A pair of mainstream articles are getting favorable mention from the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy for actually calling “bullshit” on Bush and the other speakers at the Republican Convention. From the AP: Bush leaves out complex facts in speech. And from the Washington Post (page A01, no less): GOP prism distorts some Kerry positions.
If you’re a hard-core Bush fan it’s easy for you to dismiss such stuff, since A) Rush and O’Reilly are constantly reinforcing your belief that the mainstream media is the domain of frothing-at-the-mouth liberals, and B) you don’t read newspapers anyway. But for the grown-ups in the audience, I think this is worth pointing out, and praising: Some in the media are still willing to do their job, providing context and calling the powerful on it when they try to peddle the rankest sort of swill as truth.