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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Media Matters, I Love You!

Man, this is great. In a response to Bill Moyers' recent column (read it here:, in which he argues that "the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee. We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans."

"Falafel" O'Reilly isn't having any of that of course. His claim? The "consensus is about 80 percent of the press favored John Kerry in the election." Media Matters traced the source of this claim to an 8 year-old survey that received 139 responses. The surveys were sent not to right-wing outlets, or even to such "liberal" bastions as the NYT or WaPo. Nope, the majority went to regional dailies or small-circulation papers with only one reporter in Washington.

Read the details via the link at the top, and while you're there, give 'em a Christmas donation. They're doing great work.