Lying Media Bastards

July 21, 2005

Deceleration


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CJR give us this fun piece, examining how the media got suckered and then tried to change course. After spending an entire afternoon talking about a Supreme Court candidate (Edith Clement) that they were sure Bush would nominate for the position that evening, the media then had to stop on a dime and double back when Bush actually nominated an entirely different candidate (John G. Roberts). The article outlines a number of these “backtrack but make it look like you didn’t do anything wrong” techniques, culminating with, apparently “quick, cut to a shot of a mariachi band.”

Posted by Jake on July 21, 2005 10:31 am

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