Newspapers falling for pre-fabbed rhetoric on Roberts

<p>Fred Barbash at the <i>Washington Post</i>'s <a href="http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/campaignforthecourt/2005/08/moveonorghtt... Court nomination blog</a>, shows how liberal letters-to-the-editor at various newspapers from around the country contain a stock talking point found on a <a href="http://moveonpac.org/team">MoveOn.org</a> grassroots webpage.</p><!--break--><blockquote><p>On the subject of letters-to-the-editor, see <a href="http://www.moveonpac.org/team/">moveon.org</a></p><blockquote>The White House is banking on a strategy of hiding Roberts'
right-wing views and focusing on his non-confrontational personality. </blockquote><p>And then see:<br />
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The <a href="http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=12173&category=Lett... News</a>: </p><p> </p><blockquote>The White House is banking on a strategy of
hiding Roberts’ right-wing views and focusing on his
non-confrontational personality. Billy Van Ee, North Palm Beach </blockquote><p>And the <a href="http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?">Argus Leader</a>: </p><p> </p><blockquote>The White House is banking on a strategy of
hiding Roberts' right-wing views and focusing on his
non-confrontational personality.....Steven D. Burge, Eagle Butte</blockquote><p> And the <a href="http://insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/letterstotheeditor/ci_2898560">... Herald:</a><br />
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</p><blockquote>The
White House is banking on a strategy of hiding Roberts' right-wing
views and focusing on his non-confrontational personality......Paula
Aiello, San Ramon</blockquote>

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<p>Perhaps we should cross-reference liberally-slanted news articles and transcripts against left-wing press websites from now on just to see which, if any, find the seeds of their bias in their press releases and activist alerts.<br /><br />N.B.: I clipped the <i>Post</i> blog excerpt for length considerations. To see the full post, <a href="http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/campaignforthecourt/2005/08/moveonorghtt... here</a>.</p><p /><p>
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