This is too perfect! Barely an hour after Pat Buchanan proclaimed on NBC that the MSM is full of "out-of-the-closet Obamacans," ABC's David Wright provided a perfect illustration of the genre.
In fact, I'm nominating the GMA segment Wright narrated this morning as the single most slanted episode of the MSM primary season. The screen graphic "On the Attack," set the theme: Hillary is unfairly attacking Obama, and to the extent Barack's gone negative, it's only to rebut Clinton's unfair criticism. Oh, and Hillary's demographic is crumbling. And by the way, Bill's dissing Obama supporters.
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DAVID WRIGHT: Good morning, Kate. Hillary Clinton doesn't even get here in Wisconsin until later today but already she's on the attack. The polls now show that Barack Obama is in the lead here, and Clinton is trying desperately to change that.
Cut to clip of Hillary ad accusing Obama of refusing to accept debates.
WRIGHT: Lashing out in her second attack ad this week, Clinton brazenly accuses Obama of going negative.
Cut to additional Hillary ad clip that speaks of an Obama "false attack ad," and a clip from that Obama ad.
WRIGHT: But Obama's so-called "false attack ad" is a response to Clinton's first negative ad.
Cut to clip of Obama: "I think it's just a distraction. I think that most voters know it."
Wright is then shown speaking with a middle-aged woman.
WRIGHT: That's certainly Dale Lehrer's impression. Obama inspired her to attend her very first political rally.
DALE LEHRER: I know I'm the demographic that should be voting for Hillary. I feel strongly about Obama, because I don't think it's, he doesn't have the long, entrenched party politics behind him.
Cut to clip of Bill Clinton addressing a crowd.
BILL CLINTON: If you believe that, I got some land I wanna sell ya.
WRIGHT: Speaking in Tyler, Texas, President Clinton appeared to dismiss Obama supporters as a bunch of suckers.
CLINTON: People who want something fresh and new and they find it inspiring that we might like to elect a president who literally was not part of any of the good things that happened or any bad things that were stopped before.
Cut to clip of Obama, presumably responding to Clinton's remarks: "We don't need that kind of approach. We don't need the same old slash-and-burn politics of the past."
LEHRER: Obama shrugs off the attacks. Many of his voters do, too.
Such a saint, that Barack, turning the other cheek. Back to the nice lady from Hillary's demographic.
LEHRER: I think there's a lot of people like me who are sick the negative politics and it's the same old stuff.
WRIGHT: But it is all together possible that some of Obama's voters may well be swayed by it and that is what Clinton is banking on, even if by going negative she risks driving up her own negative ratings as well.
Driving her negative ratings up . . . with a little assist from Obamacans like David Wright. Let's review some of the highlights of his language:
- Already she's on the attack.
- Obama is in the lead here, and Clinton is trying desperately to change that.
- Lashing out in her second attack ad this week, Clinton brazenly accuses Obama
- Obama's so-called "false attack ad" is a response to Clinton's first negative ad.
- President Clinton appeared to dismiss Obama supporters as a bunch of suckers.
- Obama shrugs off the attacks.
And let's not forget the voter hand-picked by Wright, the woman from Hillary's demo who now supports Obama because she's sick of the negativity.
Barack just can't buy coverage like this. Luckily for him, he doesn't have to -- so long as the MSM is filled with Obamacans like David Wright.
Oh, and for good measure, back in the studio Kate Snow and Bill Weir played --twice-- a clip from last night's Leno of a Hillary look-alike shoving a Snow impersonator to the ground after she asked a tough question.
Snow assured viewers that Hillary has a really good sense of humor, and that if she was watching, "I'm sure she's laughing." Right.