Media Paint Retiring Liberal Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) As Centrist

Say you're a journalist and you're writing a story on the retirement of an 9-term congresswoman with:

If you're the Washington Post, NPR, or Politico, among other news outlets, you call her a centrist.

To be fair, Harman is a relatively hawkish Democrat, a Joe Lieberman Democrat, but her positions on virtually everything else are solidly liberal.

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