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The Weekly Worst

Going To Work For John Kerry

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Weekly Worst PDF

     The liberal media insisted John Kerry won all three debates. But the Democrat still trails President Bush, so some in the press are pulling out all stops to help Kerry's campaign. Last week's donations to the liberal cause:

Bob's Liberal Debate Questions. At Wednesday's debate, CBS's Bob Schieffer tossed Kerry softballs that repeated his own campaign spin points: "The gap between rich and poor is growing wider. More people are dropping into poverty. Yet the minimum wage has been stuck at, what, $5.15 an hour now for about seven years. Is it time to raise it?" But he loaded up his questions to President Bush, at one point scolding him for not being liberal enough: "You said that if Congress would vote to extend the ban on assault weapons, that you'd sign the legislation. But you did nothing to encourage the Congress to extend it. Why not?" CBS's Bob Schieffer
CBS's Bob Schieffer's confronted both candidates with his liberal agenda.

    • For more, see the October 14 CyberAlert.

Trusting the Viet Cong More than U.S. Vets. Prior to Thursday, ABC's Nightline had not hosted any of the anti-Kerry Swift Boat veterans who were eyewitnesses to Kerry's service in Vietnam. But Nightline sent a producer all the way to Vietnam to interview ex-Viet Cong guerrilla fighters who, Ted Koppel insisted, back up Kerry's story. Koppel called them "witnesses....who have no particular ax to grind," even though the communist government had a "minder" monitoring every interview ABC conducted in the totalitarian state. And Koppel got snippy when Swift Boat vet John O'Neill reminded him that Kerry has garnered a spot in the communists' war museum as someone "who helped them win the war." ABC Nightline's Ted Koppel
ABC's Ted Koppel touted his ex-Viet Cong "witnesses" as having "no particular ax to grind."

    • For more, see the October 16 CyberAlert.

Gorby's Anti-Bush Broadside. In 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev sent tanks into Lithuania to crush dissent, but on Monday's NBC Nightly News Tom Brokaw invited the ex-Soviet dictator to rate America's Iraq policy. Gorby sounded like a New York Times editorial: "This is a blow struck at international law, at the United Nations, at relations and alliance and partnership between the United States and other countries. And, of course, public opinion was ignored."

    • For more, see the October 12 CyberAlerts.

NBC's Tom Brokaw & Mikhail Gorbachev
NBC's Tom Brokaw gave ex-dictator Mikhail Gorbachev a chance to bash Bush on Iraq.





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