Still wondering if there really is a liberal media bias? Not convinced yet? Well, a recently released story by Ron Fournier of the Associated Press may change your mind.
In an article entitled “Democrats Eye November Landslide,” Fournier comes across more as a professional Democratic pollster than a supposedly impartial journalist. As amazing as it might seem, the article began: “Republicans are three steps from a November shellacking each a grim possibility if habitually divided Democrats get their acts together.”
Unfortunately, the cheerleading was just beginning:
“First step: Voters must focus on the national landscape on Nov. 7 rather than local issues and personalities that usually dominate midterm elections.
“That would sting Republicans, who trail badly in national polls.”
Convinced yet? Well, here are paragraphs four and five:
“Second step: Voters must be so angry at Washington and politics in general that an anti-incumbent, throw-the-bums-out mentality sweeps the nation.
“That would wound Republicans, the majority party.”
Can you stand more? Here are paragraphs six and seven:
I wish I could say I was kidding and made this whole thing up. Have you checked that link I provided yet to make sure I’m not?
“Third step: Americans must view the elections as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP-led Congress, siding with Democrats in a symbolic vote against the Iraq war, rising gas prices, economic insecurity and the nagging sense that the nation is on the wrong track.
“That would destroy Republicans, sweeping them from power in one or both chambers and making Bush a lame duck.”