October 16, 2004

INFORMATION DODGED

Marian Wilkinson, the Sydney Morning Heraldís Washington correspondent and pro-Dem spin freak, is at it again:

Throughout the 90-minute debate, Mr Bush sought to differentiate himself from the "liberal" views of Senator Kerry on religion, abortion and gay marriage. He cited his support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, a position Senator Kerry opposes.

This is true, in the narrow sense that Kerry opposes a constitutional ban, but rather leaves the impression that "liberal" Kerry is in favour of gay marriage, donít you think? Wilkinson declined to mention this clarifying comment from debate moderator Bob Schieffer:

Both of you are opposed to gay marriage.

Nor did she mention this, from Kerry himself:

The president and I share the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. I believe that. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.

At least Marian has stopped panting for good-looking, charismatic John Edwards, the honest mill worker's boy sworn to bring down Darth Vader and He Who Scares Children. What has Edwards been up to lately, anyway? Charles Krauthammer reports:

I'm not making this up. I couldn't. This is John Edwards on Monday at a rally in Newton, Iowa: "If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."

Donít look for that quote to appear in a Wilkinson story anytime soon.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 16, 2004 01:24 AM
Comments

Good for you Mr. Blair for putting this out in the Ether. At least when the Martians come and conquer us this will be on the record.

Who says theirs no Liberal Bias in the MSM???

The Liberals that's who.

Posted by: keith at October 16, 2004 at 01:35 AM

put your hands on the radio and be healed tim!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at October 16, 2004 at 01:56 AM

Have they buried Reeve yet? Maybe they should wait and see.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at October 16, 2004 at 01:58 AM

Jesus ran on a similar platform, and they nailed him to a bit of wood.

Posted by: Amos at October 16, 2004 at 01:59 AM

>Have they buried Reeve yet? Maybe they should wait and see.

Kerry could undoubtedly resurrect him if he wasn't busy with hunting, bicycling, windsurfing, horseriding, playing football, running maratons and what not.

Jorgen

Posted by: jorgen at October 16, 2004 at 02:21 AM

but who needs to walk really when kerry hunts charley oops i mean deer by "crawling through the woods on (his) belly" with his 12 gauge...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at October 16, 2004 at 02:28 AM

Everybody on the scene but Bush seems to be talking down to people.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at October 16, 2004 at 02:48 AM

Mr. Bingley, we can always hope for a Vietnam-type misfire while Kerry is hunting, can't we?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at October 16, 2004 at 09:01 AM

The way Kerry rags on his security detail, they might decide on a good old fashioned fragging.

Posted by: R C Dean at October 16, 2004 at 09:42 AM

Sorry, RC, but the Secret Service has professionals, and they'll die to make sure that Comrade, excuse me!, Senator John F'ing Kerry stays alive.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 16, 2004 at 10:37 AM

Well, I do wonder whether a Secret Service agent 'accidentally' shooting Kerry would actually qualify as friendly fire...

Posted by: PW at October 16, 2004 at 12:50 PM

PW, I think the correct military term would be "blue on blue-blood".

Posted by: James Bennetts at October 16, 2004 at 08:11 PM

As I said in my posts, Kerry is not only in favour of abortion, he is in favour of gay rights (except gay marriage) and is also in favour of stem cell research and supports hate crime legislation. He is also in favour of mentioning celebrities in his debates with Bush.

Posted by: dave the rave at October 17, 2004 at 01:26 AM

"Friendly fire"? Nooooooo, I don't think so, PW. Maybe "Accidental discharge of a firearm"?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 17, 2004 at 01:27 PM