Talking about the Edwards blogger brouhaha with Taylor Marsh
Taylor Marsh had me on the radio a few minutes ago to talk about the Edwards' campaign's decision to stand up to the right wing noise machine and keep bloggers Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan.
Soon, you'll be able to listen to Taylor's February 8th podcast here.
BlogPAC is sending an open letter to the the established media taking them to task for inaccuracies and biases in the their coverage of the Edwards blogger controversy. Edwards may have been the first candidate to come under fire for a progressive blog team, but he won't be the last. As Digby says:
But this is going to be the pattern unless the news media recognises that they have a substantial number of readers who will not tolerate a reprise of the kind of rightwing smear job collusion we've seen in the past. No matter how tittilating the story, when a conservative hitman like William Donohue comes calling with a sob story about how "offended" he is by someone's "vulgar" language, professional journalists should put his phony complaints into context. There's no excuse for this failure to expose the agenda of the rightwing noise machine anymore. With lexis-nexis and Mr Google, it's just too easy to research the accuser and put his comments into context before they breathlessly rush to report the latest little GOP oppo nuggest of misinformation. in many cases, if they do this, they will see that the story is not newsworthy in the first place and if it is, it is much more complicated (and interesting!) than the fake faux outrage.
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