Newspapers falling for pre-fabbed rhetoric on Roberts

Fred Barbash at the Washington Post's Supreme Court nomination blog, shows how liberal letters-to-the-editor at various newspapers from around the country contain a stock talking point found on a MoveOn.org grassroots webpage.

On the subject of letters-to-the-editor, see moveon.org

The White House is banking on a strategy of hiding Roberts'
right-wing views and focusing on his non-confrontational personality.

And then see:

The Boca-Raton News:

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

And the Argus Leader:

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

And the Tri-Valley Herald:

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

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.

N.B.: I clipped the Post blog excerpt for length considerations. To see the full post, click here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.