleagues stand strong in this case: it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is "a task from God."